There are certain triggers that can increase one's chance of developing cancerous cells. Similarly to how wearing sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, studies are always finding what can cause cancer to develop. While it's difficult to know what really does increase your chances of developing cancer, studies have shown that what you do and do not eat can directly affect the growth of cancerous cells.
After undergoing a diagnostic imaging scan, waiting for the response can seem like an endless amount of time. The wait for those anticipating a critical response can feel like a lifetime until the vital results are official.
Cancer. It’s arguably one of the most heartbreaking diseases in the field of medicine. There are nearly 100 different types of cancer, and almost half a million people die every year because of it. Everyone knows someone who has had cancer, and the struggle of cancer is challenging not only for the patient but for the family and friends as well. Considering these grim statistics, a lot of patients will ask doctors, “How can I avoid getting cancer?”
There’s a lot of controversy over the film star, 37-year-old Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy as a preventive measure. My Fox NY shared an article on the topic, including Jolie’s interview with The New York Times. A double mastectomy is the removal of as much “at risk” breast tissue as possible when the patient has an elevated chance of getting breast cancer.
While many women praise Jolie for her courageous decision to take her life into her own hands and give her children peace of mind that she will […]
In addition to being aware of breast cancer and supporting research and the survivors is prevention. This will include a few things; but overall it is about being healthy. 1. Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.
2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken […]