Smoking Conveys Physiological Satisfaction #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Modern life brings us a lot of worry, anxiety, stress, and depress.  These affect us not only psychologically but also physiologically. Our modern culture lacks adequate relaxation. Many of us not only do not know how to relax, but do not take time to learn. Instead, we pick up unhealthy methods to relieve pressure from…

Smoking Brings Psychological Pleasure #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

In mythology and religion, fire and smoke are full of meaning. Its floating intangibility and unreal character have made it possible for imaginative man to visualize it as mystery and magic. For thousands of years, tobacco has had a sacred purpose for many people all over the world. It was used for praying, for showing…

Tobacco is a Dirty Weed, I Like It #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Here is a poem by Graham Lee Hemminger, Penn State Froth, Tobacco. Tobacco is a dirty weed I like it. It satisfies no normal need. I like it. It makes you thin, it makes you lean, It takes the hair right off your bean. It’s the worst darn stuff I’ve ever seen. I like it….

7 Facts You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Here’s a list of seven facts you need to know about lung cancer.  1. Targeted therapies are showing great promise in treating lung cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, talk to your doctor about comprehensive genomic tumor testing. It is best to have this discussion before the initial biopsy, but it is never…

Today, August 1, 2017 is World Lung Cancer Day

Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In this World Lung Cancer Day, let us commemorate, celebrate and support those impacted by lung cancer….

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…

How We Can Win the War on Cancer

We are proud to join Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in their commitment to end cancer as we know it through the work of a new nonprofit, the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Biden Cancer Initiative will convene experts from around the world to work alongside the vice president and Dr. Biden to gather…

How Charles Darwin Helped Me Cope With My Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I was inundated with advice on how to cope with this horrifying turn of events: Meditate. Exercise. Visualize happy outcomes. Get massage and acupuncture. Scream when necessary. That all helped. Still, during the months I gave up both my breasts and a pad of underarm lymph…

Blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow doctors to hit the tumour earlier and…

Hydrazine Sulfate for Cancer Treatment

1. Backgroud Cachexia, or body wasting, is one of the major signs of advanced cancers. The causes of cachexia are: 1. Reduction in food intake; 2. Metabolic changes caused by cancer. It is known that cancer cells stimulate glucogenesis, an important factor contributing to cancer cachexia. Dr. Joseph Gold proposed to use hydrazine sulfate for…

Why Cancer Isn’t Going Anywhere

If your life has been touched by it, cancer can seem like the least normal thing imaginable. It disrupts all aspects of life, threatens many things we hold dear, and baffles us with its mysterious ways. It seems possessed with an uncanny ability to evade our treatments, rise from the dead when we think it’s…

Hydrogen Peroxide for Cancer Treatment

1. Background Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with formula of H2O2. Since its discovery, it was widely used in medicine and employed to treat many diseases, such as whooping cough, cholera, typhoid fever, ulcers, tuberculosis, and asthma. 2. How the Hydrogen Peroxide Works It is well-established that tumor cells survive well under low level…

Woman uses lemon test to detect her own breast cancer

Erin Smith Chieze was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer in January 2016 – a diagnosis that, she says, only came about after discovering what breast cancer looks like as well as feels like. “In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation that looked like one of those pictures, I instantly knew I had…

Gerson Therapy

 1. Background The Gerson therapy was developed by Dr. Max Gerson,[i] a German-born American medical doctor. He began to use the therapy for cancer treatment in 1928.[ii] In the past 100 years, the therapy has been continuously modified and improved. It is one of the widely used alternative and complementary cancer treatment in the world…

A Personal Note: Cancer & Easter

You may be wondering about the title “Cancer & Easter.” Let me assure you they are related in more than the obvious fact that I’m writing this on Easter Sunday and I’m writing about my experience of having surgery for my Prostate cancer. Read more: http://www.brucevanhorn.com/personal-note-cancer-easter/ Happy Easter!

Kyle Reese tackling cancer with God

“I look at it, and I think, we’re all going to die at some point,” Reese said. “But no matter what happens here, I win. If the cancer beats me, I still win. I still go to heaven. If I beat the cancer, then I win there, as well. The hard part for me has been,…

Cancer – A Gift from God

God, the king of universe, is in control of all that happens to us, both good and bad. Cancer is designed by God and is a gift from God. Since God is infinitely wise, it is right to call the cancer design with purpose. God creates a human being with 10 trillion cells, from which…

7th grader is fighting cancer with green tea

A budding cancer researcher designed experiments and proved that green tea could kill the tumor cells. His continued interest could result in curing of cancer. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/us/student-cancer-green-tea-trnd/

Cancer patient’s poems turn into 9-track album

Through lovely lyrics, Linda Trummer shares her personal journey of fighting two types of cancer. “Really working on these projects have been hopeful and given me hope,” Trummer said, “They’ve given me something to live for.” Read more: http://www.fox9.com/news/248261617-story

Chewing gum that detects cancer in development

  Who needs fancy scanners, blood tests and X-rays to tell us if we have cancer. Soon, if an Alabama company has its way, all we will need is to chew a stick of gum. Read more: http://palmbeachhealthbeat.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/11/chewing-gum-that-detects-cancer-in-development/  

