I planned my own funeral after ignoring deadly signs – don’t make my mistake

A mom spent two weeks planning her own funeral after ignoring the signs of bowel cancer. Tasha Thor-Straten, 49, brushed off the blood in her stool as a symptom of “work or parenting stress.” But, when the blood became “too much to bare”, Tasha reluctantly went to the GP – who referred her for a … Read more

I planned my own funeral after ignoring deadly signs – don’t make my mistake

A mom spent two weeks planning her own funeral after ignoring the signs of bowel cancer. Tasha Thor-Straten, 49, brushed off the blood in her stool as a symptom of “work or parenting stress.” But, when the blood became “too much to bare”, Tasha reluctantly went to the GP – who referred her for a … Read more

The Mystery of Why So Many Lifelong Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer May Be Solved

Smoking cigarettes is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, with tobacco products causing up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the safest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it’s also true that not … Read more

Facing terminal diagnosis, Milos Bogetic aims to play a lot of golf

Milos Bogetic, who hails from Montenegro, moved to the United States when he was 18 to attend Penn State on a basketball scholarship. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two young kids, and is currently a senior lead advisor for Chick-Fil-A. He’s also a self-admitted golf addict. But he took a detour in … Read more

New Cancer Bludgeons Vaccine at Tumor’s Defenses Better Than Ever

Modern science has a couple of tricks up its sleeve when it comes to fighting cancer. Nearly a century ago, we discovered that our immune systems can recognize and wipe out these abnormal interlopers. We’ve used this knowledge to design drugs that prevent tumors from growing and therapies that help the immune system better fight … Read more

First Patient Injected With Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus in New Clinical Trial

An experimental cancer-killing virus has been administered to a human patient for the first time, with hopes the testing will ultimately reveal evidence of a new means of successfully fighting cancer tumors in people’s bodies. The drug candidate, called CF33-hNIS (aka Vaxinia), is what’s called an oncolytic virus, a genetically modified virus designed to selectively … Read more

‘I would have paid any price’

In February last year, she underwent a radical hysterectomy, which along with the removal of her uterus, included her fallopian tubes, her cervix, part of her vagina and a large selection of pelvic lymph nodes. Her lymph nodes were, as it turns out, clear. Such radical surgery meant she did not need chemo or radiotherapy. … Read more