‘Battling metaphors hold an implicit suggestion that patients who succumb quickly have in some way failed to fight hard enough.’ ~ Jacinta Elliott
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Letters: Emeritus professor Alan Bleakley and cancer patient Jacinta Elliott on the use of military metaphors, and Adrienne Betteley of Macmillan Cancer Support on end-of-life care Continue reading
If stomach cancer is diagnosed, the next step is to determine the stage of the cancer, which indicates how far it has spread, if at all. – ID 82025069 © Christian Weiß | Dreamstime.com
More than 26,000 people in the United States—approximately 16,000 men and 10,000 women—are diagnosed with stomach cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and nearly 11,000 die from it. The cancer develops for unknown reasons and can be difficult to diagnose early, because its symptoms mimic those of other gastrointestinal diseases. Continue reading
Can we count on normal PSA levels by age? Regardless of any PSA reference range for different age groups, there’s actually no ‘normal’ prostate-specific antigen level that guarantees you’re free from prostate cancer.
What is a PSA Screening?
A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening a simple blood test that measures that assesses your risk of prostate cancer. Generally, your risk of having prostate cancer increases along with your PSA level, and in most men, PSA concentrations rise with age, for various reasons.
Although experts have devised age-adjusted PSA reference ranges to estimate your risk of prostate cancer, there really are no truly normal PSA levels by age. In other words, although PSA can give you an idea of your risk, there’s no guarantee that you have prostate cancer if your PSA rises above a certain mark, nor are you assured of being cancer-free if your PSA remains below a particular threshold. Continue reading
These cancers are much more common in older patients. But new data from Canada and the U.S. show a sharp increase among adults in their 20s and 30s.
A colored scanning electron micrograph of a dividing colorectal cancer cell. Credit Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source
Colorectal cancer is typically considered a disease of aging — most new cases are diagnosed in people over age 50. But even as the rates decrease in older adults, scientists have documented a worrisome trend in the opposite direction among patients in their 20s and 30s.
Now, data from national cancer registries in Canada add to the evidence that colorectal cancer rates are rising in younger adults. The increases may even be accelerating. Continue reading
In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive form of cancer.
It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it’s stored that may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Continue reading
What you are about to read was written and published over six years ago and has proven to be the road-map for what we now face with 5G Towers. How many more deaths have already transpired since this was written. How many more in the future. We will be posting a considerable series of posts this week. 5G is here to stay – and it isn’t good. ~ Ed.
Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city, with the cell phone network. Continue reading
An estimated 12.5 million people had some form of cancer in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society.. Another 25.8 million have diabetes.. These two preventable diseases are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year.
In the constant battle to stay healthy, many of us know that too much sugar in the blood can lead to diabetes and that by controlling our diets we can both prevent and even reverse the disease. But, could the same be said for cancer? Continue reading
The groundbreaking work of US cancer researcher Lewis Cantley, PhD, linking the ketogenic diet to an anti-cancer drug, is receiving prominent coverage in the medical media. Continue reading
“You have cancer.” As a wife and mother, those are the last words you ever want to hear.
Life was rolling along and my days were full with caring for a family, helping my husband run our remodeling business and putting our extra time into a church plant. And then cancer struck, not once, but twice. Continue reading
While this may be hard to believe for many, doctors do not always have our best interest in mind. What’s worse, is that we are now living in a world where disease has become a profitable empire and in turn, many people are being falsely diagnosed in the name of money.
This may seem like a very grim circumstance, however, there is good news: with modern information being more easily accessible, many of these doctors are being caught for the frauds that they are. Continue reading
In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades — until now.
The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin.
In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of chromosomes and fail to develop properly. It was the era before modern genetics, but Boveri was aware that cancer cells, like the deformed sea urchin cells, had abnormal chromosomes; whatever caused cancer, he surmised, had something to do with chromosomes. Continue reading
Kelley at Baylor
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During the time during William D. Kelley’s years of higher education, which led to his degree in Dentistry, and during his early years of practice, the groundwork was being laid for the great expansion of Cancer. What you are about to read will astound you.
Categorically – the choice became, ‘A Shot in the Dark,’ ‘Death by Medicine‘ and ‘In the Money.’ Either way – the people have lost, and millions have died unnecessarily so. Whatever the choice – you will be shocked at the names of the players. ~ Ed.
When it comes to the invention of industry, which of course means creating something out of nothing and making sure it’s a constant, addiction is the prime factor. When it came to the physical body, which is a near perfect system, they realised that to make an industry out of that they first had to break it and then create the industry around eternally mending the damage. Welcome to the new age techno – trinity that is Military Airborne Biological, Psychological – Wundt and the one we shall explore in this report, the realm of the almighty Pharmaceuticals, as they have moved together to undermine the culture of nations in a full on all out and ruthless attack. Continue reading
A study of more than 150,000 men with prostate cancer found that a certain hormone treatment is linked with increased risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
There’s a 20% higher chance of having dementia for older men who have taken the prostate cancer treatment, according to the research study from JAMA Network. Continue reading
Ellagic acid—found in grapes, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates, black berries, and nuts—exists in even higher concentrations in red wine than resveratrol. Previous studies have shown that EA has potent antioxidant and preventive effects in several types of cancer.
Ellagic acid (EA)—a natural polyphenol compound found in red wine—may inhibit the proliferation of lung cancer cells by inducing autophagy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Further, researchers found that EA also has anti-lung cancer effects both in vitro and in vivo. Continue reading