As we continue to promote John Johnson's Run for Cancer, which benefits a local fund to help cancer patients, it's also a good time to share ways to stay healthy.
A group of doctors meet every Wednesday in Meridian to talk about specific cancer patients. Some of the best minds in the field share information that could improve their conditions.
New ways of treatment is a major part of the discussion. Dr. John Voss says, why give certain treatments to a patient if it won't work? He said it only exposes that patient to more side effects. Voss said in the future chemotherapy will be tailored, based on the patient's DNA. Voss said he feels good about new technology.
"Ten years from now, the future's wide open," Voss said. "And there's a tremendous amount of research that's going on and will continue to go on."
I'll be running this Saturday in the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Ala., in support of the Anderson Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund. Information on donating is available at the link below.