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Cancer-Causing Medications

Before a medication can be marketed or sold, it must undergo rigorous clinical testing. These tests are meant to prove the drug’s benefits to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). What many patients do not realize is that these clinical tests do not actually guarantee the safety of a drug. Instead, […]

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South Florida Breast Exams — Mammogram Quality in Question

01/6/2018
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Medical professionals have debated the frequency and relative age for performing mammogram studies on women; some claiming that once yearly is too often and under 50 years old is too soon. Whether these debates involve more concern for insurance company payouts than prudent healthcare, I will leave to other articles. […]

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Cancer Drug Avastin Linked to Flesh-Eating Bacteria

05/17/2013
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The controversial cancer treatment drug Avastin (bevacizumab) has one more warning attached to it – the drug has been associated with two deaths and 52 cases of flesh-eating disease. The drug’s maker, Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd., identified the cases of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) occurring worldwide from 1997 to 2012.  Both the […]

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Post Cancer Remission Maintenance Plan

08/11/2010
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According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer survival is at the highest it has been in years, with an estimated 12 million survivors living in the United States. As scientists and doctors find more and more ways to improve treatments and ultimately work closer to a cure for the disease, […]

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Is Aspirin a Cancer Preventative?

03/19/2010
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A new study released by Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds that “aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cancer spread and death for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer.” These studies show that after successful treatments for breast cancer, […]

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Safer Alternatives to Chemical Hair Straighteners

06/19/2024
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Chemical hair straighteners can be dangerous. Researchers have linked parabens, formaldehyde, bisphenol, and other chemicals commonly used in these products to various forms of cancer—and these cancers can be life altering (if not life-threatening) in many cases. Due to these risks, if you are thinking about using a chemical hair […]

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