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  • Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy

    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
  • Most women with early-stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

    Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes shows...
  • Panel predicts whether rare leukemia will respond to treatment

    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic markers that predicted which tumor samples would likely respond to treatment.
  • Newly updated treatment guidelines for medullary thyroid carcinoma

    Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A Task Force convened by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) released updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).
  • Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

    Breast Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.
 
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    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Panel predicts whether rare leukemia will respond to treatment

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic markers that predicted which tumor samples would likely respond to treatment.
  • Cancer-targeting mechanism under development

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Researchers are developing molecules that bind to more than 60 types of cancer. Several are being tested in early-stage clinical trials, including one for brain cancer. These custom-made molecules can carry either a "flag" that shines brightly in standard medical scanners or a bit of radiation to kill the targeted cancer cells.
  • Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
  • To stop cancer: Block its messages

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    A potential drug molecule has been discovered that stops cancer cells, but not healthy ones, from getting their 'mail.' The average living cell needs communication skills: It must transmit a constant stream of messages quickly and efficiently from its outer walls to the inner nucleus, where most of the day-to-day decisions are made. But this rapid, long-distance communication system leaves itself open to mutations that can give rise to a "spam attack" that promotes cancer, the researchers say.
  • Early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients with low tumor metabolic activity have longer survival

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer is associated with increased overall survival and a longer time before tumor recurrence, a study shows. Patients with high labeled glucose uptake may benefit from additional therapy following surgery.
 
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    Breast Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.
  • Switch that might tame most aggressive of breast cancers

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    So-called 'triple-negative breast cancers' are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types, researchers have found. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hope to find a way to 'switch it off'.
  • Most women with early-stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes shows cancer -- a major change in breast cancer management.
  • New role uncovered for 'oldest' tumor suppressor gene

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered -- the retinoblastoma gene -- in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. The retinoblastoma gene is defective in many cancers and is known to play a central role in stopping healthy cells from dividing uncontrollably. This study has found that the gene also has another important function, in helping to 'glue' severed strands of DNA back together.
  • Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study that confirms a strong link between diabetes and later stage breast cancer at diagnosis. "Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," said one scientist.
 
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    Prostate Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Researchers develop new potential drug for rare leukemia

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    A new drug that shows potential in laboratory studies against a rare type of acute leukemia has been developed by scientists. And additional studies suggest the same compound could play a role in prostate cancer treatment as well, they say.
  • Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers, death in men

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if they are diagnosed with cancer when they're older, according to a study.
  • Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumors into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows. Researchers showed that measuring the numbers of circulating tumor cells in the blood predicted which men were benefiting least from a prostate cancer drug after as little as 12 weeks of treatment.
  • Favorable 15-year survival outcomes for older prostate cancer patients with low-risk disease

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Results from a population-based study show favorable survival outcomes among patients with low-risk prostate cancer treated with conservative management initially. The study, which examined men 65 and older, extends previous data examination by the team an additional five years.
  • Implementing decision aids affects care decisions in urology

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    After clinicians implemented video-based decision aids for men with two common prostate conditions, rates of elective surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia and rates of active treatment for localized prostate cancer declined over six months, a study reports. But the total cost of health care for those patients did not fall significantly.
 
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    Lung Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
  • Early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients with low tumor metabolic activity have longer survival

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer is associated with increased overall survival and a longer time before tumor recurrence, a study shows. Patients with high labeled glucose uptake may benefit from additional therapy following surgery.
  • Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers, death in men

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if they are diagnosed with cancer when they're older, according to a study.
  • One in four high school seniors now try smoking water pipes

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study reports. The study found that almost one in four high school seniors try smoking hookah.
  • Study uncovers mechanisms of cancer-causing mutations

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    The molecular mechanism of cancer development caused by well-known 'resistance' mutations in the gene called epidermal growth factor receptor has been revealed by researchers for the first time. While these mutations were known for quite a long time, the question as to why they cause cancer or make some drugs ineffective was still not answered.
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    Colon Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early enough, but early detection is not a given. Researchers have identified bio-markers that can be incorporated in a new diagnostic test. This should make it possible to detect colorectal cancer in an early stage using a simple blood test, they say.
  • Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers, death in men

