‘Cooling Cap’ Lets Some Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair While Going Through Chemotherapy

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new device may allow some cancer patients to keep their hair during chemotherapy treatment. The device, called a cooling cap, fits over a patient’s head and protects their hair from some of the damage caused by chemo. Cancer patient Amanda Baharie from Laurel has been [...] Click here to view [...]

Vitamin D Could Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is a serious health concern in the United States since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 41,000 women and 460 men die of breast cancer every year. Most of the time, about 75 percent to 90 percent of cases of breast cancer are [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-10-14T10:12:00-04:00October 14th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Healthy Living: Is soy a healthy choice where cancer is concerned?

Nutrition experts have placed soy products such as the ones shown above into a neutral category, meaning they don't seem to cause or prevent cancer. When choosing foods for a balanced diet, some healthy choices are easier to identify than others. Fruits and veggies may have a clear edge [...] Click here to view [...]

Online cancer support group

ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has a new online support group entitled “Survivorship: Finding Your Way Forward” with the help of a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:45-7 p.m. every two weeks over the course of 12 weeks, from [...] Click here to view [...]

Debunking 13 common cancer myths

Cancer myths - 945x532 Cancer myths irritate me. Not only because they fly in the face of scientific research, but also because they prey upon people who are just trying to do their best to live a healthy life. These myths start to get especially dangerous when they might [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-10-11T11:12:21-04:00October 11th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Six common cancer myths debunked

A plethora of cancer information exists online but not all of it is factual PA Images/Sipa USA Numerous myths about cancer exist, fueled by misinformation shared on social media and elsewhere on the internet. Above, radiographers in the United Kingdom help a prostate cancer patient after treatment using a [...] Click here to view [...]

Mental Health

Your state of mind has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in your cancer journey. From staying positive to controlling your diet and exercise routine, your overall mental health is a cornerstone in the ongoing treatment and control of your disease. Just as with your diagnosis, [...] Click here to view [...]

5 Things That Will Change Cancer Care in the Next Decade

Four scientists looking at a computer screen in a laboratory Over 80 percent of those diagnosed with cancer nationally are 55 years of age or older, according to the American Cancer Society. But thanks to all the advances in cancer care over the last decade, many are living long, [...] Click here to view [...]

Fight cancer with food and healthy habits

Salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help decrease inflammation and may lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, including breast and prostate cancer. Broccoli and other dark green vegetables offer carotenoids, folate and vitamin C. Carotenoids may be powerful weapons against [...] Click here to view [...]