The Sugar vs. Cancer Question comes up weekly

Sorry about the double post, but a bit of technical difficulties today.   Food for thought.   People often asking about the cause an effective sugar and cancer. He was a link from Mayo Clinic that discusses this topic. To summarize their article: “Sugar doesn’t make cancer grow faster. All cells, including cancer cells, … More The Sugar vs. Cancer Question comes up weekly

Self esteem after cancer therapy

Here is a great write-up for post-cancer body image from Dana Farber. After cancer treatment is over, and you are declared cancer free, your loved ones are celebrating that you are cured and the treatments worked. However…….. Many patients undergo surgery for cancer. Scars, mastectomy, missing limbs, and other changes can alter self-image. Even after … More Self esteem after cancer therapy

Happy birthday to me! Yep, just turned 50.

Happy birthday to me?  Yep, just turned 50, which means it is time to make that dreaded age 50 medical appointment. Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for colon screening…….. Starting at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing plans: Tests that find polyps and cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or Colonoscopy every … More Happy birthday to me! Yep, just turned 50.

Prostate screening is (almost) cool again.

For ages 55-69 from the USPSTF website: “The decision about whether to be screened for prostate cancer should be an individual one. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer. Screening offers a small potential benefit of … More Prostate screening is (almost) cool again.

South Scottsdale Superfund contaminated groundwater explained

NORTH INDIAN BEND WASH SUPERFUND CLEANUP South Scottsdale groundwater was contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE). This was discovered in 1981.   The chemicals were found in the groundwater used for drinking purposes. Yep, that would cover Coronado/Scottsdale/Saguaro high school regions for several generations. Per the CDC: “There is strong evidence that trichloroethylene can cause kidney cancer in … More South Scottsdale Superfund contaminated groundwater explained