Cancer

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Cancer Myths & Facts

Posted on June 18, 2018

Many people believe that you will get cancer because someone in your family had it, but that is false.  About ½ of men and 1/3 of the women in the U.S. will get the disease at some point. Only about 5%-10% of cases are linked to genes from their parents.  The doctors aren’t sure why […]

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Early Surgery-Risk of Death

Posted on June 9, 2018

Priority should be taken over timing to ensure that patients are healthy enough for surgery and have access to specialists.  Even though delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a woman’s risk of death, operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some.  The Penn Medicine physicians report this information in […]

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Halting Spread of Lung Cancer

Posted on June 4, 2018

A component of cancer cells, which act like a cellular post office, was found by the scientists at the Universities of York and Texas could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body.  These findings could lead to new therapeutics, targeted at a particular communication mechanism in […]

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High BP Meds Block Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher Guillaume Jacquemet and Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska have screened already approved drugs and discovered that calcium channel blockers can efficiently stop cancer cell invasion in vitro.  These blockers are currently being used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) but their potential use in blocking cancer cell metastases has not been previously reported. Cancer’s […]

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Love Those Sweet Potatoes!

Posted on May 29, 2018

I ran across an article written by Ana Sandoiu about a great benefit of sweet potato wastewater. Most of us use those sweet, creamy sweet potatoes in all those great and tasty holiday pies and treats. They are healthy and nutritious but in addition to this, there is new research that suggests even the cooking […]

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New Cancer Gene Test

Posted on May 28, 2018

According to a major new study, by testing for a gene that mutates in ovarian cancers, patients could be picked out who will respond well to a promising new class of cancer drugs. The scientists have found that defects in a gene called ARID1A caused sensitivity to new drugs targeting the DNA repair process that […]

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Blood Tests to Predict Cancer Survival

Posted on May 16, 2018

There is a routine blood test that can predict how long cancer patients in palliative care will survive, according to the researcher’s report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress Singapore.  Lead author Dr. Yu Unenon, an oncologist at Kyoto University in Japan relates that these palliative care patients want honest and accurate prognostic information, but […]

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Sun Protection 101: How to Protect Your Skin from Phoenix’s Hot Climate

Posted on May 14, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona is one of the two sunniest cities in the U.S., having a total of 360 sunny days per year. To survive the area’s hot, dry weather, there are a few diet and skincare tips that you must know to avoid sun damage and burns that may lead to skin cancer. Because not only […]

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Nutty Anticancer Tool

Posted on May 14, 2018

The stimulant component of areca nuts, arecoline, has anticancer properties, according to the researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  These particular findings will be published in Molecular Cell. In many Asian countries the areca nuts are chewed for their stimulant effects.  Evidence links this practice to the development of oral and esophageal cancer. […]

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Time Zones & Cancer Risks

Posted on April 27, 2018

Could where we live in different time zones be associated with a slightly increased risk of developing cancers that have been linked to disruptions of the biological clock?  There is currently a new study that suggests this as true. As we all know our biological clocks can become out of control, or as they call […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon