Sitting and Cancer Risk

How Sitting Increases Cancer Risk

Modern man spends a lot of time sitting down, either while relaxing or at work.  Some jobs involve long stretches of sitting down at a desk with little physical activity.  Many people have recreational activities that also involve a lot of sitting — like watching television or using the Internet. Researchers are just starting to […]

Gene Flaws Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Breast Cancer Mutated Gene

A new study into breast cancer and race has determined that gene flaws are surprisingly common in black women with breast cancer. The study was one of the first comprehensive race specific studies into breast cancer. Nearly one-fifth of these women have BRCA mutations, a problem most commonly associated with women of Eastern European descent. […]

Vinegar to Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Vinegar Cervical Cancer Test

In developing countries, many people don’t have a great deal of money for expensive medical tests to check for cancer. This is true in India where many women cannot afford to have a pap smear to check for cervical cancer. However, in a medical breakthrough that took many years to achieve, doctor Surendra S. Shastri […]

Low Dose CT Scans for Detecting Lung Cancer

Lung CT Scan

Healthday has reported that a new study has found a new way of detecting lung cancer early. The study has found that by using low dose CT scans on high risk patients, lung cancer can be spotted much early than with previous detection methods. CT scans are able to detect anomalies in the lungs earlier […]

Bone Cancer Fundamentals

Bone Tumor

Bone tumors are a neoplastic growth (abnormal growth) of tissue inside your bones. The abnormal growths can be found to be either benign or malignant, so don’t always mean that cancer is present. Bone tumors are placed into two categories, “primary tumors” and “secondary tumors”. Primary indicates that the tumor originated in the bone of […]

Green Tea and Cancer Prevention

Green Tea Cancer Reduction

There have been numerous reports in the media about the health benefits of drinking green tea. From cancer reduction, to weight loss, to general health, green tea has been promoted as an all round wise health decision. But let’s drill a little deeper and look at the role of green tea in cancer prevention if […]

Cancer Prevention with Whole Grains

Whole Grains Cancer Reduction

One of the best ways to reduce your cancer risk is to maintain a healthy diet with a diverse intake of foods. Generally, consuming foods that haven’t been processed is best, so fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains. Research has revealed that whole grains are a particularly important form of food for […]

Lymphoma Symptoms

Lymphoma Cancer

Lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that happens when white blood cells begin behaving abnormally. White blood cells are a part of the immune system and normally help protect the body from disease and infection. The abnormal white blood cells, which are B or T lymphocytes, start dividing much faster than normal cells and […]

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid gland is a large endocrine gland found in the neck below the thyroid cartilage that forms the adams apple. The gland controls how rapidly the body uses energy, how the body responds to hormones and it makes proteins. The thyroid gland does these things by producing thyroid hormones including triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine […]

Stomach Cancer Signs & Symptoms

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is responsible for nearly a million deaths each year and is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Unfortunately because the symptoms are often confused with other illnesses, the diagnosis of stomach cancer is sometimes delayed, leading to patients presenting with stomach cancer that has progressed to an advanced stage. Prognosis is […]