I saved an article about a timely topic that I wanted to share about the pros and cons of using enzyme supplements.
As usual, my cancer-related tweets this weekend were dominated by fundraising news; walks, runs, dances, silent auctions, celebrity appearances. I also use Google Alerts to help keep me up-to-speed. “Cancer research” category is also dominated by fundraising news. Which got me thinking: Who’s responsibility is it to help cure cancer?
If only other cancers could feature ample breasts–without impunity–in their fundraising and informational pieces! My bias exposed, this Fox News report does feature some great suggestions. I’ve included a copy of the opening picture to help make my point:
I just wrote about curcumin (an abstract of turmeric) on Multiple Myeloma Blog.com:
I wasn’t even aware that there were enzyme supplements. Learn something new everyday! Which is why you’re probably reading my blog!
Monday I wrote an important post about a 60 Minutes report that focused on the unreasonably high cost of chemotherapy drugs. Here’s the link:
Know how sometimes you save something, thinking you may need it in the future? Pattie and I are going through that a lot these days, having recently moved across Florida into a home we’re renovating on Florida’s East Coast.
This is exciting news. Not so much because of this specific new drug. But because of what it represents: cancer immunotherapy is becoming a reality.
Ever heard of “canchew?” It’s a hemp based gum that purports to be jam-packed with cancer fighting antioxidants.
There has been a lot cancer related going on in my life.
I noticed this article about statins and cancer after hearing from a fellow multiple myeloma patient earlier this week. Apparently, using statins can help limit the ruinous effects of long term dexamethasone use, a common myeloma therapy.
Are Western medical researchers finally starting to catch up with their Eastern counterparts by using compounds occurring in nature to help cure cancer?
For years I have been preaching that it’s best for cancer patients to avoid antioxidant supplements, especially during chemotherapy. Since many blood cancer patients–like me–seem to be on perpetual therapy, I suggested eating a diet rich in antioxidants and stopping there.
This unfortunate turn of events mirrors the real world: over 230,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer by year’s end:
I work so hard every single day just to stay alive–it drives me crazy when I see someone smoking or overeating. Add smokeless tobacco to the list.
Fasting to regenerate a cancer patient’s immune system? A reader forwarded me the link to this unexpected article about doing just that:
Stories like this aren’t new. Aside from the human interest angle, maybe there’s a way to really use dog’s abilities to sniff out cancer:
I saved a link to a fascinating Bloomberg article from earlier this month about a backlash against rising drug prices. Here’s an excerpt:
Resveratrol users and advocates had better stop reading now. As with many other hot, designer supplements, looks like Resveratrol may not hold up well once its efficacy is studied using conventional medical methods. Here’s an excerpt. See what you think:
Individualized medicine is the hot catchphrase these days. But what about individualized dosing? Prompted by fellow myeloma patient and researcher, Gary Blau, I have been advocating more attention be paid to maximizing the timing and effectiveness of existing drugs.