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COLON CANCER’S POTENTIAL SURGE AMONG YOUNGER PEOPLE
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, as well as the third most popular cause of a cancerous death. The Washington AFP says that people under the age of 34 have double the risk they used to of getting colon cancer over the next 15 years. A study conducted by MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, projected that by 2030, more than 1 in 10 cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed as well as 1 in 4 rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients under the age of 50.
The Journal of the American Medical Association attributes this projected rise of colon cancer to the unhealthy Western diet and other unhealthy lifestyle factors including a lack of physical activity.
This exponential increased risk could have a real impact among young people if the public education system doesn’t make drastic changes as well as the government calling for further prevention efforts.
If these projections are accurate, nearly 137,000 people will be diagnosed in the United States with colon cancer and 50,000 or more people will die of the disease.
A general warning has been given to doctors that the increase in incidence rate is increasing across all stages of the disease, so what may otherwise be dismissed in younger people, should be given greater attention and colon screening tests should be conducted at a much younger age.
Simply identifying these patterns through much research effort is a crucial first step in instigating a shift toward further cancer prevention, says principal investigator, George Chang.
While the reality of more colonoscopies is an expensive endeavor, without always much benefit, this research should lead to the development of more alternative risk-prediction tools.
FACTS ABOUT CANCER | IMPORTANCE OF DIET | TOP10MD
For years now, medical professionals have said chemotherapy is the only way to try to remove cancer…”try” being the key word. Finally, with collaborative studies and medical research, there several proven ways to stop “feeding” potential cancer cells and actually “starve” them to death without having to resort to chemotherapy treatment.
Facts to Know About Cancer
- Everybody has cancer cells in their body, they simply would not show up in tests until they have multiplied within the body to a few billion cells. Saying, “There are no more cancer cells left in the body,” simply means those cancer cells are no longer a detectable size.
- The stronger a person’s immune system, the less prone they are of cancer cells multiplying, and they will actually be destroyed.
- A person having cancer is a sign they have nutritional deficiencies. These factors could be genetic, due to diet and due to lifestyle factors.
- In regards to nutritional deficiency, a healthy change to diet can be eating more healthy, unprocessed foods 5 times a day, as well as taking supplements to strengthen the immune system.
Facts to Know About Chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy is the process of poisoning cancer cells that are rapidly growing in the body. Unfortunately, at the same time, chemotherapy rapidly destroys healthy cells in the bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract and can cause damage to the kidneys, heart, liver, and lungs.
- Chemotherapy also causes scars and burns to healthy tissue and organs.
- It is typically the first treatment of chemotherapy or radiation that provides the most reduction in size to the cancerous tumor, and less there is less
- The immune system can become destroyed or severely weakened by too much chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This can result in the patient getting infection.
- Chemotherapy can also cause cancer cells to become resistant to treatment and mutate, as well as spread to other parts of the body.
An effective way to not have cancer multiply is to not eat foods that cancer feeds on. This is a doable and safe way to help tackle the spread of cancer very quickly.
What Foods Cancer Cells Feed On
- Sugar and sugar substitutes such as NutraSweet, Spoonful, Aspartame, and Equal. A healthy and natural substitute can be Manuka honey or molasses, both in small amounts.
- Table salt actually has a chemical additive in it that makes it white and that cancer can feed on. A healthy alternative is sea salt.
- Milk causes mucus to be produced in the body, especially in the gastrointestinal tract and cancer feeds on mucus. A quick way to “starve” cancer cells is by cutting out milk and opting for unsweetened soymilk.
- Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment within the body. And a heavy meat-based diet creates an acidic environment. It is better to eat fish and a little chicken. With people who already have cancer, the livestock antibiotics, growth hormones, and parasites in meats, are also very harmful for them.
- Avoiding tea, coffee and chocolate and replacing them with green tea is a better alternative for helping to fight cancer.
- Meat requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Remains of undigested meat stay in the intestines and lead to more toxic buildup.
