Cancer

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Link between vitamin D deficiency and bladder cancer

2018-07-24T14:21:25+00:00

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a systematic review of seven studies presented at the Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference (SFE-BES 2016) in Brighton. Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the findings, the study adds to a growing body of evidence on the importance of maintaining adequate vitamin D levels. Vitamin D, which is produced by the body through exposure to sunshine, helps the body control calcium and phosphate levels. Vitamin D can also be obtained from food sources such as fatty fish and egg yolks. Previous studies have linked [...]

Link between vitamin D deficiency and bladder cancer 2018-07-24T14:21:25+00:00

Does vitamin D enhance the survival rate of breast cancer patients?

2016-09-29T11:52:38+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] There have been several studies into the link between breast cancer survival and the ‘sunshine vitamin’ (vitamin D).  Although it is too early to refer to vitamin D as a new weapon in our armamentarium, the association has created a lot of interest and indeed may lead to important new discoveries in the future. The results of these studies are worth exploring. Published earlier this year in the Anticancer Research Journal is a study by the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine (led by Prof Cedric Garland), which showed [...]

Does vitamin D enhance the survival rate of breast cancer patients? 2016-09-29T11:52:38+00:00

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger

2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] An evidence review and screening trial found that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam (DRE) if a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is done. ‘When PSA testing is used, the DRE rarely assists in diagnosing significant disease … [and] should be abandoned in common clinical practice,’ said study author Dr Ryan Terlecki of Wake Forest School of Medicine. The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors [...]

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger 2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Killing Cancer Cells

2016-07-23T15:14:44+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Yet another study has found that eating a vegan diet is incredibly healthful; scientists found that when compared to the blood of those who follow the Standard American Diet (or SAD), vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells. “In a series of experiments, test subjects were assigned the opposing diets. Their blood was then pitted against cancer cells in a petri dish, in hopes of determining which diet resulted in blood that was more effective at suppressing cancer growth. The results found that the vegan blood (after maintaining [...]

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Killing Cancer Cells 2016-07-23T15:14:44+00:00

Home Testing for Cancer and Heart Disease Soon?

2016-07-06T10:09:45+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In the era of home pregnancy tests, the obvious question is why easy-to-use self-tests have not yet been developed for life-threatening diseases. We all grew up with the idea that if a woman suspects she is pregnant she can simply pop into a pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test to use at home. Huge impact Conversely, if someone suspects they are suffering from cancer, heart disease, or an infection their first instinct is to contact a GP or call an ambulance. So the obvious question is why easy-to-use self-tests have not [...]

Home Testing for Cancer and Heart Disease Soon? 2016-07-06T10:09:45+00:00

Prostate Cancer Aggression ‘Linked to Waist Size’

2016-06-03T11:00:09+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study has suggested. Research on 140,000 men from eight European countries found that a 4in (10cm) larger waist circumference could increase the chances of getting the cancer by 13%. Men were most at risk when their waist was bigger than 37in (94cm), the University of Oxford study found. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The study, which was presented at the European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, looked at the association between body [...]

Prostate Cancer Aggression ‘Linked to Waist Size’ 2016-06-03T11:00:09+00:00