Causes of Cancer

Celebrating Safely: What You Need to Know About the Genetic Risk of Alcohol-Related Cancers

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year – with most weekends and evenings filled with gatherings and events with loved ones. As the holiday period creeps closer, the calendars get busier. While an absolutely joyous time, it is also a time of excess, especially when it comes…...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Cancer

If you’re a woman of childbearing age, chances are you know someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS affects one in ten women between 15 and 44 years of age and can increase their risk of developing cancer later in life. What is PCOS? PCOS is a common health problem caused…...

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5 Questions about Bladder Cancer

It is a widely known fact that smoking directly correlates with lung cancer diagnoses, but did you know that smoking also accounts for nearly half of all bladder cancer diagnoses? First of all, what is it? The bladder is an organ located in the lower pelvis that holds urine and…...

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Alcohol and Cancer

Which cancers are related to alcohol usage? The more alcohol one drinks, the higher their risk of cancer. Alcohol intake has been proven to be directly correlated with cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and of course, breast. It is likely that alcohol intake also increases…...

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5 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Ranking as the number one cause of death worldwide, cancer is one of the most frightening diseases in the world today. The deadly disease can affect nearly any part in the body with each type of cancer presenting different symptoms. Researchers have discovered many treatment options for cancer patients, however…...

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Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. Often known as “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early because the ovaries are deep within the pelvis and initial symptoms are often ambiguous. Too often the cancer goes undiagnosed until after the disease is far…...

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Breast cancer incidence in Chinese women

In recent years, the incidence of breast cancer has significantly increased in Chinese women.   Moreover, many Chinese women develop the disease in their 40s, which is 10 years younger than in the West.  It is thus increasingly important for Chinese women to be more aware of ways to help prevent…...

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What do all types of cancer have in common?

Cancer is not a single disease. Cancer is a group of over 100 diseases that involve the uncontrolled division of the body’s cells. What do all types of cancer have in common? Without exception, cancer begins with changes in the genes. In fact, research now recognizes that a tumor’s location…...

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It’s in the Genes

Doctors and researchers agree: a tumor’s location is not the most important factor in choosing the best treatment. As Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, USA recently said, a lung cancer patient could have more in common with a bladder cancer patient than with another lung…...

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