Cancer — In The News
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay Mar 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with the drug, called brentuximab vedotin. While the... Read More


Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting... Read More


Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn't increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins. Dioxins are a byproduct of industrial activity that have been linked to... Read More


Weblog Entries
Survivorship Planning For Cancer Survivors Feb 25, 2014

The term “survivorship planning” wasn’t even on our radar in the realm of cancer care until recently, when the ranks of cancer survivors began to grow. A 2012... Read More


Anger And Stress, Letting It All Out Apr 19, 2013

In writing for Mentalhelp.net, I like to think that this website, among others, really is educating people about how to maintain mental health, get help when they need it... Read More


8 Strategies For Maintaining Resilience In Your Couple Relationship When Cancer Joins The Family Nov 3, 2010

Receiving and living with a cancer diagnosis is one of the most stressful things that someone can experience, especially the patient; however, it also affects the whole family. The impact... Read More