David Lingle

‘At most I had 10 years to live’

My name is David Lingle and I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) on Oct 31, 2011, while having routine lab work done. After having bone marrow testing, I went to an oncologist for the…

Pediatric brain cancer

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Brain cancer is the deadliest childhood cancer in the United States, now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer, The Associated Press reports. Government…

Types of Leukemia: AML, ALL, CML, CLL, HCL

Leukemia is a cancer of early blood-forming cells, most frequently of the white blood cells although some leukemias begin on other blood cell types. Leukemia can be described as fast-growing (acute) or slow growing (chronic).…

man smoking a cigarette

What is cancer?

You’ve heard of cancer. Likely there are people in your family who have faced cancer. But what is cancer, really? Until you are faced with the reality, cancer is something that happens to someone else.…

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Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Initial Comments CAUTION: Melatonin should NOT be used by people with leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Melatonin’s beneficial effect on immunity could worsen immune system cancers. Calcium supplements should also be taken with…

Special considerations for unique cancers

Introduction At the bottom of this web page are links to several articles on specific types of cancer, such as liver cancer, multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, etc. However, there are some general comments that apply…