Author Archives: Robyn

2015 Clean Fifteen Is Here

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, created the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  This guide, which is updated each year, highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally-raised fruits and vegetables.  Earlier this week, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen, or the 12 most pesticide-laden foods.  To see this article, click HERE....


It’s #InspirationTuesday Again…

#InspirationTuesday.  Tuesdays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week as it has become the day where we are making a concerted effort to share uplifting messages with our readers.  Whether it’s an inspirational quote or a paradigm-shifting speech (much like the one given by Stuart Scott in July, 2014), a few words...


Announcing New Trial for Patients Fighting Advanced-Stage Cancers

Cancer clinical trials aim to improve the outlook for people with cancer.  Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases.  Together, these approaches offer great promise in the fight against cancer. Although founded over 100 years ago, immunotherapy is still very much in its infancy.  As...


#InspirationTuesday

I will never forget the day we were told that my husband Alan had cancer.  To say we were in a complete state of shock would be a gross understatement.  Alan was 46 years old. He had a very rare and aggressive cancer.  And intense chemotherapy needed to begin almost immediately....


10 Ways to Help Siblings of Cancer Patients

Cancer has a profound effect on the entire family, especially when it’s a child whose been diagnosed.  While everyone is understandably focused on the care of the ill child, it’s natural for siblings to feel anxious, neglected, scared and even resentful at times.  MD Anderson‘s website offers great advice via podcast on how to tell children that sibling...


Personalizing Your Treatment Plan with Cancer Panels

  No two people are alike; and no two cancers are alike.  This explains why two people with the same cancer diagnosis can respond differently to the same treatment regimen. This is the basic premise behind precision medicine and individualized treatments.   Now imagine a room filled with top oncology...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fertility Preservation & Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation can harm your fertility or cause sterility.  For women, certain therapies can cause ovarian damage or failure, early menopause, genetic damage to growing eggs and other reproductive problems.  For men, treatments can cause damage to the testes and interfere with sperm production. With that said, not all...


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