Cancer Survivors Turn Radiation Masks To Art

According to Artsy, groups across the United States (and other nations) have taken radiation masks—mesh pieces molded to patents’ faces in advance of chemotherapy for head and neck cancer—and turned them into art. The groups are composed of artists, many of whom have survived cancer themselves. The results are striking, and carry an array of meaning: confrontation, reclamation, survival and more. In the process, awareness …

Medical Marijuana and Mesothelioma

Whether used as an alternative treatment or for relief from pain or nausea, people suffering from mesothelioma sometimes turn to medical marijuana. The intense vomiting that chemotherapy can induce is sometimes enough for patients to give up on the possibly life-saving treatment, which is just one of the many reasons a push for legalizing cannabis is so important in almost half the states in the …

Depressing News About Alcohol

Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in “Addiction.” More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already associate with alcohol) the results of the study showed booze can contribute to “the development of seven types of cancer, including that of the breast and liver, and now there’s …