About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital
    About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital

    As some of you know, a while ago my oncologist and surgeon, David McDermott and Drew Wagner, asked if I'd be willing to be videotaped talking about what I think about the Renal Tumor program they offe…

    Closeup screen capture of Dr. Greene from Healthy Child video
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    Doubling Vitamin D
    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life…

    Mobilizing Support for the CIS
    Mobilizing Support for the CIS

    I just heard from Gary Kreps, Professor of Health Communication at George Mason University and e-patient pioneer, reporting about drastic cutbacks to the CIS (Cancer Information Service) programs. Exc…

    Marshalling your resources, and a parting thought
    Marshalling your resources, and a parting thought

    When you're facing a harsh disease, use every tool at your disposal. Cancer brings a hefty load of communication. Set up a support community (more…)…

    The importance of your attitude and feelings
    The importance of your attitude and feelings

    A positive attitude is good for your immune system. One nurse in my ACOR peer group wrote, "Patients who are engaged in their care and actively seek out knowledge and the best treatments automatically…

    Understanding the statistics you read
    Understanding the statistics you read

    Statistical analysis is a vital part of good medical research. But it's equally vital that patients and caregivers not get misleading impressions from the statistics and numbers they read. (more&helli…

    Cancer is no longer a death sentence
    Cancer is no longer a death sentence

    I'd heard a lot about cancer in the news, and I'd known a few people who had it. But when it hit me, the only question that mattered was, am I going to die? Is death inevitable? (more…)…

    We can easily fix the shoulder, but...
    We can easily fix the shoulder, but…

    After a simple shoulder x-ray on January 2, 2007, I learned out of nowhere that something else had shown up in my lung. Ten days later we knew what it was: Stage IV kidney cancer that had spread throu…

    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!
    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!

    Choices we make with our children can strongly influence their odds of getting cancer for the rest of their lives. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspectiv…

    Cancer Vaccine in Girls
    Cancer Vaccine in Girls

    Should all 11 and 12 year old girls be vaccinated against sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV)? Michigan appears poised to be the first state to enact this requirement for all girls enterin…

    The Bottom Line on Soy
    The Bottom Line on Soy

    In Okinawa, Japan more of the people live to be over 100 years old than any place else in the world. The Okinawa Centenarian Study examined lifetime eating habits of 600 residents of Okinawa who were …

    Healthy Ovaries after Childhood Cancer
    Healthy Ovaries after Childhood Cancer

    Children's bodies are amazing! They are capable of so much regeneration and renewal. Today when kids have cancer, often the treatment includes both radiation and multiple chemotherapeutic agents. The …

    Fathers for Organic – Part 3 of 7: A Father’s Insight
    Fathers for Organic – Part 3 of 7: A Father’s Insight

    My wife's name is Cheryl. When my youngest was a baby, she was radiant and full of life. We were enjoying parenting together, and enjoying being partners on DrGreene.com. She was responsible for the d…

    Breast Cancer and Night Light
    Breast Cancer and Night Light

    Uninterrupted hours of nighttime darkness encourage healthy melatonin levels in the blood that dramatically suppress the growth of breast tumors. On the other hand, exposure to light at night causes m…

    Cord Blood Banking
    Cord Blood Banking

    Cord Blood I love being able to help my children give gifts. For Mother's Day and for my wife's birthday, it's a treat for me to get a sense of what the kids want to give, and to provide what they nee…

    Preschool French Fries and Breast Cancer
    Preschool French Fries and Breast Cancer

    The more servings of French fries that women had eaten way back when they were preschoolers, the more likely they were to develop breast cancer as adults, according to a Harvard study in the August 10…

    Sun Cancer Soars
    Sun Cancer Soars

    Men and women born in 1970 - now in their mid-30s - already are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Shockingly, these young adults are being diagnosed with mela…

    Eczema Treatment Warning
    Eczema Treatment Warning

    The breezy television ads for certain steroid-free eczematreatment productshave always bothered me. While they don.t say anything untrue, they do incorrectly imply that this treatment is gentler and…

    Smoking Changes Kids' Genes
    Smoking Changes Kids’ Genes

    Tobacco contains many compounds capable of damaging DNA and causing cancer. When a woman smokes during pregnancy, tobacco compounds from Mom's bloodstream slip across the placenta. They can be found b…