Cancer

Blocking a Biological Bully

March 27, 2012

Galectin-3 sounds like a planet out of “Star Trek,” but it can be much more ominous. Recently, distinguished integrative physician Isaac Eliaz, M.D., presented breakthrough research demonstrating that the protein Galectin-3 is an active biomarker for numerous life-threatening diseases. Even more importantly, Dr. Eliaz showed how Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) binds and blocks Galectin-3 throughout […]

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Vitamin A ‘Could Prevent Skin Cancer’ Say Experts

March 18, 2012

Taking daily vitamin A supplements could protect against deadly melanoma skin cancer, scientists claim. According to researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, a compound found in vitamin A, (Retinol), is vital for protecting against skin cancer. Retinol is part of a family of chemical compounds known as retinoids and penetrates the […]

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Cancer-Fighting Broccoli: New Study Sheds Light On What Makes The Veggie So Super

March 18, 2012

Researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered more insight into just how the green veggie helps to fight off cancer. The root of it is in epigenetics, which is the term for how factors like diet and toxins can affect our genetic codes and the way our genes are “expressed.” […]

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Can Organic Food Reverse Cancer?

March 16, 2012

When my melanoma recurred in the lymph nodes under my arm, I was told by my oncologist that chemotherapy was pretty useless for melanoma, so they’d whip out the affected nodes and we’d hope for the best. Post-op, I was lying in my hospital bed when two — quite separate — friends gave me A […]

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Check Up: Vitamin C vs. cancer: ‘Encouraging’ – The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – by Marie McCullough – (Monday, January 23, 2012) –

February 17, 2012

A small study focused on the big question of whether intravenous Vitamin C fights cancer has yielded “somewhat encouraging findings,” some Thomas Jefferson University researchers conclude. Many alternative medicine practitioners are firmly convinced that ascorbic acid infusions work, based on anecdotal cases of remissions and cures. But the evidence remains inconclusive. In the new study, […]

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Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study – HealthDay (healthday.com) -by Robert Preidt – (Wednesday, February 1, 2012) –

February 13, 2012

Exercise can improve the health, energy and well-being of cancer patients after they’ve completed their main cancer treatment, a new review finds. University of Hong Kong researchers analyzed the results of 34 clinical trials that examined the effects of physical activity among adult patients with breast, prostate, gynecologic, colorectal, gastric or lung cancer. The study […]

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Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk? – HealthDay (healthday.com) – by Kathleen Doheny – (Thursday, January 12, 2012) –

February 3, 2012

For several years, researchers have studied a possible link between substances called parabens — widely used as a germ-fighting preservative in cosmetics such as deodorant/antiperspirants — and breast cancer. Investigators have learned that parabens, also found in some drugs and food products, can mimic weakly the action of the female hormone estrogen — an established […]

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Hold the pasta: Starchy food linked to breast cancer recurrence – Los Angeles Times (LA) – By Eryn Brown – (Thursday, December 8, 2011) –

December 16, 2011

Another reason to avoid the carbs: Researchers reported Thursday that increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease. Starch intake seemed to be particularly influential, they said, accounting for 48% of changes in the women’s carbohydrate intake.

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Report: We control many breast cancer risk factors- Associated Press (San Antonio) -By Marilynn Marchione – (Wednesday, December 7, 2011) –

December 16, 2011

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests. So says a new report on environmental risks by a respected panel of science advisers. […]

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More breast cancer diagnosed in women with diabetes – Reuters – By Genevra Pittman – (Thursday, October 20, 2011) –

October 27, 2011

Women with recently diagnosed diabetes may be more likely to also get a breast cancer diagnosis than those without diabetes, suggests a new study from Canada.  It’s not the first time diabetes has been linked to new cases of breast or other cancers. But the findings also hint that at least part of the reason […]

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