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 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 National Pancreas Foundation says: Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. One of the major challenges is that the condition often goes undetected for a long period of time, and by the time symptoms occur, cancer cells are likely to have spread (metastasized) to other parts …

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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 (NHS) 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 …

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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 particular man might be 4, a urinary infection can make it …

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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 it’s getting more common in the western world. According to the American Cancer Society: Estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2021 are about 248,000 new cases and 34,000 deaths.About 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.The …

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Cancer Holford

Say No to Cancer

“Say No to Cancer” was written by Patrick Holford, a nutritionist based in London, England, but with an international reputation. His view of cancer is to some extent evidence-based, yet not always in step with general medical advice, as his message is that 85% of cancers are preventable, through diet and lifestyle choices. You’ll find …

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