RSSArchive for October, 2008

Vigorous Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study Shows Exercise Protects Against Breast Cancer Even Without Weight Loss. Exercise cuts a woman’s risk of breast cancer after menopause — but only vigorous exercise, a National Cancer Institute study shows. Moderate exercise did not cut breast cancer risk. Vigorous exercise did, but only in women who were not overweight. However, it’s possible that […]

10 Lifestyle Tips For Cancer Prevention

Looking for ways to cut your risk of developing cancer? Here’s a list of 10 diet and activity recommendations highlighted this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). * Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. * Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. * […]

Can Sunscreen Protect Your Skin From Skin Cancer?

Basically, sunscreen lotions help you protect against UV skin damage and sunburns. It can also protect your skin from squamous cell carcinoma by 40% and basal carcinomas up to some extent, which are two most common types of skin cancer. But, do you know that it has not been conclusively shown that sunscreens protect against […]

New MRI Technique May Identify Cervical Cancer Early

Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a special vaginal coil, a technique to measure the movement of water within tissue, researchers may be able to identify cervical cancer in its early stages, according to a new study. The new technique offers better imaging of smaller tumors and may also improve surgical options when fertility-sparing […]

Understanding The Benefits And Risks Of Chemotherapy

Women starting chemotherapy for breast cancer often expect unpleasant side effects, from hair loss to nausea. What they may not appreciate is just how debilitating the side effects of treatment can be. A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute identified eight serious chemotherapy-related adverse effects that may be more common than […]

How To Prevent Skin Cancer And Maintain A Healthy Skin?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer world-wide. The good news, however, is that it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. More and more young people are being diagnosed with skin cancer, indicating that they are not taking proper care of their skin. If you are really concerned about your health […]

Red Wine May Cut Lung Cancer Risk

Moderate consumption of red wine may decrease the risk of lung cancer in men, according to a report. “An antioxidant component in red wine may be protective of lung cancer, particularly among smokers,” said Chun Chao, Ph.D., a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in Pasadena, California. Chao analyzed data collected […]

Identify Early Stomach Cancer Symptoms

For many, stomach cancer doesn’t show any specific symptoms in early stages. It is therefore very important to understand and recognize stomach cancer symptoms and the discomfort which can be experienced in later stages. Here are the most common stomach cancer symptoms. Often, these symptoms will be caused by the presence of other illnesses in […]