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by Dr. John H. Maher Recent research suggests that adding these foods to your diet could significantly lower your risk of breast cancer. #1 Yellow orange vegetables — Eating foods high in beta- carotene has been linked in many studies to lower rates of breast cancer. Tip: Baby carrots beta-carotene is more absorbable then regular …

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer to Improve Your Odds October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I’m focusing  this issue on some of the things that we know about breast cancer. Are You At Risk? Specific factors that can put you at risk for breast cancer include: 1. Having a close …

Secretary Thompson Urges Students To “Save Their Skin”

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today asked students to take simple preventative steps to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can lead to sunburns now, and skin cancer as an adult. Secretary Thompson advised that students protect their skin by wearing a hat, shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen while outside. At the …

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In the quest to develop rational approaches to treating cancer, researchers need efficient access to existing knowledge. COSMIC (Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer), which is launched on Wednesday 4 February by the Cancer Genome Project at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a new tool that provides integrated genetic data from cancer genes, and …

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The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition Encourage Women to Learn Facts That Could Save Their Lives Chicago, January 20, 2004– The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) today announced the availability of an education kit designed to inform health care consumers about cervical cancer, including basic …

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ELUSIVE CANCER KILLER’S DEEP-SEA HIDEOUT DISCOVERED AFTER A NEARLY 20-YEAR HUNT October 27, 2003 — FT. PIERCE, Fla. — In 1984, HARBOR BRANCH scientists exploring deep waters off the Bahamas in one of the institution’s Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles discovered a small piece of sponge that harbored a chemical with a remarkable ability to kill cancer cells. …

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COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE COULD HINDER CANCER TREATMENT CANCER patients who use herbal remedies and health supplements during conventional treatment may risk dangerous side effects, according to a new report published today in the British Journal of Cancer. Garlic, cod liver oil and St John’s Wort are among the most commonly taken supplements that could interfere with …

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“Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is responsible for 90% of the visible signs of aging on the skin of whites,” says Dr. Michael J. Martin, former Assistant Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco. Blacks’ skin, however, ages much slower. Why are most dark-skinned blacks protected from harmful UV …

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Ovarian Cancer: Plant-Based Diet May Offer Protection Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research New research on ovarian cancer, one of the five most deadly cancers among women in developed countries, suggests that a balanced plant-based diet may help in its prevention. The National Cancer Institute says this strategy is important since …