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Cancer Remains Top Cause of Death In China's Capital for Past 7 Years

Cancer Remains Top Cause of Death In China's Capital for Past 7 Years | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Cancer remains the No 1 killer for Beijing residents for the seventh year in a row, with the rate of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority....

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China continues to struggle to improve air quality, with levels of fine-particle pollutants that can enter the bloodstream through the lungs, among the highest in the world. Cancer is very prevalent and in the past 7 years has been the top cause of death in Beijing. This has been confirmed by a recent report by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission.

In the past 10 years the rate of thyroid cancer rate has increase by 400%.  The most prevalent form of cancer among men was lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer and liver cancer. The top concern for women was breast cancer, then lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Food should be good for you. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t. When we think of unhealthy food, what usually come to mind are fat, salt and sugar. But there are other things to be wary of. High on that list are food additives, which are found in almost all packaged and processed foods but are poorly regulated.
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Procter & Gamble drops NFL tie in breast cancer awareness promotion

Procter & Gamble drops NFL tie in breast cancer awareness promotion | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

"NEW YORK -  Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, to show concern over the NFL's handling of domestic abuse allegations against several players.

Women make up 35 percent of the average audience of 17.4 million during a regular season NFL game, and the NFL has made it a point to reach out to women in recent years.

RELATED: P&G pushes for NFL action against domestic violence

The league has made Breast Cancer Awareness month in October a particular focus. Part of its NFL Pink "Crucial Catch" campaign, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, features players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel, on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls and pink coins.

P&G's Crest brand had been working on a program with players from each of the NFL's 32 teams to wear pink mouthguards and participate in other activities.


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Tambre Leighn's curator insight, September 24, 10:37 AM

Thank you, Proctor & Gamble, for taking a stand. Until the NFL gets serious about no tolerance policies, it is appropriate that campaigns supporting women align with organizations that value women and say no to violence against women. This is the kind of message we need to continue to send to the NFL until policies change.

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What's Making Survivorship Care Planning So Difficult to Incorporate?

Despite the Institutes of Medicine having recommended in its 2005 From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition report that survivorship care plans be written for every cancer patient, and despite the Commission on Cancer (CoC) having decided in 2012 to require all accredited cancer centers to prepare survivorship care plans for all cancer patients at the completion of treatment, the latest data find that implementing survivorship care planning is not getting done.


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Ketogenic Diet Starves Cancer Cells

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The ketogenic diet has proven effective at producing rapid weight loss and managing epilepsy, but researchers say the low-carb, high-fat keto diet can treat can

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 3, 12:41 AM

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.

Such a diet will result in the body burning fats rather than carbohydrates. We know that the primary nutrient to support brain function is glucose, which is the result of the breakdown of carbohydrates. A low-carbohydrate diet will result in minimal production of glucose. In the absence of carbohydrate to convert to glucose, the liver will convert fats into fatty acids and then into ketone bodies. The ketone bodies then pass into the brain and replace glucose as its energy source. So in the absence of carbohydrate, the consumption of a high proportion of fats will supply adequate nutrients to the brain.

It is well known that a ketogenic diet starves cancer because cancer cells thrive on sugar and cannot survive on ketones. So by drastically limiting carbohydrates (as the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet does) you reduce glucose and insulin, and thus restrict the primary fuel for cancer cell growth.

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Heating up breast cancer

Heating up breast cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

"FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --

Two years ago, doctors told Lisa Ridgeway she had triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive disease with no cure.

"There are not a lot of drugs that work, or work for a long period of time," Ridgeway told ABC30.

The mom of two was facing a typical life expectancy of just three years.

"That's a mom's horror story, knowing that you aren't going to be here," she said.

Lisa had surgery, radiation, and chemo, but her cancer came back two more times. Now she's trying something new.

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are offering patients hyperthermia treatment.

"Hyperthermia is heat therapy. It's actually been around since the time of the Egyptians," Jennifer Yu, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, told ABC30.

