Prostate Cancer – Active Surveillance – Or Active Participation?

New results from a randomized trial comparing active surveillance of men with low or medium-risk prostate cancer with active treatment – surgery or radiotherapy followed by hormone therapy – is causing nervousness for advocates of active surveillance. A clinical trial comparing active surveillance with active treatment found that more men in the active surveillance group […]

Posted: 10/01/2016 | read the full post


Agave and Other Natural Sweeteners

We humans are born with a natural preference for sweet flavors, so it is not surprising that we enjoy our desserts. We do, however, tend to overindulge in them. It is said that we need to experience on our tongues all five of the basic tastes – sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent to feel […]

Posted: 09/21/2016 | read the full post


Integrative Therapies to Support Prostate Cancer Treatment

One in three American men with prostate cancer is treated with hormonal therapy – medications to suppress the testosterone that drives prostate cancer growth. These therapies represent a marvelous advance in prostate cancer treatment, increasing 5-year survival from 68% to 99% over the past 25 years. Still, they are not without possible problems — from […]

Posted: 09/19/2016 | read the full post


Colon Cancer Patients: Up Your Omega-3 Intake For Better Survival!

Patients and their doctors often wonder if there is a real benefit to change your diet or start taking supplements after a cancer diagnosis. The answer is yes. According to a new study – with 1600+ colorectal cancer patients — if the change you make means adding more omega-3 fats from fish and fish oil […]

Posted: 09/09/2016 | read the full post


Do Any Foods Cause or Prevent Cancer?

Discussions of food and cancer prevention in the media have long suffered from the whiplash effect. One week a study comes out saying that a specific food or beverage doubles cancer risk. Two weeks later, another states the complete opposite, asserting it’s a superfood that cuts your cancer risk in half! The result? Confused public […]

Posted: 08/26/2016 | read the full post


The Block Center

Founded over 30 years ago, the Block Center is one of the world’s leading cancer treatment facilities. An outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of the entire range of cancers, we are dedicated to providing a caring and healing environment.

Our individualized programs are designed to give you, the patient, the best opportunity to live better and to improve the overall quality of your life while you undergo treatment.


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