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ovarian cancer facts

Ovarian Cancer Facts – Know the Silent Killer

Ovarian cancer is a silent killer which keeps itself secreted inside the pelvis. There is no screening test for this. Ovarian Cancer Facts – Statistics About one in 100 women above 40 years of age can have this condition. If it is detected early, the cure rate is about 90%. At the time of diagnosis, […]

mouth wash

Common Use Items and Their Alleged Link to Cancer – Part 2

In part 1 of the post, we discussed some common household items that have been linked to cancer in the past and whether their connection to cancer is based on hype or fact. Here are some of more of such items: Cholesterol lowering drugs called statins were implicated as increasing cancer risk in a study […]

breast cancer

Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Cytotoxic chemotherapy is one of the chemotherapeutic methods that affect the cancerous cells. Cytotoxic agents can actively separate your body’s cells, which again treat the cancerous cells. It is recognized as one of the most important methods of cancer treatments in the world. The other method to treat cancer is by using cytotoxicity of some […]

household items linked to cancer

Common Use Items and Their Alleged Link to Cancer – Part 1

From time to time, alarmist news pieces link commonly used items to cancer. However how much of this is fact and how much is hype and misinformation born out of vested interests and paranoia? The Chicago Tribune looks at common household items that have been linked to cancer in the past – Antiperspirants, deodorants, and […]

myelofibrosis syndrome

Recognizing the Myelofibrosis Syndrome

Myelofibrosis, is a bone marrow disorder that develops a serious form of leukemia. Myelofibrosis interrupts natural production of blood cells and results in severe scarring in the bone marrow. Often, myelofibrosis leads to fatigue, weakness, anemia, and also an enlarged liver and spleen. Myelofibrosis also called as idiopathic myelofibrosis or agnogenic myeloid metaplasia. This condition […]

mangosteen

Can Mangosteen Destroy Cancer Cells?

Various therapeutic properties of mangosteen make it more effective in treating diseases like cancer. Mangosteen has various anti-cancer properties such as anti-tumor, anti-leukemia, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidants, antiproliferation that greatly help to destroy the cancer cells and other causes of some cancer types. Antioxidant properties of mangosteen Most of the researchers believed that the anti-oxidant properties […]

caramel colouring

Caramel Color and Cancer Risk; the Connection Between Balding and Cancer Risk

Different causal relationships keep getting established between cancer and other substances; equally there are seen to be connections existing between cancer and other conditions that we have, the most recent of which are – Recently a consumer group has called for the ban of the caramel food coloring because of its alleged cancer risk. It […]

different types of skin cancers

Know More About Different Types of Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is basically of two types; one is melanoma and the other is non-melanoma skin cancer. Every year, more than two million people are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (out of which one million people are from US alone) and another one million people are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. Different types of skin […]