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Each year, over 61,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer, leading to 13,000 deaths. Men are about three times more likely to develop the disease than women, and up to 90% of those affected are over the age of 55. But continuing research suggests that simply by incorporating the right vitamins and minerals into your daily regimen, you may be able to stave off this deadly disease. Keep reading to find out which ones are the “right” ones.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans, right behind heart disease. While it may seem that cancer strikes out the blue, at least one third of cancer deaths are preventable. So what are steps you can take to prevent this killer? Read on to find out as we celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month.
Coffee is just another part of the morning routine for many, both men and women alike. For many of us it is hard to imagine starting the day without a cup of joe, or an afternoon latte to keep your energy up until the end of the day. But for men, it could be that that cup of coffee is doing more than providing a burst of energy. A recent study, conducted by the Harvard Medical School, points to the fact that men who drank the highest amounts of coffee in the study reduced their risk of developing the fastest-spreading and most treatment-resistant forms of prostate cancer by more than half, as compared to men in the study who drank no coffee.
One of the most deadly cancers in the United States is colon cancer. The Center for Disease Control has recently reported that in 2005 141,400 Americans received a diagnosis of colon cancer. The CDC also reported that 53,000 of those patients died the same year. It is believed that colon cancer can be completely prevented with various lifestyle adaptations. One of those crucial adaptations is increased amount of vitamin D.
Cancer is a term that often conjures up frightening connotations of treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation . . . and possibly an ultimate result of death. Fortunately, scientists and researchers are constantly looking at ways to stop cancer in its tracks, and they may have found a new one: grape seed extract. Keep reading for more information on this exciting discovery.
Did you have a mom who always said “make sure to eat your broccoli”? As many benefits as broccoli has for your internal health, you may soon see a benefit for the outside of your body. A recent discovery indicates that broccoli sprout extract boosts the body’s natural ability to protect itself against the ultraviolet solar rays that causes skin cancer. Let’s look at the details of this discovery . . .
Scientists are forever moving forward with research that will help cure, or even obliterate cancer. And now it looks like they have found a natural way to help kill cancer cells: with Omega-3s. Not only that, studies indicate that Omega-3s are helpful in neutralizing the negative side effects of certain chemotherapy drugs. If Omega-3s weren’t enough of a winner nutrient before, they sure are now! Keep reading to find out more about this recent discovery.
Prostate health is on the minds of many men these days, especially considering prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancers, in American men. In fact, The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2009 about 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and that 27,360 men in the United States will die of the cancer. Luckily, researchers are finding simple, effective ways to stop prostate cancer from recurring. One of those ways involves drinking pomegranate juice! Keep reading for more information on this recent study. . .
Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys was diagnosed with cancer last week, which caused the group to cancel their scheduled release of new album Hot Suace Cimmittee Part 1. Adam Yauch will need surgery to remove the tumor found in his left parotid (salivary) gland.
A Parotid Gland Tumor is a cancer of the mouth. Considered highly treatable, a parotid gland tumor is painful but not considered life threatening (with treatment).
A priest has been called in to Farrah Fawcett's hospital room, where she may be recieving her last rites -- a Catholic ritual for the sick who are near death. Farrah's last rites will include a confession, an anointing and a vaticum (latin: "provision for the journey").
Farrah Fawcett died today of the anal cancer that she has been battling for years. Just hours before her death she was visited by a priest who delivered her last rites. Among those by her side when she passed away were her closest friends, Ryan O'Neil and her priest.
Ed McMahon is dead at 86 years old. The cultural icon and sidekick on Johnny Carson’s late-night television show passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles this morning due to bone cancer. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia)
A recent report indicates that fabric softeners found in most homes are highly toxic. According to reports, fabric softeners are among the most toxic products to be manufactured for home use. Chemicals like chloroform, pentance and benzyl acetate are all known to cause damage to lungs, nerves and the brain; some chemicals found in fabric softeners are even known carcinogens.
Colorectal growths, also known as colorectal polyps or colorectal adenomas are abnormal tissue or tumor growths that project from a mucous membrane originating in the colon. Polyps can occur anywhere in the body where a mucous membrane exists including the cervix, the nose and the small intestine. More specifically, an adenoma or a polyp is a collection of growths produced by glands. Because they can spring from the glands, they are produced by a number of organs in the body. One such organ is the colon, and although adenomas are benign, they can become malignant – or cancerous.
Skin care is a serious problem and definite risk. The sun's rays have long been thought harmful, and now the truth of that fear has been proven. UVA and UVB rays are not the only things which cause skin cancer, but the sun is a very common cause. The point is that skin cancer is now on a lot of people's minds. However, the problem is that most do not understand very much about the different types of skin cancer, specifically melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. Because knowledge is the best prevention, knowing the difference is crucial.
The World No Tobacco Day 2009 theme is “Tobacco Health Warnings”. Every year the World health Organization (WHO) holds an anti-tobacco day in an effort to slow the effect that tobacco is having on the world’s health. In 2009 the World No Tobacco Day will be focused on forcing tobacco companies to display picture warnings on tobacco packages that will hopefully encourage tobacco users to quit.
Amy Mickelson, wife of pro golfer Phil Mickelson, has been diagnosed with breast cancer - her husband has dropped everything to be at her side. Amy Mickelson is expected to go into surgery in the next two weeks.
One of the most commonly diagnosed and most devastating diagnoses to get is that of breast cancer. The numbers are staggering, especially when you consider the fact that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life. Think about that the next time you are standing in a room with other woman. While there isn’t anything we can do about the role of genetics in breast cancer, there are a number of things you can do to help decrease your risks of breast cancer.
Farah has brought to the attention of millions of people the plight of having viable Alternative Medical alternatives available for Cancer; yet not being able to access them. Farah's Story exposes the ugliness of cancer, as well as the ugliness of politicizing it. We must unite, and use her story to change the way the FDA blocks us from using certain Alternative Medical Therapies when we need it.