How Safe is an Airport Full Body Scanner?

 Step onto the body scanner platform and place your hands in the air; it’s for your safety and security.” If you’ve traveled through a U.S. airport within the past few years, you’ve probably had a government screener say something along these lines. Every day travelers are herded through the chec...

12 Things a Cancer Doctor Should Never Say

We can all agree that proper communication skills are essential for the best cancer care. While some patients appreciate a direct approach, others need a bit of hand-holding. Some cancer doctors have good “bedside” manners, displaying genuine empathy for their patients. Others can be considered b...

10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Accepting Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Radiation therapy cancer treatment uses high-powered X-rays with the intention to kill cancer cells. But radiation is inherently damaging to DNA. Radiation therapy actually works by damaging the genes (DNA) in cells. Genes control how cells grow and divide. When radiation damages the genes of can...