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  • Effects of Processed Meats on Cancer Risk

    June 15, 2020
    A lot of knowledge about cancer is available on the internet, but people still are looking for answers on which foods can help reduce their risk. Some research projects have confirmed some foods that may reduce your risk for cancer, while other foods have no evidence to back up their impact on cancer risk. For example, sugar is perceived to...read more
  • FDA Approves Chemo-Free Combination Drugs for Lung Cancer

    The FDA has approved a combination of drugs as first-line treatment for lung cancer. The combo includes ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb), which can treat patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with tumors that express PD-LI (≥ 1%). The drugs are limited to lung cancer patients without the epidermal growth factor receptor or anaplastic...read more
  • Should You Get PSA Tests When you’re Over 75 Years?

    May 14, 2020
    It is recommended to start PSA screening at age 40 to 50 depending on your risks. Major professional bodies are against PSA screening for older adults with low life expectancy. They are concerned about patients being over-diagnosed and overtreated. Prostate cancer is often referred to as an old man’s disease, and many patients don’t die from prostate cancer, but from...read more
  • Gaining Weight can Help Minimize Breast Cancer Risks before Menopause

    New research has discovered that women who gain weight before menopause can reduce their risk of breast cancer. Weight may protect early adulthood women against breast cancer. A lot of women die from breast cancer in the United States. During a recent study; Researchers explored previous findings to discover if weight gain in women between 18 and 40 years affected their...read more
  • Eating a Citrus Fruit Every Day May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

    April 15, 2020
    Prostate cancer affects men across the world but in different margins. Its incidence rates vary from region to another. That's why researchers are working to identify the environmental and lifestyle factors responsible for the promotion or prevention of the disease. One of the primary factors is nutrition, with key players being fruits and vegetables. Multiple studies have suggested preventive interactions...read more
  • How Does Hormone Therapy Treat Cancer?

    Hormone therapy uses medicines that help to block or reduce the number of hormones in the body to stop the growth of cancer. Hormones are naturally produced by glands in the body's endocrine system. They travel around the body through the bloodstream, transmitting messages from one part of the body to the other. Hormones help in the growth and activity of...read more
  • Cholesterol Drugs May Extend Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

    March 14, 2020
    Cholesterol-lowering statins may help high-risk men curb prostate cancer. This is according to new research. High-risk patients are men with high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood and a Gleason score above 8. Gleason scores are use to gauge the prognosis of prostate cancer. Those with high Gleason scores are likely to develop cancers that are difficult...read more
  • How to Offer Support to Cancer Patients

    Cancer affects a person and the people surrounding them, including family and friends. A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment that makes those close to the patient feel unsure of how best to care for their loved one. Support from loved ones can help cancer patients deal with their diagnosis, treatment, and life. To support a cancer patient: First, you have to...read more
  • Understanding the Connection between Alcohol and Cancer

    February 14, 2020
    Many people drink alcohol to celebrate or unwind. Some take little amounts of wine to protect their heart. Moderate consumption of alcohol may not lead to cancer, but heavy drinking can increase your risk of developing cancer. About five percent of cancers are related to alcohol consumption. Alcohol can increase one's chances of getting cancers of the larynx, mouth, and...read more
  • Do Vegetables and Fruits Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

    A research study uncovered ways in which vegetables and fruits can minimize the risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is caused by dietary factors, among other risks. Obesity, overweight, inactivity, and diets high in processed meat and red meat can lead to the development of the disease. In a recent study on flavonoids found in vegetables and fruits; It was discovered that...read more

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