Monday, October 23, 2017

Prostate Cancer Prevention with Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements

Initial, independent review of study data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health shows that selenium and vitamin E supplements, taken either alone or together, did not prevent prostate cancer. The data also showed two […]

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Reducing Lung Cancer Risk for Smokers and Former Smokers

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Category: Cancer

According to the American Association for Cancer Research, while genetics and environment are major contributors to cancer risk, the simple decisions made each day often matter too. Whether you are picking up a pack of cigarettes, exercising, or eating lots of fresh vegetables, studies show the power to influence cancer risk is in your hands.

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What Causes Cancer?

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Category: Cancer

Cancer is not one disease, but more than 200 that develop similarly. At the genetic level, something goes wrong with cell reproduction. Instead of dividing normally, cells that become cancerous reproduce wildly, producing abnormal growths (tumors). Tumor cells spread (metastasize) around the body, growing additional tumors. If tumor growth can’t be stopped, it interferes with […]

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How to Get the Best Cancer Care

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Category: Cancer

You’ve always been calm and rational, a pillar of strength in times of adversity. Everyone has always said so. Of course, you’ve had some hard knocks in life. But they never got the better of you. You always picked yourself up and went on—to bigger and better things. But that fateful afternoon, when your doctor […]

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Available Cancer Treatments: Overview

As if having cancer isn’t traumatic enough, getting it treated is fundamentally different from the way people other illnesses. With most other diseases, you rely on your family doctor, and perhaps a specialist or two. But cancer often involves a dizzying array of practitioners: your family doctor, one or more pathologists (who determine what kind […]

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How to Evaluate Cancer Treatments

While space limitations prevent consideration of specific cancers here, no matter what kind of cancer you have, the experts agree that a step-by-step approach is the way to go to evaluate what cancer treatment options will work best for you. Following are recommendations for how to evaluate cancer treatments.

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Newly Diagnosed With Cancer? Expert Advice

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Category: Cancer

“People often ask what I would do if I got cancer,” says MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Michael Lerner, Ph.D., a founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer. “Frankly, I’m not sure. I don’t think anyone […]

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