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Long Term Hormonal Therapy and Joint Pain

by Jane Ashley

Post-menopausal women who had hormone-positive breast cancer usually take an Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to help prevent a recurrence of their breast cancer. Post-menopausal women still produce estrogen — an enzyme called aromatase converts androgens (sex hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogen. The AI (aromatase inhibitor) prevents this conversion to estrogen.

Post Menopausal Women

The AI is effective in reducing the chance of recurrence, but it puts women at higher risk for osteoporosis. The AI...

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10 Effective Ways to Overcome Exercise Obstacles

by Jane Ashley

Most of us want to get more exercise, but there’s always a reason or excuse as to why we never succeed. For patients in active treatment, exercise helps reduce fatigue. For us cancer survivors, 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week cuts the risk of recurrence by 40 to 50 percent.

First Step


Sadly, many survivors don’t exercise. But exercise improves our quality of life . We’re stronger and have more energy. We become more flexible and can do more of our favorite things again. So what can we do...

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10 Benefits Your Pets Give You

by Jane Ashley

We’ve all heard about the benefits of pets. Do you know the reasons why pet ownership is so good for us? There are at least 10 reasons that our pets benefit us as cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Unconditional Love


1. Stress Reliever. Studies show that petting a dog or cat relieves stress. First of all, they are very good listeners. Having cancer is stressful – we are scared, we are anxious and we are frustrated over the lack of control in our lives. As crazy as it sounds, talking to your pet about your...

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The New Personal Cancer Treatment

by GregP_WN

Originally posted at CB Insights.com

Why Neoantigen Vaccines Could Be The Next Big Immunotherapy Breakthrough

Neoantigen

Neoantigen vaccines are being touted by some as the next big cancer treatment breakthrough. Here, we explore how these vaccines work and  the companies looking to bring them to market. Immunotherapy has taken center stage in the fight against cancer. Broadly, this type of treatment directs a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells. Some...

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7 Reasons to Experiment With CBD Oil

by Elliot Cornish

CBD is such a versatile treatment that can help with so many conditions because it regulates the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is known to influence various aspects of physical and mental health via multiple neurotransmitters and receptors. It appears that modulating the ECS provides researchers with new ways to manage unusual conditions that existing medication either doesn’t work for or causes extreme side effects. 

7 Reasons To Experiment With Cbd Oil

In contrast, CBD has very few side effects and is being used to...

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Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy & Metallic Taste

by GregP_WN

Originally Posted at www.Metaqil.com the makers of Metaqil. That metallic taste we get in our mouth after having chemo is a common side effect. There have been hundreds of remedies suggested and written about on WhatNext. I recently ran across this product that eliminates that taste, so I thought it was worth looking into. Here is some information that was originally posted on their website. 

Metqil Revised Bottle

Radiation therapy to the neck and head can damage taste buds and salivary glands, causing the...

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Looking for a Clinical Trial? New Clinical Trial Finders Will Help

by Jane Ashley

Most late-stage cancer patients hear this advice, “You might want to consider a clinical trial.” A number of Stage IV patients think ahead to have a plan in place in the event that a second line chemo isn’t effective. Your oncologist may even tell you that you need to contemplate a clinical trial.

Looking For A Clinical Trial

Knowing in advance what your options are in the event of second-line treatment failure will help you avoid stress if you get bad news.

Before you begin searching, you need to produce a one-page...

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What’s the best approach for treating prostate cancer? Don’t ask a Naturopath.

by Britt Hermes

This article originally appeared on Britt Hermes' blog Naturopathic Diaries on 9-26-2016.  She is an ex-naturopathic doctor. She started her blog to expose naturopathic medicine and protect patients from the dangerous and incompetent practices rife in her former profession. We are sharing this article on Naturopathic treatment for prostate cancer to share her view of it from her own experiences. 

Dr Britt Hermes

Journalists seem to have a difficult time reporting the latest medical...

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Sleep: The Best Medication, It's Benefits and How to Get More

by Jackie Edwards

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer patients are twice as likely to experience insomnia, and almost half of cancer patients have trouble sleeping or staying asleep. Fears of the future and uncertainty about treatments are troubling ideas that would keep anyone awake. However, lack of sleep is highly detrimental to your body and is shown to determine how well your body can fight cancer and promote recovery and progression.

Sleep, The Best Medication, It's Benefits And How To Get More

Benefits of Sleep

We all need sleep to help rejuvenate...

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Pain Management and Warning Signs of Opiate Addiction for Cancer Patients

by Constance Ray

There are many methods of pain management for cancer patients. Cancer pain is usually very treatable, with many patients finding relief using a combination of medications. Some medications offer general pain relief, and some higher-strength prescription medications target specific types of pain. 

Opioid Addiction

A good plan of action can start with setting a pain management goal with your doctor. Discuss the type of pain relief medication that is needed to keep pain consistently in the tolerable...

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