Cancer Myth Busters

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There’s a lot of misleading information out there, thanks to repeated rumors, studies that get disproven and false advertising claims. Below, we set the record straight on common myths about cancer prevention and risk factors. 1. Myth: Dark-skinned people don’t get skin cancer. Reality: Darker-skinned people – including blacks, Asians and Hispanics – can and do get […]

Love Our Berry Posts? Here’s More On Strawberries!

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Want healthy, glowing skin? Get it naturally by replacing high-calorie snacks with berries. Berries are great sources of cancer-fighting nutrients, like vitamin C and fiber, says the American Institute for Cancer Research. The strawberry, in particular, is packed with ellagic acid, which can prevent skin cancers. Plus, a strawberry has high antioxidant levels that help protect […]

Serve Up Healthier Food with MyPlate

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has had a lot on its plate recently. And, it’s all because of their new food icon, called MyPlate. This colorful visual teaches Americans how to make healthier food choices by giving people a picture of portion sizes for certain foods. “This new icon is a great nutrition […]

CANCER: In Your Face – Arrival, The First 30 Minutes

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Huge Breath. Deepest inhale. Longest exhale ever. It was 6:45 a.m. and the cab barely came to a stop at the main entrance of MD Anderson Cancer Center. I had one foot out the door, full speed ahead, my heart pounding with no idea what the day had in store for me…us. In retrospect had […]

CANCER: In Your Face – My Birthday Gift!

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Feb. 11, 2011 Yesterday, Feb. 10 2010, exactly one week before my 52nd birthday, I was told by Dr. M. Cotant, a surprisingly kind, caring and very young doctor that I have a definitive CLL diagnosis – CANCER. Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia. Blood tests tell it all these days….We’ll see. Eyeing the word “cancer’’ on my […]