If you like to stay safe indoors far away from cancer causing rays and prefer to be shrouded in darkness than flooded with warm light, come read inside with me while the normal kids play. More
Do you check your boobs frequently? I hope so. If you do, I also urge you to double check and get second opinions often (from doctors). You don’t just want to be checking for cancer because while it’s scary, tragic … More
Ready to feel your own heart breaking? After a battle with endometrial cancer, Seattle-based author and editor Jane Catherine Lotter knew she was going to die. So, rather than let somebody else sum up her life, she decided to do so in her … More
It’s heartbreaking and brutal to realize just how much more the FDA cares about corporations than people…almost as heartbreaking and brutal as realizing that you’re basically eating pool cleanser. More
Having grown up as an extremely pale person — really, it’s nearly impossible to find foundation for my skin tone — I understand the desire to be tan. People used to call me Casper, Morticia, Wednesday…basically, any supernatural or superweird being with skim milk skin.
However, going gold does not have to mean harming your body. there are dozens of reasons to go sunless for your tan — these are just a few of the means by which to do it. More
Breast cancer is terrifying. We can pour out statistics on how many people are diagnosed each year, on mortality rates, on who’s getting more of it and who’s most at risk…all of it is important information, but no number can give us an idea of the actual experience. In a heartbreakingly honest documentation of his late wife Jennifer’s fight with breast cancer, photography Angelo Merendino shows the face — the devastating, painful, slow face — of what the disease is like.of this disease. More
The majority of doctors and scientific researchers now acknowledge a link between diet and cancer. Wanna guess how many of the United States’ national cancer network websites contain any food and nutrition information for cancer patients?
For cosmic geeks who have long-wondered what sex in space might be like (I am a member of that club), I have a bit of bad news: it is potentially deadly and may seriously mess with your system. More
When it comes to ovarian cancer treatment, it looks like there are two very different paths to take. You can go to a respected cancer treatment center and see a gynecologic oncologist, receive the best care possible and live longer. Or, you can stick to your local hospital and the obstetrician who delivered your baby, miss out on the most advanced medicine, and succumb to the disease earlier than necessary. And an appalling number of people, almost two-thirds of ovarian cancer patients, have been put on the second path by physicians that they should be able to trust. More
There’s growing medical evidence that taking aspirin can lower your risk for all kinds of cancers. Although aspirin has been linked to lowered risk of skin cancer before, a new study from the journal Cancer provided even more definitive evidence as to its benefits. Just don’t lay off the sunscreen or anything, ok? More
One of the scariest diagnoses a person can receive is cancer. It is terrifying in so many ways, perhaps because we all have a vague idea of what it encompasses and how bad it can get. We know it is … More