Blog: All cancer types

Psychological support can make a difference

When a cancer diagnosis strikes, the first step is to use medications, radiation therapy or surgery to treat it. However, many patients seem to forget how their own psychology can affect how they deal with cancer every day.

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is special, as it does not only come from food, but also the sun. Researchers recently published a map of vitamin D deficiency across Europe, which could make you think about your own vitamin D levels.

Myths about sugar, ‘catching’ cancer, microwaving and more

You have probably heard about the theory that “sugar feeds cancer”. Perhaps you have also been told that cancer is contagious and you can catch it, like the flu. What about microwaving our food? Here are some more myths that deserve to be addressed.

Myths about sugar, "catching" cancer, microwaving and more

You have probably heard about the theory that “sugar feeds cancer”. Perhaps you have also been told that cancer is contagious and you can catch it, like the flu. What about microwaving our food? Here are some more myths that deserve to be addressed.

On cancer genetics, hair loss, and… anti-perspirants

Is cancer hereditary? Does it cause hair loss itself? And will one get it if they use antiperspirant? These, and more, are myths that deserve answers.

Mobile phones, later risk from surgery, and other myths

Do mobile phones cause cancer? If a patient has surgery, will it increase the odds of cancer spreading? Let’s address some of these myths.

Patient consent forms

Fiona Nielsen is working 24/7 to promote efficient and ethical human genomic data sharing. She recently published a very interesting article on the need to modernise the "consent form".

Homeopathy and conventional cancer medicine

Homeopathy is often viewed as an alternative approach to cancer treatment. Actually, in collaboration with conventional medicine and under the doctor's guidance, it may help the patient’s body, and improve their general mental and emotional wellbeing. 

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