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The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer

New research offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. Thatís good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimate…

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Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer

What does breast cancer have to do with cholesterol? There are many potential mechanisms by which cholesterol boosts breast cancer growth. For example, our bodies make estrogen, which is correlated wi…

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Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. Iíve…

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New Blood Test Could Diagnose Early Breast Cancer

The zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising. It could detect cancer earlier than mammograms and X-rays and be useful in screening for early signs of cancer. A study, led by Oxford Univers…

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Cut Breast Cancer Risk With These Everyday Habits

Studies have found that eating fruits and vegetables, especially†carotenoid-rich ones, helps reduce breast cancer. There are numerous scientific studies to support this. Letís go into some of the deta…

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What We’re Forgetting About Deadly Cancer Funding (Infographic)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, so where do we go from here? Donations and media coverage continue to flood in to fund breast cancer, while even deadlier cancers remain stigmatized and underrep…

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Only 1% of Women Know This About Lung Cancer

http://youtu.be/1C4BgHzXZko Lung cancer seems to be a silent epidemic. More than 224,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. The five-year survival rate is only 16-18%, one of t…

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How to Check Your Breasts for Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Action Month. If you're not already checking your breasts regularly, now is a good time to start. Though this disease can be deadly, it is also quite curable when it is cau…

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6 Food-Cancer Connections You Need to Know

The notion of using food to prevent or delay the onset of certain ailments is centuries old -- Hippocrates himself is famous for saying "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." But, as mor…

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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.† The reality is that there are benefits as…

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