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  • How Sugar Controls the Cancer-Causing NRF2 Protein

    October 16, 2019
    A study has identified the fact that sugar can regulate cancer-causing protein and help in developing a new treatment strategy. Gene mutations can cause many cancers. Among the mutated genes in cancer is the NRF2, which leads to lung, bladder, esophageal, head and neck and liver cancers. NRF2 helps to protect cells from reactive oxygen species, which are dangerous...read more
  • New Study Shows That Moderate Exercise Can Enhance Survival in Colorectal Cancer

    September 24, 2019
    Experts from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute carried out research to show how low-intensity exercises affect survivability among cancer patients. Published in the Journal of Oncology, the study shows that even low-intensity exercises like walking for at least four hours a week could lead to almost 20% reduction in the progression of cancer or death. Metastatic colorectal cancer patients who exercised moderately while...read more
  • Red Meat Consumption is Associated with Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

    September 13, 2019
    According to researchers, consuming red meat is linked to a higher breast cancer risk. On the other hand, white meat consumption is associated with a reduced risk. The Study Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the analysis included 42,012 participants who provided diet and health data for a breast cancer study. Researchers followed the women participants for approximately 7.5 years. This...read more
  • Efforts Continue to Increase Lung Cancer Screening

    August 23, 2019
    Lung cancer is the fastest killing cancer disease. Cancer screening is essential for patients who are 55 to 74 years of age and who did not quit smoking 15 years ago. Continuous testing among patients has many morbidity benefits. Over 15,000 patients enrolled in the NELSON trial. Half of the patients received CT screening while the other half did not...read more
  • Blood Test That May Predict Breast Cancer

    August 14, 2019
    Breast cancer remains the leading cancer type among women and the second deadliest after lung cancer. Survivors of breast cancer often worry that the illness might reemerge; this is because breast cancer receptors show that the tumor is likely to reoccur five years after diagnosis. Scientists continue to understand the factors that come into play to cause breast cancer. They...read more
  • 4 Ways Women Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

    July 25, 2019
    Breast cancer continues to affect an increasing number of women, with about one in eight American women encountering it some time in their lives. It leaves its victims battling for life and having to redefine themselves and their femininity, often causing a huge blow to their self esteem as well. Like with every disease, the best approach is prevention. With...read more
  • How to Better Manage Physical Cancer Side Effects

    July 13, 2019
    Cancer leaves patients with different physical side effects and are sometimes unavoidable. They could be caused by the disease itself or the treatment therapies used. Managing these side effects is essential because they can lead to treatment interruptions and delays. It will also mean that patients have an improved quality of life as they fight this disease. Combating side effects...read more
  • 4 Ways to Take Control of Breast Cancer Risk

    June 24, 2019
    Breast cancer is among the common diseases that affect women’s health. Studies reveal that breast cancer affects about one in eight women in the U.S. The good news is women have an opportunity to prevent this disease. Lifestyle changes are the most effective way for women to reduce the breast cancer risk. Feed on a healthy diet Women ought to maintain...read more
  • Colorectal Cancer: 5 Facts You Need to Know

    June 13, 2019
    Colorectal cancer comes second among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. But thanks to more awareness on screening, colorectal cancer death rate has been declining for several decades. Here are five things you need to know about this cancer type: It has many risk factors, which include: A family history of the disease A history of polyps in the...read more
  • What Are the Early Warning Signs of Colon Cancer?

    May 28, 2019
    Colon cancer starts in the last portion of the digestive tract, known as the colon. It usually occurs in older adults but can occur at any age. Colon cancer, sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States, excluding skin cancers. Colon cancer begins with small noncancerous...read more

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