Category Archives: Cancer

There’s Harmful Phthalates in Your Burger and Fries

Double All Day Burger AUD13, chips AUD3, Coke AUD3.50 - Rooftop Burger Shack, Melbourne - D7000

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Phthalates are a class of man-made chemicals, and they are in nearly every synthetic product we use on a regular basis. They’re used to make plastics more flexible and vinyl more durable, so they’re in things like flooring, shower curtains, and plastic toys, plus they’re used as a gelling agent in personal care products, so they’re… Continue reading There’s Harmful Phthalates in Your Burger and Fries

Oncologists Don’t Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment Because It’s Too Effective and Too Cheap

If there is one thing I do not love being in the medical field, it is the inevitable circumstance that I am, at times, the bearer of bad news. I can see how a patient’s emotion change in just a blink of an eye after hearing me say this painful line of: “You have Cancer”. When… Continue reading Oncologists Don’t Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment Because It’s Too Effective and Too Cheap

Understanding Colon Cancer

We often read much about various kinds of cancer, and such may often appear in the headlines of various news agencies. One form of cancer, however, has traditionally been mostly ignored, that is, colorectal cancer. Many may not be aware that the chances of being afflicted with colorectal cancer is about 2.5 to 5 percent. Otherwise stated, somewhere between twenty-five to fifty people out ever thousand persons will be suffer from this disease. Some data indicates that in the United States, this disease has been decreasing in the last few decades, possibly because of test being performed that allows earlier detection. Nevertheless, according the latest available statistics I could find, in the year 2011, “51,783 people in the United States died from colorectal cancer, including 26,804 men and 24,979 women.” Although data show that in America colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been waning in recent decades, cancers of the colon and rectum still cause approximately 56,000 deaths annually. In that same year (2011), 135,260 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, including 70,099 men and 65,161 women. Indeed, about 10% of new cases of cancer reported is colorectal cancer. All of these statistics should be cause for concern concerning this disease, and a desire to learn more about what it is, possible causes, possible ways to avoid getting the disease, as well as possible ways of treating the disease.

Below are some links to some books I believe may be beneficial for all:

Understanding Colon CancerCLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing of: Understanding Colon Cancer Paperback by A. Richard Adrouny. FREE Shipping Worldwide!

For the lay reader wishing to know more about this disease that has become more prominent in public attention, "Understanding Colon Cancer" gives concise information and explanation. It covers fundamental knowledge about occurrence, carcinogenesis, genetics, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and treatment, as well as forecasting the kinds of diagnostic tests and treatments that may be developed.

It reviews demographics, high-risk conditions, the sequence from bowel polyps to cancer, polyposis syndromes predisposing people to colorectal cancer, and the genetics of the disease. Discussed in full detail are the warning signs of the disease and the tests used for screening and diagnosis (fecal occult blood test, barium enema, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy). The stages of the disease are examined, along with theories of how colon cancer spreads.

Two chapters focus on treatments, including surgery and chemotherapy. An entire chapter devoted to early detection and prevention discusses standard approaches, as well as such new or emerging strategies as vitamins, drugs, and genetic screening.

What lies in the future for diagnostic testing and therapy? "Understanding Colon Cancer" concludes with discussion that forecasts the potential of genetic screening and treatment, of "virtual colonoscopy," and of new chemotherapeutic drugs, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies.

Richard Adrouny has a private practice in Los Gatos, California, and serves as the director of medical oncology at the Community Hospital of Los Gatos-Saratoga. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and has been published in such periodicals as the "New England Journal of Medicine," "American Journal of Medicine," and "Annals of Internal Medicine." — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing of: Understanding Colon Cancer

Living with Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Living with Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds – Paperback by: Eliza Wood Livingston , David Spiegel. FREE Shipping Worldwide!

Designed to provide both vital information about colon cancer and emotional support, Livingston’s story tells of her own heroic battle against this disease and her survival after a bleak diagnosis. — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Living with Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds — FREE Shipping Worldwide!

The Colon Cancer Survivors' Guide: Living Stronger, LongerCLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: The Colon Cancer Survivors’ Guide: Living Stronger, Longer

Colon & Rectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to TreatmentCLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Colon & Rectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment — Paperback by Paul Ruggieri , Addison R. Tolentino. FREE Shipping Worldwide!

This handy, reassuring guide helps recently diagnosed patients answer pressing questions, such as “How””far advanced is the disease?””What tests are involved?” and “What treatments will be recommended? “and understand the often confusing and intimidating medical jargon. In addition, this fully updated second edition is a quick, reliable reference to the most current procedures and treatment options. Among these are the increasingly popular trend of using chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery, targeted therapies involving newer drugs that limit their focus to the cancer cells, the use of laparoscopic surgery, and latest approaches in radiation therapy and chemotherapy drugs. This work also reviews symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer, how the disease may be prevented, and pros and cons of various treatments. — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Colon & Rectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment.

Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

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Overweight teens aren’t just gaining weight, but also increasing the risk of colon cancer for future generations. Colon cancer patients are being diagnosed at younger ages than normal, and it may have something to do with the climbing rates of childhood obesity. A recent study, published in the journal Gut, is the first to demonstrate teenagers… Continue reading Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

Save Your Coffee Grounds And Boost Your Health

Don’t throw out the coffee grounds from your morning brew just yet. Researchers from the American Chemical Society not only discovered there were rich antioxidants lurking in the leftover grounds, but also how to measure the concentration and extract it for consumption. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reveals a way… Continue reading Save Your Coffee Grounds And Boost Your Health

Non-Invasive Biopsies And Blood Tests May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Today, cancer screening largely relies on invasive procedures like removing tissue samples or colonoscopies. But a new type of cancer screening — known as the liquid biopsy — is becoming more and more widespread in the medical world. The test shows huge promise in early detection of different types of cancer. “Had this test not been… Continue reading Non-Invasive Biopsies And Blood Tests May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Breastfeeding Not Only Benefits Babies, But Moms Too

Breastfeeding has been shown to improve a baby’s immune system, lower the risk of developing asthma or allergies, and solidify the relationship between baby and mother. New research shows mom has been reaping the benefits of breastfeeding too, by possibly lowering her breast cancer risk as well as her prognosis if she’s diagnosed. “We’re not looking… Continue reading Breastfeeding Not Only Benefits Babies, But Moms Too

Woman battling rare cancer fighting taxes on donations

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha woman who’s been fighting a rare cancer says she’s now battling the Internal Revenue Service, which says she owes nearly $15,500 in taxes on donations Doctors found tumors throughout Casey Charf’s body when they were searching for injuries she suffered in a 2013 accident. People who learned of her plight… Continue reading Woman battling rare cancer fighting taxes on donations

Two New Studies on Honokiol Extract Show Promise for Kidney and Bladder Cancers

New findings presented at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The botanical extract honokiol, a biologically active molecule isolated from the bark of Magnolia spp ., holds promise as an adjunct treatment for aggressive bladder and kidney cancers, as reported in two new studies. New research on… Continue reading Two New Studies on Honokiol Extract Show Promise for Kidney and Bladder Cancers

Liquid biopsy could provide new weapon against cancer

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck A new blood test capable of detecting cancer DNA in a patient could allow oncologists to make sure that a treatment is and continues to be effective, without the need for a traditional biopsy or a CT scan, according to new research published in the journal The Lancet Oncology. The… Continue reading Liquid biopsy could provide new weapon against cancer