With greeting cards featuring tableaus of fishing, golfing and barbecuing with Dad, I can't help missing my father-in-law and feeling the void of his absence. I try to look back with fondness at all the great memories he made with my family, but the pain stings and I'm left feeling bitter that he was taken too soon.
The world of cancer is omnipresent. There is chemotherapy, PICC lines, steroids, diagnostic scans, blood thinners and the stigma of a grim disease and a journey I do not wish to travel. But I am also cradled in the love of a truly astonishing group of friends, colleagues, a wonderful husband and family. It is what I hang on to.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.
Millions of people have experienced that dreaded moment when your heart drops hearing the words that a loved one has cancer. This happened to me last September. I was in my mother's kitchen, the sun coming through the window, my mother standing next to the sink. The words cancer coming from her mouth made my heart come to screeching halt.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador has announced $3-million to launch a colon cancer screening program.The Health Department says the progra...