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  • Foods and Medications that Lower Risk of Bowel Cancer

    November 16, 2020
    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common illnesses in Western countries. Fortunately, the disease develops slowly, so it provides opportunities for prevention and intervention.Early detection increases the chances of intervention.  Researchers confirm that lifestyle changes and some medications lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer According to a review, dairy products, vegetables, fruits, soy,...read more
  • Advances In Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

    The annual prevalence of breast cancer stands at 270,000 women. The treatment has usually included surgery, followed by radiation to eliminate the risk of re-occurrence. Today there are significant advancements in treating breast cancer. Here are some of the improvements: The Prone Position Reduces the Risk of Radiation Radiation can affect the lungs and heart, especially if the left breast is...read more
  • Breast Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

    October 12, 2020
    When a physician discovers a lump during breast biopsy, he/she may recommend breast cancer surgery. Patients can have numerous questions about the procedure and other available treatment options. Breast cancer comprises one or more of the procedures listed below: Mastectomy – Removal of breast tissue Lumpectomy – Getting rid of cancerous cells and surrounding tissues Double mastectomy – Removal of the two breast...read more
  • Study Shows Lack of Knowledge about Colonoscopy among High-Risk Patients

    Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in America. More than 90% of colorectal cancer patients are more than 50 years old. The risk factors for colon cancer include: Advanced colorectal polyps Overweight and obesity Type 2 diabetes Physical inactivity Genetic syndrome (like Lynch syndrome) Inflammatory bowel disease Family history of colon cancer. Patients with advanced polyps have a three times higher risk of getting...read more
  • Chemotherapy for Covid-19 Cancer Patients is Not Risky

    September 19, 2020
    Immunotherapy and chemotherapy have zero adverse effects on cancer patients diagnosed with Covid-19, according to research. Cancer patients infected with Covid-19 from Italy, UK, Germany, and Spain took part in the study. The research took place in 19 hospitals located in the four countries. According to the study, some cancer patients showed positive outcomes when given hydroxychloroquine drugs. However, some studies...read more
  • Can Antiandrogens Treat Human Glioblastomas?

    Glioblastomas are human brain tumors that invade the normal brain tissue. Therefore, glioblastoma progresses fast, as nothing slows down the growth of brain cancer. There’s a high volume of androgen receptors in GBM- intrinsic therapy-resistant. Can Antiandrogens be used to Kill Glioblastoma (GBM)? Anti-androgens slow down the pace at which cancer repairs damaged DNA instigated by treatment. The slow down...read more
  • Alternative Cancer Treatments – What You Need to Know

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology conducted a survey that showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe that alternative therapies alone can treat cancer. But the evidence points to the contrary – there's a higher mortality rate among individuals who use alternative treatments instead of conventional cancer treatments. The terms "complementary," "alternative," and "lifestyle" medicine often refer to various...read more
  • Blood Pressure Medication Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    August 26, 2020
    Colon cancer ranks third among the most common cancers and second among the top causes of cancer fatalities across the world. Recent research has found that there are two brands of blood pressure drugs that can also help treat colon cancer. These drugs include: ACE inhibitors (Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors) and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) About the Research and Its Findings The University of Hong...read more
  • Delaying Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    July 13, 2020
    The current colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend that you should start screening at age 45 to 50 then once every 10 years if the results show negative. A new study suggests that a delay in having a colonoscopy may not affect cancer risk for people at low risk. Researchers analyzed men and women of 50 - 66 years who had been...read more
  • Utilizing Integrative Oncology to Enhance Patient Outcomes and their Quality of Life

    Integrative oncology involves using lifestyle-based integrative treatment (merging conventional and complementary medicine) approaches to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients. According to a survey, integrative oncology is defined as a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes natural products, lifestyle modifications from various traditions, mind and body practices alongside conventional cancer therapies such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy,...read more

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