Is Your Life “On Call”? Five Life Lessons from an Oncologist

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I love my job. I love taking care of my patients, many of whom are terminally ill the first time I meet them. They are often seeing me to soothe their pain so they can spend their remaining days with their families, with dignity, and with some independence. It is difficult to express through words […]

Dr. Champ at IHMC Evening Lecture Series

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Watch the video on YouTube. Augmenting Cancer Therapy with Diet: Have We Found a Sweet Spot? Dr. Champ was recently invited to present his research on the link between diet and cancer diagnosis and treatment at Florida’s Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Ocala, Fla. The engaging talk was received by a standing-room only […]

Take the Pledge for Breast Cancer Awareness

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With breast cancer awareness month recently coming to a close, there is no better time to stress the importance of women taking their health into their own hands. As discussed last week, the entire point of breast cancer awareness is often lost and celebrated through cookies, cakes, and other things that can actually lead to […]

Breasts, Sugar Cookies, and Cancer Centers

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  As a radiation oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, the month of October is always a special time for me. For those of you who do not know, October is breast cancer awareness month. This annual campaign stands to promote awareness of breast cancer along with increasing the encouragement of women to take the […]

The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Where We Stand

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  The ketogenic diet has recently taken off as a potential treatment option for many medical issues, including obesity, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease.   The potent improvement in metabolic dysfunction in those who are overweight or have coronary artery disease and those with other metabolic health issues has been shown multiple times in many important […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

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  My article this week focuses on one of my favorite and rarely discussed benefits of fat: conjugated linoleic acid.   For simplicity, we will call it CLA, and to stress its importance, one of the many studies looking to supplement it to fight cancer, diabetes, or obesity recently took place.1 It showed some potential […]

Hormesis: The “Healthy” Stress?

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  For millions of years, humans have been surrounded by stressful and unfavorable events and times, ranging from plagues and droughts to periods of war and starvation.   Most would consider these events anything but good, and few would consider them beneficial in any way. But what if some so-called terrible, stressful events actually were […]

An Introduction: A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer

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  Caveman Doctor often discusses ketogenic diets in his posts and podcasts (whatever a podcast is).  However, he frequently gets questions regarding a ketogenic diet as well as those asking for a simple description.  Therefore, he set out to explain a ketogenic diet and cancer in less than 1,000 words.     A Ketogenic Diet […]

Surrounding Ourselves with Carcinogens: When in Rome

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  Caveman Doctor watches very little television (ever since the National Geographic living room fiasco on ’95).  However, he was recently watching Rome, which along with John Adams and Parks and Recreation, is possibly the greatest show ever created.  They actually ran out of money and crammed several seasons into Season 2, providing Caveman Doctor […]

Carbohydrate Reduction for Breast Cancer?

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  Caveman Doctor was recently published in the International Journal of Breast Cancer regarding the current dietary guidelines for breast cancer patients and whether these recommendations are actually based on solid data, as well as the links between high blood glucose (and insulin) and worse outcomes for cancer patients. He also takes a look at […]

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