Tag Archives: Cancer

Tongue cancer in young women skyrockets

There’s been an alarming rise in the number of young people, particularly women, being diagnosed with tongue cancer, a disease predominantly found in older men with a history of smoking or heavy drinking. Researchers from the cancer hospital Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, in collaboration with local and overseas colleagues, have… Read More »

Drug-therapy combo cuts breast cancer recurrence risk by 25%, Eli Lilly announces

Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 25% for those with a common subtype of breast cancer. The combo treatment also lowered the risk… Read More »

Zinc Supplements Could Help Prevent Esophagus Cancer

According to a study, the proliferation of cancer cells of the esophagus can be significantly inhibited with zinc supplementation. The study results could provide opportunities for improved treatment and prevention of esophageal cancer. Other research has revealed that zinc helps in protecting the esophagus from cancer and is essential for overall health. It has however… Read More »

Older Adults and People with Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Organ Transplants, and Autoimmune Diseases

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually — the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6… Read More »

Skin cancer and the vegan diet

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in Caucasians, Hispanics, Chinese Asians and the Japanese. Several reports have linked lycopene to a lower risk of various cancers. In Fortes’ findings, drinking a daily cup of tea was linked to a lower incidence of melanoma. Several animal studies have found isolated AOs to provide protection… Read More »

Hormonal treatments for prostate cancer are often given late

Men with advanced prostate cancer are typically treated with drugs that cause testosterone levels to plummet. Testosterone is a hormone that fuels growing prostate tumors, so ideally this type of treatment, which is called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), or hormonal therapy, will stall the disease in its tracks. For that to happen, ADT has to… Read More »