Cancer

Eating Meat Linked To Breast Cancer Risk In White Women

January 22, 2013

Scientists have found an association between the odds of a white woman developing breast cancer and her consumption of red meat and poultry, but this association was not found among black women. Among white women, those who ate the most unprocessed red meat and poultry seemed to have a higher breast cancer risk than those […]

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Lack Of Good Oral Health Linked With Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

December 26, 2012

The health of your mouth could potentially be linked with your cancer risk, a new study in the journal Gut suggests. Researchers from Brown University, the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University have found that high antibody levels against strains of the oral bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis are linked with a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer. The body generates antibodies […]

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Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

September 28, 2012

Eating a diet high in antioxidants such as selenium and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to two-thirds, a new study suggests. The study is observational in nature and can only suggest an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship. The British researchers say, however, that if further research confirms […]

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Curry compound could fight cancer; Curcumin may kill bowel cancer cells

June 14, 2012

A team of British researchers has launched a clinical trial that will look at whether a compound found in curry can improve the drug response in patients with advanced bowel cancer — the third most common cancer worldwide after lung and breast. It’s a study that will try to improve current bowel cancer treatments which […]

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Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?-

May 29, 2012

Prolonged exposure to low levels of the heavy metal cadmium may fuel the growth of some breast cancer cells and encourage them to spread, preliminary research indicates. Found in many farm fertilizers, cadmium can make its way into soil and water. Some other main sources of cadmium include cigarette smoke, rechargeable batteries, certain cosmetics, bread […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates

May 7, 2012

Most people know what lifestyle choices will keep the chances of a cancer diagnosis low: Don’t smoke, eat healthy, exercise and get the recommended screenings. But, many Americans don’t make those choices, and a new report suggests that lawmakers and private industry need to do more to help make those changes easier ones to make. […]

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Ward off skin cancer with coffee and a workout

April 23, 2012

Worried about developing skin cancer? After downing a cup of strong cup of coffee, go for a brisk run. At least, that’s the suggestion from a new study presented at a major medical conference in Chicago this week, where researchers said that the combination of caffeine and exercise could protect against sun-related skin cancer. In […]

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Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study – by Carina Storrs

April 19, 2012

Eating broccoli, one of the top “super foods,” and other cruciferous vegetables may improve your odds for breast cancer survival, a new study suggests. In a study of women in China diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers found that women who consumed the most cruciferous vegetables were 62 percent less likely to die of breast cancer […]

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Half of all cancers are preventable: study; Smoking and being overweight are prime factors

April 19, 2012

Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday. Smoking is blamed for a third of all cancer cases and being overweight leads to another 20 percent of the deadly burden that costs the United States some $226 billion per year in health care expenses and […]

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Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

March 27, 2012

Consuming the toxic metal cadmium in the foods you eat may raise your risk for breast cancer, a new Swedish study suggests. Cadmium, which is found in many farm fertilizers, can make its way into soil and water, the researchers explained. Some of the main sources of cadmium in the diet are bread and other […]

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