Essential Knowledge for a Well-informed Journey

This collection of articles will inform you on the methods used to diagnose, test and research what’s available in the world of cancer.

Contained within this broad category of helpful articles is some essential knowledge for anyone dealing with a diagnosis.

Included: Leading-edge diagnostic testing analysis, DIY research and blood test guides, analysis of breast cancer diagnostic tools, treatments and trials of different types of cancer, as well as patient experience and navigation, a traffic light guide to cancer treatments, a guide to staging cancer, and an introduction to drugs and developments in the industry.


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  • Cancer on a Budget: Anti-Cancer Strategies

    By Last Updated: October 17, 2022

    Anticancer Strategies on a Tight Budget

    Are you looking for an Anti-Cancer Plan on a tight budget? I was once asked to devise a plan for a U.S. Army veteran who was living on a pension and could not afford …

  • Cancer Stages and the Cancer Staging System

    By Last Updated: October 3, 2022

    The words “staging” and “staging system” have a special meaning when it comes to cancer. According to the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, staging means:

  • Studies Question Accuracy of Colonoscopies

    By Last Updated: October 19, 2022

    Concerns Emerge

    Colonoscopy is a reasonably effective way of finding and removing colon polyps, the benign lesions from which most colon cancers develop. The United States Preventive Services Task Force has recommended initiating colonoscopy screening at 50 years of age …

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A guide to complementary and alternative treatments, listed by our own safety rating system!

Green Light=GO. Well-Researched Approaches. These are safe to use, with few exceptions.

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  • Traffic Light Guide To CAM Treatments

    By Last Updated: October 4, 2022

    Green, Amber , Yellow, Red

     Green Light Treatments: Well Researched Approaches 


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  • The Moss Method™ – Guide to Natural Health Products

    By Last Updated: November 15, 2022

    We only recommend products we believe in.

    In general, natural medicines are as described on the label. But we also know that some foods, supplements, and natural medicine are subpar. For instance, in …

  • Understanding Clinical Trials

    By Last Updated: October 19, 2022

    Clinical trials are of paramount importance in the cancer field...

  • The Key to Cancer Prevention

    By Last Updated: October 17, 2022

    A Disease of Civilization?

    The occurrence of cancer remained rare until fairly modern times. In 1960, the Harvard-trained anthropologist and polar explorer, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, presented evidence that led him to ask if cancer was in fact, a “disease of civilization?” …

  • Why Read About Other People’s Cancers

    By Last Updated: October 17, 2022

    Good Reasons

    There are several good reasons why you should concern yourself with types of cancer other than your own. First, there is a practical matter. The medical database housed at PubMed is vast (more than 34 …

  • Mammography and the Detection of Breast Cancer

    By Last Updated: October 4, 2022

    Weighing Risks and Benefits

    Breast cancer is a terrible disease, especially in its advanced stages. It is therefore perfectly understandable, in fact quite laudable, for concerned people to want to find a way to detect this disease in its earliest stages when …

  • Molecular and Genomic Testing

    By Last Updated: October 17, 2022

    A Most Essential Topic

    Molecular and genomic testing is among the most essential topics in oncology. The fundamental question is, Can scientists analyze tissue at the molecular level to yield actionable information on treatment? Clearly, in some cases, the answer is …

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