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New Pancreatic Cancer Test Could Lead to Earlier Detection & Treatment

By: Paul Ossi, M.D. -- Diagnosis of early-stage pancreatic cancer is virtually impossible due to a lack of screening tests for the disease, but a new British study offers hope it may one day be possible to detect pancreatic cancer through a simple urine test.

Buying Local, Organic Produce Can Reap Significant Health Benefits

Shopping in a farmer’s market can be a wonderful experience. The mixture of colors and scents in a relaxed and friendly environment encourages you to try new produce. Moreover, buying produce from a farmer’s market can benefit you and your community. Many dietary guidelines recommend eating mostly local, seasonal food in order to get all the antioxidants and phytonutrients you need to protect yourself against chronic disease.

6 Myths about Breast Cancer Survivorship

By: Scot Ackerman, M.D. -- It is important for breast cancer survivors to learn all they can about their disease and to protect their health after treatment. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to sort the good advice from the bad. This column aims to set the record straight on six common breast cancer survivorship myths.

Preparing Yourself for Cancer Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is not uncommon to feel out of control and overwhelmed. There are some steps you can take to balance the scales and put yourself back in charge of your own life.

Research Leads to Improvements in Brain Cancer Treatment

By: Scot Ackerman, M.D. -- Ongoing research is improving our understanding of brain tumors and leading to better, more effective treatments. One major study, presented earlier this year at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago, suggests that conventional whole-brain radiation may not be the best treatment for all brain tumor patients.

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