Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part 2

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year survival rate for all types of cancer has improved to 65%. Our guest …

Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year survival rate for all types of cancer has improved to 65%. Our guest …

Kelly Preston died on July 12 following a two-year battle with breast cancer

Kelly Preston Dies of Breast Cancer at 57: ‘She Was a Bright, Beautiful and Loving Soul’ “On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer,” a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical …

Cancer, Cannabis, And You

New treatments for pain and nausea are available but come pre-packaged with social stigmas. Cancer and its treatment are often painful, and doctors are always on the lookout for ways to relieve discomfort. This usually means prescribing opioids, which are an effective way to treat pain associated with tumors and chemotherapy. However, these can be …

Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecological Sources of Chronic Pain

September is a month for awareness of both pain and ovarian cancer. Chronic pain is something that many people live with and struggle with daily, and women often experience pain because of gynecological health conditions, including ovarian cancer. These conditions not only cause pain but can also trigger other symptoms and complications, but there is …

When PMS Symptoms Are Worth Getting Checked Out

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and as the fifth largest cause of cancer-related deaths in women, it’s important to be informed of the disease. In 2018, an estimated 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,070 will die. The cancer is often undetected until it begins to spread to the pelvis and …

Elephants in Pain, Part II

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and suffering often hidden from the public. Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing …

Elephants in Pain, Part I

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and suffering often hidden from the public. Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing Animal …

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and “metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant …