Milk thistle is not only good for your liver – it can protect you from the toxic effects of chemotherapy, too

You’ve probably heard of milk thistle, even if you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or what it can do for your health. In fact, there’s a chance you see it growing wild all the time and don’t even realize the power this humble weed possesses. Milk thistle has many great qualities, but it … Continue reading Milk thistle is not only good for your liver – it can protect you from the toxic effects of chemotherapy, too

Cancer radiation “treatment” claims proven FALSE: New study proves higher doses do not improve survival in prostate cancer patients

Radiation therapy isn’t anybody’s idea of a good time, but each year, thousands of people undergo the treatment in hopes of curing their cancer. If it can save your life, the side effects are worth it, right? Unfortunately, there’s one small problem with this line of reasoning: Radiation does not always improve a person’s chances … Continue reading Cancer radiation “treatment” claims proven FALSE: New study proves higher doses do not improve survival in prostate cancer patients

Radiation therapy for cancer causes brain damage, disrupting taste and smell

Doctors have known for some time that radiation treatment for cancers of the head and neck can often result in changes to a patient's sense of smell or taste, but they have attributed this effect mostly to temporary destruction of taste buds. But according to a study published in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology in July 2013, … Continue reading Radiation therapy for cancer causes brain damage, disrupting taste and smell

Radiation therapy for brain cancer found to cause significant damage to the brain

Radiation therapy (RT) may be seen as an effective method in treating cancer, but it comes at a high cost. New research shows that RT does not just kill brain tumors, but even the healthy tissue surrounding them, causing significant damage in the brains of patients. The study was done by researchers at the University of … Continue reading Radiation therapy for brain cancer found to cause significant damage to the brain