HEALTH 01/18/2019 06:55 pm ET LGBTQ patients have unique risk factors for cancer and oncologists admit they don’t know enough about them, a new national survey reveals. By Carolina Moreno The LGBTQ population’s health care needs are often different from those of cis-hetero patients, including when it comes to cancer detection and treatment. Sexual and gender minority individuals are at higher risk for certain cancers, and barriers to health care for this group are well-documented — but even when these patients make it to the doctor’s office, physicians may be unprepared to meet their needs. A new national survey of oncologists found that most providers feel they don’t know enough about the specific health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. Asked about six aspects of cancer care and prevention among LGBTQ patients — including the effects of screening interventions, lifestyle risk factors and access to health … [Read more...] about Cancer Care Has A Long Way To Go To Meet LGBTQ Patients’ Needs
A HAIRDRESSER saved a customer’s life by spotting a lumpy mole that turned out to be skin cancer. Erinna Lindfield, 42, spied it under Adam Shatford’s left sideburn at a salon in Northampton. She urged the dad of three to get it checked. Days later, Mr Shatford was diagnosed with stage three melanoma and doctors discovered more cancerous lumps on his forehead. Driving instructor Adam required surgery but has now had the all-clear and has returned to the hairdressers to thank Erinna for saving his life. Adam, 54, of Northampton, said:"Erinna had never cut my hair before, another stylist did it. "While she was brushing my hair, she said, 'Has anyone ever checked that mole out? It costs nothing.' "I left here and I phoned the doctor and within two hours a doctor had asked me to come in. "I'm very lucky. I could have easily nodded my head at Erinna but I thought I will phone and both surgeons and doctors paid tribute to Erinna. "I felt 100 per cent fine until they … [Read more...] about Hairdresser saved customer’s life by finding lumpy mole that turned out to be cancerous
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: alternative medicine, cancer DNA, cancer solutions, cancer treatments, Chemotherapy, chromatin, Dangerous Medicine, gene expression, goodcancer, goodhealth, macrogenomics, natural remedies, nutrition, Oncology, research (Natural News) It has been 16 years since the human genome was decoded — an accomplishment that scientists hoped would someday prove useful in cancer therapy. There was an optimistic, if not naive, belief that we could simply “switch off” cancer-causing genes. Nevertheless, oncologists are still encountering problems with this concept more than a decade later. A better option, recent research suggests, may be in a new approach called “macrogenomics” which looks at genes in how they are expressed rather than represented. Professor Vadim Backman from Northwestern University led a fascinating new study which suppressed how cancer cells translate themselves. This is not a new … [Read more...] about Scientists have learned how to interrupt cancer cell growth; allowing them to prevent cancer’s adaptation to treatment
Several studies have recently looked at how patients are using crowdfunding platforms to raise money for unproven, unscientific and sometimes dangerous treatments for serious illnesses. The most recent of these studies, published earlier this month in The Lancet Oncology, focused on a particular type of crowdfunding campaign: ones raising money for cancer treatments involving the use of homeopathy. The study’s Canada-based authors — Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta, and Jeremy Snyder, a bioethicist at Simon Fraser University — say they focused on homeopathy because it’s “pure bunk.” “When people are using crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for homeopathy, they are asking people to pay for pseudoscience,” they explain in an article they wrote about their findings for the digital magazine Policy Options. Forgoing standard care For the study, Caulfield and Snyder searched the … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding raises huge sums for ‘pure bunk’ homeopathy cancer treatments
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/17/2019 09:00 am ET Dr. Anthony PerreGuest Writer Now that I’ve been through cancer, my life seems to be full of clichés. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. There’s no time like the present. And especially pertinent for me, never judge another until you walk a mile in his shoes. I know now that these aren’t just clever sayings ― they’re wonderfully true and full of life lessons. But, let me back up. I practiced outpatient and inpatient medicine at a community hospital for nine years. As I prepared to make the switch in the late 2000s to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) — where I would focus solely on oncology patients by running their hospitalist program — I felt as close to being an expert as one can get in terms of my knowledge and practice of internal medicine and confident that I had a strong understanding of applying my expertise in the cancer arena. I had the roadmap for … [Read more...] about As A Doctor, I Thought I Knew Cancer Inside And Out. Then I Found Out I Had It.