1 04, 2014

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

2018-06-07T00:31:08-08:00

Oncology is gradually embracing the approach my father started 50 years ago, focusing on adding years of quality to his patients lives versus destroying tumors at any cost. This concept is managing cancer as a chronic illness. Most patients, when they first come to treatment, ask me to do whatever it takes to get rid [...]

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness2018-06-07T00:31:08-08:00
10 03, 2014

Exercise for Cancer?

2018-06-06T21:47:20-08:00

Exercise to prevent and keep Cancer from returning? Are you kidding me? Who feels like exercising when they have stage 3 or 4 cancer? You should. Old school medicine said to go home, take it easy, get plenty of rest, right? WRONG! Harvard says Exercise for Cancer! Here's what I mean: "A 2005 study [...]

Exercise for Cancer?2018-06-06T21:47:20-08:00
26 02, 2014

Treat the Tumor or the Patient?

2018-06-07T15:03:15-08:00

  Dr. Francisco Contreras, Director Oasis of Hope hospital Should we be treating The Patient or the Tumor? It's an age old question, treat the Patient or the Tumor? Modern cancer therapies are primarily concerned with ridding the body of tumors. If the tumor shrinks or disappears, modern therapies of chemo, radiation, considers [...]

Treat the Tumor or the Patient?2018-06-07T15:03:15-08:00