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“Survivors Survive”: A Song. A Video. Words to Live By! by Ryan Hamner

// The last few weeks have been crazy! As some of you may know, I wrote and recorded a new song entitled, “Survivors Survive”. The song was written for people who have been affected by cancer, an “anthem” for people who have survived cancer or are surviving cancer! Because whether you have defeated cancer or are defeating cancer, you are surviving! “Survivors Survive” was recorded in October and released on November 30th. I desperately wanted to make a [...]

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Lung Cancer: About it, Causes and Prevention – by Dr. Shashi Sharma

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer that I deal with on a daily basis. The usual route that one takes to my office starts with a chest x-ray or CT-scan of the chest which is done by some other physician for a symptom such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The chest x-ray is abnormal showing a spot or a mass—ranging in size from a pea to a grapefruit. Patients and their families are appropriately [...]

Skin Cancer: The Types of Skin Cancer, How to Prevent It, and Treatment Options – by Dr. Joshua Lane

// Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. There are hundreds of different types of skin cancers; however, the most common types include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The first two (basal and squamous cell carcinoma) are directly related to sun exposure. Melanoma is linked to both sun exposure and genetic tendencies. Use of tanning beds has been proven correlation to the incidence of melanoma. The key to management of skin cancer of [...]

“Another Chance Tonight” – The Jack Grugin Story as Told by His Mom and Dad

A little over a year ago, I wrote a song for my friend Jack Grugin who battled a brain tumor. Jack was a fighter and beat all of the odds. He kept his chin up, fought and inspired people all the way up until his last moments. After seeing Jack at hospice, a comment from his mom inspired me to write the song, "Another Chance Tonight" which is on my new EP. Little did I know that Jack really did [...]

The Story of a 2nd Grader’s Battle with Cancer as Told by Mother Sharla Davenport

In 2006, Delaney Davenport was a second grader at Troy Elementary School. In early February of that year, she began complaining of a stomach ache. After several trips to the local child health center and several, "oh she's okay, it’s just constipation, take this laxative and everything will be alright" diagnoses, we FINALY stumbled on a doctor during an asthma attack who was fussing at me as a mother because I had not brought Delaney in to get her [...]

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Omega-3s and Turmeric Kill Cancer

Since I'm a 4-time survivor of cancer, I find myself always trying to keep up with the latest in medical research and supplements. A big part of my life is supplementation and prevention. I try to eat right, exercise and take natural supplements that have been proven to prevent, fight and even kill cancer. I've always known that omega-3's were great for the body. They help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, stabilize mood, improve memory and clear up skin, [...]