The Correlation Between Chronic Inflammation and Certain Cancers

Numerous studies are revealing a direct correlation between chronic inflammation and certain cancers. Cancer development appears to be linked to elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced when inflammation occurs. While acute inflammation (lasting no more than a few days) is our body’s normal response to an injury or infection, chronic inflammation may … Continued

Glycemia Index, Glycemia Load and Ovarian Cancer

For the past few weeks, we’ve been writing about current research on ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, research has yet to uncover much that we can do in our daily lives to significantly minimize our risk of ovarian cancer. For example, a study that tracked 82,000 women for 24 years graded their diets to see which of … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Recurrence Prevention

This is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of conventional oncology. Once a patient is deemed “in remission,” they are typically disconnected from care – as well as any attending support – and told to come back in three to six months where diagnostic scans or blood tests will determine if the cancer has returned.  I … Continued

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer (that affects both men and women) in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Though family history can increase one’s risk of colon cancer, the majority of people who are diagnosed have no family history … Continued

What to do when there’s “nothing left to do”

Hearing your oncologist say “there is nothing more that we can do for you” is undeniably traumatic and distressing. What he or she is essentially saying, however, is that there is nothing left in the conventionalarsenal that can be done to eradicate the cancer. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing else that … Continued

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Breast Cancer – Is There a Connection?

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for health and necessary for many functions in the body. Because they’re not produced in our bodies, they must be acquired through supplements and/or diet. Some dietary sources of omega-3s include: salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout, and flax. The metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids produces … Continued

Bilateral Mastectomies and Breast Cancer

An increasing number of women with cancer affecting one breast (unilateral) are now opting for the removal of both breasts (bilateral mastectomy), as opposed to a lumpectomy and radiation to remove the tumor. A third surgical option that some women choose to undergo is a unilateral mastectomy. Radiation is not needed after a unilateral mastectomy. … Continued