Red Meat and Cancer Risk

Red meat cancer risk

A number of studies have suggested that red meat can play a role in the development of certain cancers. The largest study to provide evidence of the red meat-cancer link involved 478,000 men and women in Europe. It found that eating more than 5 ounces of red meat per day could raise your colon cancer […]

New Study Looks at Cancer “Alarm” Symptoms

People ignoring potential cancer symptoms

A new study has taken a look at the number of people who attribute cancer symptoms to another less dangerous illness. By attributing the symptoms to a less dangerous illness, cancer diagnosis is delayed. The study, entitled “Attributions of Cancer ‘Alarm’ Symptoms in a Community Sample“, looked at potential cancer symptoms experienced by 1,724 people […]

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 […]

Skin Cancer Costs Rising

Skin Cancer Treatment Cost Increasing

A report by Kimberly Leonard has found that the costs of skin cancer have increased greatly within the United States. Treating skin cancer has become more expensive, between 2002 and 2011 growing five times faster than other forms of cancer treatments. The study that the report was based on came from the American Journal of […]

NFL Continues to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

NFL Supporting Breast Cancer

The NFL is continuing with it’s annual breast cancer awareness month, which occurs every October. The campaign is designed to increase breast cancer awareness and raise money for breast cancer research. The breast cancer awareness campaign began in 2009. In the United States, breast cancer remains the 2nd most dangerous form of cancer for women. […]

How Scientists Used Shrimp to Help Detect Cancer

Mantis shrimp cancer detection

It seems like a strange concept, using the biological advantages that a sea shrimp has to create tools for detecting cancer. But that is just what researchers at the University of Queensland are looking into. The mantis shrimp has a unique ability that allows it to detect polarized light. The ability allows it to better […]

Do Vitamins Help Reduce Cancer Risk?

Vitamins & Cancer Prevention

It is a commonly held belief by most people that taking vitamins will not only keep you healthy, but it may help prevent cancer and heart disease. That belief is often developed by manufacturers who make claims about anti-oxidants in their products helping to prevent cancer and maintain overall health. Well according to a government […]

Research Finds Cancer Prevention Methods Successful

Cancer Prevention Works!

Most people have heard health specialists repeat simple advice for cancer prevention – watch your weight, eat fresh fruit and vegetables, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much alcohol and get some moderate exercise. Those simple tips can reduce your cancer risk by a great deal for certain types of cancer. A new study in the […]

Vitamin D and Cancer

Vitamin D & Cancer Prevention

Vitamin D is actually a number of fat-soluble secosteroids including Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) and Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). It is an interesting vitamin because the human body can either digest it via food or it can be obtained via exposure to the sun as the body synthesizes it. In that sense it’s not a dietary vitamin […]

Simple Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention Diet

There are numerous reports and studies about cancer prevention released on a seemingly daily basis. Often the reports can conflict with one another, with one study suggesting you eat more of vegetable A and and another report coming out a week later saying it is not effective at all! With so much conflicting advice and […]