Do We Need Vitamins?

In Blog, Cancer, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Many of my patients ask me if they should take a vitamin or nutritional supplement. 49% of us currently use at least one supplement daily. I answer that it depends who you believe. According to the US Preventative Services Task Force in their 2014 statement, “The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.” In a word: no. They did carve out a rare exception, such as folic acid in pregnancy, or correcting a known deficiency. Many other groups …

A Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer – Finally on the Horizon!

In Blog, Cancer, Gynecology, Ovarian Cancer by Dr. Gary Goldman

In a stunning breakthrough, Dr. Martin Widschwendter recently described a blood test that can find early ovarian cancer, potentially helping to save numerous lives. As published in the December 22, 2017 issue of Genomic Medicine (https://genomemedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13073-017-0500-7), Widschwendter has demonstrated that screening for abnormal fragments of altered DNA in circulating blood can find ovarian cancer up to two years before it is otherwise clinically detectable. In this report, Dr. Widschwendter and colleagues at University College London first found multiple altered (methylated) DNA fragments common to many tumor samples from high grade serous ovarian cancers – the most common form of ovarian cancer. …

How Do I Know If There Is Radon in My House

In Blog, Cancer, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

When was the last time you had your home tested for Radon? Never? Read on… The New York State Department of Health just released this information: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found all over the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled, but the inhaled decay products deposit in the lung, where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways increasing the risk of lung cancer. There are between 900 and 1,200 radon-related lung cancer deaths in NYS each …

What is Functional Medicine?

In Blog, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Endometriosis Care, Functional Medicine by Dr. Gary Goldman

After years of study and practical experience, I am humbled and honored to share that I have passed the Certification Exam for Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is an exceptional form of medical inquiry, analysis, and care, unique for its deep and individualized perspective. Our therapeutic tools include basic, varied and profound therapies, always seeking to address the root cause and improvement of adverse symptoms and disease. I have expanded my patient base to men (!!) as well as women. I use an integrative approach to care, combining the best elements of standard medicine to the more gentle and natural approach …

Ovarian Cancer Blood Testing

In Blog, Cancer by Dr. Gary Goldman

In a stunning breakthrough, Dr. Martin Widschwendter recently described a blood test that can find early ovarian cancer, potentially helping to save numerous lives. As published in the December 22, 2017 issue of Genomic Medicine, Widschwendter has demonstrated that screening for abnormal fragments of altered DNA in circulating blood can find ovarian cancer up to two years before it is otherwise clinically detectable.