No one likes being sick during the holidays. Frequent doctor visits, side effects such as taste changes and decreased energy make it difficult to enjoy holiday functions and parties. Financial constraints can make gift giving or travel to see lov...Read more →
Getting a diagnosis of cancer changed me. This was the first time in my life where I was forced to come face to face with my own mortality. We all think we are going to live forever. I was focused on my career, my children and growing my collection of nice thi...Read more →
For years, health experts have told us the benefits of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. After surviving cancer treatment most of us want to do whatever we can do to stay healthy and decrease the likelihood of cancer coming back. In addition, side...Read more →
Adopting the ACS New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Could Prove Dangerous and even Lethal for Many Women.
As a practicing radiation oncologist and breast cancer survivor, I was shocked at the changes the American Cancer Society made to its breast cancer screening guidelines for women. In case you haven’t seen them yet, here are the new guidelines. The...Read more →
The flu or seasonal influenza is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). The flu is much more serious than the common cold. The flu season typically runs from October to May. Common flu symp...Read more →
Having cancer is like riding a roller coaster. One minute you’re up the next minute you’re down. Uncertainties about your illness, side effects from treatment, financial difficulties, stress at home with your spouse or children can all take a huge ...Read more →
Absolutlely not! Finishing your cancer treatment is a cause for celebration. But you won’t be celebrating getting rid of your cancer doctors. Don’t worry, you won’t have to see the doctor as often as you did while you were getting treatment. But you ...Read more →