Rebrand Smoking: Options for Quit and Alternative Smoking

The era that smoking cigarettes make you look sexy, help you relax, and lift your spirits is definitely vanishing. But this doesn’t mean it is the end of tobacco smoking. We still have long way to go. Historically, even death penalty had negligent effect on stopping smokers from smoking. In contrary, Repressive measures seem to…

World Lung Cancer Day

August 1 is the World Lung Cancer Day. Kcancer would like to remind everyone of the dismal numbers and statistics associated with this disease. A lot has been achieved, but a lot more needs to be done. Let’s join hands and work towards making lung cancer a chronically manageable disease! Kcancer hosts forums on lung…

Motivation Speech by Gary Vaynerchuk

 Motivation is critical for your success. Please take 15 min of your time to watch the video below, which is presented by Gary Vernerchuck, an motivating speaker and creator of Wine Library TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4 Enjoy!

Kcancer Dog Hero!

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero’s farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship…

Celebrities Suffered Glioblastoma

It is the second time that glioblastoma has inserted itself at a pivotal time in the history of the Obamacare. Yesterday, July 24, 2017, about one week after his glioblastoma surgery, Sen. John McCain tweeted: “look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow to continue work on health care reform…”, indicating that the votes to pass…

Chemotherapy for Sen. John McCain’s Glioblastoma

Two chemotherapy regimens have been the standard for glioblastoma: temozolomide (Temodar) and the Gliadel Wafer (polifeprosan with carmustine implant). Temozolomide is an alkylating agent and alkylate/methylate DNA. This methylation damages the DNA and triggers the death of tumor cells. Gliadel Wafer is an implant for intracranial use, containing carmustine, a nitrosourea alkylating agent, and polifeprosan,…

Why Sen. John McCain’s Brain Tumor is Difficult to Treat?

Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor, glioblastoma, has a fairly grim outlook. Fewer than 5% of those diagnosed with glioblastoma survive to five years, and this cancer claims half its victims within 15 months. The followings are the reasons why this cancer is difficult to treat. The brain is relatively small and every part of it…

What to know about Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma, his office said on Wednesday. McCain had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye last week, and a subsequent pathology report of that tissue found that it was cancerous. “The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options…

Cancer Picked on the Wrong Guy!

Here are the best wishes for Sen. John McCain: Vice President Pence‏: Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless! Former President Barack Obama‏: John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s…

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Friday, July 14, 2017, Doctors removed a blood clot from above McCain’s left eye. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. Treatment options may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation….

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Died of Liver Cancer

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer July 13, 2017. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition known as “Charter 08” calling for sweeping political reforms. He was recently moved from prison to a hospital in the northeastern…

May my family’s cancer journey have a positive impact on yours

My sister’s breast cancer diagnosis came when she was only 23 and shook my entire family to its core. I’m endlessly grateful that my sister was able to conquer her disease, but I think a lot about how lucky she was. Not everyone is as fortunate, and many don’t realize how real the risk of…

Happy 4th of July! Drink until you see stars… and stripes!

Quotes of July 4th: Let us readopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it the practices and policy which harmonize with it – Abram Lincoln Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth – Abraham Lincoln He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he…

Tom Marsilje: Adventures in Living Terminal Cancer Optimistically

Tom Marsilje, an oncology researcher, is living with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) and describes his cancer fighting journey through his blog. Having a unique perspective as an oncology drug discovery scientist and patient, Tom use his blog to discuss oncology science to the layperson and describe his patient experience, which are inspirational to cancer…