Recent Blog Articles


Turning Cancer Fear and Anxiety on its Head

Cancer remains the scariest and most anxiety-provoking 6-letter word I know. But we now have more tools than ever to proactively and pragmatically approach a diagnosis while better controlling emotions—namely fear and anxiety, which can lead to depression.


Perverse Profit Incentives of Infused Cancer Drugs

The business of cancer care is complex, and not always, shall we say, fair and transparent to patients … especially when it comes to treatment costs. This opaqueness is especially problematical when it comes to cancer therapies such as chemotherapy that are infused intravenously in a hospital or clinic. The decision-making process, through which standard of care drug(s) are recommended and ultimately prescribed, can cross a line that favors profit over true patient value.


Vitamin D, Omega-3, Exercise Combo Shown to Prevent Cancer

New study published in Frontiers of Aging included over 2,000 healthy adults over 70, and tracked relative cancer risk over five years. Participants were randomized to receive variations of vitamin D, omega-3, and home exercise.


[ASCO Guideline] Exercise, Diet, Weight Management ‘During’ Cancer Treatment

How do our lifestyle choices influence active cancer treatment, in terms of helping to mitigate various side effects or otherwise potentiate the efficacy of active treatment itself? New ASCO Guideline aims to inform oncologists to better support their patients.


13 Reasons to Break Up With Your Oncologist

Sometimes it’s necessary to part ways with your oncologist. There are times when circumstances demand finding a better fit for your unique situation and priorities.


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Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Problem

I promised myself I would never again write about Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot efforts in this blog. Then I read this briefing statement on the Moonshot’s relaunch.


Improved Breast Cancer Survival Using Integrative Oncology

According to a new study published in the Journal of Oncology, breast cancer patients treated in facilities offering integrative medicine support had better survival outcomes than patients treated in facilities that did not offer complementary treatment options.


More Nutritious Brown Rice, Less Arsenic

Brown rice contains more inorganic arsenic than white rice. A new study reveals how to easily reduce the cumulative effect of inorganic arsenic for brown rice lovers around the planet.


10 Years Cancer Free. So What?

In cancer parlance, I have been NED—no evidence of disease—for a decade. This month marks 10 years since I cleared my bone marrow of leukemic cells, and without conventional therapy. What does it mean?


U.S. Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution

The current levels of cancer-causing industrial air pollution and its unimpeded trajectory should cause serious alarm for us all. Enter your address or zip code to see the hot spot(s) closest to you.