Category: Cancer

Did His Treatment Decision Cost Steve Jobs His Life?

I found this at Mercola.com and thought you might find it interesting – “A creative genius whose life was cut far too short, Steve Jobs might still be alive and well today had he not neglected this option. Following in the shoes of other Hollywood legends, including Steve McQueen, Michael Landon, and Patrick Swayze, Jobs Read More …

Holistic health care can have a role in treating patients with cancer.. There is a difference between treating cancer and treating patients who have cancer.This is an important distinction Patients with cancer need balancing of the muscloskeletal system for neck and back pain, just like anyone else. They need good nutrition, exercise and adequate rest. Read More …

Working in Rotating Shifts May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Research appearing in the September, 2006 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology links working rotating shifts to an increased incidence of prostate cancer. People who work rotating shifts have been known to have increased risk in some cancers, like breast cancer and colon cancer. This study looked at over 14,000 Japanese workers in the Read More …

Vitamin K Possesses Anti Tumor Activity

Research appearing in the International Journal of Oncology (2005; 26(3):713-20 (ISSN: 1019-6439)) shows that vitamin K has some anti tumor activity. The tests were performed on human hepatocarcinoma cells (or HCC, cancer cells from the liver). This was not a human study. The effect was tested in vitro (i.e. in a Petrie dish) and in Read More …

Vitamin C Protects Against Cancer

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 1991;53: 2701-282s  “Vitamin C and Cancer Prevention: The Epidemiological Evidence:,  Vitamin C offers protection for non-hormone dependent cancers. Of 46 studies on vitamin C in cancer, 33 of them have demonstrated that vitamin C offers protection. Of 29 studies, 21 showed that the consumption of fruit may also be protective.

Vitamin C and cancer prevention

Scientists from Cornell University and Seoul National University have written in the medical journal, The Lancet, to explain the anti-cancer activity of vitamin C. Researchers found that vitamin C blocks the carcinogenic effects of hydrogen peroxide on intercellular communication. Vitamin C is important for production of collagen, and amino acids; it is important for wound healing.“Vitamin C prevents Read More …

Vitamin A and Cancer

Cancer Letters, 1991; 59:25-29 “Anti-Tumor Effects of Vitamin A Against Shope Carcinoma Cells” Retinol (vitamin A) caused growth retardation as well as changes in morphology in Shope carcinoma (cultured). The authors came to the conclusion that vitamin A may be effective against differentiated squamous cell carcinomas. However, it may not be effective against undifferentiated tumors. Nutrition Read More …

Selenium and Cancer

Adequate selenium may be important for the health of the immune system and for the prevention of several diseases, including cancer. An article in the British Medical Journal (Feb. 8, 1997;314:387-388) cites some of the health problems noted in severe selenium deficiency. These health problems include Kashin Beck disease (a deforming arthritis) and Keshan disease Read More …

Riboflavin and Colorectal Cancer

Folic acid (a B vitamin) may have a protective effect against colorectal cancer. A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (Vol. 16, Number 10, 2007; Pages 2128-2135) looked at the combination of folic acid and riboflavin (which is vitamin B2) and the effect on colorectal polyps. The subjects of the Read More …

Reduce Your Cancer Risk

There is a connection between your lifestyle and your risk for cancer. A healthy diet, exercise and not smoking will reduce your chances of getting cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one-third of the 550,000 cancer deaths each year are attributed to unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. Exercise is very important; not Read More …