Cancer

Understanding Mesothelioma and Its Staging

Understanding Mesothelioma and Its Staging

Understanding mesothelioma and its staging are important for patients affected by the disease, as well as those who love and care for them. It is a form of cancer that invades the mesothelium, which is a protective membrane that lines most of the body’s internal organs. Three out of every four cases of mesothelioma originate […]

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dead at 46 From Rare Form of Cancer

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dead at 46 From Rare Form of Cancer

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose reign was marked by outrageous antics, erratic behavior, and substance abuse, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from a rare, aggressive form of cancer known as pleomorphic liposarcoma. He was 46. The embattled former politician had fought the disease for the past 18 months since his diagnosis in September 2014. […]

Homeopathy: Should It Be Used in the Treatment of Cancer?

Homeopathy: Should It Be Used in the Treatment of Cancer?

Choosing the right form of treatment is something that weighs heavily on the minds of cancer patients of all kinds. It is a life and death decision that is not to be taken lightly. A person can be swayed by doctors or even family members or friends to take a certain course of action. It […]

Obesity: Is There a Cure for the Epidemic Among Children?

Obesity: Is There a Cure for the Epidemic Among Children?

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest issues in America, yet one of the least concerns of the American government. This is an outrage, and I am writing this article in hopes of a change. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years […]

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

If you like Coke or Pepsi and other dark caramel colored sodas, you might want to rethink your choice. Everyone knows that sodas, even so-called diet sodas, contribute to the obesity problem in our nation. Because of the amount of these sodas consumed in the United States, the substance that is responsible for the color […]

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

I was a teenager when I the first efforts to convince smokers to stop their dangerous habit began. I began smoking when I was sixteen years old, with the full consent of my mother. There were ads on television constantly telling us about the advantages of smoking tobacco. When the Marlboro Man began advertising, nearly […]

Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Brittany Maynard was originally a resident of the State of California. Her move to Oregon was prompted by a single law which was non-existent in California. Brittany had an inoperable brain tumor which was getting worse; the pain was becoming uncontrollable, and she decided not to allow herself to become a burden on her new […]

Endometrial Cancer and Coffee

Endometrial Cancer and Coffee

Are you a Starbuck’s fan? If not, you might think about it, or have that extra cup of coffee at work.  A new study shows that women who drink at least four cups of coffee each day reduce their risk of contracting endometrial cancer by 18 percent. Approximately 10,000 women die from this form of […]

Lung Cancer Fears for Women

Lung Cancer Fears for Women

For decades the leading cause of death among women worldwide was breast cancer. While that remains constant for women in poorer nations, wealthier women are dying more frequently from lung cancer. And the cause? You guessed it; smoking. Lung cancer remains the major cause of early deaths among men. The reason for the increase for […]