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if they are diagnosed with cancer when they're older, according to a study.
  • Mutations that may enable earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer recurrence identified

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    A multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists has characterized the genetic changes associated with the spread of colorectal cancer to the liver. Most patients are initially diagnosed with an early stage disease. However, a proportion of these patients will develop a recurrence of the cancer (metastasis), typically in the liver, one to three years after their colon surgery. If identified early, the liver metastasis may be amenable to surgical removal, and cure may still be possible.
  • Blood test can help some bowel cancer patients avoid unnecessary drug side-effects

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.
  • Combining old drug and new mehtod to kill cancer cells

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Pairing a new approach with an old drug may be an effective approach to treat common cancers. In a landmark study, researchers identified a new signalling pathway that regulates the internal diet of cancers.
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    EurekAlert! - Cancer

  • Researchers develop new potential drug for rare leukemia

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Michigan Health System) Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new drug that shows potential in laboratory studies against a rare type of acute leukemia. And additional studies suggest the same compound could play a role in prostate cancer treatment as well.
  • Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Loyola University Health System) If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormones and often go away over time.
  • Scientists honored in Biochemical Society Awards

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Biochemical Society) Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honored in the Biochemical Society's annual Awards.
  • Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Southern California) Fasting and kinase inhibitors work together to starve cancer cells.
  • High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Washington University in St. Louis) Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body's tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, Ph.D., and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation, oxygen metabolism and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.
 
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    Cancer Treatment

  • Trying to Re-Enter the World Again

    Southern Hoffs
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Reentry DefinitionThe act or action of reentering. The return of a missile or spacecraft into the atmosphere. The act of rejoining as a participant or member. read more
  • Its Movie Time!

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
    Tonight is the premier of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" on PBS at 9 pm. The book was long and the movie actually is in three 2-hour parts airing through Wednesday night. I blogged about this a while back, I also read the book a couple of years ago. During the past week, I have also watched several trailers as well.read more
  • Once again, home with a cold

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    I never used to get colds. Now I get them, and much worse than before, all the time. A friend pointed out that this is the second for me this year. She might have missed one as well. That's being sick too often.But my colds are just a side effect of RA treatment. Rheumatoid is an autoimmune disease which means your immune system attacks you. It is treated by suppressing your immune system, which makes you more susceptible dumbass colds.read more
  • PCBs, Cancer and Schools

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    Back in early February, I blogged about being interviewed for an article on the PCB connection and cancer. Schools and other buildings built before 1979 often used PCBs in sealants and all sorts of other parts of the finishes.read more
  • Palliative care

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    Palliative care is not hospice care. It can be part of hospice care but in itself is separate. Now there is some research that palliative care should start at the point of an advanced stage cancer diagnosis and not later. The study focused on both the patient and the caregivers. Both of who handled everything better with it. Palliative care is pain and symptom relief - isn't that really important?read more
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  • Crowdfunding for Medical Bills & Related Expenses

    Robyn Stoller
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
      Copyright: / 123RF Stock Photo   One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have experienced money or work problems due to cancer care.  Even cancer patients who have insurance say they have had to change their lifestyle and medical care due to the financial burden of treatment.  As a result, many cancer fighters and survivors are forced to turn to crowdfunding as a way to cover the cost of their cancer care. Crowdfunding is by definition, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people,…
  • College Scholarships for Dallas Students Affected by Cancer

    Robyn
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I’d like to introduce you to yet another scholarship program I recently learned about from my good friend @TheCancerCardX.  This scholarship program is specific to Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a Dallas-based trial law firm,  is awarding a total of $50,000 in annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors from any public or private high school in Dallas County who have been affected by cancer in one of the following ways: Have an immediate family member (mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, brother…
  • 2015 Clean Fifteen Is Here

    Robyn
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, created the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  This guide, which is updated each year, highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally-raised fruits and vegetables.  Earlier this week, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen, or the 12 most pesticide-laden foods.  To see this article, click HERE.  Today I am writing about the the 15 least pesticide-laden foods which are known as the “Clean Fifteen™″.  According to the EWG, If the fruit or veggie is…
  • 2015 Dirty Dozen Is Here

