Dilemma: Does High Concentrations of Vitamin C have Anticancer Effect

High dosage of concentrated Vitamin C has been reported to induce anticancer effects by killing of cancerous cells of mesothelioma, prostate cancer, colon cancer and other kind of cancer.High dose of vitamin C is also called as ascorbate in biological terminology....more

Can we turn 2016 losses into 2017 gains?

 New beginnings have always energized me. The challenge of a new deadline, the anticipation of a change in seasons, the turning of calendar pages to a fresh, hope-filled New Year.What if we’re still reeling from loss as the calendar page turns? Is it possible to take the hard and turn it into good in 2017? It is. ...more

Cold Cap Treatment Provides Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

Hair loss can be one of the most traumatic parts of cancer treatment. Now a new cold cap treatment is helping many women retain their hair after chemotherapy....more

Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking Your Journey with Cancer to Social Media

 A cancer diagnosis is life changing and even when you are surrounded by a network of support from family and friends, you may struggle with loneliness and feeling as if no one really understands what you are going through. As a result, it may be tempting to isolate yourself from the outside world and try to face your challenges alone. While this is a natural reaction and part of the coping process, seeking support and accepting help from loved ones can help you get through the most difficult parts of your journey with cancer....more

16 tips for throwing a successful funeral - wait, what?

The title of an online article — “4 tips for throwing a successful funeral” — caused me to do a double-take....more

Laughter & Tears Through Breast Cancer

One year ago today, I received my first chemotherapy treatment after two weeks of testing to confirm the diagnosis of breast cancer.  Looking back on this last year, I'm so thankful for the support, love and prayers of my family and friends.  I'm thankful for the team of doctors and nurses who treated me.  I'm also thankful that I've recovered from surgery and I'm healthy.  I still have two more procedures for reconstruction and will have blood tests every six months.  My energy has returned and I'm working out again - at age 55!...more

Made to live connected and close

These local Ponderosa pines intrigue me. Tall and strong, joined at the hip, each growing their own boughs and pine needles and pine cones.What happened ages ago that caused their union? And then what induced them to grow from that solid foundation into beautiful displays of individuality? ...more

My widow *brave-making* campaign

At the encouragement of a friend, I presented at this week’s IGNITE Bend event. IGNITE events are produced in places like Helsinki, Paris and New York City. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The tagline is, “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”And so I applied to be one of the speakers. Because I didn’t want to. ...more

Magical thinking never works. Also: I hate cancer.

It’s probably because I watch too much Grey’s Anatomy, but I’m always so stupidly hopeful in the face of grave illness. I naively trust in Western medicine. And homeopathic remedies. And the power prayers and positive thinking. And I just hope. Because sometimes people do get better. Sometimes miracles happen.And so many times–several in the last month, including today–I’m surprised and irrationally disappointed to know that sometimes (often times?) miracles don’t happen. And magical thinking and hope do nothing more than hurt extra....more

Grief, You Bitch.

What’s worse? Watching someone you love and care about suffer and grieve, or to grieve yourself? Exploring grief can be a dangerous task.One of my self-proclaimed characteristics is being an over-empathizer. I often see people suffering and suffer for them. It sends me into a panic or can even trigger an anxiety attack. I want to help and help and help, but sometimes all you can do is listen and listen and listen. Even that can be hard because when do you stop listening and start with the comforting words? How do you help someone grieve?...more