When women and men don't have access to high-quality cancer care, families are struggling to pay the bills because of outrageous medical expenses and biomedical research funding is at risk of being cut, we can't afford to be silent. We can make a much greater impact if we raise our voices to help others.
Having been a smoker for 15 years, I realize that now is the time for me to stop acting and to take action -- to follow my own message and do my best to avoid becoming another lung cancer statistic.
Very old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies.
But spiritual "distress" tends to have the opposite effect.
One Monday per month Stacy Sakellariou, owner of Beauty Bar, opens her salon to provide complimentary services to women who are battling cancer. Sole Ryeders started this program, which is modeled after Mondays at Racine on Long Island, as a natural extension of its fundraising to advance cancer research and to support women battling cancer.
The sad reality is that the 340B drug discount program, which provides a very valuable safety net for helping to ensure that patients receive needed medical treatment, is being unfairly used by some hospitals to acquire physician-owned community cancer clinics.
For posts where I have written about naturopathic treatment during conventional cancer to improve efficacy, reduce side effects
On Father's Day June 15, 2014, the world lost Casey Kasem. I identified with Casey because we were both music lovers, both short and both very friendly. But also, we were both committed to supporting cancer patients in need of help.
As other countries have found many years ago, the government must become more involved in pricing and financing of health care services, together with a more rigorous process of assessing services based on scientific evidence, efficacy and cost-effectiveness.
To see the full report, click here. Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report