Coping With Life as a Cancer Patient


The fear of cancer hangs over most of us like a black cloud. Indeed, almost everyone has seen a friend or relation struggle with the disease. When it finally strikes, however, most of us are still shocked. A New Life Cancer patients will often tell you that their diagnosis marked a watershed in their life. Things that once seemed important no longer matter, while those they took for granted...

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Treat and Prevent Cancer


The extent to which food can heal physical and mental illness is a source of major controversy. Indeed, you can hardly open a magazine or browse social media without reading about someone who cured their cancer with raw carrots and steamed broccoli! Naturally, oncologists worry that such claims encourage patients to ditch conventional treatment altogether. Cancer Cancer is not a single disease...

Will There Ever Be a Cancer Cure?


Sooner or later every doctor is asked the same question, “will there ever be a cure for cancer?” And no doubt many of them, haunted by the memory of children with leukemia or young mothers with breast cancer, wonder the same. Of course, there has been no lack of effort. In the 1970s, President Nixon even declared war on the disease, and yet, over 40 years and $200 billion later, it...

Why Cancer Is so Common – And so Hard to Cure


Your body is constantly decaying and rebuilding itself. And I don’t mean ‘sort of’ decaying or ‘figuratively’ regenerating, I mean it is literally dying and re-growing parts of itself at a rate we can barely comprehend. Since you started reading this article already millions of your cells will have died. Look at a window for a moment, you see those tiny particles...

Can Guanabana Cure Cancer?


To say that a substance can ‘cure’ cancer is highly misleading. There is currently no known cure for cancer and if there were, you can rest assured you would know about it by now. There are many treatments for cancer but currently the most effective of these include chemotherapy and surgery – both of which are invasive and dangerous in their own right. Likewise, it is also true that certain...

How to Check for Testicular Cancer


Nobody likes to think about cancer if they don’t have to and as such it can be easy to miss potential signs of a problem early on. Prevention is always better than cure and the earlier you can spot the signs of cancer the sooner you can address it before it travels further. 99% of testicular cancer cases can be cured if checked early enough – this is not a case of ‘ignore it and it...

Melanoma: Symptoms, Treatments, Tests, Causes, and Cures


Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which develops in the melanocytes. The melanocytes are the cells which produce melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its color. While this is typically where melanoma originates it may also begin in the internal organs or eyes. This is the most serious deadly form of skin cancer. Symptoms It is possible for melanoma to develop anywhere on the body although they...

Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments and Prevention


Mesothelioma is a rare cancer found in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin lining of tissue covering most internal organs such as the lungs and heart. Mesothelioma is categorized by the organ which is affected. The most frequent occurrence is the lungs; this type is called pleural malignant mesothelioma. More rarely the tissue surrounding the heart, abdomen, or testicles may be affected...

Debunking Common Cancer Myths


When it comes to scary diseases, there are few more frightening than cancer which can strike at any time and will have touched almost all of our lives in one way or another. While a healthy fear is probably no bad thing if it means we treat the condition with a bit more respect though, this often gets out of hand as is evidenced by the many cancer myths you hear and that are circulating the net...

What Does Pancreatic Cancer Fear Most – The Thunder God Vine or a 15-Year-Old Boy?


Writing “health news” articles for a living, one cannot help but notice that sometimes there seems to be a “disease of the day,” meaning that a number of seemingly-unrelated studies and news releases show up at the same time, about the same disorder or condition. The “disease of the day” one day last week was pancreatic cancer. One research study and one news...

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH, has been involved in health communications since 1991. Shortly after obtaining her Master of Public Health degree, she began her career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Juliette now lives in Europe, where she launched ServingMed(.)com, a small medical writing and editing business for health professionals all over the world.

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