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Who wants a colonoscopy?

If you are over 40 years old, you may want to consider it.  The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently published a study last month “Colorectal Cancer Incidence Patterns in the United States, 1974–2013” showing that our risk of colorectal cancer is now back...

Opioids are not the problem

I prescribe opioids every day. Opioids are effective, relatively inexpensive, and safe. In general, if you take too many, you fall asleep which typically prevents you from taking more. Cancer patients can experience severe pain. Pain occurs when the cancer has eaten...

The “C” Word Event: In the Media

Word is getting out about the free program and documentary viewing of The "C" Word this Wednesday, June 28th. Dr. Gullett was recently featured on WTVC's This 'N That with James Howard, as well as WRCB’s 3 Plus You, to discuss the event. She also received this amazing...

WTH Okinawa?

WTH Okinawa?

Seriously, what happened? We loved you. Okinawa had earned the respect of doctors, researchers and health experts all over the world. All of us who work every day to improve the general population’s health. We wanted to be Okinawan. We needed Okinawa to show us the...

The “C” Word: FREE Documentary Viewing

Cancer...are we treating the disease or just a symptom?  Join us for a viewing of a documentary that asks tough questions about cancer treatment - The C Word. Following the documentary, there will be a Q&A session hosted by: Erlanger Physicians, Dr. Norleena...

Ever Heard of The Blue Zones?

A couple of years ago I read Dan Beuttner’s book The Blue Zones.  Mr. Beuttner is a National Geographic Explorer and he traveled the globe in search of places where people live the longest, with low rates of chronic disease. He identified 5 places which he called...

Life after Cancer Treatment

I never was told what to expect after cancer treatment. I was so happy to be done, but at the same time there is this fear. “Is it really over?” and “What if it comes back?” Let’s face it, a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Sometimes, it isn’t fully realized until...

Optune: Sci-fi or Science?

Science Fiction or Science? Dr. Gullett offers the newest treatment for brain tumors at Erlanger Health System. Tumor treating fields are a radical new way of treating a brain tumor called a “GBM” or glioblastoma mutiforme. You may have seen photos on the internet or...

Why Isn’t your Doctor a Woman?

Have you heard about the latest JAMA study? People with female doctors die less and are less likely to have to go back to the hospital. The results of the recent Harvard study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) confirms what several...

Skin Care Products That May Harm Your Health

My girlfriends recently asked me what skin care products are “safe” to use. Meaning skin care products that don’t put them or their families at risk for cancer. From a scientific standpoint, it is a complex question that requires a thorough review of the literature. I...

Chemo Brain Is Real

Not that anyone who has received chemo really doubted it, however we now have official guidelines to treat it. Recently the “NCCN”, or National Comprehensive Cancer Network, established guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of two conditions resulting from...

Mmmm…Dark Chocolate

I eat it every day. I justify the cost by reminding myself of the health benefits. High quality dark chocolate (> 60% cacao) with minimal sugar can be an expensive habit. A dark chocolate bar can run from $3-9 but it’s a lot cheaper than being on a statin or having...

How An Oncologist Prevents Cancer

I know cancer. I know how cancer starts, how it survives and why it multiplies. I know why it spreads, where it likes to go, and the devastation it leaves behind. I am a radiation oncologist and I treat cancer every day. So when I get home at night, I think about how...

Is There A “Natural Cure” for Cancer?

Depends on what you consider “natural”. I support Integrative Oncology: using state-of-the-art chemo/radiation/surgery to cure cancer while integrating complementary treatments such as acupuncture, nutrition, massage, mind-body techniques to manage side effects. I am...

8 Behaviors That Increase Your Risk of Disease

Data from the 2010 World Economic Forum and presented in the AON Hewitt 2012 Health Care Survey. Reviewed on the  Enabling Healthy Decisions Blog by George Van Antwerp If you want to improve your health, a good place to start are the 8 behaviors listed on the left in...

Sign a Waiver to Take Your Vitamins?

If your child is admitted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia you may need to do just that.  Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases, describes the hospital's new policy of requiring parents to sign a waiver if they plan to administer over-the-counter...

Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

Sorta. Intermittent Fasting (IF) can help prevent cancer because if done correctly, it lowers caloric intake, which reduces body fat, which we KNOW prevents cancer. Here is what we know: Obesity is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. Being overweight...

Palliative Care – Not just for Doctors

Sometimes when I recommend a Palliative Care consultation to my patients, they seem hurt and surprised, as if I'm giving up on them. Quite the opposite, I want them to have the best quality of life possible for the amount of time they have left. While chemotherapy,...

Chemicals causing cancer?

Check out Take Part's recent article on California's Safer Consumer Products Law Author Christina Hoag writes that California lawmakers are "implementing the Safer Consumer Products Law to regulate toxins in household products, changing the traditional chemical policy...

Exercise, weight control reduce risk of breast cancer

Exercise, weight control reduce risk of breast cancer Modifiable Risk Factors. That is what physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are called when it comes to the risk of breast cancer. I think it is important that we emphasize to women (and men) that they...

In Their Words

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“Dr. Gullett was fantastic. I cannot dream of better care. Nursing staff was terrific. I have already recommended Dr. Gullett to friends.”

“I was very pleased with my time here. Everyone was so nice.”

“I'm glad I had to come from Cleveland...I love Dr. Gullett. Thank you all so much.”

“Very professional. Always felt comfortable...especially with Dr. Gullett.”