You know I am a cancer survivor – 15 years down the road from a leukemia diagnosis and enjoying a 10 year remission. So whenever something seems weird about my health it’s cancer coming back, right? Wrong! Just how wrong was proven last night. I am writing this from my hospital bed in Seattle.
Andrew blogs from the 2nd day of the American Society of Hematology’s 52nd Annual Meeting. [...]
Are there newer and better medicines to prevent clotting? The new seems to be good. Watch to find out more and look for new videos from heart experts very soon!
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Hollywood star Michael Douglas, 65
There’s news that Hollywood star Michael Douglas, 65, is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Reporters say his doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery. But, believe me, when someone is diagnosed with any kind of head and neck cancer, as this is, it is not an [...]
I have always heard that Northwestern Mutual Life (“The Quiet Company”) was a grade A company. And for years I have been happy to have a disability insurance policy and a term life one with them. I got those policies back in the early 1990’s and it was a good thing I did.
In 1996 [...]
I am on the first stop of a two city tour of medical conventions seeking news and perspectives for patients. Destination #1 has been San Francisco and the 2010 meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The meeting has attracted 15,000 urologists from the U.S. and overseas to learn the latest in conditions like incontinence, [...]
We’ve been waiting for years. The FDA today approved the first-ever “anti-cancer vaccine.” Provenge, made by blossoming biotech company Dendreon in Seattle, is a personalized therapy designed to give a second chance for a patient’s own immune system to beat back advanced prostate cancer.
It is, by no means, for every prostate cancer patient (more [...]
It hit the paper this week. The American Cancer Society is revising its position on screening for breast and prostate cancer because of concerns we may be identifying cancers that are almost benign or might even go away on their own, and that overtreatment is causing harm.
We’ve already talked about this on many Patient [...]
I have never had a mammogram. No doctor would recommend one for me, a 59-year-old male. But they would for any woman over 40. Yet many women don’t have them, or forget to keep having them yearly. So our partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is spearheading a novel campaign in the Pacific Northwest to [...]