Meghan McCain moved up wedding after dad’s cancer diagnosis

Meghan tied the knot last week with her boyfriend of two years, Ben Domenech, at the McCain family ranch outside Sedona, Arizona. Her father, Sen. John McCain,  described the wedding as “a wonderful day. The thing in life you want more than anything else is for your kids to be happy. And I’m confident that she…

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How to Find the Right Cancer Support Services

For people going through a cancer journey, finding the right cancer support services — care that goes beyond the medical care or treatment they may be getting — can be crucial for maintaining their well-being. Connecting with others who have endured similar experiences, learning more about their specific diagnosis and what to expect, and getting…

10 Frightening Lung-Cancer Statistics

There’s arguably no scarier six-letter word than “cancer.” As the U.S. population has grown, so has the prevalence of cancer diagnoses… and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., contributing to nearly 596,000 deaths in 2016. By sometime next decade, it’s expected to…

The Chinese play giving hope to cancer patients

  Dark beginnings don’t always have dark endings: that was the message of China’s first play written and performed by cancer patients which debuted in Beijing this week. “Do not be afraid cancer companions” tells the story of Anhong, a lung cancer survivor, who discovers the power of drama therapy in her recovery. The plot…

My Dog Named Hope

This heartfelt and moving story, tells of love and hope, in a way that will be understood by children and also touch the hearts of adults. My Dog Named Hope is a beautiful and uplifting book about the deep bonds between a girl and her dog, yet, it is so much more. It shows how family, faith and optimism…

Thanksgiving Portable Cooktop

This is nice Thanksgiving gift for mom: Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Duxtop Induction Cooktops use 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity – standard in all homes; Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage. With 15 power levels from 200-1800Watts; 15 temperature ranges from 140°F to 460°F; Digital control panel; Built-in count-down digital…

People with cancer are consumers of healthcare

What’s a hallmark of any premier consumer brand? They enable smart shoppers to get what we need, at just the right time. For example, if we buy a winter coat from an online marketplace, the shop encourages us to grab other gear—boots, a wool scarf, gloves—that further prepare us for the coming snow. It might…

Empower cancer patients to improve quality of life

A group of metastatic breast cancer experts has urged policymakers to empower patients with greater choice and participation in their treatment and care, to improve the quality of life of patients, their carers and families. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and the second most common form of cancer overall,…

Your Grandparents Can Increase Your Cancer Risk

A systematic review published in PLOS ONE found that kids are more likely to develop cancer sometime in their lives when exposed to grandparents. This also doesn’t mean that grandparents are radioactive or that grandkids should should use eGrandparents to try to quit their grandparents. Rather, researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and…

Tom Marsiljie, cancer fighter and hero, died of colon cancer

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm, Dr. Tom Marsilje exited this world to be elevated into his next. Per Tom’s direct specifications, Becky Keller, President of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation, will be delivering Tom’s final blog post with his most important messages to leave with everyone to remember him by, prioritize, and…

Approaching Lung Cancer With Precision

DAVE KARLIN (second from left) celebrates with his family at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Walk/Run event in September at Lake Merced in San Francisco. The word “lucky” isn’t generally associated with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. But Dave Karlin knows that in his case it applies. Karlin, 60, of Belmont, California, was diagnosed in…

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discussed everything owners need…

Lung Cancer Patients Diagnosed in Emergency Department Have Worse Survival

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed with their disease as part of an emergency presentation to acute medical services. Data show that the relative survival of those presenting in the emergency department (ED) is less than half of that of patients who present by other routes. Those presenting in the ED…

Join the fight against lung cancer

NOVEMBER is lung cancer awareness month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer — such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss — are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the cause of nearly one in five deaths (1.59 million deaths, 19.4 per cent of the…

I’m Not Afraid of Cancer!

