Recent Miscellaneous Articles


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How to Own and Control Your Medical Records in the Age of Ransomware

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.


Why Getting a Second Opinion for Cancer During a Pandemic Matters

A second opinion, and sometimes a third and fourth, for a cancer diagnosis can be critical. But how do you best go about this intelligently and safely during a pervasive COVID-19 outbreak… especially here in the U.S.?


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Your Cancer Privacy

For the majority of people, Cancer Privacy is a deep subject requiring more thought than, at first glance, one might think.


The Urgency of Cancer Treatment: Why the Rush?

Why the mad-dash rush to treatment? By the time a malignancy becomes a detectable tumor, it has been lurking for some time—sometimes several years.


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Patients are Consumers: Ignoring this Fact is Futile

Choice necessitates the reason for ‘consumerism’ and ‘consumer/provider’ relationships. We have the right to choose, and many of us consistently exercise our rights. And so should you.


Of No Party or Clique

“Of no party or clique” was the founding motto of The Atlantic magazine over 160 years ago. How can this moniker apply today to cancer—specifically its prevention, treatment, and survival?


Unleashing Your Brain’s Powerful Natural Pharmacy

We still know so little about the brain. And though this figure is controversial, it is widely thought that humans only use 10% of the capacity of their brains. One thing we do know about the brain is that it contains a natural pharmacy comprising some powerful, positive (and negative) chemicals.


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PCPs Should Support Survivorship, Not Directly Influence Cancer Decisions

A recently published survey of primary care physician (PCPs) showed how ambivalent many doctors are to discuss cancer treatment options with their patients. Glenn shares his views on how and where a PCP best fits into the cancer management team.


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My Dad in the Twilight of Life

We enrolled dad into in-home hospice a couple weeks ago. It’s been a challenging process. Mine is a nuclear family of five, nine different cancers between us. No one has yet succumbed to the disease.


Consumer-Direct Genetic Testing: ‘Consumer Power’ or ‘Grief’ Ahead?

Given the easy access to direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing, it is vital to discern the potential value versus possible emotional and physical risks that having such data might present.