GHS Cancer Institute personalizes hope
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
On Jan. 25, 2010, my life changed forever. It started as a regular colonoscopy and endoscopy due to terrible acid reflux, with me thinking the worst outcome would be a stomach ulcer.
After I woke, I heard the doctor telling me he found a quarter-sized tumor in my colon that he was 95 percent sure was cancerous. It seemed impossible. I was 27 years old and two short months from marrying the love of my life. I was looking forward to starting our life together with years of happiness ahead, instead of facing a life-changing obstacle.
Aspirin and cancer risk
Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 4:29 PM
Recently, an article about aspirin and cancer risk was published in the medical journal Annals of Oncology. It has received a lot of attention in the press, including local television right here in Greenville. Headlines have said that an aspirin a day can “dramatically” reduce the risk of colon cancer. I want to review the study and take a closer look at the benefits and risks discussed in the study.
Which vegetables have more pesticides?
Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 7:10 AM
n this blog, we have repeatedly recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Considerable data indicate a benefit in terms of reducing the risk of cancer, feeling better and living longer. One question that comes up is which fruits and vegetables are better or worse. One view of the question is to consider pesticide residues. The Environmental Working Group publishes a list each year of the fruits and vegetables with the lowest and highest levels of pesticide residues, as reported by government testing.