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7 Health Benefits of Antioxidant-Rich Tart Cherries

By: Karen Ambrosio, Oncology Wellness Specialist -- Did you know that just one ounce of Montmorency cherry juice can provide the consumer with a day's worth of antioxidants? Learn more about the health benefits of tart cherries in this week's wellness bulletin. (Click photo to read article.)

Turmeric and Curcumin: The Pros and Cons

Widely known as “Indian saffron”, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice with very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years in Southeast Asia. India produces most of the world’s turmeric crop and consumes 80% of it.

Artie’s Experience, #1: Some Background on My Prostate Cancer and Proton Treatment

At age 62, Artie was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had a successful prostatectomy, but seven years later, his PSA levels began to rise again, meaning there may be residual prostate cancer cells in his body. Here, Artie discusses his plan of action for fighting this recurrence.

The Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

By: Karen Ambrosio, Oncology Wellness Specialist -- Bell peppers are high in vitamins C and K, and are a source of beta carotene, potassium, folic acid, fiber, and flavonoids. Red bell peppers have significantly higher levels of nutrients, and they become a good source of lycopene, which may help to protect against prostate cancer as well as cancers of the bladder, cervix, and pancreas.

Survivor Spotlight: Cervical Cancer Survivor Liz McQuade Pays It Forward

It is not often that we get a second chance in life, but British-born Liz McQuade is living proof that it can happen. This go-round, she plans to make every day count.

Survivor Spotlight: RB Juneau’s Proton Therapy Experience

RB Juneau knows the ingredients for a quality life. He has been married to his wife Mary for almost 50 years, raised three children, and is the proud grandfather to five more. The energetic 69-year-old takes care of his health and stays fit by walking six miles every morning. That is why he was stunned when a minor surgical procedure revealed that he had prostate cancer.

Survivor Spotlight: Alan Margolies on Early Cancer Detection, Survivorship, & Keeping a Zest for Life

“It’s frightening to find you have cancer. There’s an uneasiness – you’re moving into something unknown,” says Alan Margolies. But Alan placed so much trust in Dr. Ackerman and the quality of the practice that he “never had a doubt he would be okay.”

Survivor Spotlight: Pat Killingsworth Blazing the Trail to Survivorship

When 57-year-old Pat Killingsworth was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007, he never dreamed how the disease would change his life. Given only three to four years to live, the ex-history teacher turned successful real estate professional got busy learning all he could about bone marrow cancer.