Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We want to draw your attention to this occasion because it has become the leading cause of global cancer incidence despite significant improvements in breast cancer treatment and detection technology. In 2020, there were more than 2.3 million new diagnoses, representing 11.7% of all…...

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8 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

The risk of breast cancer increases as women grow older. Men are also susceptible to breast cancer, so all adults should be proactive. Although incidences of breast cancer are lower in East Asia than in other regions, the rate of breast cancer incidence in East Asia is rising rapidly. The…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that skipping just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease. Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine an x-ray…...

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The Forgotten Men of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed during October, presents many opportunities to acknowledge patients and survivors as well as opportunities to remind women to schedule their regular screening. The world lights up in pink, the color of the breast cancer ribbon, and shares messages of support to those affected. With 1…...

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Breastfeeding & Cancer: What’s the Connection?

Every mother knows that breastfeeding can be a challenge. Mothers often face sore nipples, plugged ducts, engorgement, and a long list of other painful experiences. However, those who can breastfeed will reap health benefits for both mother and baby – some that are relatively well known and others that are…...

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Foods that Fight Cancer

No single food can protect you against cancer by itself. But research shows that a diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and other plant foods helps lower the risk for many cancers. In laboratory studies, many individual minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals demonstrate anti-cancer effects. APPLES…...

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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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5 Facts about Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is cancer that impacts the 10-inch-long tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. That important track is vital to survive, and used daily, but esophageal cancer is shockingly referred to as a silent killer. Most people with esophageal cancer show no symptoms until after the cancer has…...

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The Benefits of Juicing: Fact vs Fiction

No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can benefit by following one simple rule: eat more vegetables!  But is juicing also beneficial? To keep it simple, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research has broken down some myths and spelled out the facts. Can I consume my fruits…...

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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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