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Cancer Awareness

National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  As the National Foundation for Cancer Research, we want to share in the important message of cancer prevention.  Cancer risk can be decreased with simple healthy lifestyle changes and early detection testing. But do you really need another article reminding you to stop smoking…...

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Presidential Cancer

Presidential cancer diagnoses were historically kept secret. President Grover Cleveland successfully hid his 1893 tumor removal for almost twenty-five years. Even as late as 1967, President Lyndon Johnson underwent a covert skin cancer removal operation.  Why were these cancer diagnoses concealed? Historically, cancer was a likely death sentence, and revealing…...

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Love Lessons from Cancer

I sang at my little brother’s wedding almost nine years ago, as he and his new bride lit the unity candle and looked into each other’s eyes. He was just twenty-one years old, and she was only twenty.  For the next decade, Danielle and Brandon filled their lives with what…...

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Brain Cancer Surgery: Thriving in Recovery

Brain cancer is a formidable adversary in the world of oncology. Against substantial odds, patients work with dedicated doctors to mount a counter offensive. The road to recovery is, to no one’s astonishment, arduous, as brain surgery exposes the very epicenter of our being, behavior, personality, motor skills and memory.…...

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Ejaculation & Prostate Cancer

A recent study concluded a positive correlation between frequent ejaculation and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Research has suggested this relationship for years, but a 2016 longitudinal cohort study surveyed nearly 32,000 men across several age groups for 18 years. The study, which was the largest sample size to…...

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World Cancer Day 2018: We Can, I Can

  Each year, World Cancer Day (WCD) falls on February 4th. Since 2016, the theme of this global campaign has been “We Can, I Can.” The purpose is to get as many people as possible, all around the world, talking and thinking about cancer, with a view to educating the…...

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Shame & Cancer

Upon diagnosis, many cancer patients naturally evaluate how their lifestyles could have contributed to their fate. They may believe their cancer was self-inflicted and experience a deep sense of shame, saying to themselves phrases such as: “Why couldn’t I stop smoking? What’s wrong with me?” “I should have eaten healthier.…...

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Cervical Cancer to “Skyrocket” Among Older Women

A study out of the United Kingdom predicts that while cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 percent by 2040, with deaths close to eradicated, women aged 50-64 will see a 62% rise in the disease, leading to a 143% rise in mortality, from 183 deaths in…...

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Obesity & Chemotherapy

The effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs may be reduced by fat cells. This groundbreaking recent discovery was made according to a recent study published in November 2017 in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.  Obesity has long been associated with a higher risk of…...

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PUFAs & Cancer

In the last century, the American diet has seen a dramatic rise in the intake of PUFAs, or polyunsaturated fats.  When we weaned ourselves off of saturated fats from animal sources, we replaced our cooking oils with an assortment of PUFAs from vegetable oils, soybean oils, and seed oils such…...

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