Cancer

Cancer is defined as a group of diseases that happen when cells grow out of control. These abnormal cells can form tumors and spread to other areas of the body. The risk of developing cancer increases as you age due to the natural process of cell turnover. This process happens more rapidly in youth, which is one reason that most cancers are diagnosed in adults. Most of the time, the cause of cell turnover is random DNA errors that happen during replication. These errors can be prevented by a healthy diet, physical exercise, and stress reduction. Not all cell turnover is bad; in fact, most of the cells in your body are replaced every 14 days. The rate of cell turnover decreases with age, which is why most cancers are diagnosed in adults. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop this process entirely, though you can reduce your risk by avoiding things that cause DNA damage.

The Role of Collagen in Keeping Cancer Cells Dormant: A New Frontier in Cancer Treatment
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The Role of Collagen in Keeping Cancer Cells Dormant: A New Frontier in Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with 19.3 million new cases and 10 million deaths recorded in 2020 alone (International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2020).  As the global population ages and the prevalence of risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity increases, the cancer burden is expected to rise further….

Could Our Gut Bacteria Help Boost Our Cancer Treatment Efforts?
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Could Our Gut Bacteria Help Boost Our Cancer Treatment Efforts?

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for almost one in every six fatalities. [1] According to researchers, the disease can develop as a result of immunosurveillance attenuation and immunological tolerance to tumor-derived antigens. Specific bacterial or viral infections have been linked to the development of several malignancies. Despite recent advances,…

Scientists Have Found a “Kill Switch” in The Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer
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Scientists Have Found a “Kill Switch” in The Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

Although the word “cancer” still inspires a chill down our spine, there are many new discoveries every year as researchers learn about the most hopeful prevention developments.  Graining much interest in the media are frequent front-page stories on new ways to kill cancer cells – particularly on research and subsequent developments. Did you know a…

Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
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Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

What Is Pancreatic Cancer? Pancreatic cancer originates in the pancreas, a large gland part of the digestive system. The cells in your body regularly reproduce to replace dying cells. Cancer occurs when those cells are broken and produce faster than they’re supposed to without control. A process called “programmed cell death,” or apoptosis is used…

ACS Changes the Colorectal Cancer Screening Age to 45!
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ACS Changes the Colorectal Cancer Screening Age to 45!

Today the American Cancer Society released new screening guidelines for colorectal cancer, including changing the age to 45! This discovery was just published in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and states that doctors need to change the age from 50. It is due to younger people presenting with symptoms early, and with the proper treatment,…