February – 2010 – My Cancer Advisor

Archive for February, 2010

Feb 24 2010
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It’s Time To Quit Smoking!

Cigarette smoking and tobacco use result in significantly more deaths each year than illegal drugs and AIDS. Smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body, is linked to at least 15 different ca...

Feb 22 2010
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Fertility Preservation: An Issue Less Than Half of Affected Cancer Patients Are Told About

Fertility is an important quality of life issue for cancer patients of child-bearing age. Some types of cancer treatments (especially certain forms of chemotherapy and with radiation to the pelvis) ca...

Feb 22 2010
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Senator John Kerry’s Invaluable Story About His Prostate Cancer Experience

This is one of the best stories on a prostate cancer journey that I have seen on video since I posted a blog on Rudy Giuliani.  These two political icons had access to a massive amount of information...

Feb 22 2010
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Senator Chris Dodd Says His Prostate Cancer Is Manageable

Yet another well-known politician has announced that he has prostate cancer. Senator Chris Dodd (Democrat, Connecticut) described his experience that began with a rising PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen...

Feb 17 2010
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What Does Vitamin D Have To Do with My Breast Cancer Risk?

An interesting and important article was published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology about a study of vitamin D levels in breast cancer patients. This is an important topic because vitam...

Feb 15 2010
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Managing Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery

Here is a quick and helpful video demonstrating important exercises for managing lymphedema. This can be a very frustrating side effect of cancer surgery. Here’s more information about managing ...

Feb 14 2010
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John Wayne’s Change of Heart About Smoking Cigarettes

Does smoking cigarettes mean getting lung cancer? Just ask John Wayne. What a contrast between these two videos from one of the greatest actors who ever lived (and who did over 200 movies). The first ...

Feb 13 2010
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Time Interview with Randy Pausch on Dying of Pancreatic Cancer

Randy Pausch died of metastatic pancreatic cancer. He had remarkable insight to share. In this video, Time Magazine interviews Randy Pausch and asks some basic questions that dying cancer patients are...

Feb 11 2010
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Navigating Through The Complex Decisions of Breast Cancer Surgery

In this blog, I reference three medical articles that provide important information about how breast cancer patients can navigate through a very complex decision-making process and arrive at a treatme...