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COVID-19 NOW: Novel Therapeutics and How to Find Them

For those of us living with cancer, this is what being proactive looks like right now in 4 steps. Because this is no time to lower your defenses.


Health Pivots, Not Resolutions

We’ve turned the calendar revealing a new year. And with that a renewed opportunity—if you are so inclined, motivated, and able—to improve your personal health: self-care and medical management, including lifestyle choices and staying on top of the scientific advancements specific to the malignant challenge you may be hosting.  


Taking Precautions Against Cancer-Causing Toxins

MD Anderson’s integrative medicine chief Dr. Lorenzo Cohen shares critical insights on the troubling environmental stew we live in, what we know about its impact on cancer, and how best to limit our exposure.


The Anticancer Drug Dilemma: The Good, and Ugly

Despite the remarkable progress in drug development across several populations of cancer, troubling facts have recently emerged about several expensive FDA-approved anticancer drugs.


Beyond Standard Cancer Care: Intelligent Considerations

Over the years I’ve coached many people who were determined to forego conventional cancer care—going against their oncologists’ recommendations, and often countering their partners’ and families’ opinions, too.


Guest Post: Oncology Beauty and Aesthetics 101

From time to time I invite a guest to cover a niche area. Such is the case with beauty and aesthetics. So I asked oncology aesthetics expert Jeanna Doyle to address this important topic, that can be either overlooked, seen as unnecessary by some, or viewed as indulgent by others. There are myriad ways we ‘look and feel’ wellness.


Public Health on Fire

Cancer, Like COVID: A Public Health Failure

Ed Yong’s recent sobering piece in The Atlantic on the U.S.’s lack of preparedness for the next pandemic that’s inevitably “barreling toward us”  hit my inbox with a ‘must read’ thud. Cogently written, it provides historical context for the myriad errors committed—and how the many lessons learned early on with COVID were somehow not actionable for the next episode of death: the Delta variant.


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Carcinogenic, Hormone-Disrupting Fungicides Found on Citrus Fruit

A recent investigation commissioned by the Environmental Working Group identified imazalil and thiabendazole on nearly 90 percent of non-organic citrus fruit samples.


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Join Anticancer Thrivers

After years of being disappointed with virtual support groups and Facebook Groups, I decided to launch Anticancer Thrivers. Become a member and join to conversation!


All Vaxxed Up and Nowhere to Go: Cancer Patients and the Whole Damn Dilemma

Recent studies show approximately one in four blood cancer patients fail to produce detectable antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination. This is most prevalent in those hosting non-Hodgkin lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but also in those hosting multiple myeloma and other blood cancers.