Cancer

Sunscreens Prevent Cancers -- And Wrinkles

Sunscreens Prevent Cancers — And Wrinkles

I’m usually quite proud of my Irish ancestry, but one unfortunate vestige of that heritage is pasty white skin that sunburns quite easily. When my mother was pregnant with me and my twin brother, the doctors discovered a large melanoma [...]

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

A Chinese team has designed a blood test which may be more accurate than the common AFP test. This hopefully will turn out to be truly effective, especially for China, as liver cancer from hepatitis B is extremely common.

Breast Cancer: Do You Know Your Lifetime Risk?

Breast Cancer: Do You Know Your Lifetime Risk?

The New York Times has an excellent series of articles, called “Forty Years’ War”, reviewing medicine’s efforts to fight cancer over the last forty years. This weekend’s article reviews the important issue of prevention of breast and prostate cancer. For [...]

Cancer Update: Screening & Healing

Cancer Update: Screening & Healing

The human body is truly a miracle, and every doctor should be humble enough to admit that there’s a lot we don’t know about how it all works, much less how best to cure disease. Cancer is one the last [...]