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Mediterranean Dietary Lifestyle May Prevent Breast Cancer

Dr. Miguel Á. Martínez-González, MD, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid, and colleagues reported that breast cancer may be prevented by adopting a Mediterranean diet lifestyle that is known to be protective against cardiovascular diseases. The Mediterranean diet c ...

New Genetic Testing Could Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Scientists may now be able to predict which women will develop breast cancer by detecting minute errors in their DNA, according to findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A total of 77 genes were analysed by the international research team, and although they had lit ...

Skin Cancer - Prevention And Recognition

A recent BBC News item focused on the increase in skin cancer cases in people over 65 in the UK.  A lack of awareness of the cause of skin cancer coupled with an increase in cheap package holidays to sunnier climes in the 1970s is thought to be to blame. Skin cancer is actually extremely ...

Elective Surgery to Prevent Cancer: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, Hollywood movie star and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt announced her decision to undergo an elective bilateral salpingo oophrectomy, or BSO. In everyday terms, it is the surgical removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes. She did it for prophylactic, or preventative, purpos ...

Can Eating Chocolate Prevent Cancer?

Lab studies and resultsMost pre-clinical studies use lab animals like rats and mice, or cells growing in lab dishes in experiments. During the cell study, specific chemicals from chocolate are added. Next, scientists observe what impact they have on various cell processes that are known to have an ...

Could Dairy Products Help Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, and the fourth most common cancer in the United States. This cancer can vary from the appendix all the way to the rectum and anywhere in between (the colon). Approximately 95% of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas, i.e. cancers of the ...

Healing and Preventing Cancer Naturally

We have been hearing for a long time that chemotherapy is the only option out there to treat cancer. However, this is not the case. Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded using a donation from Johns Hopkins – hence its name – and is, to this day, one of the few hosp ...

Esophageal Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview

The esophagus is one of the most commonly known organs. It is a long pipe-like fibromuscular muscle that is responsible for transporting enzymatically broken down round-shaped food (known as a bolus) from the mouth to the stomach. It is typically between 18-25 cm long. Because it is so prominent in ...