Entries by Jennifer Lessinger

June 2020 Notable News

It’s officially summer so grab a cup of coffee and soak up some vitamin D because this month we learn that both of those things can help prevent cancer. We also learn about the recall of a popular drug and the approval of some others. In addition, there’s a new blood test to diagnose liver […]

Notable News: May 2020

Just in time for summer, there are a couple of compelling reminders of why we should all be exercising more. There’s also a new map for breast cancer, and a new vaccine that we’ve all been hoping for. No, not the one for Covid-19, but this one is equally important. Oh, and, speaking of infectious […]

Notable News – April 2020

The novel coronavirus continues to dominate the news and affect just about everyone, but it’s not the only news this month. There’s a newly approved drug to treat breast cancer, some pretty cool bacteria in your gut, and a potential way to turn off cancer. We’ll get to all the good stuff but, we can’t […]

Survivors Living Strong

About a decade ago, as a member of her local YMCA, Jennifer Buckwalter happened to notice a group of people wearing matching t-shirts. She’d watch them use the equipment and go to group classes together. She was intrigued. Sometime later Buckwalter became a spin instructor at the Y and she learned the group she’d been […]

Notable News: March 2020

It’s impossible to ignore that we are in the midst of a global health crisis. We are learning about social distancing and flattening the curve. Kids are home from school, people are home from work, and there are new uncertainties every day. What is certain, is that there are preventive measures that everyone can take, […]

Notable News February 2020

February may be a short month, but there is no shortage of new and exciting cancer research and treatment news. Could cervical cancer be eliminated for good? Are prebiotics the key to stopping melanoma? Well, take a bite of asparagus and read on to find out. Vegetables are always an option for healthy eating, but […]

Notable News January 2020

From our own immune systems to turmeric, researchers are searching just about everywhere to help put a stop to cancer. The possibilities are endless and the advancements are remarkable. A new treatment or a cure could be anywhere. And, acupuncture can help, too! It turns out that acupuncture could be the solution to a particularly […]

Notable News: December 2019

While 2019 is nearing its end, there are all kinds of new beginnings in cancer research. Scientists are finding new and exciting discoveries that could lead to fine-tuned cancer treatments specific to each person, each type of cancer, and each response the body has to treatment. Using tropical flowers, mitochondria, and an off switch for […]

Notable News November 2019

If your November was feeling hairier than normal, you or someone in your life may have been participating in No Shave November. Participants in the no-shave.org cancer awareness program stop normal shaving and grooming and donate the money they would have spent to combat hair to combat cancer instead. No Shave November has been around awhile, but […]

Notable News – October 2019

Boo! It’s October, the month of all things frightful, tricks and treats, and dressing up in superhero costume. In the news this month, there’s a super scary shortage of medication that could be a nightmare for some kids, researchers may have some tricks up their sleeves to combat chemo brain, a former NFL player is […]

Notable News September 2019

September wraps up a big month of cancer awareness. It is the awareness month for childhood cancer, gynecologic cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and thyroid cancer. Awareness days bring people together to provide educational and fundraising opportunities, and they can help shine a brighter light on the need for funding and research. […]

Notable News July 2019

So much for the dog days of Summer. July was a super active Notable News month full of information. There are risks and recalls to be aware of, along with some very encouraging news about exciting new research and treatments. So, while you may not want to hear that you should probably consider getting a […]

Notable News – June 2019

It’s official! The nation’s cancer mortality rate continues to decline, says cancer.gov. The finding was revealed in this year’s annual report regarding the status of cancer in the country. The report shows that cancer death rates have continued to decline in men, women, and children from 1999 to 2016. Specifically, lung, bladder, and larynx cancers are […]

What Not to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

We don’t always talk much about how to talk to each other when illness comes calling. People tend to feel awkward and uncomfortable, often blurting out words that are meant to be encouraging and helpful, but end up being exactly the opposite. Many people just don’t know what to say but, more importantly, many people […]

Notable News May 2019

Moving into summertime, for many, means increased sun exposure, so it’s pretty good timing that May, the gateway month to summer, is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Prevention guidelines can be found at skincancer.org and include staying in the shade, avoiding tanning, and protecting your skin with clothing and sunscreen. More guidelines and tips can be found here. However, […]