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March 02, 2015

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5:01 AM | The Gerson protocol, cancer, and the death of Jess Ainscough, a.k.a. “The Wellness Warrior”
Less than four days ago, a young Australian woman died of a very rare type of cancer. Most of my American and probably many of my European readers have never heard of her, but in Australia she had become quite famous over the last seven years as a major proponent of “natural health.” Her name […]

February 23, 2015

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8:20 AM | The Hippocrates Health Institute: Cancer quackery finally under the spotlight, but will it matter?
I first came across Brian Clement, the proprietor of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, a little more than a year ago based on the story of Stephanie O’Halloran. Ms. O’Halloran was—word choice unfortunately intentional—a 23-year-old mother of an 18 month old child from Ireland who was diagnosed with stage IV breast […]

February 17, 2015

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8:18 PM | Your First Mammogram
Categories: Feminism Random Asides ScienceTags: boobsBreast CancermammogramWhy I was afraid to go and why you shouldn’t be. “No deodorant or lotion on the day of your appointment.” said the receptionist from the doctor’s office. “Oh good.” ...(Read more...)

February 16, 2015

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4:19 PM | Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do
New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part - one of the scientists behind the study explores.
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2:00 PM | When There's Nothing Left To Do But Crack A Cancer Joke
Comedian Tig Notaro had a famously stressful year in 2012. Within months, she got pneumonia, Clostridium difficile (an intestinal infection spurred by antibiotic use), went through a breakup, her mom died unexpectedly, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It doesn’t exactly sound like comedy gold. But even before the shock had worn off, Notaro was airing her woes on a stage in Los Angeles. The now-legendary set killed. Popular Science recently caught up with Notaro to talk about […]

February 13, 2015

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9:38 PM | Removing Barriers to Breast Cancer Care
I overheard a breast cancer patient once say: There is only one thing worse than having cancer – not being able to afford it. Sobering. Financial cost remains a barrier to cancer screenings - let alone cancer treatment - among lower income women. While multiple factors contribute to racial and...

February 11, 2015

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11:24 AM | Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials
We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

February 08, 2015

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4:50 PM | And the Little Child Will Lead Them: Has an 8 Year-Old Girl Discovered a Treatment for Cancer?
There are times in Medicine when an idea seems so simple, so obvious, that it couldn’t possibly work. Except when it does. Husband and wife cancer research team, Drs. Michael […]
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