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Duane Cross

Duane Cross

A journalist for more than 30 years, Duane joined Cancer Tutor in March 2016 as executive director for digital. He spent 10 years working for newspapers before surfing the World Wide Web for 15 years with Turner. As a freelance writer and marketing business owner, Duane is uniquely qualified to cut through the "word salad" that often obscures the truth when discussing natural, integrative, and conventional treatments.

Duane's Recent Articles

If you’ve spent time researching cancer, “clinical trials” is an oft-used phrase. But what is a clinical trial? How is one started? Who can be part of a trial? Well, believe it or not, all of the above are pretty simple questions to answer. However, not all clinical trials are created equal – and there […]

Cancer survival rates are the percentage of people who survive a particular type of cancer for a specific amount of time (most often a 5-year survival rate).

We’ve all heard it: You are what you eat. For some of us, including me, that is not a good thing. But what should we eat? Plant-based diet? Keto diet? Paleo diet? Maybe one of the consumer-facing plans — Atkins, Weight Watchers, or Jenny Craig? Everybody has the answer — and yes, it is confusing. […]

The moment remains raw for Bailey O’Brien: “So there was that hopeless moment where I thought I was going to die.” “My head was spinning. I didn’t know what to think. I was very uneducated about cancer. I wondered, ‘Will I need chemotherapy? Will I need surgery? Am I going to die?’ Bailey admits she […]

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. But getting from Point A to Point B, that’s life – and what you choose to do in life may increase your chance of cancer. (Spoiler alert: Your lifestyle may increase […]

Pop culture has many iconic films featuring cannabis/marijuana — Up in Smoke, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused, Half Baked (and more). And despite the grass/joint/reefer-averse nature of TV, Showtime’s Weeds averaged 3.2 million weekly viewers across all platforms during its final season. Various geographic areas around the world also have recognizable terms […]

There is nothing as frustrating as trying everything you know to do to keep your immune system boosted — superfoods, supplements, new exercise routines, and more — only to end up getting sick. Immunotherapy helps restore or improve the immune system to where it can attack cancer cells. The goal of immunotherapy is for the body […]

Everyday people, like you, struggle to cope with the financial burden of cancer. In fact, more than 4,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. No one is prepared to deal with that diagnosis from an emotional standpoint, and the vast majority are not prepared to deal with cancer from a financial angle. At Cancer […]

In the realm of cancer, specifically breast cancer, lymphedema is rarely discussed. Nonetheless, lymphedema of the arm is one of the most common and underestimated side effects of breast cancer treatment. It is quantitatively known to negatively affect the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Surgery. Conventional medicine will have you believe […]

In 1992, Hannibal Lecter left an indelible impression on moviegoers. While recounting the murder of a census worker to Dr. Clarice Starling, the antagonist in Silence of the Lambs noted, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” In real life, your liver is much more than part of a psychopath’s […]