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...
Wine & Roses Promises Night Of Great Food, Art, Entertainment

Wine & Roses Promises Night Of Great Food, Art, Entertainment

By Pam Cloud Some things never change — like fine wine, extraordinary art, beautiful roses and the support offered patients and families at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House. These amenities are once again on tap as Wine & Roses 2013 gets under way at...
“Incredible” Tax-Free Charitable Contributions

“Incredible” Tax-Free Charitable Contributions

Commentary: ‘Incredible’ Tax-Free Charitable IRA Distributions Soon To Sunset Heads up for those of you out there who are past the “magical” age of 70 ½. An incredible tax break will soon sunset, and you should plan accordingly. On Jan. 2, 2013, President Barack Obama...