Relay For Life, a reminder of why we do, what we do

Relay for Life was started over 30 years ago. “It all began in… Relay For Life began in the USA in May 1985 when colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to raise awareness of cancer and boost the income of his local cancer charity. … Since then, Relay For Life has become the largest fundraising … More Relay For Life, a reminder of why we do, what we do

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.

Acupressure and cancer related fatigue

Acupressure may improve fatigue related to cancer therapy.  In this report, it specifically evaluated breast cancer patients and treatment related fatigue. Acupressure is used to stimulate body points without needles, similar to acupuncture. Recently reported online in the July 7, 2016  in JAMA Oncology, researchers looked compared the outcome of a control group, acupressure and stimulated acupressure. … More Acupressure and cancer related fatigue