Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

…Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization began promoting better awareness of breast cancer. Comprised of national public service organizations, government agencies, and professional media associations, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month actively provides information about breast cancer, as well…

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October Pays Tribute to Breast Cancer Victims and Survivors

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, as most of you know, the pink ribbon is the logo. It has been inspiring to see so many people and businesses contribute to raising funds and awareness about this key women’s health issue. The CDC reports that in 2005, 186,467 women (and 1,764…

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Selenium Supplements and Prostate Cancer

Here’s some important prostate cancer news that I want to share with you. New findings just released from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) showed that for some high-risk men, a high-dosage of selenium supplements can be risky for the prostate. What Is the SELECT Trial? It’s…

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…more recently “Pinktober.” October is breast cancer awareness month, which is why you’ve been seeing more fundraising events, complete with pink ribbons, bracelets, tee shirts, and more. But what’s missing in the media frenzy is that breast cancer isn’t just a female concern—many men develop…

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Vitamin E Is Not a Cause of Prostate Cancer

…prostate cancer. But, once again you’re not getting all the facts. This media circus is focused on a study just released by the National Institutes of Health. When they followed up on participants who participated in SELECT, which was a large-scale trial meant to show vitamin E reduces prostate cancer, they…

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Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

This week, a panel of from the World Health Organization (WHO) released their findings that cell phones may cause cancer. The WHO panel, which contains 31 scientists from 14 countries, said that the microwave-type radiation from cell phones increases the long-term risk of developing brain tumors. This…

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Indoor Tanning is Risky Business

…skin cancer annually are attributed to indoor tanning, according to the British Medical Journal, * Indoor tanners are 67% more likely to develop squamous-cell carcinoma, a more serious form of basal-cell cancer, * Indoor tanning is most likely responsible for about 5% of non-melanoma skin cancers, which…

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The Best Prostate Health Vitamins

There’s no question that prostate cancer can be scary. Plus, the longer you live, the greater your chances of getting it. But while there’s a lot of information out there on prostate cancer screenings, few doctors are telling their patients what they can do to achieve natural prostate health. One…

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The PSA Test Receives a Grade of a “D”—for Its Inaccuracy!

…men for prostate cancer. They gave its accuracy a dismal grade of a “D” and suggested it should no longer be used as a routine screening test in men. The Task Force cited large epidemiological studies showing a combination of PSA screening and early treatment of prostate cancer saves only about one…

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Ease Stress with Gifts that Give Back

…Cure Cancer with Cookies? I love this idea! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a great organization that lets you give your friend or loved one a dozen cookies and help find a cure for pediatric cancer at the same time. Best of all, 100 percent of all proceeds goes to research for childhood cancers. Want…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…contribute to breast cancer. 11. Xenoestrogens. These man-made chemicals, which are used in many common everyday products, have estrogenic properties and can affect sex hormone activity. They may also increase the risk of hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast, uterine, or prostate cancer. Common sources…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…exercise you: 1. Lower your stroke risk. In an extensive study reported in JAMA, more than 70,000 nurses ages 40 to 65 without cardiovascular disease or cancer completed detailed physical activity questionnaires, and the results showed walking was associated with reduced risk of stroke. 2. Protect against…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreens

cancer. Cases of skin cancer on the rise, and the widespread use of sunscreens is partially to blame. That’s because many sunscreens protect you against UVB rays, but still let the harmful cancer-causing UVA rays reach your skin. So, sunscreens give you a false sense of protection from skin cancer.…

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Dangers

…Irish mom had skin cancer: basal and squamous cell carcinoma when she was in her sixties that required extensive surgery. Later in life, mom also developed bowel cancer. So, with that family history and my own fair Irish skin, I’ve known that I’m quite vulnerable to skin cancers. I’ve been quite…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…correct formulation, a fact that was lost behind the headlines. Meanwhile, other studies have shown that men who take multivitamins decrease their cancer risk by 8 Percent, a huge vitamin benefit. Those who take the con position on vitamins often claim that they do little more than promote expensive…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…. * Protects against cancer. Cauliflower contains DIM, I3C, and sulforaphane which are potent phytonutrients that help to protect against cancer. Both I3C and DIM have been shown to inhibit the occurrence, growth, and spread of estrogen-related cancers, including breast cancer. Research has also determined…

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What The Best Multivitamins for Men Include

…protect your prostate against free radical damage associated with aging. A study published in Cancer Research showed that the more lycopene consumed by men, the lower the risk of developing prostate cancer. But taking the right nutrients is only half the story. Men also need lower levels of calcium…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Research shows that lycopene decreases the risk for cancer of the breast, prostate, endometrium, lung and colon, and other diseases. * Vitamins A and C which bolster…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…heart disease. Plus, like regular cigarettes, hookah can cause lung cancer later in life. In fact, an epidemiological study conducted by a researcher at the American Cancer Society, found that who smoked water pipes experienced lung cancer at five times the rate of non-smokers. This is something we need…

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Secondhand Smoke Even Hurts Your Pets

…, and higher rates of oral cancers (when cats lick their smoke-laden fur, grooming themselves delivers toxins to the mouth). Dogs cohabitating with smokers are at risk for lung and nasal cancers. Short-nosed dogs, like boxers, face higher chances of developing lung cancer, whereas longer-nosed canines…

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