Cancer

Cancer is one of the most researched and misunderstood health topics of our generation. Here you will find articles related to various types of cancer and what the latest medical research is showing.

Avoid Unnecessary Mastectomies

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For women with early stage breast cancer, it’s a very difficult choice. There’s mastectomy—entire removal of one or both breasts—or there’s less invasive “breast-conserving surgery” (BCS), which aims to remove only the cancerous cells. A recent survey found that mastectomies increased by 36 percent from 2005 to 2013—from 66 per 100,000 women to 90 per […]

Thyroid Test: Why You Need It

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In the world of Western medicine, doctors and hospitals usually over-test, over-prescribe, and under-deliver. So it’s with some irony today that I point out a crucial test that you’re probably not getting—a thyroid test. Many insurance companies consider thyroid tests too expensive to be worth the trouble. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Hypothyroidism—when the […]

Prostate Cancer Screening Best Practice

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An American man has a 16% lifetime risk of prostate cancer—not quite one in six. Though the risk of dying of prostate cancer is only 2.9 percent, it’s still the second leading cause of cancer death among American men, after lung cancer. So there’s recent concern about significant declines in: The number of men taking […]

New Individualized Cancer Therapy

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My job as a physician and writer is to build bridges between important health news and my readers. Today’s health news is nothing short of momentous. It’s about an alternative cancer treatment that uses a patient’s unique genetic makeup to effectively kill specific carcinogenic targets—with no drugs, no radiation, and no devastating chemo. It can […]

“Miracle” drugs don’t cure cancer

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Do you know what really annoys me? Medical misinformation. It’s dangerous—even immoral. I understand that websites and news services need to drive eyes to their articles. And I can put up with a certain number of flashing ads and screaming headlines populating my favorite websites. But I draw the line when it comes to health. […]

Fatty Liver Secretly Leads to Organ Failure

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I have some good news for you and some bad news. First, the bad news. We’re killing our livers. Cirrhosis and liver cancer —which used to be exclusively problems of alcohol, drugs, or hepatitis—are becoming increasingly prevalent. Only it’s not just caused by drugs anymore. Today, most liver damage I see is caused by other […]

New Study Shows Curcumin’s Anti-cancer Effects

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There’s a new study out that reinforces one of my greatest finds and strongest beliefs. Curcumin is the most powerful, yet underutilized, substance known to humanity. It’s amazing what curcumin is capable of. This simple compound can treat inflammation, helps protect the brain from Alzheimer’s, fights infections, and is a powerful antioxidant. And, as the […]

Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil Prevents Breast Cancer

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You know how diet and other health fads come and go—remember when eliminating fat was all the rage? Eliminating all carbs? Came and went. So let’s salute the Mediterranean Diet. It came and stayed. No one has successfully debunked or even dented it. Quite the opposite, in fact. There’s now solid new evidence of a […]

Rehab Before Chemo Improves Results

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So you’ve just learned that you have a cancer of some sort. Colorectal, prostate, breast, uterine, esophageal, etc. Perhaps it was caught early…perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones and it’s treatable. But whether your treatment programs involves chemo, radiation, or surgery, there’s a good chance you’re going to endure substantial doses of pain and […]

Colorectal Cancer: Prevention and Treatment

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You can wake up one day with a headache or sore throat. You can’t wake up one day with colorectal cancer. It takes thousands of days—up to 15 years—for colorectal cancer to become a life-and-death struggle. And each day comes with many chances to prevent it from ever happening. What is colorectal cancer? There’s colon […]
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