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Neuropathy Awareness Week: Acupuncture can ease peripheral neuropathy


As any cancer patient knows, the side effects of cancer treatment can be troubling. If left untreated, they can also delay or interrupt your treatment.

An especially bothersome side effect of cancer is peripheral neuropathy. This condition includes numbness, burning, tingling, muscle weakness, loss of balance and consistent or sporadic pain. It occurs when nerves in the body are damaged by chemotherapy, surgery, radiation treatment, tumors that press on nerves or other causes.

How an oncologist helps prevent cancer

I know cancer. I know how cancer starts, how it survives and why it multiplies. I know why it spreads, where it likes to go and the devastation it leaves behind. 

I am a radiation oncologist and I treat cancer every day. So when I get home at night, I think about how to prevent cancer. Like you, I want to protect myself and my loved ones from this epidemic. Here are my thoughts based on the current medical literature:

Melanoma Monday: Safe sunscreen choices


May is Melanoma Awareness Month, a time to raise melanoma awareness and promote ways to prevent skin cancer. As the most common cancer type, skin cancer affects more than 3.5 million people each year in the United States. The good news is this type of cancer can largely be prevented by limiting harmful exposure to UV rays.

Staying in the shade when you’re outside is one way to limit exposure, but if fun in the sun is on your summer agenda, follow these tips to help protect your skin.

Congratulations, Cleveland Clinic

I would like to formally congratulate Cleveland Clinic on the opening of a Chinese herbal ward in its Center for Integrative Medicine. As an established academic medical center with an excellent reputation for cardiology, urology, and many other disciplines, the Cleveland Clinic is in a unique position to bring attention to the use and value of herbal therapies as part of a formal treatment plan.

Eat your veggies? ‘5-a-day’ may not be enough


A key to lowering your risk of cancer and heart disease and living a longer life may be to eat seven or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day, say researchers from University College London. They argue five servings of fruit and veggies simply isn’t enough to prevent disease and increase longevity.

Pelvic pain and ovarian cysts: Do they mean cancer?


While pain is a common symptom of a woman’s period, it might seem uncommon if you’re having persistent pelvic pain. It might come every month for a few months, then stop. Or you might feel it randomly throughout the month, with no association with your period at all.

In this age of self-diagnosis, pelvic pain is just a Google search away from a cancer diagnosis.

Fertility preservation for people with cancer who want kids


Being told you have cancer and that it may affect your fertility can be devastating for people who haven’t started a family. Fortunately, the dream of having a child may be possible, thanks to continuing advances in fertility preservation. During Infertility Awareness Week, we explore the challenges people with cancer who want kids are facing, as well as the potential options available to them.