    Robyn
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the 3,015 produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture contained pesticide residues? Yikes! Did you know that 99 percent of apple samples, 98 percent of peaches, and 97 percent of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue? Yikes! Or that a single sample of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece? Yikes! Many people believe that the pesticides used to grow conventional or non-organic produce may have played a role in their cancer and that…
  • Choose Hope & You Can’t Go Wrong

    Robyn
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:47 pm
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    Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Hope and healing after a bladder cancer diagnosis

    Cancerwise Blogger
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Last May, doctors in Iowa City, Iowa, gave Gerald Vilmont just five months to live. He'd just received his bladder cancer diagnosis a few days before, and he and his wife, Cheryle, were crushed.That's when Gerald's daughter and her then-fiancé went online and found MD Anderson. Today, thanks to bladder cancer advances at MD Anderson, Gerald is cancer-free and back enjoying life in Iowa. Coming to MD Anderson for bladder cancer treatmentThe first sign that MD Anderson was the right choice for Gerald came during his first visit. The doctors and nurses gave him hope -- something he had little…
  • Triple-negative IBC patient finds hope in her vision for the future

    Cancerwise Blogger
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Ashleigh RangeIn June 2014, I was awaiting the birth of my second son, David, while juggling a demanding job and raising an 18-month-old, Noah, with my husband, Brad. We had just moved into a home in the suburbs to accommodate our growing family. We were living a fairytale -- the American dream. Our American dream became a nightmare when, at 34 weeks pregnant, I noticed changes in one of my breasts. After a few doctors told me that my symptoms were typical for a woman during pregnancy, I went online. MD Anderson's website indicated that my symptoms aligned with those associated with…
  • Become a bone marrow donor, save a life

    Cancerwise Blogger
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Gillian KruseAfter starting chemotherapy, it became clear that my acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was going to be tough to beat. The chemo would kill it, but it could come back. To lower the chances of this, my doctors suggested I consider a bone marrow transplant. I made an appointment to learn about the bone marrow transplant process. Afterwards, my care team and I decided that getting a bone marrow donation was the best option for me.  The next step was to find a bone marrow donor.  Finding my bone marrow donorBoth of my younger brothers got tested to see if he could be my bone…
  • Rectal cancer survivor celebrates life with 5K race

    Cancerwise Blogger
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Bill LambertAfter my my rectal cancer surgery, walking was a challenge. But thanks to my care team, my supportive family and friends and lots of hard work over the past year, I plan to run across the finish line at the 2015 SCOPE Run at MD Anderson on Saturday, March 28. Well, run might be a stretch. But just the fact that I can entertain running that distance is a testament to so many factors. I now feel I've come full circle. My rectal cancer treatmentI once read that getting a cancer diagnosis for a second time is like surviving a plane crash only to be involved later in a train…
  • Facing the adoption process after cancer recurrence

    Cancerwise Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Brittany Hurst I think most young people picture their lives as college, engagement, marriage and having a family. My husband and I were no different. We'd always wanted to have a family of our own.  But my cancer diagnosis and my ovarian cancer recurrence threw a wrench into these plans.We were fortunate to have other options for becoming parents. We considered a few of them before deciding that adoption is the best choice for us. Why we chose adoption Once we found out I had ovarian cancer, we realized we needed to start planning right away if we wanted to have a family.
 
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  • Demolition Begins of 'Mr. Fluffy Homes' Contaminated with Asbestos

    Lorraine Kember
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Australian officials this month will start bulldozing a handful of homes and public buildings contaminated with deadly Mr. Fluffy asbestos insulation. The pilot demolition program is part of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) massive "buyback and demolish" program aimed at eradicating the ongoing risk of asbestos exposure from Mr. Fluffy-brand loose-fill asbestos found in 1,021 homes in Canberra. A spokesperson for the Asbestos Response Taskforce confirmed that more than half of homeowners whose residences are affected by the toxic insulation agreed to the ACT government's offer to…
  • Indirect Exposure to Asbestos Is Still Risky for Sheet Metal Workers

