Tag Archives: Cancer

A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death

Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some bad news about French fries. A recent study by the National Research Council in Padova, Italy, found a possible link between fried potatoes and early death. According to the study, people who eat fried … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatment and Body Image

Treatment related changes in appearance are deeply disturbing but rarely discussed

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” ― Simone de Beauvoir Some of the most distressing issues that people with cancer face are those related to body image. Cancer surgery, in particular, can be extremely … Continue reading

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“The Cancer Journals,” by Audre Lorde

The poet's experiences with breast cancer, mastectomy sugery and coming to terms with her diagnosis

“The Cancer Journals” by Audre Lorde is an extremely personal account of one woman’s experience with breast cancer and the plethora of emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. The book weaves her personal journal entries together with a more traditional … Continue reading

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Cancer Patients Might Be More Optimistic About Prognosis Than Their Doctors

A small study finds conflicting opinions between doctors and their patients

According to a recent study, the majority of cancer patients believe they will live longer than their estimated prognosis. Researchers found that many patients remain optimistic about their survival chances even after their doctors give them a poor prognosis. Professors at … Continue reading

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Book Review: “I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Go to Boise” by Erma Bombeck

How children survive cancer

Until the mid-1980’s, Erma Bombeck considered herself a light comedy writer. In books such as “At Wit’s End” and “Aunt Erma’s Cope Book,” she wrote about the amusing things that happened in her family and with her friends. Then, in … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Benefits of Integrative Therapies For Breast Cancer Patients

Meditation and yoga received the highest grades for improving wellness

The Society for Integrative Oncology has released new guidelines regarding effective and safe integrative treatments for people with breast cancer. The new review adds to the growing body of evidence that supports the use of integrative therapies for breast cancer … Continue reading

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