Recent Miscellaneous Articles
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Despite the remarkable progress in drug development across several populations of cancer, troubling facts have recently emerged about several expensive FDA-approved anticancer drugs.
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.
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.
What is it in someone that makes them do so well in the face of cancer? Spirit? Will? Resilience? Where do they get that? Are they born with that or is it acquired through various practices and life experiences? Glenn shares the stories and words of wisdom from four exceptional cancer responders.
Healthcare is now firmly in the crosshairs of hackers wanting to separate institutions from their data—including your critical medical records! Learn how to own and protect your critical medical information NOW.