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Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

2018-06-06T20:30:24+00:00

By Leslie Vandever

Most of us think of cancer as being curable or not-curable, with few—if any—stages in between. But the fact is that many people live with cancer. Their disease might be in remission, or stable: their cancer isn’t gone, but it isn’t growing or spreading. For others, cancer is chronic, and kept under control […]

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness2018-06-06T20:30:24+00:00

Treat the Tumor or the Patient?

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

 

Francisco Contreras, surgical Oncologist 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 […]

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

Change our Thinking about Cancer

2018-06-06T20:47:33+00:00

By Dr. Francisco Contreras

The enormous failure of conventional therapies are not the result of procedures themselves, but why and how they are used. First, the application is supported on a false premise: Cancerous tumors are the disease. In reality, the tumors […]

Change our Thinking about Cancer2018-06-06T20:47:33+00:00

The War on Cancer: The Beginning

2018-06-07T07:46:17+00:00

by Dr. Francisco Contreras, MD.

 

 

Eradicating cancer is the greatest challenges medical science has ever faced. No other disease has had more money ore more hours of scientific study devoted to it. Since the 1920’s when the United States government first funded studies on cancer, vast resources […]

The War on Cancer: The Beginning2018-06-07T07:46:17+00:00

You Become What You Eat: Nutrient Starvation and Obesity

2018-06-07T07:47:45+00:00

  by Dr. Francisco Contreras

Can a person’s diet accelerate aging? The answer is absolutely yes. Your body functions by depending upon a steady supply of nutrient proteins and other substances needed to keep you going. Although some of the elements are produced […]

You Become What You Eat: Nutrient Starvation and Obesity2018-06-07T07:47:45+00:00

Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent

2018-06-07T06:59:42+00:00

By Dr. Francisco Contreras

Silymarin is a disease-fighting agent derived from milk thistle. Several studies have shown that silymarin is a very strong antioxidant, capable of scavenging both free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which results in a boost to cellular defense mechanisms.

For the last twenty years, […]

Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent2018-06-07T06:59:42+00:00

Every Cancer is Unique

2018-06-06T23:38:07+00:00

by Dr. Francisco Contreras

Cancers arise by progressive accumulation of random mutations. Each cell has tens of thousands of genes, and each of these genes can be altered in literally hundreds of ways. So each cancer is absolutely unique. Moreover, because cancers tend to acquire mutations more rapidly than healthy cells, they are constantly evolving – […]

Every Cancer is Unique2018-06-06T23:38:07+00:00

How Cancer Rises

2018-06-07T16:37:45+00:00

by Dr. Francisco Contreras

Throughout life, the human body accumulates mutations in the genetic material of its stem cells – cells that retain the capacity to divide. This genetic material (DNA) can be damaged by activated carcinogens derived from the environment, or by oxidant chemicals produced […]

How Cancer Rises2018-06-07T16:37:45+00:00

Fight and Prevent Cancer with Selenium

2018-06-07T16:36:48+00:00

The use of selenium in cancer therapy is motivated, in part, by substantial evidence that good selenium nutrition can reduce cancer risk. Dr. Larry Clark, and colleagues, conducted a massive double blind clinical study that recruited over 1,300 American subjects known to be at high […]

Fight and Prevent Cancer with Selenium2018-06-07T16:36:48+00:00