Bob Riter

My Cancer Experience

Posted October 6th, 2015

I’ve been writing this column for nearly five years and I often make passing reference to my personal experience with cancer. Today, I wanted to share my story more fully. I first noticed a small lump under my left nipple when I was scratching my chest one summer night. I wasn’t especially concerned until a […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms – Support and Safety During Breast Cancer

Posted September 29th, 2015

Integrative oncology is really a patient, non-tumor centric treatment protocol. It leverages the benefits of many disciplines such as yoga, traditional Chinese medicine and exercise working in conjunction with conventional medicine. Mushrooms have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Japan, PSK, which is derived from mushrooms is routinely prescribed during and […]

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Adam Goodwin

Posted September 21st, 2015

Everyone who has been treated for cancer has been through difficult weeks and months. I always tell people it’s more of a marathon than a sprint. But some people never get to raise their arms at the finish line because they have to keep running. Their personal cancer marathons never end. If perseverance is the […]

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Bob Riter

Learning to Coexist With the Uncertainty of Cancer

Posted September 11th, 2015

I routinely talk with people who have just been diagnosed with cancer. They’re struggling with treatment decisions and the realization that life is suddenly different. I also talk with people with advanced cancer who are coming to terms with a poor prognosis and the realization that, in all likelihood, they will die prematurely because of […]

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