Cancer Frequent Flyer

In 46 years Andrew Kuzyk has beaten cancer nine times and jokes that he is a “cancer frequent flyer”. Read more https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3301628/grandad-54-defies-all-odds-to-beat-cancer-an-incredible-nine-times-during-46-year-battle/  

Musician Sings During Brain Surgery

Zack Zortman went to a local hospital after having a speech lapse while driving. At the hospital he was given a CT scan, which identified a 5 cm tumor near the temporal lobe, which impacts speech and memory. Zack was immediately rushed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where a week later he had…

2017 Kcancer Hero Nomination

Criteria: Anyone who made unique contributions to cancer patient care and inspired cancer patients to fight the disease. Nomination Process: Anyone and any organization may submit a nomination. Submission includes a description of the significant accomplishment or circumstance for which the nominee should be considered for the award. Include the name of nominees, agency or…

Laughing Medicine: Buy Me Out

A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. “I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family,” said the man. “To show you how much we care for you, I”m making you a 50-50 partner in my business. All you have to do is go to the factory every…

Cologuard: an noninvasive colon cancer screening test

Cologuard is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test based on the latest advances in stool DNA science. It is for adults 50 years or older who are at average risk for colon cancer, and it is available by prescription only. Cologuard finds both cancer and precancer. Here are a few other things to…

Thanks, Dad!

Father says to his son: “you are eighteen and are mature enough now. I allow you to start smoking if you want to” Son: “thanks dad, I’ve quit two years ago”  

Laughing Medicine: A wife’s smoking ultimatum

A man called into a local radio station and told the ”morning guys” that his wife had given him an ultimatum: until he quit smoking, he wasn’t going to get any sex. They asked him, ”How long do you think you”ll be able to hold out?” Reply: ”Until my girlfriend dies”  

Laughing Medicine: Three Wishes

A lady with bone cancer had trouble getting to sleep at night because of the pain. To make matters worse, her tomcat’s yowling would wake her up just as she fell asleep. “I don’t need this,” she raged. She had the tomcat neutered. A few months later she found an ancient lantern up in her…

Cancer Fighter: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since August 10, 1993. She is fearless fighter for justice for all[1]. Justice Ginsberg became ill in the summer of 1999. Doctor thought she had acute diverticulitis, a disorder of the large intestine, and confirmed later that there was a…

Thank God for Women!

Today, March 8, 2017, is the International Women’s day. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911 and rallies were held across Europe, where women and men demanded the right for women to vote, work, and hold public office etc. One hundred and six years later, It’s a completely different world for women. Women are…

Laughing Medicine: Hospital of the Future

A large cancer hospital ran into financial difficulties, so the board hired a consultant who was known for cutting corners and who claimed that he could do it without having any negative impact on patient care. The trick, according to the consultant, was to do away with “unnecessary” big expenses like salaries. How? He would…

Laughing Medicine: Bad News

A doctor calls a patient to report on a bone scan and biopsy. The patient is out so the doctor leaves a message to call. As usual, no medical details are left. After a day of telephone tag, the doctor and the patient finally get together on the phone. Says the doctor in a matter…

Laughing Medicine: As long as it fits a camel.

Two old ladies were outside their nursing home having a smoke, when it started to rain. One of the ladies pulled out a condom, cut off the end, put it over her cigarette, and continued smoking. Lady 1: What’s that? Lady 2: A condom. Lady 1: Where’d you get it? Lady 2: You can get…

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Prevention is the best pathway to reduce colorectal cancer. To reduce the cancer risk and prevent colorectal cancer, the following activities are encouraged: Eat a high-fiber diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains. Limit red meat consumption and avoid processed meats. Consume calcium-rich foods like low-fat or skim milk. Maintain a healthy…

Colorectal Cancer Screen

Regular screening is important for preventing colorectal cancer. Testing can often find colon cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Ninety percent of colon cancer begins when polyps become cancerous. A polyp is a small growth that attaches itself to the inner wall of the colon. Anyone can get colon polyps, but certain people are more…

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

Colorectal cancer is the second leading killer among cancer in the United States. Lifestyle factors that may increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer include: Lack of regular exercise A diet low in fruits and vegetables A low-fiber and high-fat diet Being overweight Excessive alcohol use Tobacco use

Author Dying Of Cancer Wrote Essay: “Marry My Husband”

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal  was terminally ill with ovarian cancer and wrote and published an article help her husband date and marry again once she dies. The emotional essay titled ‘You May Want To Marry My Husband’ in New York Times seeks a partner for her husband. This is un-self loving and moving story. Please read the…

Laughing Medicine: The Importance of Observing Details

A small bottle containing urine sat upon the desk of Dr. William Osler, the eminent professor of medicine at Harvard University. Sitting before him was a class full of young, wide-eyed medical students, listening to his lecture on the importance of observing details. To emphasize his point, Dr. Osler announced, “This bottle contains a sample…

Laughing Medicine: Cancer or Alzheimer’s

This friend of mine had felt unwell for months, so he decided to see his doctor. The doctor examined him and referred him to the hospital to see various specialists. After a couple of weeks, all the test results came through, so my friend returned to see his doctor. “I’m very sorry”, said the doctor….