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8 things NOT to say to someone who has cancer

As World Cancer Day approaches Fionna Holland, a Psychology Lecturer at the University of Derby, who did study on what to say – and not – to someone who has cancer explains more It can be very difficult to know what to say and what to do when someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, yet the type and quality of ...

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What is Your Personal Breast Cancer Risk?

About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. But that number starts to change when you begin looking at the specific factors in any individual woman’s life and family history. What factors influence a woman’s personal risk of breast cancer? Age, family history, alcohol use, obesity and reproductive history are all considered when calculating a ...

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Coffee Dropped from List of Carcinogens

Top off your cups, coffee lovers! The World Health Organization has recently revised their classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen. Coffee was originally added to the list of culprits in 1991, at that point there appeared to be a connection to bladder cancer. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently reviewed more than 1,000 studies and concluded that that ...

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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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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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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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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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Say NO To A Diet High In Fat

In a recent study led by Jorge Chavarro, of the Harvard School of Public Health has suggested that men with prostate cancer who engage in a diet which is high in fat are at a significantly much higher risk of dying from the disease. His team followed nearly a thousand U.S. doctors over the course of fourteen years and who ...

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BPA increases risk of cancer in human prostate tissue, study shows

Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago published Jan. 7 online in the journal Endocrinology. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is widely used to soften plastics. Steering ...

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