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Unraveling Family Cancer Ties
Having a family history of any kind of cancer isn’t a bright spot for your own odds. It’s just part of nature over which we have no control. In terms of colorectal cancer, new understandings may help avoid a nightmare journey.
The Kiss of Death to Cancer?
You’re prime pickings for landing a kiss when you stand under the mistletoe. It’s a holiday tradition. Of course, if you eat the mistletoe you could fall headfirst into the punchbowl and die. This fact hasn’t been lost on cancer cells.
Colorectal Cancer May Be Just A Breath Away
Of all the screenings, looking for colorectal cancer is one of the most dreaded. That’s because the most effective tests are invasive and uncomfortable. Work is underway to bring a breath of fresh air to the process.
Colorectal Cancer Therapy Heats Up
Nanoparticles are super tiny materials that are being used more and more in medicine. So how tiny is tiny? In a recent study, the 2,000 nanoparticles used would fill the width of a strand of hair.
When to Talk About The End
One of the stark and sad realities of cancer is that not everybody beats it. Knowing that the end could be near and talking about it may be a wise choice for some.
Sipping Away Cancer Risks
Drinking green tea has been associated with everything from longer life to improving memory. It’s healthy stuff that may keep our DNA strong. Green tea may be adding a new anti-cancer benefit to its resumé.
Realistic Expectations Are a Good Thing
Hope is an important part of fighting cancer. But unrealistic optimism in the final stages of cancer can influence important patient decisions.
Aspirin May Be a Cancer Knock-Out
Colorectal cancer is one of the diseases that daily aspirin therapy may prevent. This inexpensive over-the-counter drug may now be useful in helping some colorectal cancer patients live longer.
Folic Acid and B Vitamins Don’t Cut Cancer Risks
We just learned recently that long-term use of multivitamins helps lower the risk of cancers in men 50 years and older. A new study finds that a specific supplement doesn’t offer much help.
Red Meat For Bladder Cancer
High red meat consumption has been associated with increasing a person’s risk of particular cancers. Another form of the disease has been added to the list.