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Five Facts You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

Posted on September 18, 2017

Ovarian cancer is the most terminal type of gynecologic cancer, taking the lives of nearly 15,000 women each year. Difficulty in detection is what makes this disease malignant. Although symptoms such as constipation, abdominal pressure, and loss of appetite exist, they are too ambiguous and often misinterpreted as premenstrual or perimenopausal symptoms. Doctors can’t always […]

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Cigarettes & Cancer Deaths

Posted on August 28, 2017

Cancer deaths that are attributable to cigarette smoking varies across the United State but has reached nearly 40% of the cancer deaths in men that were connected to smoking, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Currently there are around 40 million current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. and this still remains […]

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Neem used in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Posted on August 16, 2017

One of the most common cancers in men is prostate cancer.  The latest statistics report about 181,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the U.S.  There is, however, a survival rate of about 80%, and about 26,000 die each year from the disease. All of the conventional diagnostics and treatment options leave […]

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Sharing your Cancer Story

Posted on August 11, 2017

There are things to consider prior to sharing your cancer experience with others, as each individual has many twists and turns as well as ups and downs.  Your own story is very personal and you alone should decide how, when, if and with whom it is shared with.  Your decision to share might also vary […]

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Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease

Posted on July 26, 2017

The diseases of the heart and blood vessels kill more people worldwide than anything else, but cancer has now overtaken CVD as the main cause of death in 12 European countries.  The European Heart Journal published new data on the burden of CVD in Europe for 2016.  The European region is defined as the 53 […]

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Cancer & Finances

Posted on July 25, 2017

A cancer patient’s quality of life during treatment can significantly be impacted by the financial burden and might even increase their risk of death, according to the result of an analysis presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. This is true even in countries where the national public health system covers most of the […]

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Melanoma Spreads To Other Organs

Tumor Oxygen Factor in Fighting Cancer

Posted on July 21, 2017

I read an article in Medical News Today addressing the issue of normalizing tumor oxygen supply that could be the key factor in the fight against cancer.  When tumor cells lack oxygen, it changes the cells’ gene expression and contributes to the growth of cancer.  A research project led by professor Diether Lambrechts and Dr. […]

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Melanoma Spreads To Other Organs

Posted on July 20, 2017

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have untangled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma, which is the most aggressive of all skin cancers.  A paper was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, that states the scientists discovered that before spreading to other organs, a melanoma tumor will send out tiny vesicles that contain molecules of microRNA. […]

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Awesome Ashwagandha!

Posted on July 10, 2017

Ashwagandha is quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. as an incredibly healthy herb with centuries-old medicinal qualities. This herb has a long list of attributes to its credit and one is its use as an adaptogen, meaning that it helps you manage stress. When ashwagandha is translated in Sanskrit it means “smell of the horse”. […]

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Alpha Lipoic Acid Outperforms Chemo

Alpha Lipoic Acid Outperforms Chemo

Posted on July 6, 2017

The nutrient alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is virtually an unknown nutrient.  This is a sulfur containing chemical produced in plants and animals that has been shown to have remarkable abilities to regenerate other major anti-oxidants and protect the body from oxidative stress. Research shows that ALA has the potential to outperform chemotherapy in its ability […]

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