Early Evidence Shows Fasting, Keto Diet May Make Chemo and Some Other Cancer Treatments More Effective and Easier to Tolerate
Cancer loves glucose, which is why fasting, restricting calorie consumption or following the ketogenic diet may make chemotherapy and some other cancer treatments more effective and easier to tolerate, early evidence shows.
Full Disclosure, Your Health Information Isn't Private
Personal health information isn’t truly private: Medical practices share records and companies sell internet search details. Here’s what patients should know.
Considering Kratom as an Alternative to Opioids for Cancer-Related Pain
Is this relative of the coffee plant a safer alternative to opioids or a dangerous, unregulated drug?
Flower Power: Medical Cannabis for Cancer Side Effect Management
Despite scant research regarding medical use of cannabis, strong popular sentiment is driving legalization of the flowering plant for therapeutic use.
The Long Haul: Facing the Long-Term Side Effects of Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is very curable, but survivors may face long-term side effects of treatment.
Under New Management
A new expert guideline for managing immunotherapy’s side effects has been released.
Changing Our Health Care Values
Within a complex and expensive health system, there are ways to cut both individual and societal costs without harming the quality of care.
A Chest of Charity
Many pharmaceutical companies provide assistance for medications that patients desperately need.
Old Drug, New Tricks: Bisphosphonates May Benefit Patients With Breast Cancer
Bisphosphonates, long used to strengthen bones, may prevent recurrence of early-stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Keeping Up Appearances: Minimizing Scarring After Skin Cancer Surgery
During and after surgery for skin cancer, a number of strategies can help minimize scarring.
The Gift of Life: Pharmaceutical Companies Helping Patients Afford Their Cancer Medication
Patients who can’t afford their cancer medications may be able to get the drugs for free, or at a reduced cost, from the pharmaceutical companies that make them.
The Same, But Different: Biosimilars May Rival Name-Brand Cancer Treatments
Biosimilars are likely to rival name-brand treatments for breast and other cancers, and the competition could drive prices down.
On the Road to Recovery: Traveling for Cancer Treatment
A decision to travel for cancer treatment, and to manage the difficulties that come with being on the road, requires careful consideration.
Medical Marijuana: Smoking Out the Evidence
Many believe that marijuana can ease pain, reduce nausea and increase appetite. Despite all the talk, few studies have been done.
Out in the Lobby
Millions in the cancer community are working to increase research funding or change policy.
Colorectal Cancer on the Rise Among Younger Adults
The incidence of colorectal cancer has been steadily rising by about 1.5 percent per year for people under 50.
Screening has improved the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer, but how can it reach more people?
After a Slow Start, Anti-Cancer Vaccine Research Shows High Potential for Treating Patients
At least 10 vaccine candidates have entered advanced testing phases on the strength of impressive early stage results.
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