NEW HOPE FOR METASTATIC SKIN CANCER

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is the second most common skin cancer in the US. We don’t think of common skin cancers as being lethal but approximately the same number of people die per year from metastatic squamous cell cancer of the skin as die from melanoma....

My Frienemy The Sun

I have been watching a lot of astronomy shows lately and have come to the realization of how wonderful our sun is. Without its perfect rotation and location there would be no life on earth. Its warmth and energy help nourish and foster all life on earth. As humans, it...

The Cost of Cancer Care

As an oncologist, I try not to think about the cost of treating a patient with cancer. What I want is a good outcome. If my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I would want the best care at any cost. Wouldn’t we all? Unfortunately, there are limited resources. I am not...

Vitamin D: Are You Deficient?

HOW TO GET ENOUGH VITAMIN D Vitamin D is necessary for normal bodily functions but studies have shown that many of us are deficient in this vitamin. The more we learn about this vitamin the more evidence is mounting for its importance in the human body. It...

Cancer: The Unwanted Guest

Who wants Cancer? Not me. Not anyone I know of. Yet, cancer has touched everyone. Do you know anyone who has not had a family member, friend, work associate or neighbor without cancer? Probably not , because if you live long enough one in three women and...

The Truth About Sunshine

I grew up the sunshine state of California before all the worry about sunshine and cancer. I am pretty sure I never used sunblock although I remember the ad with the puppy pulling down the little girl’s panties to expose her white rump outlined by the red...