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One of the most commonly diagnosed and most devastating diagnoses to get is that of breast cancer. The numbers are staggering, especially when you consider the fact that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life. Think about that the next time you are standing in a room with other woman. While there isn’t anything we can do about the role of genetics in breast cancer, there are a number of things you can do to help decrease your risks of breast cancer.
Farah has brought to the attention of millions of people the plight of having viable Alternative Medical alternatives available for Cancer; yet not being able to access them. Farah's Story exposes the ugliness of cancer, as well as the ugliness of politicizing it. We must unite, and use her story to change the way the FDA blocks us from using certain Alternative Medical Therapies when we need it.
Ethylene Oxide, a compound found in antifreeze and used to steralize certain medical products has been making news lately due to it's possible role a series of cancer deaths involving people who worked in the same building and were exposed to the toxic chemical in St. Paul, Minnestota.
The Sonoco Inc’s Marcus Hook refinery, the second largest in the northeast erupted into a fireball that could be seen, heard and felt for miles.
While she watched the television documentary that chronicled her uphill battle against cancer Farrah Fawcett cried, but managed to slip back in to her usual personality by making an old showbiz jokes, says close friends who watched the video with her.
A Minnesota judge will make a ruling today as to whether or not the family of a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma will be forced to put their child through chemotherapy.
More sad news for sports fans came today as it was announced that former NBA player, Wayman Tisdale, succumbed to bone cancer at the young age of 44. He had been battling the cancer for the last two years.
For all you college football fans out there, the league received some sad news as it was announced that Boston College linebacker, Mark Herzlich, has been diagnosed with a form of cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma.
No one really knows what kind of cell generates Ewing’s Sarcoma, however there is reason to believe that it may be generated from one that is normally developed into the nervous system.
Dr. Colin Cambell and Thomas Cambell II have released a book detailing their diet plan drawing on project findings in rural China.
Wine sure has been getting props lately for all its health benefits. Well, you can add one more to the list! According to new research, as little as one glass of wine a day can reduce the risk of Barrett’s Esophagus, a disease of the esophagus that often a precursor to esophageal cancer. Let’s take a look at the details of this recent discovery. . .
Sure, you may joke about being “allergic” to work or having a case of the “Mondays” but could your work place actually be putting your health at risk? According to recent studies, it looks like more and more instances of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a deadly form of cancer, are being linked to exposure to benzenes in the workplace. So, what are benzenes, and might they be at your place of work? Keep reading to find out more!
Discover some alternative treatments to try before you have surgery for breast cancer.
Cancer affects people of all walks of life. It does not discriminate against age, color or status. It’s likely that you know someone, whether an acquaintance or someone near and dear to your heart, who has been touched by cancer. Perhaps you yourself have even struggled with the disease. Fortunately, scientists are learning more and more about ways to prevent and fight the big “C” – even simple, everyday changes you can make in your life or your diet. Here are just a few foods you should be adding to your anti-cancer regimen.
Imagine being locked in a room for a month while high-dose chemotherapy drugs are dripped into your body from several IVs. Your hair is gone, eliminated from previous rounds of chemotherapy. Every hour you get sicker: vomiting, diarrhea, which you have to perform on a tiny commode so the doctors can check its contents, tremendous headches, and the painful, churning feeling in your bones as the chemotherapy destroys your marrow. After your marrow is destroyed the nurses will attach a bag of clean marrow to an IV and drip it into you to recreate your immunessystem. If nothing goes wrong, like a failure of these cells to engraft properly, you’ll be out in four weeks, hopefully cancer free Or you may catch a cold from a visitor and die of pneumonia.
Breast cancer strikes 1 in 8 women in the U.S. over their lifetimes. You may be able to avoid becoming one of those women by following simple lifestyle changes.
The medicinal qualities of pineapple are recognized in many traditions in South America, China and Southeast Asia. These qualities are attributed to bromelain, a 95%-mixture of proteases. Medicinal qualities include anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, fibrinolytic and anti-cancer functions. Existing evidence derived from clinical observations as well as from mouse- and cell-based models suggests that bromelain acts systemically, affecting multiple cellular and molecular targets. For the past years an ample of studies has been performed demonstrating that bromelain has the capacity to modulate the pathways playing important roles in malignancy establishment and progression. It is now possible suggest that anti-cancer activity of bromelain consists in the direct impact on cancer cells and their microenvironment, as well as in the modulation of immune, inflammatory and haemostatic systems.
Do you love a glass of really good wine? In addition to its pleasing taste and relaxation factor, you may have heard that red wine (in moderation, of course) is even good for your heart health, among other things. Now there’s one more reason to have a glass of your favorite red during Thanksgiving dinner! Researchers have found that the antioxidant found in red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells. Since November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, let’s take a closer look at this recent discovery . . .
According to the World Health Organization, up to 70 percent of cancers are diet-related. And, over the past fifteen years, there has been growing interest in the role of specific foods and drinks in cancer prevention. One that has received particular attention is green tea— the popular beverage traditionally consumed in China and Japan. Can green tea really help you fight cancer? Let's find out. . .
Have you, or someone you know, recently been diagnosed with cancer? Receiving such a diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. In addition to preparing to undergo chemotherapy and other treatments, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to your diet to give your body the best possible chance to recover and eliminate or reduce side effects. Keep reading for some helpful information on planning a proper diet pre- and post-cancer treatment.