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Are retinoblastoma survivors genetically predisposed to secondary cancers?

“Despite excellent survival rates among children treated for Rb, survivors with a germline mutation in their Rb1 gene (hereditary Rb) are prone to subsequent cancers including sarcomas, melanoma,

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Green Tea Extract, Curcumin and Leukoplakia

Green tea extract has shown promise as cancer prevention agent for oral cancer in patients with a pre-malignant condition known as oral leukoplakia Pre-cancer. Barrett’s Esophagus, Colon polyps,

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MGUS Screening?

“The root cause of many cases of myeloma is monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a blood disorder where white blood cells produce too much M protein. While MGUS does not present

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Skin Cancer As You Age- Before, During and After Diagnosis

“The reality of the situation, however, is that you’ve probably already done untold damage to your skin without realizing it, even if you’ve taken steps to protect yourself from UV rays.” I’m

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Prostate Cancer Therapy-Modified Citrus Pectin

This week brought a major advance in understanding the effects of modified citrus pectin (MCP) on cancer cells. Scientists at Columbia University published a paper showing that MCP stops the growth of

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DCA enhances Velcade in Multiple Myeloma

Dichloracetate (DCA) enhances the efficacy of Velcade, a standard-of-care Multiple Myeloma Therapy Multiple Myeloma (MM) is considered incurable by conventional oncology. In other words, if an MM patient

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Coaching Skin Cancer- Over-Diagnosis and Over-treatment Over-Takes Seniors

“But some in the specialty are beginning to question the necessity of aggressive screening and treatment, especially in frail, elderly patients, given that the majority of skin cancer… Over-Diagnosis

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Prevent Skin Cancers, Pre-skin cancers relapse with inexpensive, oral supplement

“The prevention of common skin cancers (SC) and pre-cancers is possible by taking an inexpensive, widely available, oral pill twice daily. The pill—the vitamin B3 supplement called nicotinamide…” Its

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Skin Cancer Patients Balance Functionality, Practicality and…Vanity

“Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) treatment is most often effectively treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, but it’s not always a practical option” It seems odd to me that my elderly parents

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High Risk for Depression- Should you Take Antidepressants as a Preventative?

…although antidepressants are usually well tolerated, these medications can come with side effects ranging from headaches to diarrhea to life-threatening reactions.” Remember that all medications

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