15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore

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Women tend to be more vigilant than men about getting recommended health checkups and cancer screenings, according to studies and experts. They’re generally more willing, as well, to get potentially worrisome symptoms checked out, says Mary Daly, MD, oncologist and head of the department of clinical genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. But […]

Boost Your Walking Workout to Prevent Cancer

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When the weather warms up and the sun is out longer, you just itch to get outside. Why not slather on some sunscreen and take a walk? Walking, after all, can be a great way to get the daily activity your body needs to fight off cancer. Walking also can help you maintain a healthy […]

Life, Interrupted: Crazy, Unsexy Cancer Tips

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Every few weeks I host a “girls’ night” at my apartment in Lower Manhattan with a group of friends who are at various stages in their cancer treatments. Everyone brings something to eat and drink, and we sit around my living room talking to one another about subjects both heavy and light, ranging from post-chemo […]

Does Cancer Love Sugar?

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Does sugar “feed” cancer cells? Let’s look at the evidence to find out whether sugar causes cancer to grow and spread more quickly. It’s true that sugar feeds every cell in our body — even cancer cells. But, research shows that eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s what sugar does to your waistline […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]

CLL Update: My Visit With Dr. Sharman Expert CLL Doctor – Springfield Doctor Leads Trials for Breakthrough Cancer Treatments

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CLL Update – My visit with Dr. Sharman Expert CLL Doctor Each year for the past 35 years I’ve had the good fortune of spending a glorious week or two with my family in Eugene, Oregon.  Blue sky, fresh ocean air and lush mountainous landscape is a feast for the body and soul. Hiking, biking, […]

Life, Interrupted: Fighting Cancer, and Myself

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There is a dreadful routine to chemotherapy. My life has been synched to a chemotherapy calendar ever since my leukemia diagnosis last year. I have become an expert at predicting when side effects and symptoms will set in. It’s a ghoulish monthly party, and the guests always arrive on time: nausea, vomiting, chills, exhaustion, fever, […]

Cancer In Your Face: Too Much Fundraising for Cancer Research

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“When you live in a relationship that you know is toxic and it’s killing you, you need to get out of it or it will literally kill you.” Dr. Leonard Coldwell Too Much Fundraising for Cancer Research – by Dr. David Brownstein My children often wonder why I don’t donate to the American Cancer Society or […]

Beauty Products and Cancer: Are You at Risk?

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Have you been unknowingly increasing your cancer risks for the sake of beauty? It depends on what beauty products you use. Some studies show certain beauty products used at salons may be linked to cancer. But don’t cancel your beauty appointment just yet. Instead, our health experts advise that you get informed and take proper […]

Cancer: In Your Face – Life, Interrupted: Finding My Cancer Style

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One year ago, almost to the day, I asked my hairdresser to cut off 16 inches of my hair. It was a pre-emptive strike. A few days later I would be admitted to the oncology unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan to undergo chemotherapy to treat leukemia. Everyone knows that chemo takes your hair. […]