- Cancer cells’ walls actually are made of a tough covering of protein. Furthermore, by eating less meat, it frees up more digestive enzymes to attack these hard protein walls of the cancer cells, allowing the body to kill more cancer cells.
Believe it or not, the mind, body and spirit all play an active role in the fight against cancer. Having a proactive and positive spirit can help the fight against cancer, when a stressed mind and body can actually lead to a more acidic environment, which cancer feeds on. I hope these healthy living tid-bits are food for thought for you and your loved ones who are part of the cancer battle for a cure.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH | TOP10MD
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS HONORED AT DALLAS EVENT
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Regional Plastic Surgery Center is accepting nominations of heroes that have supported someone with breast cancer, breast reconstruction or supported breast cancer awareness. The Breast Cancer Awareness Contest winner will be announced at Dr. Denton Watumull’s Fall Beauty Event on October 16, 2014. Read more…
RICHARDSON, TX, Sept. 29, 2014
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be a huge confidence booster and help improve a breast cancer patient’s outlook on life. Breast reconstruction requires extensive training and experience. All four of the Regional Plastic Surgery Center’s surgeons are board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Top10MD.com’s top ranked plastic surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, actively supports the New Life New Hope Breast Cancer Survivors Group in Garland, TX and Fashions for the Cure Dallas event scheduled this year on Sunday, October 19.
Lynda Dyer, founder of the New Life New Hope Breast Cancer Survivors Group and patient of Denton Watumull, MD, FACS at his 2013 Fall Beauty Event.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month and to help others through encouragement, Regional Plastic Surgery Center is accepting nominations of heroes that have supported someone with breast cancer, breast reconstruction or supported breast cancer awareness. Stories and pictures posted on Regional Plastic Surgery Center’sFacebook page by Monday, October 13 will be reviewed and the winner with the best story and pictures will receive three free facial treatments at Regional Skin & Laser Center! The winner will be announced at their Fall Beauty Event on October 16. Visit FallBeautyEvent.comfor contest details and event pre-registration.
Breast cancer treatments can wreak havoc on your skin. Attendees of the Fall Beauty Event will be able to ask questions of the skin and laser specialists of Regional Skin & Laser Center, Laura Harris, L.E. and Lisa Bauer, RMA. Free raffles for many professional skincare products will be drawn at the event. Skincare products, treatment packages and cosmetic surgery discounts will be offered at the event.
Pictured left to right top row: Denton Watumull, M.D., FACS, Bruce Byrne, M.D., Joshua Lemmon, M.D., and Robert Kwon, M.D. Bottom row:Lisa Bauer, R.M.A. and Laura Harris, L.E.
The Fall Beauty Event is free and will be hosted on Thursday, October 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75081.
For more event details, specials and to register, visit FallBeautyEvent.com. (972)470-5000
CANCER DOCTOR ADMITS TO GIVING PATIENT UNNEEDED CHEMO… | TOP10MD
Dr. Farid Fata, pleaded guilty to intentionally misdiagnosing healthy people with cancer and pumping dying patients with chemo to make money.
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BLOOD TEST TO DETECT FIRST SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER
Could it be that we have the opportunity to spot the early stages of ovarian cancer?
On a yearly basis, 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer, out of the 20,000 women that are diagnosed with it. Because there is no standard way of detecting change or abnormal growths in the ovaries, detection of ovarian cancer happens later and survival rates drop to 30%.
The latest results published from Cancer journal, found that tracking blood proteins over time, rather than with one blood test, were more accurate in predicting ovarian cancer. For 11 years, scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center have been studying the blood protein called CA125 in women, post-menopause. They discovered that changes in this blood protein act as a biomarker for tumors.
Currently, another test is being conducted in the UK on 200,000 women to determine if tracking these changes in the blood protein, over time, will serve as a better test and manner of practice for cancer prevention. If the changing protein levels of CA125 in the blood are proven to reflect a risk in cancer, we will be able to catch ovarian cancer in its early stages, where preventative action such as medication, chemotherapy and radiation are much more effective.