The CancerDancer Blog

National Cancer Survivor Day

Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2011 in Awareness, Community
Here is a special hats off to all cancer survivors. When faced with the ultimate betrayal of our own bodies, people have responded with grace, strength and compassion. I especially salute all of those who have turned the tables, using their illness as an opportunity to serve and inspire others. We at CancerDancer walk humbly in your path.

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Keep up with news about your health choices

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2011 in Health News that You Can Use
As many on you know, if a woman takes birth control for more than five years, she has a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Many women choose “the pill” as their form of birth control for any number of reasons. But one cannot make a choice and then forget about it. Recently there have been some questions about the birth control pill Yazmin and its sister pill, Yaz. What are the issues?

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A test that seems to work.

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Health News that You Can Use
As you know by now, finding ovarian cancer early is the key to successful treatment. There are diagnostic tools available, but results have been murky, often leaving doctors and patients in the dark. Finally, there is a test that can help doctors determine if a mass is cancerous before performing surgery.

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We are what we eat, Mom was right.

We are what we eat, Mom was right.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Health News that You Can Use, Books
We decide what to eat and what not to, many times, every single day. Organic, non-organic…Are french fries evil? Does it really matter what we eat if we don’t care too much about our size? Do I really increase my chance of disease by eating “the American Diet?”

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Every day closer to more help, more success.

Every day closer to more help, more success.

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Health News that You Can Use
If you will excuse a little over the top optimism, allow me to reinforce the idea that we live in the golden age of cancer research. Almost every single day, the media reports a new study, a new idea, a new breakthrough that may help a segment of patients. Just this week, we have seen the following advancements:

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