Cancer

4 Medical Tests That Could Do More Harm than Good

…patients’ progress. Japanese atomic bomb survivors who received a “low” dose of radiation—an average of 40 mSv—had a significant increase in cancer risk. The only time I would agree to an abdominal CT scan is if it would be truly lifesaving, such as if there’s a suspected tumor in the gut. 2…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

…seen, a study was just released by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggesting linking omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer. One headline I saw read, “Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70 percent.” Those types of headlines definitely…

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We Can Knock Out Cancer--Right Now!

…Knockout: Interviews with doctors who are curing cancer... and how to prevent it in the first place. What an experience! Imagine an evening mingling and sharing with Suzanne and all the doctors Dr. Sinatra and I most admire when it comes to knocking out cancer: Stan Burzynski, MD; Nicholas Gonzalez MD; James…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…blood every three to four months if you’re able to. No. 2 Medical Test: Colonoscopy: Regular colonoscopies are still the best defense against colon cancer, but what many people don’t realize is that the preparation is as beneficial as the medical test itself. To maximize the cleansing and detox benefits…

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Breast Cancer Treatment is an Individual Decision

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she’ll need to learn as much as she can about it. Breast cancer can be treated in a variety of ways—not just the traditional methods of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. If she chooses to undergo conventional therapies, a woman should consider some…

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Cooking for Cancer

Rebecca Katz, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, believes that “a grounding activity such as cooking and eating well can provide more than nourishment; it can offer a huge psychological boost.” Her philosophy is consistent with that of Dr. Sinatra. He believes that you should eat fresh organically…

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Could Optimism Fight Cancer: Why Not?

…I wanted to share it with you. You see, a while back Ashley and her husband Roger (pictured at right) found out that he’d developed esophageal cancer that involved some of the lymph nodes in his neck. Pretty scary stuff for any of us! When they first got the news, they were stunned. But somehow they…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…great source of sulfur, an important antioxidant. * Rosemary — Rosemary contains carnosol, an antioxidant important for the prevention of skin cancer. * Oregano — A natural COX-2 inhibitor and anti-inflammatory, similar to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) but without the potential…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…radioactive isotope tritium in the groundwater around nuclear plants in Illinois, New York, Arizona, and Vermont. Long-term exposure can lead to cancer risk, birth defects, and genetic damage. What can you do to protect yourself? * Sea vegetables—with their high sodium alginate content—are great…

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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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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

Cancer-Prevention Tip #8. Use natural COX-2 inhibitors, such as green tea, rosemary, turmeric, ginger, oregano, and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Cancer-Prevention Tip #9. Engage in regular exercise—research shows that exercise is directly connected with prevention of breast, prostate, and colon cancers.…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

cancerous. But a large-scale Canadian study found that colonoscopies only reduce the chance of dying from colorectal cancer by 60 to 70 percent—not the over 90 percent we once thought. What they found is that colonoscopies miss one-third of cancers on the left side of the colon, and nearly all cancers

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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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5 Cancer-Fighting Supplements

…years ago, cancer was low on the list of dreaded diseases. Today, the pendulum has swung far and wide, and it’s said that one in three people will get cancer. Five Effective Cancer-Fighting Supplements * Fish oil. In laboratory studies, fish oil has been shown to slow the rate at which cancer spreads…

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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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Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Book Review

…with the day-to-day aspects of cancer treatment, that it makes a great resource. This past fall, Dr. Sinatra and I attended the annual conference of the American College of Nutrition. I was impressed that one entire morning was dedicated to nutritional solutions for cancer. (Dr. Sinatra will be discussing…

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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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Walking-Club Check-In: Walk Away from Breast Cancer

…walked, the number of times you walked, or miles by leaving a comment. Today, I want to talk about the power of walking to reduce your risk of breast cancer... We've all known for a long time that even moderate exercise, performed regularly, can substantially reduce your risk of heart disease. But we're…

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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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Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

You may remember that last month, I wrote about breast cancer awareness and the importance of raising awareness about this dreaded disease. Today I want to share another message of urgent importance to women: As bad as breast cancer may be, you are far more likely to die of heart disease. Women are often…

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Is Your Sunscreen Causing Skin Cancer?

…what’s even scarier is that your sunscreen may still be letting cancer-causing rays to reach your skin. Right now, a sunscreen can call itself “broad spectrum” even if it only protects against UVB rays, but still lets all the harmful cancer-causing UVA rays through. So they’re giving people a false…

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