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Breakthrough finding uncovers a simple blood test could detect cancer

2017-03-21 10:22

A breakthrough finding shows a simple blood test could diagnose cancer and help gauge the effect of treatments for the disease.

Researchers at Purdue University discovered a series of proteins in the blood that signal the presence cancer.

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Recent studies confirm that Nigella sativa seed oil is a promising anticancer treatment.

2017-03-20 23:40

Nigella sativa is called a miracle plant since ancient times, and its also marketed as black seed oil. But only the last few decades this plant started to be scientifically investigated in the western world. Recent studies have confirmed folklore that Nigela sativa seed’s oil inhibits the growth of various types of cancer, making its oil a promising anticancer treatment.

Some of the promising studies on Nigella sativa seed oil and its anticancer activities are below:

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Promising Blood Test for Cancer of Unknown Primary

2017-03-13 13:14

Cancer treatments work best when you know what kind of cancer you are dealing with. For some, it is unclear where the cancer started so it is more difficult to cure. A new blood test may help with that.

Cancer starts when cells in the body rapidly grow out of control. Most of the time, doctors can find the primary site of the cancer using tests such as CT scans and PET scans.

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Environmental Causes of Cancer and How You Can Avoid Them

2017-03-13 11:48

Recently, a news report focused on “cancer hot spots” in Florida, lending to current research on how the environment can affect cancer risk. Here are some known environmental causes of cancer and how you can avoid them.

The state of Florida is home to Fun, Sun and Disney World – but it also has the sixth highest number of hazardous waste sites.

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3 tips to raise your body’s Ph and make it hard for abnormal cancer cells

2017-03-12 22:59

There has been extensive research pointing that cancer thrives in an acidic environment (low in PH). So, to raise your body’s Ph is the best way to make your body an inhospitable environment for abnormal cancer cells.

The idea that cancer thrives in low Ph has come from observing that tumor cells, convert glucose (sugar) and other substances to

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Neurofeedback Benefits for Chemotherapy Related Nerve Damage

2017-03-06 13:03

Nerve damage is a common adverse effect of certain chemotherapy drugs used to combat cancer. Researchers are hoping they have found a low-risk treatment for this very prevalent concern.

Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy or CIPN is caused by damage to the nerves that control sensation and movement in the arms and legs.

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How Close Do You Follow These Ten Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

2017-03-06 11:25

The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that close to one in three common cancers in the US can be prevented through lifestyle change.

Do you really know what lowers your risk of developing cancer? The AICR has found that you might not have all of the information you need for cancer prevention.

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Success! Colon Cancer Death Rates Are Finally Dropping

2017-03-02 06:25

It's a win for gastroenterologists and oncologists across the U.S.. They've collectively brought down death rates from colon cancer.

Colorectal cancer detection and diligent removal of precancerous polyps by doctors throughout the nation have led to a cumulative decrease in fatalities from

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Walking benefits patients with advanced cancer

2017-02-18 09:44

Researchers have found that the quality of life in patients suffering from advanced cancer is improved with walking.

Advanced cancer can be a very painful and debilitating condition. It appears walking can improve the quality of life in these patients.

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Did You Know Liposuction Helps Cancer Patients? Here's How Lymphoedema Can Be Successfully Treated With This New Liposuction-based Procedure

2017-02-15 13:27

Here's another way liposuction can help patients that's unrelated to weight loss. Liposuction can help cancer patients look normal after winning their battle.

Liposuction has a lot of stigmas – some see it as a shameful medical procedure for people who couldn't lose weight the healthy way.

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Blood test could improve prostate cancer treatment

2017-02-15 12:55

A blood test has been developed for prostate cancer treatment that is based on changes in DNA. Researchers say they have found DNA alterations can predict alterations in genes for men with metastatic forms of the disease.

Results of a study scheduled for presentation at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium shows prostate cancer treatment can be quickly adjusted for better outcomes by just monitoring a few drops of bl

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Trump's travel ban makes us all suffer, group says

2017-02-01 12:52

The Endocrine Society has released a position statement highlighting why Donald Trump's temporary travel ban negatively impacts everyone's health.

