Survival Statistics

Can Your Physician Really Predict How Long You Have to Live? One of the most common sources of distress after a diagnosis of cancer is being told that you have “X” number of months or years to live. This is often presented in the form of a risk-based percentage, such as “a 30 percent chance […]

Posted: 06/01/2015 | read the full post


Creamy Mushroom Soup

3                Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1                pound mushrooms (of your choice), sliced ½ to 1        teaspoon sea salt (or to taste) ¼               teaspoon pepper 1 ½            Tablespoon dry sake or white wine (optional) 1              large onion, chopped 4                cloves garlic, crushed 4½           cups Basic Vegetable […]

Posted: 05/29/2015 | read the full post


Chocolate Chip Cookies

1½       cups organic whole wheat pastry flour ½         cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) ½         teaspoon baking powder ½         teaspoon baking soda ¼         teaspoon sea salt 1          egg, from free-range hen, lightly beaten ½         cup brown rice syrup ½         cup pure agave syrup ½         cup high-heat canola oil OR non-hydrogenated buttery spread (Earth […]

Posted: 05/21/2015 | read the full post


The Myth of “False Hope”

By Keith Block, MD Hope is believing in spite of the evidence, and then watching the evidence change. – Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine Physicians who offer cancer patients innovative but “unproven” therapies are often criticized for providing false hope. The basic line of reasoning here is that, without definitive evidence from randomized clinical trials […]

Posted: 05/18/2015 | read the full post


Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad 2                cups cooked black beans 1                stalk celery, diced (optional) ¼               cup chopped red onion 1                large fresh tomato, chopped 2                ears of corn, kernels removed (seasonal & optional) ¼               cup extra virgin olive oil 3                tablespoons brown rice vinegar 2                tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 1½             teaspoons prepared yellow mustard ¾              […]

Posted: 05/15/2015 | read the full post

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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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Skokie, IL 60077
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