Organic Apples Can Help You Fight Cancer
Apples have been known to be very nutritious. They have pectin, which is an important kind of fiber that helps to bind toxins in the bowel and flush them out of the body. This is why it is not new to people to hear the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." (Read More)
Omega-3 Fats Demonstrate Ability to Slow or Stop Breast Cancer Proliferation
Omega-3 fats have been repeatedly validated in the fight against cardiovascular disease, dementia and many lines of cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to many natural treatments due to its invasive manner of proliferation. (Read More)
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Less is More in Cervical Cancer Screening
Updated guidelines for the management of women with abnormalities on cervical cancer screening have been issued by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, reflecting the latest experience and evidence. In general, longer intervals are now used for screening, with co-testing for both cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) being recommended every 5 years for women ages 30 to 64. (Read More)
Prostate Cancer Risk Are Reduced Almost 50 Percent by Grapeseed Extract
Did you know that a little-publicized 2011 study from the journal Nutrition and Cancer showed that taking grapeseed extract could reduce men's risk of prostate cancer by 40-60 percent? The study was conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and funded by the National Cancer Institute. The study actually evaluated nine separate "specialty supplements," defined as supplements that are neither vitamins or minerals. (Read More)
18 Million Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022
An aging population coupled with improved treatment methods mean more people will survive cancer. But at what cost? The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship, which shows that the current 13.7 million cancer survivors in the U.S. will likely swell by 31% to 18 million by the year 2022. Some of the rise is due to the aging population; the risk of the most common cancers, including breast, prostate and lung, increases with age, and the researchers estimate that two-thirds of cancer survivors will be over the age of 65 in 2020.
How a Healthy Heart Can Lower Risk of Cancer
Hearts and tumors may actually share more in common than we think. Following heart healthy recommendations can also protect you from cancer, according to the latest study from the American Heart Association (AHA). Eating a healthy diet, exercising and maintaining your weight have long been ways to fend off heart disease, but researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report in the journal Circulation
that following the AHA's Life's Simple 7 steps to reduce heart disease can also cut cancer risk. (Read More)
How Too Much Sugar Leads to Cancer
High levels of sugar in the blood spark a biochemical cascade that can lead directly to cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
in Madrid and published in the journal Molecular Cell
. The research may help explain the long-known connection between poor diet and increased cancer risk. While sugars are necessary for many bodily functions, a healthy person's blood sugar levels remain within a relatively narrow range due to the hormones glucagon and insulin.
Why Red Beets Should Be A Part of Your Life
I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for red beets; per ounce, few foods that I'm aware of are as dense in a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are particularly rich in B vitamins, including foliate, which makes them useful for lowering blood homocysteine and preventing birth defects. If you have a problem with constipation, red beets and their green tops are likely to provide significant relief. Both are rich in fiber that can help keep waste materials moving through your gastrointestinal tract at a healthy pace.
Fungal Chemicals Kill Cancer Cells
A family of chemicals naturally produced by fungi are phenomenally effective at killing human cancer cells, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and published in the journal Chemical Science
One Colonoscopy May Be Enough to Prevent Colon Cancer for Some
Colonoscopies aren't the most comfortable procedures, so it's welcome news that not everyone may need the regular exams to stave off colorectal cancer after all. According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,
people whose fist colonoscopy is negative may be able to rely on less invasive cancer screening and bypass repeated colonoscopy tests without increasing their risk of developing cancer. And that switch could save as much as $3 billion in health care costs, according to the study, while at the same time reducing the medical harms of screening complications. (Read More)
How to Increase Anti Cancer Effect of Broccoli
A study provides convincing evidence that the way you prepare and consume your broccoli matters, and also suggest that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful. broccoli, prepared correctly, is an extremely potent cancer-fighting agent- three to five servings a week are enough to have an effect. To get broccoli's benefits the enzyme myrosinase has to be present; if it's not there , sulforaphane, broccoli's cancer-preventative and anti-inflammatory component, doesn't form.
Cancer Rates Dropping, But Not for All Tumor Types
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer shows the United States is making progress in controlling some tumors, but rates of human papillomavirus-related cancers remain stubbornly high. Overall, the report shows lower cancer rates in the United States among all genders and racial and ethnic groups for the most common cancers, including lung, colon, anal, breast and prostate. But rates of HPV-related cancers, like cervical cancer, are elevated despite the fact that a vaccine exists to prevent the viral infection that can trigger the disease.
Among Breast Cancer Screens, Pricey Isn't Always Better
For older women, cheaper methods of detecting breast cancer may be as good as more expensive ones, according to the latest research. Medicare spending on breast cancer screenings like mammograms adds up to just over $1 billion each year, but how effective is that spending in treating tumors ?
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we will be focusing our messaging on four myths. Learn the truth and supporting evidence about cancer and the myths associated.
HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and girls at age 11 or 12 so they are protected before ever being exposed to the virus. This vaccine is for protection from most of the cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very common virus that spreads between people when they have sexual contact with another person. About 6 million people, including teens and preteens, become infected with HPV each year.
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Make Time For Break Time
When it comes to cancer, there are no guarantees. It can strike the old, young, active and inactive, slim and overweight. Decades of research have shown that we can take steps to protect ourselves and lower our risk . We know that physical activity reduces cancer risk. It is important to plan and set time aside in your weekly routine for physical activity.
AICR's Foods That Fight Cancer
No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does
show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers.
January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may wish to highlight recent advances and research in the prevention, detection and treatment of cervical cancer or HPV.
Squeezing Malignant Breast Cancer Cells Could Help Them Return To Normal, Study Says
"Squeezing" malignant breast cancer cells could help to guide them back to a normal growth pattern, according to new research from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Instead of the typical drug-focused methods, the manipulation of cell development through physical
force shows for the first time that "mechanical" pressure alone can revert and stop the out-of-control growth of cancer cells," the university wrote in a release. (Read More
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
The cost of lost productivity among U.S. workers with cancer is equal to 20 percent of the nation's health care spending, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed national data from 2004 to 2008 and found that more than 3.3 million American workers are diagnosed with cancer each year. This results in more than 33 million disability days per year, translating to $7.5 billion in lost productivity. (Read More
A Breath Test For Detecting Cancer?
In the small study of less than 80 participants published in the British Journal of Surgery
, researchers from the the University Aldo Moro of Bari in Italy found a profile of breath-based chemicals that are linked to colorectal cancer. The scientists collected exhaled breath from 37 patients with colorectal cancer and 41 healthy control participants, and evaluated them for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that could be red flags for cancer. According to the researchers, cancer tissues operate differently compared to non-cancerous cells and may release a distinct chemical signature. (Read More
Cancer Diagnosis Deadlier for Men, Study Finds
Not only are men more likely than women to be diagnosed with cancer, men who get it have a higher chance of dying from the disease, according to a U.S. study. (Read More
HPV Tied to Throat Cancers: Study
A sexually transmitted infection usually thought of in connection to cervical cancer is also tied to a five times greater risk of cancer of the vocal chords or voice box, a new report suggests. Combining the results of 55 studies from the past two decades, researchers found 28 percent of people with laryngeal cancers had cancerous tissue that tested positive for human papillomavirus (HPV). (Read More)