    Tim Povtak
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Sheet metal workers rarely handle asbestos directly, but they remain seven times more likely to die from mesothelioma – the rare cancer caused by it – than the general population, a recent study shows. The findings published earlier this year in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reiterated the long-held but increasingly-debated belief that even indirect exposure to toxic asbestos remains a serious threat, long after its use as a building material was reduced dramatically in the U.S. "The most important thing to take from this study is that you didn't have to work with asbestos…
  • Senate Bill Aims to Create Online Database of Asbestos Products

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Despite the almost 10,000 lives a year claimed by asbestos-related diseases in the U.S., products legally containing asbestos continue to pass through our country’s borders. Legislation introduced last week will make public where these products are ending up. U.S. senators Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sponsored the Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act to amend the Asbestos Information Act of 1988 by establishing a public database of asbestos-containing products. “The Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act will modernize the reporting…
  • New Lung Cancer Drug Opdivo May Hold Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

    Tim Povtak
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Federal approval of the highly-touted immunotherapy drug Opdivo for advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer may signal good news for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month granted accelerated approval to Opdivo, also known as nivolumab, after it showed an unprecedented ability to prolong the lives of lung cancer patients with metastatic disease. Opdivo, marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, is designed to inhibit the protein on cells that blocks the body's immune system from attacking the cancer. Immunotherapy, which most…
  • UK Study Shows Promise for Epithelioid Mesothelioma Patients

    Tim Povtak
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    More than 30 percent of patients with epithelioid mesothelioma — the most common cellular strain of this cancer — lived for five years or more after a multidisciplinary treatment approach in England, raising hopes and expectations everywhere for this rare and deadly disease. The startling success rate stems from a retrospective study of 102 mesothelioma patients who underwent aggressive lung-saving, pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) procedure performed by U.K. thoracic surgeon Dr. Loic Lang-Lazdunski. All patients also were treated with chemotherapy and post-surgery radiotherapy, along with…
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  • Get the FACTs: Proposed Bill Set to Silence Mesothelioma Victims

    Gary Cohn
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Bruce VentoSusan Vento’s husband, longtime U.S. congressman Bruce Vento, died of mesothelioma nearly 15 years ago, but Susan’s fight against asbestos has never been more urgent than it is today.Vento is in the middle of a fierce battle to defeat a bill that is backed by the asbestos companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This bill, known as the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015, that would make it significantly more difficult for asbestos victims and their families to file claims, likely delaying their receiving compensation. The bill would, among other…
  • National Poison Prevention Week: Finding Hidden Toxins in Your Home

    Emily Walsh
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When we think of asbestos, we don’t typically think of it as being a poison, and the phrase “asbestos poisoning” isn’t one that’s commonly used. However, according to the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, the definition of a poison is any material that causes harm, no matter if it’s inhaled, ingested, absorbed, or injected into the body. Known to cause asbestosis and mesothelioma, science and history have proven asbestos to be extremely poisonous when inhaled into the lungs.This week is National Poison Prevention Week, and a lot of individuals, agencies, and…
  • Smoking, Asbestos, and Asbestosis Increases Risk for Lung Cancer

    Staff
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Both smoking and asbestos irritate the lungs. Smoking is a well-known trigger for lung cancer. Chronic exposure to smoke (smoking) causes as many as 90% of lung cancers.1Chronic exposure to asbestos causes lung damage, tooWorkers in ship building, former insulation manufacturers, and current insulation removal business can be exposed for decades at their jobs. This chronic asbestos exposure can lead to asbestosis in some people. People with asbestosis have so much scarring in their lungs that they are constantly short of breath.In Great Britain, chronic asbestos exposure causes 2 of every 100…
  • Lung Leavin’ Day: A 9-Year Retrospection

    Cameron Von St. James
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In The BeginningLung Leavin’ Day began as a way to deal with stress and as a way to cope with mesothelioma. The idea of Lung Leavin’ Day came just after Heather’s second biopsy, which confirmed her mesothelioma diagnosis. At a time when we should have been celebrating the start of our family and getting to know our new baby daughter Lily, who was born 3 months earlier, we were in a hospital far from home fighting cancer. There was a lot to be stressed about.After some additional tests, Heather was confirmed as a candidate for a surgery called extrapleural pneumonectomy. This surgery…
  • Breathing New Life Into Lung Leavin' Day