The group of physicians says such restrictions will have an impact on informaiton sharing that will impact patient care negatively. It will also have a negative impact on research.

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How this 3000 year old spice kills cancer revealed

2017-01-04 17:50

UT Southwestern researchers have discovered how an Indian pepper plant that has been around for thousands of years and used medicinally in Aruyvedic medicine kills cancer.

In a fascinating finding researchers admit there is always something new to be learned through research.

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Cut Cancer Risk with These Two Foods

2016-12-16 11:41

Do you like spicy foods? If you do, you may be pleased to find that certain ingredients in your favorite dishes could protect you from cancer.

New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that combining two flavorful foods – ginger and chili peppers – may result in a beneficial health boost.

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Good Social Ties Improve Breast Cancer Survival

2016-12-14 11:52

Loneliness is a risk factor for poor health outcomes, per a new Kaiser Permanente study.

Your social network – including spouses or partners, family members, friends, and community and religious relationships – is quite important to all women, but particularly so for those who have bre

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Psilocybin can help with anxiety from cancer

2016-12-10 07:05

Researchers have found the hallucinogenic drug known as psilocybin helps to ease existential anxiety which people with life threatening cancer experience.

Cancer is a frightening disease which can be deadly. The pain and anxiety associated with severe cases of cancer is horrible.

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How Can We Kill Brain Tumors? Try Getting Them Sick With a 'Cold'

2016-12-07 15:45

When you get a cold, each tiny virus infiltrates the wall of an unlucky cell, sheds its outer coating, and travels along the cell's inner scaffolding to the nucleus. Once there, surrounded by the cell's DNA-replicating machinery, the virus releases its DNA. With the cold virus, it rarely damages your own DNA, but it commandeers the nearby molecular factories to churn out more copies of itself. Eventually, the newly manufactured machines burst out of the cell, destroying it.

For the common cold virus, more formally known as adenovirus, it's a brutal process that evolved alongside human evolution over the course of millions of years.

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Effective Neuropathy Treatment with Tango in Cancer Patients Who Undergo Chemo

2016-12-06 14:18

Following Chemo, cancer survivors could get a prescription to Tango for an effective Neuropathy treatment.

Chemotherapy is a powerful tool that extends the lives of cancer patients, but until recently, added time was measured in months, not years.

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Staying thin could help prevent cancer

2016-11-09 06:32

There has been a surge in the rates of obesity worldwide. There are serious negative health consequences associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers have found that there is also an increase in the risk for many types of cancer with obesity.

There may be an increase in the risk for cancer with weight gain.

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Tangerine Tomatoes: One Example of the Potential of A Diet Rich in Whole Foods for Reducing Cancer Risk

2016-09-22 19:37

As we hit the peak of summer, tomatoes are everywhere - in sauces, salads, and even in cocktails. And while this may conjure images of robust red fruits (yes, tomatoes are fruits), consider trying out a different color for flavor, health, and variety.

The different hues of tomatoes come from phytochemicals, which are components synthesized by plants to promote overall plant survival.

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Health and Ethical Reasons to Avoid Shark-Based Foods and Supplements

2016-08-31 11:57

At one time, shark cartilage supplements were popular as an effort to protect against cancer. Not only are these not effective, they may also harm your health.

There was once a widely circulated myth that sharks do not get cancer and it was thought that by ingesting some of their tissue, you could also protect yourself against the disease.

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Vitamin C may a natural remedy to help beat leukemia

2016-08-31 08:20

Using vitamin C with standard treatment in patients suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may improve the therapy’s effectiveness.

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are very challenging conditions which can be difficult to treat.

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Music may be good natural medicine for cancer

2016-08-18 08:08

New research shows that patients suffering from cancer may have better outcomes both psychologically and physically with natural music therapy.

Taking the time to listen to music may help to improve the overall treatment outcomes for patients with cancer.

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