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Breast Cancer Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Balls of Ice’

Could freezing breast cancer tumors be a viable alternative to breast cancer surgery? Possibly.  A procedure called cryoablation  (a process that uses extreme cold to destroy or damage tissue) has been used for years to treat both malignant tumors (in lung, prostate, kidney & liver cancers) and other benign tumors.  Now,...


WTF is “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis”?

  Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or “3-D Mammography” is the latest advance in digital mammography.  Now FDA-approved, this imaging tool yields a more accurate mammogram and can help detect breast cancer earlier.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… A conventional mammogram creates a 2-dimensional, flat picture of breast...


For Pregnant Women Who Find Out They Have Cancer

Cancer doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t care if you are young or old, a good person or a mean one.  Cancer doesn’t care where you live or how much money you earn or what values & religious beliefs you hold.  And cancer doesn’t care if you are in the midst of...


Store My What??? STORE MY TUMOR, please….

FACT:  Two people with the exact same cancer diagnosis can and do respond differently to the exact same treatment regimens.  Each person is unique and so is their cancer. FACT:  When you match the RIGHT targeted therapy or chemotherapy to the RIGHT tumor, tumors can shrink & hopefully the cancer...


What is Personalized Cancer Treatments?

  I am a HUGE proponent of personalized medicine and individualized cancer treatments that use molecular profiling, biomarker testing, or any testing that can help doctors treat your specific cancer.  You see, no two people are alike… and no two cancers are alike.  The more commonly used “standard of care”...

5 Reasons Why I LOVE Champions Oncology

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer.  ...

got Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? get to The National CML Society

  The National CML Society is an INCREDIBLE- and I mean TRULY INCREDIBLE- resource for anyone diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML  (also known as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia).   How can The National CML Society help me? CML is one of the more rare forms of leukemia...


Pregnant & Diagnosed With Cancer?

  If you’re pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, what do you do?  Is it safe to receive chemotherapy?  Could the cancer or the chemo harm the baby?  According to a recent study led by the German Breast Group, pregnant women with cancer might not be putting their babies at risk...




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