    Heather Von St. James
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Every year following Lung Leavin’ Day, I write a recap of the evening. This year I wanted to do something a little different. I know the event has a huge effect on people, and in the last couple of years people have shared their feelings about the night with me. I thought I would ask a few friends about their thoughts on the tradition and share them with you.Fear means different things to different people. To some, fear manifests as anger. For others, fear is sorrow. For each person, identifying their fears is an intensely personal part of Lung Leavin’ Day. To give those fears a voice,…
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  • Things You Don’t Know About National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

    primeviewllc
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    We are all aware of the disease called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS(acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), and we are aware that every year many people die because of this illness which has no cure. Do you know that people around the world are finding ways how to protect themselves from HIV/aids? There is this campaign that is held every year, organized and done by different organizations and communities around the globe, gathered together to help and take action to protect women, girls and their partners from the deadly virus HIV. Held every march 10 of each year, the said event…
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    primeviewllc
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Ever heard that March is National Nutrition Month? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made this yearly campaign on March to drive focus to the importance of eating right healthy food and developing exercising habits. This program will give you awareness to make the right choices when it comes to the food that will benefit you. Here are some takeaways from this campaign: Image Source: Pexels Eat your fruits and veggies It can’t be stressed enough how important this is. This should be a part of your daily meal and should at least be taken on every breakfast, lunch and dinner you are to…
  • 4 Easy Ways to Help Your Heart be Healthier

    primeviewllc
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Image Source: Pexels It’s natural for us to sometimes act before we think – and we do have a tendency to forget that some of the things we do are harmful to our health, especially our heart. That is why we should remember some things to help our heart keep on running smoothly. We don’t want our heart failing on us because this will not be  good news. Get Active! Manage Your Weight You will definitely gain weight as time passes. That is why you need to stand up and work out those added weight. The only way to do that is to exercise – sweat out of it and watch your weight loss…
  • Stress Management Checklist: Ways how to get rid stress

    Fredda Branyon
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Image Source: Pexels Our day to day activities present opportunities for us to suffer from stress – that’s a given. Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.”. When we overexert ourselves, or we are faced with circumstances we can’t seem to handle or overwhelm us, then we feel stressed. Managing stress is easy if you know what to do specifically when stress arrives right straight through your busy schedule. Learn how to manage your stress. Here are some ways to relieve yourself from stress.
  • Last Week of February is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Fredda Branyon
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Image Source: Pexels This February, the annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be celebrated to commemorate the awareness and information dissemination against eating disorder. This awareness campaign aims to equip the people on the warning signs and treatment options for eating disorders as well as the support the patient can get from people around them such as family and friends. This disorder mostly affects adolescents and the young women. In this period or age, they tend to keep and maintain a body figure in which even the food they eat is sacrificed and being affected.
 
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    Cancer, Medicine and Life

  • Homeopathy: Scientific review

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The premium scientific organization in Australia - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has done a systematic review of homeopathy and found the lack of useful evidence in treating various medical conditions.https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health-topics/complementary-medicines/homeopathy-review
  • Survivorship

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    I recently attended a Survivorship conference. It changed me. Listening to people who have been through chemotherapy or people who have cared for people fighting cancer, does put things in a  different perspective. These are people who are trying their best to make each day count for their loved one.A decade or two ago, we really did not seem to care about long term needs of people going through cancer therapy. Not many survived... so why stress about the long term effects.Now things are different, people are being cured of their cancer. They have to deal with the effects from fingers…
  • Why are mainly old magazines present in a doctors waiting area?

    13 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Great study published in the BMJhttp://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7262
  • Cost of Cancer Care - A Perspective

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Good insighthttp://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/the-punishing-cost-of-cancer-care/?_r=0
  • Saying NO to excessive Pharmaceutical Costs

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Hospital says NO to excessive Pharmaceutical costingsThis story has been doing the rounds for a while, and things seem to be getting slightly clearer now. Great stance for these doctors and the hospital to support them to refuse the massive costs of some medications (for minimal extra advantage). What if everyone took a stance against these costs? Is that feasible? Is it wise?Worth thinking about.
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  • National Doctors Day: Behind great medical care, there’s research

    Valerie Zapanta
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care. Compassion and expertise are vital, of course, as is the intuitive understanding that each patient must be treated as a person, not his or her disease. But research is vital as well. The proclamation launching National Doctors Day highlights the impact of research. So does…
  • Breast cancer risk appears linked to family history of prostate cancer

