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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Our pets have become full-fledged family members of our households. Are you aware that there are more households with pets (43 million!) than with children? We pamper them with days at the spa, take them on vacations and include them in family pictures. And, like full family members, we grieve for them when they get […]

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Aspirin-the wonder drug

Aspirin-the wonder drug

I wanted to continue to discuss the fabulous news reported this week in the Lancet. A single daily low dose aspirin (81 mg) reduced the risk of developing and dying from certain types of cancers!! I repeat, one aspirin a day prevented cancer! This is a big deal and puts aspirin right up there with […]

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Aspirin-for only a few cents a day you can prevent cancer!

Aspirin-for only a few cents a day you can prevent cancer!

Some exciting news was reported yesterday on the cancer front. People who took a daily low dose of aspirin had a 24 percent lower rate of developing cancer after three years! And, those who took the daily dose of any size aspirin were 37 percent less likely to die from disease after 5 years than […]

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Five year survival data mean nothing

Five year survival data mean nothing

I’ve been telling you for years that in order to make an informed decision, it’s important to discuss the pros and cons of treatment options with your physician. I made a special point of this when it came to breast and prostate cancer screening. Well, it turns out when it comes to screening and cancer […]

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Discouraging News On The Melanoma Front

Very troubling news came was released last week. Despite numerous efforts to encourage people to wear sunscreens, only 1 in 4 children regularly use them. To make matters worse, researchers say more than half of the children in the study also reported having a sunburn in the previous summer. If you sunburn in childhood, you […]

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