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'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

That’s what a report says – but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

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Writing About....Nerves

All the way back in 2012, I was having bad intestinal problems. After a whole lot of testing and generalized feelings of horribleness, I had a CT scan done early 2013 which found the reason for my problems: neuroendocrine tumors in my intestine and on my liver. 242 more words

Diagnostic Testing... Wait

Dear friends,

Today I did most of my diagnostic testing (eye photo, blood work, hands/feet photos, urine and saliva tests).   Tomorrow I will find out if they can help me. 230 more words


Dignity Denied

So I spent Mother’s Day of this year cleaning up my Mom’s puke. She could not stop throwing up. It was kind of weird b/c that is one of those things you always hear about people with cancer, especially people on chemo, but it is not something we have ever dealt with before. 407 more words

Hunting Cancer

I’ve been reading this book. Well, I’ve been studying this book. It’s over 600 pages filled with such terms as LHRH agonist, antiandrogen, PSA increases, Gleason score, metastasis, clinical stages or Interstitial Brachytherapy. 587 more words

May 2017

Could there soon be a better way to protect against prostate cancer?

Ashok Sehgal considers himself a lucky man. Seven years ago, his wife urged him to get a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, an assessment currently used to screen men for prostate cancer. 379 more words


Child's Play

In February, I bought an ukulele. The long winter depressed me and I’d become addicted to the dispiriting politics of our new president. His “amateur hour” buffoonery impairs reasoning. 510 more words