Category - Cancer

28
Mar

Three Words Changed Everything…

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was five years ago, almost exactly. I was waiting with my wife, Sharon in her doctor’s office. After a brief conversation, he got to the point of the visit. (Click here for an audio version of me narrating this post over a bed of my original music). …

11
Mar

Sing Along With The Colonoscopy Song

You wouldn’t think the World Series and colonoscopy had anything to do with each other. But for me it did. When my doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy, I said I’d do it when the Red Sox won the World Series. At the time, they hadn’t done it in 86 years and I thought I …

7
Feb

Does High Cholesterol Cause Breast Cancer?

You know that estrogen plays a role in some breast cancers. You may also know that the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone originally are created in the ovary, testis and adrenal gland by metabolizing cholesterol. You may not know that an intermediate of cholesterol metabolism occurs in a type of blood cell called macrophages. It’s …

2
Dec

Estrogen and its Effects on Breast Cancer

I recently returned from the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine where I had the opportunity to interview Richard Santen, one of the leading authorities on estrogen and breast cancer. Today I’d like to share with you information on estrogen’s impact on breast cancer. When asked to talk about whether or not …

18
Nov

Pancreatic Cancer – Silent, Deadly, and Now, Detectable – Risks increase In Menopause

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are due to cancer – 1,600 deaths daily. And pancreatic cancer is on the verge of moving from fourth place past breast and colorectal cancer into the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. …

14
Nov

Bioidentical Estrogen: What is it and is it safe?

Today I want to talk to you about something you probably have heard a lot about, and that’s bioidentical estrogens. You may be wondering what bioidentical estrogens are, and you may be wondering if they are really safe. Are they safer than the regular ones you get in a drug store? What is it you …

29
Oct

Buying Fertility Insurance: Egg Freezing for Later Pregnancy

Hi everyone. I’ve been in Boston, Massachusetts, my own stopping grounds attending the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. There was some really interesting information from researchers around the world and I want to share it with you now. First of all, let me introduce you to S. L. Tan. Dr. Tan, …

25
Sep

11 Health Optimizers to Fine Tune Your Body: Part II

No one wants to go to the doctor. It takes time, it is not pleasant, and sometimes the procedures can be painful, but the benefits outweigh the negatives. Last time I shared with you some exams and measurements to keep you health. Today I’d like to share with you part two of my health optimizers …

18
Sep

11 Health Optimizers to Fine Tune Your Body: Part I

Many people know the things they need to do to keep healthy, but they just don’t do them. Remember, it is only by preparing and actively taking control of your health that you can stay well; believe me, it’s better to stay well than to get well. Today I want to share with you part …

21
Aug

Colon and Rectal Cancer: The Risks and Prevention

In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 102,480 new cases of colon cancer and half will be in women. The number of cases of rectal cancer is expected to be 40,340. Over a lifetime, 1 in 19 men and 1 in 20 women will get colon cancer. The risk is higher if …

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