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Cancer

Suicide Among Lung Cancer Patients

 July 6, 2019

Hannah Nichols has written a surprise article on the elevated risk of suicide among lung cancer patients.  New research was presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2017 international conference regarding this elevated suicide risk. The American Cancer Society reports that excluding skin cancer, lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the […]

Sugar Relation To Cancer Cells

 July 5, 2019

Catharine Paddock PhD has written an article that was fact checked by Jasmin Collier describing the relationship of cancer cells’ use of sugar and their destruction.  It has been suggested by scientists there is a way to improve treatments that use viruses to attack cancer. Cancer cells need a lot of glucose and must metabolize […]

Raised Cancer Risks With Certain Hair Products

 July 3, 2019

There is now new research that finds women who use hair dye or chemical relaxers might have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  This particular study was led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and has been published in the journal Carcinogenesis.  Breast cancer starts in breast cells and is the […]

Probe For Cancer Surgery

 July 2, 2019

A recent article was published with information about an infallible hand-held probe that is to aid cancer surgery.  Researchers in Canada have invented an intraoperative probe that reliably detects multiple types of tumor cells.  For longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence for patients with common widespread forms of cancer they can now thank […]

Odd Things That Raise Cancer Risk

 June 30, 2019

The normal things we hear regarding what raises the risk of cancer is not to smoke, slather on sunscreen along with others, such as skipping red meat, getting vaccinated against HPV and steering clear of air pollution if possible.  There are others that can raise the risk as well but get a lot less attention. […]

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM)

 June 18, 2019

It seems like “back in the old days” people tended to listen more to what their body was trying to tell them. For example, when we get sleepy, thats for a reason. Our body is trying to tell us we need to take a break, rest our minds so that our immune system can work […]

Chemo Kills – Not Cancer

 June 15, 2019

I have always said that in my long history of working with cancer patients, I have found that most cancer patients do not die from cancer. I believe it is  from chemotherapy side effects, pneumonia that doctors do not pick up on soon enough or malnutrition.  According to an article submitted by Amanda Froelich, those […]

Cancer-Causing Mutations

 June 14, 2019

An article highlighting healthy people having way more cancer-causing mutations that were originally thought, was composed by Yasemin Saplakoglu, Staff Writer for Live Science.  These mutations are caused by changes in our bodies and cells from aging.  These changes could be a lot greater than what was previously thought. There are more mutant cells in […]

“Ghost” During Cancer

 June 13, 2019

My mother was an active lady among the neighborhood women and her garden club. It seemed as if she had many friends. However, once she was diagnosed with gastric cancer, her friends started disappearing one by one. I did not understand it at the time but as the years have passed, I understand a little […]

Cancer Cells Turned to Harmless Fat

 June 12, 2019

Rachel Rettner, Senior Writer for Live Science has offered information that studies have found cancer cells can be transformed into harmless fat in mouse studies.  Just think what it would do for our future if aggressive cancer cells could be turned into harmless fat. Well, I do not want cancer cells but I also do […]