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The most severe forms of skin cancer - what to look out for by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Sun 28 Jul 2013 4:41pm What are the dangerous forms of skin cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body.? Skin cancer expert, Dr Raj Mallipeddi describes the most common types in order of decreasing frequencyApplied to ... Read on »
Food for Thought: Are we looking at cancer just like they looked at the Black Death 700 years ago? by Doug Wallace Posted Sat 31 Mar 2012 5:47pm I don't wanna get too morbid in my "feel good blog", and I promise to end this piece on a positive note and some cool positive photography as always. But I had to write this piece since I just saw a show on the History Channel about the tragedy of the 14th century, the Black Death, also called The Plague. It seemed that during The P ... Read on »
What Breast Cancer Looks Like by Jacki D. Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 2:13pm Breast cancer looks like a lot of things, and a while back, I asked readers to submit photos that captured the essence of the disease. I got pics of hair loss, bald heads, scars, a wedding, purple flowers, sailboats, and I published them in a series called What Breast Cancer Looks Like . Danny, 7 years old I think the little proj ... Read on »
What Breast Cancer Looks Like — Erica by Jacki D. Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 8:07pm I’m Erica, and my breast cancer looks like a 30-year-old wife and mother who could not have been more rocked than when I was diagnosed. It looks like a momma who now appreciates every single day with my kids and husband more than ever before. It looks like the desire to run marathons, and see that desire fulfilled with pride. My breast can ... Read on »
What Cancer Looks Like by Jenny S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:10pm I went to visit my Uncle last week.  He has been in hospice care for about two weeks.  I hadn't seen him since June.   He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in the early Spring, and has had several radiation and chemo treatments for the three tumors he possessed (one in his lung, one in his esophagus, and one in his brain).   Unfortunately, because ... Read on »
What Cancer Looks Like by tkone Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:02pm I spent this last weekend in Las Vegas with an amazing group of breast cancer survivors. Besides my friend Kristina, I had never met any of these women before. I found them on an online forum for breast cancer survivors; www.breastcancer.org I didn't know what to expect but was surprised and thrilled to learn that these women were just l ... Read on »
Sarcosine as a marker for prostate cancer looks like a “bust” by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 12:00am Early in 2009 there was a lot of fuss over the possibility that levels of sarcosine in urine might be a better indicator for the presence of prostate cancer than PSA. In particular it was suggested that sarcosine levels might be able to differentiate between aggressivena and indolent forms of prostate cancer. A ... Read on »
Types of Breast Cancer and What to Look For by Sheri Goddard Posted Sun 20 Feb 2011 2:24pm  Breast cancer is classified into two types, based on whether or not it is invasive:         * Noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer: Cancer cells have not spread to adjacent areas of your breast—they have remained in their place of origin. The most common type is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which occurs in the lining of the milk ducts ... Read on »
New vaccine to prevent Cervical Cancer looks promising by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:45pm A new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has shown promising responses in animals according to a paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The vaccine, which would protect against many different types of HPV, has had robust antibody responses in mice and rabbits. Here’s a link to an abstract of the article. ... Read on »
Skin Cancer – What to Look For by Mary Pougnet Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 12:00am This may surprise you but your skin is actually the largest organ in your body!  It forms 8% of our total body mass and acts as a protective barrier against bacterial infections, pollution, and the sun. In the past, people were unaware of the damaging effect of the sun on our skin.  The UV index has increased with the decrease in our ozone ... Read on »