What does it mean to have cancer? I struggle to grasp the answer. Something I blame when I don’t feel well? Something labeled as ‘the enemy’? Something that’s hardly recognizable in scans? Something I never imagined I could have. It’s 4:30 am. An emotional, dizzy day turned sleepless night. Despite all of that, I feel…

15 beauty tips if you want to feel more confident

Cancer can affect your appearance, which can understandably affect the way you feel. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are trained to offer make-up tips to help manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment, so people living with cancer can look and feel more like themselves during this tough time. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor Charlotte Goodacre gives…

Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor

A prestigious oncology journal recently published an opinion piece titled, “Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor.” I was depressed after reading it, because the author self-identified as “someone who deals with the onslaught of disease and despair day in and day out.” If that is his true outlook, no wonder he keeps…

Who needs lung cancer screening?

 Lung cancer is a certified killer, and it’s much more common than people realize. Of everyone who dies from cancer, more than a quarter will die from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in United States and worldwide. About 90 percent of lung cancer cases are from smoking, and the five-year surgical…

I think it’s OK to be scared

 “I think it’s OK to be scared,” Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said of his cancer fight in an interview on Thursday night. “I still am, because I’ll have to deal with cancer the rest of my life.” Olcczyk began a half-year chemotherapy regimen after an August diagnosis of Stage 3 colon cancer days before his 51st birthday and…

It ‘shouldn’t take brain cancer’ for John McCain to show courage

By Al Weaver  A House Democratic candidate said this week that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has shown an amount of “courage” recently by standing up to President Trump, but lamented that this only happened after his brain cancer diagnosis. “I’ve been tweeting on occasion about saluting Bob Corker and John McCain and Jeff Flake – men…

Low-cost device to diagnose skin cancer

Hand-held device dubbed sKan measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma, and could save lives around the world. The sKan uses thermistors – thermally sensitive resistors – to detect if a suspect region of skin is malignant through thermal heat mapping. Cancerous cells have a higher metabolic rate than normal cells, which means they…

Alcohol causes seven cancers

The American Society for Clinical Oncology put out its first official warning on alcohol and cancer yesterday. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to develop at least seven types of cancer, oncologists warned in a statement released yesterday. Drinking – even small or moderate amounts – was especially closely associated with increased risks for…

Cancer Disparity

October was breast cancer month, with many fundraising events and coverage by the media. The top three cancers in women in order: lung, breast and colorectal. Why then is breast cancer awareness and funding so much more prevalent than the other two? Overall there are better treatments for all cancers, but it is a fact…

Lung cancer can be sneaky

Lung cancer can be sneaky, because the symptoms are similar to complications smokers typically experience, such as: Chest pain. Coughing up blood. Fatigue. Lingering cough. Loss of appetite. Shortness of breath. Weight loss. Wheezing. If these symptoms persist, you should see a physician immediately, especially if you smoke.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In the November, we need to aware lung cancer in so many ways: Our need to spread the word that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, and nobody is immune Our need to let people know that lung cancer is grossly underfunded relative to other cancers, and…

The Secret to Cancer Treatment May Be In Our Guts

Several impressive studies have made the case that the intestinal flora of cancer patients play a significant role in whether those patients respond to immunotherapy or not. The composition of a patient’s gut microbiota can significantly influence whether he or she responds to an immune checkpoint inhibitor, a type of cancer immunotherapy. But what seemed…

Dinosaur-destroying asteroid might have delivered a cancer-killer to Earth

Over 65 million years ago, an asteroid some 10 km (6 mi) wide crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. Strangely, the legacy of this huge space rock could include a treatment for cancer after scientists from the UK and China demonstrated that iridium – a rare metal delivered to Earth by the…

FDA Warns “Pot Cures Cancer” Claims

The FDA issued warning letters to four companies that sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and claim the ingredient can treat or cure cancer. CBD is a compound found in marijuana, but unlike another compound in the plant called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause psychoactive effects. CBD is sold in products such as oil drops, teas,…

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.