    Nicole White
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    When considering cancer risk, categories like “women’s cancers” and “men’s cancers” may not matter. A complete medical history, especially of first-degree relatives, must be considered when evaluating risk. A new study links increased breast cancer risk to a family history of prostate cancer. A new study drives home that fact. Published in the journal Cancer, the study found a link between a family history of prostate cancer and an increased risk of breast cancer in women. The study, one of the largest efforts to examine the link between these cancers, found that women with a…
  • Precision medicine: It’s here – now to make it a norm, not an exception

    Tami Dennis
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Precision medicine holds promise – on that doctors, especially cancer specialists, can agree. But this sophisticated approach to treatment, which incorporates knowledge about a person’s genetic profile, environment and lifestyle, isn’t yet standard for all cancers. It can’t be. Researchers and scientists are still amassing as much information as possible, in order to better understand the best avenues of research and the resulting treatment options. Precision medicine is here. Now we must make it the norm, not the exception. That means knowledge and information must be shared, not…
  • Bladder cancer patient has a mission: Cure metastatic bladder cancer

    Denise Heady
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Frank Di Bella (right), pictured with Sumanta Kumar Pal, has already helped raise more than $1.6 million for metastatic bladder cancer research led by Pal at City of Hope. Frank Di Bella, 70, is on a mission: Find a cure for metastatic bladder cancer. It’s just possible he might. Although Di Bella isn’t a world-renowned physician, cancer researcher or scientist, he knows how to make things happen. For more than 20 years, he served as chairman of annual fundraising galas on behalf of muscular dystrophy research, and he’s successfully raised more than $10 million toward that…
  • Cancer side effects: 4 tips for coping with appearance changes

    Denise Heady
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cancer side effects can take a toll on self-confidence. Here, patient Veronica Bedjakian receives a makeover during a recent Beauty Bus event at City of Hope’s Positive Image Center. The physical side effects of cancer can damage anyone’s self-confidence, but especially that of women who, rightly or wrongly, are more likely to find their appearance (or their own perception of their appearance) directly connected to their ability to face the world with something resembling aplomb. Further, although many people may think they’re prepared for such side effects, the reality…
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  • Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth

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    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth Submitted by: Sandra Prior As an avid weightlifter, you know your body uses amino acids to build muscle protein, which is how your body crafts muscle. You may even be familiar with the differences between complete protein and incomplete proteins, as well as all the essential and non-essential amino acids. But did you know that aminos do more than build muscle protein, or which ones are most important for bodybuilders to ingest as supplements? Here we suggest a few you'll want to take before every single workout to boost your...
  • The Best Explosive Exercises

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    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Best Explosive Exercises Submitted by: Sandra Prior Most effort in the gym goes to building vanity muscles: chest, lats, shoulders and arms. That's inevitably why progress stops. This workout focuses on building all-over strength. Train now for some serious explosive power. The Workout This program begins where your power begins - the big strong muscles around your hip joints, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals - and presents another possibility: increased strength and muscle mass. The main goal here is to become progressively stronger in four core lifts: squat, bench…
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Needs Your Help

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    27 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    by Joseph I have some important news about a clinical trial for breast cancer research. Eli Lilly and Company is sponsoring a study that is investigating the efficacy of combining a cancer fighting drug with hormone therapy versus hormone therapy alone. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans, and this study could save millions of lives. As a CureClick Ambassador I wanted to share this information with you because it could benefit you or someone you know. Detailed information about the clinical study is presented below: For those of you whom are not familiar…
  • 8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

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    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    8 Ways To General Health And Fitness Submitted by: Gary Matthews It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories. But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used in your everyday activities. Lets take a peek: What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals...
  • Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

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    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat? Submitted by: Nick Brighton Although there are a lot of low carb recipes available through my free 7 day low carb diet crash course, I thought it might be useful for you to use the following list as a certain "go-to" guide when working out what foods to pick up on your next shopping trip, or when just mooching your cupboards in the evening! If you'd like some specific low carb recipes then I'd recommend you sign up for my free 7 day course which will not only give you a ton...
 
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