Tag Archives: cancer

12 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, it’s important to understand the risk factors for prostate cancer. What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? It’s a question that remains unanswered despite a growing body of research identifying risk factors and prevention strategies. Scientists do know that prostate cancer symptoms occur when changes or mutations in the DNA of prostatic cells cause abnormal proliferation ...

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How to Avoid Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer survival rates indicate that most who are diagnosed with the disease will die with it rather than from it. Still, prevention is the goal; here, we offer tips on how to avoid prostate cancer. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes prostate cancer and there is no one answer to how to avoid prostate cancer. Researchers, however, have studied certain preventive ...

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New therapy brings hope for pancreatic cancer patients

Just a few weeks after announcing his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Southern novelist Pat Conroy, best known for The Prince of Tides, has lost his battle with the aggressive disease. Unfortunately, this is a common story for those diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. It is one of the deadliest cancers because it is difficult to detect early, spreads quickly ...

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The average American diet is half junk

Ultra-processed foods – those manufactured pre-packaged convenience foods heavy in extra sugar, salt and fat – comprise nearly 60 percent of the American diet, according to a team of Brazilian and American researchers from the University of Sao Paula and Tufts University in Boston. The research team analyzed 9,300 adults and children who kept detailed food diaries. Researchers defined ultra-processed ...

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Beta

Chronic stress has been connected to cancer progression through increased blood vessel formation, but a new study shows that high levels of stress can also impact the lymphatic system, causing tumor cells to spread more quickly. The research, published in Nature Communications, found that when mice experienced high levels of stress for prolonged periods of time, stress hormones activated the ...

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