For Women Only: Cancer Symptoms You’re Most Likely to Ignore

For Women Only: Cancer Symptoms You’re Most Likely to Ignore

Routine tests like pap smears and mammograms are important, but don’t rely on tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable. Although many of these symptoms could be...
Cancer Demystified: Still A Long Way To Go With Lung Cancer

Cancer Demystified: Still A Long Way To Go With Lung Cancer

You have been coughing most of your adult life. You’ve smoked since you were 18. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. But now your cough has changed; you’ve coughed up blood. The treatment for pneumonia doesn’t seem to have helped at all. You are still short of...
Want to Feel Better? Get Fit!

Want to Feel Better? Get Fit!

Doctors tell me that people who continue to work while fighting cancer tend to do better. For the past six months, I have worked hard, played hard and prayed harder. Work for me means spending my time performing tasks that give me purpose and make a difference.  My...
Cancer Demystified: Cancer Screening Can Save Lives

Cancer Demystified: Cancer Screening Can Save Lives

“As I approach my mid-50s, I realize there are health issues I am expected to monitor. Procedures such as colonoscopy and annual PSA tumble out of my doctor’s mouth interspersed with Latin terms, words I am unfamiliar with and have rarely if ever encountered. I have...
Cancer Demystified: Some Cancers Can Metastasize

Cancer Demystified: Some Cancers Can Metastasize

“My dad had prostate cancer years ago. During his yearly checkup, one of his blood levels came back abnormal. His doctor ordered a CAT scan and a bone scan, which came back showing cancer in his bones. Does he have bone cancer? How long can he live with this?” A...