Tag Archives: Cancer

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »

Choose Organic Foods for Cancer Protection

There has been a debate in the media for quite some time over whether organic really offer more health value than conventional foods. Organic foods (i.e., produce grown without the use of pesticides and meats coming from animals that were not raised in overcrowded pens or given feed containing man-made chemicals) are often more expensive,… Read More »