Preventing Cancer

Cancer, in its various forms, is one of the primary causes of death for the over-60s. But what measures can we take to reduce the risk of getting cancer?

Blood Cancer

WebMD.com defines blood cancers as cancers that affect blood cells and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside your bones where blood cells are made. These cancers change the way blood cells behave and how well they work.There are three major types of blood cancer: Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma,These cancers cause your bone marrow and …

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the major causes of death for over 60s in the US and the UK. Cigarette smoking is well-known as the main cause, but is there more to it? According to Cancer Research UK:A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors …

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Pancreatic Cancer

The UK National Health Service says:Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, a large gland that’s part of the digestive system.It’s not fully understood what causes pancreatic cancer, but a number of risk factors for developing the condition have been identified, including:• age – it mainly affects …

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Colorectal Cancer

Also known as Bowel Cancer or Colon Cancer The Centers for Disease Control says:Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short.Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find polyps …

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Esophageal Cancer

The UK National Health Service states that: “Esophageal cancer is a type of cancer affecting the food pipe (esophagus), the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. It mainly affects people in their 60s and 70s, and is more common in men than women.” The American Cancer Society says: “We do …

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PSA Test

The PSA test is most commonly associated with diagnosis of Prostate Cancer.PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen and it’s a compound created by the prostate and naturally occurring in the male.However, If the prostate is infected or diseased, it can generate larger than normal quantities of PSA. For example, while the usual level in a …

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Cancer

Cancer is an uncontrolled multiplying of cells that have in some way become corrupted. Some cancers are very slow growing, giving more time for treatments and being less likely to be immediately life-threatening. Others are fast growing, and with a tendency to spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. In all cases, the sooner …

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men, and as I know people who have been affected, it does rather concentrate my mind. And it’s getting more common in the western world. A report from Prostate Cancer UK in January 2020 shows that: “New nationwide data shows the number of men dying from prostate …

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Say No to Cancer

“Say No to Cancer” was written by Patrick Holford, a nutritionist based in London, England, but with an international reputation. I read this book a couple of years ago, and it was the first time I’d come across a view of cancer that was to some extent evidence-based, yet not always in step with general …

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