Category Archives: Cancer

41 Drugs to Die For

Prescription Drugs “Can” be a Bit Like Rolling the Dice in Vegas A great consumer safety concern with the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) drug approval process is the sheer number of manufacturer products coming to market. Before pharmaceuticals come to market there is an extensive FDA safety-approval process where billions of R&D (Research & Development) dollars are spent to ensure consumer safety.  However, It is also true that much of the FDA’s budget is greatly dependent upon the pharmaceutical products and services industries.  The pharmaceutical industry also sustains 10’s (more…)

Pancreatic Cancer Statistics and Recommendations

Oregon Coast The pancreas is a long flat gland behind the abdomen and stomach.  Its function is to aid in digestion and blood sugar (glucose) regulation through enzyme and hormone production.   Once your body is diagnosed, or riddled with pancreatic cancer, the 5-Year survival life expectancy is dismal.  But hope in response to cancer treatment can give a possibility of a longer life.  This hope is greatly dependent on if the tumor can be reduced (more…)

Signs & Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer statistically affects men between the ages of 20-39 and mostly white males.  Those with abnormal testicles, such as undescended  (cryptorchidism); or have a family history of testicular cancer are more at risk to get the same disease.  Testicular cancer is highly treatable even if spreading beyond the groin area.  There is 1 of 7 treatments, or combinations of such that may be applied to mitigate this form of cancer.  Although successful treatment is (more…)

Prevention and Treatment of Uterine Cancer

The health of a woman’s uterus is essential to the reproductive system and overall health.  Uterine tumor growth and cancer relationship awareness of this system is important to understand.  Your health & life could depend on this knowledge.  The uterus system is integral to the body and sensitive to cancer risk. During the child bearing years the wall lining of the uterus grows and thickens in preparation for pregnancy.  If a woman does not become (more…)

COPD Is Serious and Will Kill You!

CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a disease by which breathing becomes very difficult without assistance from an oxygen tank once the disease has progressed and will eventually kill you!  It is well know that smoking is a major culprit behind COPD.  The smoke causes and creates permanent damage to the lungs air-sacs.  There are other inhaled elements that can put you at risk.  1) Chemical Fumes.  2)  Dust 3) Air Pollution 4) Second hand (more…)

What Is Dementia, Can Anything Be Done?

Our family has been blessed as we’ve not know dementia.  I’ll make a slight correction to this statement.  My grandmother before she passed at 92 years of age appeared to have had signatures of some form of dementia beginning in her eighties.  Dementia is defined as a cognitive function decline beyond what might be expected as normal aging.  It is a disease that destroys brain function within various centers of the brain by way of (more…)

Breast Health Importance

  Breast health to a woman should be of the same importance as the prostate is to a man.  The breast, like prostate health is dependent on many factors, i.e., environmental, heredity, activity and diet.  I must also emphasis, while breast cancer is predominately a woman’s disease, men also get breast cancer.  While in the Air Force, I was shocked and surprised that a good friend of mine, a 19 year old male had to (more…)

“Alcohol Consumption Good, or Bad for your Body?

    The never ending question is alcohol good, or bad for your body’s health?  I like to answer a question with a question… How much alcohol is too much before it effects your health?  The answer to the question is, it is both bad aand good for your body.  Some of you may say how can this be?  The best way to approach and answer this question is to list the good and bad aspects (more…)