Everyone knows that eating lots of garlic keeps pesky vampires away. While that may be the stuff of Bram Stoker’s imagination, a new study shows that eating garlic and onions can ward off a real demon — breast cancer. While several studies have explored the links between onion and garlic consumption and the risk of […]
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Cancer that is found in just a single location in the human body can often be curable. But when that cancer spreads, or metastasizes, the chances of a cure drop exponentially. An unfortunate paradox is that the majority of treatments for breast cancer are not effective at curing metastatic forms. This being the case, it’s […]
In breast cancer treatment the approach has always been to try and kill all of the cancer cells. But what if you instead tried to place metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, keeping them inactive and unable to give rise to new tumors? That’s the focus of a new study and it opens the […]
Breast sensitivity isn’t unusual, nor is breast pain. Research has found that over half of women experience breast pain at times. The question is: Is this something to worry about? Could your breast pain be a sign of breast cancer, for instance? In this month’s blog, let’s get into why your breasts may be painful, […]
Both x-rays and protons are used to bombard cancer cells during treatment, and they have the same cure rates. But new research shows that proton therapy has much lower risk of serious side effects compared with x-ray therapy. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,762,450 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. […]
You don’t have to watch much TV to see the latest miracle supplement promising all sorts of health benefits. But if you pause the feed and read the incredibly small type on the bottom of the screen, without exception it says, “Statements not evaluated by the FDA.” This, of course, means there is no science […]
Stress is not only no fun — who likes an overbearing boss who seems to have the goal of making every day more stressful than the last? — but it also has various health consequences, such as high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attacks, and the like. To that list you can now add […]
Everyone has heard of at least some of the health benefits of green tea. Research has focused on the potential prevention aspects of green tea when it comes to breast cancer. But what of other types of tea? Few studies have looked past green tea to other forms of tea to see if they also […]
Cancer is a sneaky customer. One of its underhanded ways is to trick the body’s immune system into not attacking it, or to even help it grow. But a team of scientists seems to have found a way to use immunotherapy to pull the rug on this deception of cancer cells. Their study was reported […]