The Cancer Journeys Foundation Blog

By | 2016-08-23T17:19:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

What cancer survivors need to know for their Cancer Journeys by Robert Warren Hess As of this writing, I am 3 months into my 13th year as a prostate cancer survivor. I believe I may be at the very beginning of my prostate cancer recurrence, but it's too early to tell. I'm tracking my semi-annual [...]

David Steindl-Rast on how to find happiness.

By | 2018-08-01T17:11:29+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

You've Got to Be Ready for Happiness There are so many talks and books written about happiness. David Steindl-Rast presents a very different path to happiness. Simply choose to be grateful first. Take 5 minutes and listen to his talk. Then, offer to do a chore for a cancer survivor. https://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful [...]

Great Nonprofit Awards Campaign

By | 2018-07-23T16:26:50+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

We're honored to be nominated for a GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award We love the work we do supporting cancer survivors and helping men find their prostate cancer early while they are most treatable. GreatNonprofits is running a campaign that lets people share their stories about how nonprofits are helping them or their communities. We would [...]

Agent Orange and Ischemic Heart Disease

By | 2018-07-20T09:25:54+00:00 July 20th, 2018|prostate cancer detection|

Agent Orange and Ischemic Heart Disease - a Causal Link Most Vietnam veterans are aware that Agent Orange is considered a direct cause of prostate cancer.  However, in 2010 the Department of Veterans Affairs added heart disease to the list of medical conditions related to Agent Orange exposure. Read this post by #Amanda Dolasinski, [...]

Building my anti-cancer immunity

By | 2018-05-12T16:45:10+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Cancer battle plan, Exercise & Fitness|

Building Immunity Against Cancer Cancer now touches one in every two American families, making cancer awareness and prevention something we need to pay attention to everyday. Our own immune system is our first and best line of defense against. The question is, what can we do to prevent cancer or cancer recurrence? The answer [...]

Immune-stimulating Agents Completely Eliminate Solid Tumors In Mice

By | 2018-03-12T09:22:48+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Cancer treatments|

A recent study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting very small amount of immune-stimulating agents into solid tumors in mice completely eliminated all traces of the cancer. The researchers believe this method could become an effective and relatively inexpensive cancer therapy that does not result in the adverse side effects often [...]

Doctors Can Now Book Rides on Lyft for Their Patients

By | 2018-03-05T11:15:54+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Cancer Survivorship|

Doctors Can Now Book Rides on Lyft for Their Patients Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new integration with electronic health records (EHR) company Allscripts Monday, allowing doctors to book rides for patients through Lyft’s service. The step comes just a few days after competitor Uber announced a new healthcare initiative, although both companies have been [...]

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

By | 2017-11-10T11:57:46+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Cancer prevention, prostate cancer detection|

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer Today is Veteran's Day observed in 2017, and prostate cancer is one of the war's last legacies. Agent Orange was one of several "rainbow herbicides" deployed in Vietnam, but Agent Orange was the most dangerous because of its use of TCDD (tetrachlorodibenso-P-dioxin). More than 2.5 million U.S. service personnel [...]

NCI-funded TMIST trial to compare 2-D and 3-D mammography is open

By | 2017-10-16T08:05:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Cancer trials|

NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first randomized trial to compare two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is now open for enrollment. The study was developed by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and the National Cancer [...]

A Masters Track Cycling World Championship Ride for Cancer Survivors

By | 2017-11-12T11:25:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Cancer Survivorship, cycling events|

2017 Masters World Track Cycling Championships - Velosports Center, Los Angeles Well, my ride day at this year's masters championships finally hit and I had the opportunity to compete against 11 other riders in the 500 meter time trial for my age group. If you've been following me on Facebook, you know that this [...]

2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

By | 2017-10-03T08:02:19+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer Events, cycling events|

The 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo a Great Success By Robert Hess The volunteers arrived well before dawn Sunday morning, October 1st, to set up registration and breakfast for the 600 riders who would be part of the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Dawn broke with the [...]

Cycling to Stop Cancer

By | 2017-08-18T11:03:21+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Cancer battle plan, cycling events|

Cycling to End Cancer One of my jobs here at the Cancer Journeys Foundation is to raise awareness of the need to support America's 15+ million cancer survivors. One of the ways I do that is through my weekly cycling program, on the road and in the velodrome. This year I'm thrilled to be [...]

“CJ” the Cancer Survivor Mascot Visits Italy . . .

By | 2017-06-22T18:28:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer recurrence, Cancer walks|

"CJ," the Cancer Journeys Foundation Mascot, Visits Italy . . . I'm a 15-year cancer survivor and after I realized that I was going to survive past my treatment period and hit my 'new normal,' I began to think about what I could do to help other cancer survivors. I hope that some of the things [...]