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How Low Glycemic Index Foods Discourage Colon Cancer

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After skin cancer, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women. People have a 1 in 20 (about 5%) risk of developing colon cancer at some point in their lifetime, and if it is diagnosed early, it can have a nearly 75% survival rate at 5 years. In addition to genetic factors, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise can all contribute to the development of colon cancer...

Wine May Aid Breast Cancer Survival

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Sipping a glass of wine after a long day can be a way to relax and wind down. However, this may not be the only benefit to drinking wine. A new study suggests that women with breast cancer have a higher chance of surviving if they drink a daily glass of wine. The University of Cambridge conducted a study of over 13,500 women with breast cancer. The study ran for seven years and was the largest of...

Compound Made From Marijuana May Stop Aggressive Cancer

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It’s hard to open a newspaper or scan the Internet these days without finding some article either praising or condemning the use of cannabis as “medical marijuana.” Its analgesic, antiemetic, anti-asthmatic, and anti-rheumatic properties have been so well established that cannabis is actually prescribed as a treatment by doctors in some states. But there is still the legality...

A Multivitamin a Day May Help Keep Cancer Away

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The results of a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has the health and science columns in the print media and on the Internet buzzing. Called the Physicians’ Health Study II, it followed 14,641 male doctors over a period of 14 years, and tracked their incidences of developing cancer. In the double-blind study, the doctors were randomly...

Possible Link Between Drinking Alcohol and Breast Cancer

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In many recent studies, we’ve been told that low to moderate consumption of alcohol actually has positive benefits, leading to reduced risks of heart disease and lower overall mortality rates. Now, to balance this somewhat, comes a review study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The researchers, working with epidemiologic data gathered in six different...

What Does Pancreatic Cancer Fear Most – The Thunder God Vine or a 15-Year-Old Boy?

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Writing “health news” articles for a living, one cannot help but notice that sometimes there seems to be a “disease of the day,” meaning that a number of seemingly-unrelated studies and news releases show up at the same time, about the same disorder or condition. The “disease of the day” one day last week was pancreatic cancer. One research study and one news...

Metastatic Liver Cancer Prognosis

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Cancer is a disease that results when cells change and become abnormal. These abnormal cells grow out of control. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the liver, the largest internal organ. The liver is an important vital organ that has several functions including blood detoxification and protein synthesis. Metastatic liver cancer is cancer that originates in the liver and spreads to other parts...

Whiskey: An Antidote For Cancer?

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Some scientists believe that whiskey may be one of the keys to preventing the Big C. For a quite a number of years, liquor has been known not only to bring destructive intoxication and addiction upon its patrons, but also as deterrent to a healthy lifestyle. But as a potential weapon against cancer? Sounds controversial. Rumors that single malt whiskey may be a tool to combat cancer have begun...

Symptoms of Throat Cancer

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As with any other form of cancer, detecting the symptoms of throat cancer in its early stages is the key to successful treatment. Even so, some symptoms are difficult to detect in the beginning and as throat cancer progresses through the stages, those symptoms change accordingly. So too is the prognosis altered as cancer is detected in latter stages. Although there are some generalities, some...

Things That Increase Your Risk of Getting Leukemia

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Better known as blood cells cancer, leukemia targets individuals in the age group of 50 and above. Ever trickling market reports suggest that nearly 100,000 people fall prey to this ailment every year. There are several risk factors that can increase your chances of getting affected by this ailment. Risk factor is something which magnifies your chances to develop a disorder or disease. Let’s have...

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