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Adding the “Right” Dentist to Your Oncology Team…

While researching content for “WTF is Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash?” & “Dental Care & Care”, I now realize the importance of working with a dentist who really understands cancer before beginning cancer treatments as well as throughout treatment and in some cases, even after treatment ends. Meet the Dental...


WTF is Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash?

Many people undergoing treatment for cancer experience oral problems such as mouth sores or ulcers (technical term is either oral mucositis or stomatitis) at some point in their battle. These sores can make everyday activities like eating or speaking difficult to nearly impossible. They can be quite painful and cause...


Tips for Combating Chemobrain

Chemobrain (n):  a term used by cancer survivors to describe the change in memory, concentration, attention span or ability to perform different mental tasks following chemotherapy treatments.  Also called chemofog. Chemobrain is real and affects different patients differently. Some patients do not experience any sort of forgetfulness or inability to concentrate,...


Dental Care & Cancer…

When someone is first diagnosed with cancer, I can pretty much guarantee that dental care is one of the last things running through their mind.  Understandably so.  But the challenge is that existing dental problems can worsen as a result of cancer treatments.   And chemo & radiation can cause new...


11 Therapies To Consider When Battling Cancer

“Housecall“, a free weekly e-newsletter from the Mayo Clinic, recently had an article about 11 alternative treatments to consider when battling cancer.  It’s a great article.  (Thanks Andrea for sharing this with me!)  So without further ado, “Alternative Cancer Treatments:  11 Options to Consider ” straight from The Mayo Clinic Staff: Alternative cancer...


Fertility & Cancer…

I have met quite a few parents whose children are cancer survivors.  And their journey’s have some major similarities.  First, their child was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and literally started chemotherapy the very next day.  Secondly, in each instance, the oncologists never discussed the longer term affects that cancer treatments...


WTF is Marijuana Mouth Spray?

  There is a ton of literature that explains how smoking medical marijuana can help cancer patients manage side effects from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy-induced nausea, appetite stimulation, pain relief & improved sleep.  There’s even some research to support curative effects from smoking marijuana. Is this a valid treatment...


Skin Care Products Designed for People Battling Cancer

Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on your sick. Common irritations include redness, rashes, itching, peeling, dryness, acne, and increased sensitivity to the sun.  And often times, the skin care products that used to work so well no longer do. Check out M.O.O.N. Organics– founded by Susan Gonzalez, a registered nurse &...


Can Curcumin Help Fight Cancer?

Curcumin (n)  “A compound present in the spice turmeric, frequently used in Indian food.  Its chemical makeup is responsible for the yellow coloring of turmeric, and is often used specifically to give color to foods. However, it may serve a more important purpose to humans. Medical researchers are fascinated by curcumin because it...




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