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Why Do Cancer Surgeons Cure More Patients Than Medical Oncologists?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Surgery remains the most curative form of cancer treatment. While the reasons for this are many, the most obvious being earlier stage of disease and the better performance status of the patients, there are other factors at work. Surgeons tend...
Lowering Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer - Nuts and Woody Allen
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
In the 1973 Woody Allen movie ”Sleeper,” Miles Monroe (played by Allen), is the nerdy owner of the Happy Carrot health food...
Cure the Curable, Treat the Treatable and Avoid Futile Care
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
During my interview with Jeff Michaels on the March 28, 5:00 P.M. Fox News, we explored the themes of my current book,...
Outliving Cancer: Surviving Even Deadly Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
My book of the same title (Outliving Cancer, Basic Health 2013) is an exploration of cancer biology through the lens of...
Assessing the Benefit-Risk Ratio of Nitrates
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Many readers may have come across a recent report linking the consumption of processed meats (sausage, bacon cold cuts, etc.)...
The Bad News is, You're Going to Survive
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
There is a common tendency on the part of cancer patients, upon receiving their diagnosis, is to act as if their life is over...
Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Survival and When to Put Patients on a Diet
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Last week, I had a discussion with a friend and colleague regarding our work and its application to cancers of almost every...

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