Cancer Risk

Sleep apnea might raise cancer-causing tumor growth due to intermittent hypoxia

Sleep apnea might raise cancer-causing tumor growth due to intermittent hypoxia. Previous research has linked sleep apnea with worsened cancer outcomes and even increased the risk of cancer deaths. For the new study, researchers believe that intermittent hypoxia reduces the amount of oxygen to blood cells thus contributing to cancer tumor growth. The researchers studied here to read more

Taller People Are More Prone to Cancer

People that are tall often attribute it to “good genes,” and they are right – genetics do have a large part to play in a person’s height. However, the results of a new study suggest that being tall may not actually be a ‘good’ gene—and the same genes responsible for being tall may contribute to here to read more

How to Calculate Your Cancer Risk

  Almost everyone has had a frightening experience with cancer, either directly or indirectly. If you’re like most people, you would do anything to lower your cancer risk. Approximately 1 in 8 American women and 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. A woman who has a high breast cancer here to read more

Could Pepsi or Cola Give You Cancer?

Of the popular beverages around the world, Coca-Cola and Pepsi generate billions of retail sales annually. However, in 2012, California passed a law mandating that all drinks containing a certain amount of cancer-causing ingredients must include a cancer risk warning on their labels. One such ingredient to be listed was the caramel coloring agent ammonia here to read more

Is Your Acid Reflux A Precursor to Cancer?

Ever get that burning sensation down your chest after eating a big meal? If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But what you may not know is that, according to the newest research, your acid reflux could also be creating an uncomfortable increase in your risk for certain diseases. here to read more

A Staggering Number of Cancer Deaths Are Traced Back To Alcohol – and it’s Far Less Drinks than You Thought

Before you pick up that glass of wine tonight, you may want to consider that new research has found that even one drink per day can increase your cancer risk. The study, conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, found that alcohol was responsible for about 3.5% of all cancer deaths in 2009 in here to read more

World Cancer Day in Review

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recently celebrated World Cancer Day on February 4th and this day is primarily designed to raise awareness and understanding of cancer. For this year, the UICC focused on dispelling myths about cancer, which somehow has been distorted across various countries and societies around the world.  The Union distributed here to read more

4 Cancer Myths You Need to Know

Approximately 40 percent of all Americans will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. This statistic is certainly scary, and hopefully, as we learn more about cancer, we will be able to reduce that number in the future. Until that happens however, you probably want to do everything that you can to reduce your here to read more

Men are More Likely to Die From Cancer

In the gender battle for who is more physically fit, the male/female war could continue indefinite. But when it comes to one of the big players within the health industry, there is one specific gender who has a real uphill battle when it comes to maintaining their good health into their golden years. Cancer is here to read more

Breath Test for Colon Cancer Risk

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Early detection is vital to improve cancer survival rates and researchers have identified a new breath test which may help to detect colon cancer. What is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer (often referred to here to read more

Deodorant Found in Some Breast Cancer Tissue

Breast cancer is currently considered as the leading type of cancer affecting women around the world.  This type of cancer is generally treated through a combination of surgery, chemo- and/or radiation therapy.  In order to decrease cancer risk and progression, women 18 years and older are encouraged to perform self-breast examination on a regular basis. here to read more