Tagged as Cancer

It may be morbid to think about, but have you ever wondered how old, or young,  you’ll be when you pass on? Knowing the risk factors of an individual for premature death may allow them time to change diet, lifestyle, and overall fitness to increase the odds of living a longer life. And it turns out that understanding the risk of premature death may be as easy as having a simple blood test. Inflammation...
January 11, 2021
We can all do great things and recover from extraordinary circumstances. It is inside each of us. We just need a little help along the way sometimes to tap into the extra strength needed. Per the National Cancer Institute, there is an estimated 688,000 people in the U.S. that are managing life with a primary brain or central nervous system tumor, majority of them are benign (about 75%).  I am part...
November 13, 2020
Women have a -1 in 8 chance- of developing ovarian cancer over the course of their lives, according to the American Cancer Society. Although ovarian cancer can be uncomfortable to think about, having a good knowledge of what to look for and what options a person with the disease has for treatment and recovery are very important. Here are some of the things you really should know about ovarian cancer....
October 20, 2020
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadlier forms of the disease, and just the suggestion of a diagnosis can be pretty scary. Despite being rare, only responsible for about 3% of cancer diagnoses, it causes nearly - 7% of cancer-related deaths. It most often strikes people 65 and older, with the risk of developing it increasing as you get older. Catching it early increases survival rates though,...
September 4, 2020
How many chemicals, drugs or food substances can you think of that have been scientifically tied to at least 45 different medical ailments, symptoms and diseases?  This is especially troubling when you consider that we are talking about a beverage found in 99% of public eating establishments; it is even more troubling when you consider how many people on earth consume this stuff, usually without knowledge...
September 3, 2020
For thousands of people this year there will come a moment where they are told they have cancer. Perhaps it will be you, perhaps a loved one will tell you that they have cancer. But either way, beyond the cancer treatment, the seemingly endless ongoing decisions for health and strategy, there is the emotional toll that this diagnosis carries with it in both the immediate sense and the long-term. Dealing...
July 27, 2020
How great would it be if you could go to your doctor, order one blood test and rule out over 50 different types of cancer? We could be close to seeing this kind of incredible breakthrough become a reality. Researchers have discovered a blood test that can screen for over 50 types of cancer, including several that are currently difficult to catch early on. Traditionally, tests have been limited; soon,...
July 24, 2020
Gut bacteria might not seem like a cancer-fighting weapon, but as it turns out, it might well be. A recent study discovered that a type of bacteria in the guts of mice triggered an immune system response to tumor cells — which could have the potential to naturally ward off cancer. Probiotics May Do More Than We Thought — Including Fight Cancer - Everyone has bacteria in their gut. In most cases, that’s...
July 6, 2020
A mixed drink after work to unwind, a glass of wine with dinner, a nightcap to relax before heading to bed — having one drink every day isn’t a big deal, right? Except, for a woman, maybe it is. How Much Alcohol is Safe for Women? - Just three drinks per week raise the risk of invasive hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer by -15%. Drinking 2-3 drinks per day increases the risk to -30-50%. One drink,...
May 26, 2020
The incidence of colorectal cancer is on the rise. We've all heard that before but what many don't know is that this is especially true among younger people. In fact, the numbers are startling. Those born in 1990 are twice as likely to develop colon cancer and four times as likely to develop rectal cancer than those born in 1950, according to the -American Cancer Society. As a result, more people under...
March 26, 2020