Browse Category: Cancer
From a recent study out of Poland, there is evidence for a direct relationship between several lifestyle factors and breast cancer risk.
What do you know about cervical cancer? If you’re a woman, you may know more about this type of cancer than your male counterparts . . . or maybe you don’t. Considering that cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women worldwide, you might want to learn what you can about cervical cancer – and as soon as possible. Well, we’re here to help! Keep reading for the lowdown on cervical cancer, including causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Did you have a mom (or maybe you’re that mom) who always said “make sure to eat your broccoli”? As many benefits as broccoli has for your internal health, you may soon see a benefit for the outside of your body. A recent discovery indicates that broccoli sprout extract boosts the body’s natural ability to protect itself against the ultraviolet solar rays that causes skin cancer. Let’s look at the details of this discovery . . .
If you have a television, radio, or subscribe to just about any newspaper or news magazine, then you know of the recent diagnosis of Senator Ted Kennedy: a brain tumor. And while Senator Kennedy's diagnosis has brought more attention to brain cancer over the past few weeks, the truth is that it is a disease felt by common people everywhere with thousands suffering in the United States alone. Could you be at risk? Keep reading for more information on brain cancer, including risk factors and symptoms.
Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States? The American Cancer Society estimates that there are 145,000 new cases of colorectal cancer every year, and 56,000 deaths. However, that trend may be on its way to changing. A team of scientists claim that they have discovered a pattern of chemical changes in subjects who were diagnosed with pre-cancerous polyps—a finding that could help detect colon cancer earlier than current testing methods. Let’s take a look at this exciting discovery . . .
If you could do one little thing to help prevent cancer, wouldn’t it be worth a try? It could even be a small thing, perhaps something as simple as brewing a cup of tea in the morning. Oh wait – it is that simple! A new study reveals that drinking green tea may help protect against breast cancer. Find out more about this exciting discovery . . .
Do you remember the days when cancer wasn’t talked about openly? Thank goodness those days are over! These days, you probably have taken a pro-active approach when it comes to cancer. As you continue to learn about different kinds of cancers, don’t forget throat cancer! Keep reading for the lowdown on throat cancer, including some all-natural treatment options.
Have you ever had too much of a good thing? Like say, dessert? A few weeks ago we brought you an article about the importance of taking folic acid. But it may be possible to get too much of this essential nutrient in your diet. Let’s take a close look at this recent report . . .
You’ve probably heard the dangers of radon gas, and maybe even have a “radon detector” somewhere in your home. For years the experts have warned about this deadly gas. But could there actually be a benefit to radon exposure? Apparently, yes. Scientists now say that exposure to low-levels of radon gas may cut lung cancer risk by almost 60 percent. Let’s take a deeper look at the possible benefit of what was previously believed to be a silent killer.
Earlier we told you about skin cancer: the risk factors, warning signs and precautions to take when heading out into the sun. But are there other ways to prevent skin cancer? Keep reading to learn how you can protect yourself against skin cancer by adding certain nutrients to your diet.
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! Researchers have found that the antioxidant found in red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells. Let’s take a closer look at this recent discovery . . .
If you suffer from lung cancer, or know someone who does, you’re well aware what a painful and life-changing disease it is. And you’re not alone. Over 170,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. But while lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States, there is hope for recovery. Let’s take a look at lung cancer – from diagnosis to treatment, and beyond.
Did you know that April is “Cancer Control Month”? It’s a good reminder on your calendar that cancer can be controlled (to a point) and also how important taking good care of your health is in preventing cancer from entering your life.
From the time you’re a young women, you are taught the dangers of breast cancer and ways to detect it. You are encouraged to perform monthly self breast exams, and mammograms are recommended as you age – or earlier if cancer is in your family history. And so, breast cancer becomes almost an unavoidable threat in your life. You may be prepared to recognize the early warning signs, but at the same time feel helpless to prevent what seems like the inevitable.
What do you think are the top two cancers leading to death in the U.S.? If you’re a woman, breast cancer might be one of your answers. If you’re a man, perhaps prostate cancer tops your list. Well, you’d both be wrong! Lung cancer is the number one cancer resulting in death, but colorectal cancer ranks second in line. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and the good news is more people are beating the disease.
Dana Reeve, loving widow of the late Christopher Reevedied in 2006 at age 44 from complications caused by lung cancer. A year after her husband’s death, Dana Reeve (a lifelong smoker) told the world that she had lung cancer. She died March 7th 2006.