Radiation therapy has long proved an effective treatment for shrinking or curing cancer, preventing cancer recurrence and reducing symptoms of metastatic cancer, but now, evidence shows that radiation may also reduce the incidence of ventricular tachycardia, a life-threatening heart arrhythmia.
Traditionally, New Year's is a time for reevaluating our lives - where we are versus where we want to be. With the best of intentions, we set out to change bad habits and become a healthier version of ourselves, but so often, we fall short of the lofty goals we set. It's important to set achievable goals that you are able to stick with for the long run.
Try out new traditions this holiday season and incorporate healthy, cancer-fighting warm and cold beverages into your celebrations!
Cranberries are a holiday meal staple in the United States. Their bright color and versatile flavor match perfectly with a broad variety of recipes, and they are found in everything from desserts to meat sauces.
Eating a high-quality diet not only benefits your physical health, it can also bring about positive change in your mood, sleep, behavior, and appetite.
A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that there is a correlation between eating food with high levels of pesticide residue and reduced fertility for women.
Proton therapy is a highly targeted form of radiation therapy that uses protons instead of photons to target the tumor site. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated their guidelines to include proton therapy as an appropriate treatment option for oral, head and neck cancers – in particular, those near the obit of the eye and the base of the skull.
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most hectic. Real, or imagined, expectations from family and friends along with busy schedules can cause stress and anxiety for those with cancer and their caregivers.
There is no doubt that the quality of the air we breathe is important. The media reminds us continually about our cities’ outdoor air quality. However, the average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors, with 65 percent of that time spent at home. This means the quality of our indoor air has to be taken seriously as well.