A hot bag is placed on top of the skin. A microwave unit heats the bag and the tissue under it to about 110 degrees. The heat increases blood flow and makes tumors more sensitive to radiation.

"And it improves cell kill," Dr. Yu said.

In one study, 66 percent of cancer patients who had hyperthermia and radiation had their tumors shrink completely compared to just 42 percent who had only radiation.

Lisa hopes the treatment will give her more time.

"My choice is I want to live," she said."


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Susan Zager's curator insight, June 18, 4:13 PM

According to the article, there are about 10 centers around the country using hyperthermia for breast cancer. 


If you would like more information, please contact:

Tora Vinci
Media Relations Manager
Cleveland Clinic
vinciv@ccf.org

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Hyperthermia, a heat therapy, combined with radiation therapy has been shown to improve the effectiveness of radiation. "In one study, 66 percent of cancer patients who had hyperthermia and radiation had their tumors shrink completely compared to just 42 percent who had only radiation."

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To Your Health: Single-day treatment for breast cancer being studied at Christ ... - SouthtownStar

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5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating

5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
We and the bacteria are symbiotes, which means we need each other to survive. The microbes coating our skin

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 3:19 PM

Did you know that 70-80%  of your immune system resides in your gut, your G.I. Tract. Humans wouldn't be alive without the good bacteria that resides in our body. We have a symbiotic relationship.

 

Probiotic foods which are known as fermented foods (they are cultured a certain way) and probiotic supplements are needed to assist the good bacteria to do their work in your body. 

 

Here's 5 probiotic foods that you may want to try. Your bacteria will thank you for it. 

 

Just know that most commercial bought yogurts are loaded with sugar which negates any benefits. You can easily make your own nut yogurts or dairy yogurts. Recipes abound on the internet. Kefir is another fermented food, not mentioned in the article. There are water-kefirs and dairy kefirs.

 

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, June 22, 9:53 PM

fermenting is not just for beer and cheese...

 

love Miso, kraut, yogurt

Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, June 24, 4:01 PM
Integrieren Sie fermentierte Lebensmittel in Ihren Speiseplan!

Fermentiere Lebensmittel haben eine jahrtausendalte Tradition und galten schon immer als gesund. Sie sind gut verdaulich und steigern die Bioverfügbarkeit von Nahrungsmittelbestandteilen. Sie halten sich länger und entwickeln ihren ureigenen Geschmack. Sauerkraut, Sauerteig, Joghurt, gereifter Käse, Wein, Bier, die Würzpaste Miso, Tempeh, Essig, Tee -  überall sind Bakterien aktiv!

In Bioläden und Hofläden finden Sie auch Milchprodukte, die aus Vorzugsmilch hergestellt wurden.  Je natürlicher desto besser!
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Help Breast Cancer Patients

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"WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation was introduced by U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to help aid breast cancer patients in their recovery following surgical procedures. 

There is the risk of infection following breast cancer surgery due to the placement of post-surgical drains. Medicare currently covers the cost of post-surgical water resistant coverings in some circumstances, but not breast cancer surgery.

The Post-Mastectomy Infection Reduction Actauthorizes Medicare to also extend this coverage for breast cancer patients when it is determined to be medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection.

“If a patient develops a surgical site infection and has to be readmitted to the hospital, not only is this bad for the patient but it would likely cost thousands of additional dollars,” said Rep. Posey. “The small cost of water resistant coverings in cases where the physician believes they are medically necessary to prevent infection will save lives and money by reducing the risk of infection. As a cancer survivor myself I can understand the struggle that so many with cancer and other diseases go through on a daily basis.”


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Tambre Leighn's curator insight, May 24, 3:32 PM

Seems like a win/win for everyone.  Grateful to those who continue to raise awareness and voices inside the political system.

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Chemicals Common in Everyday Life Linked to Breast Cancer

Chemicals Common in Everyday Life Linked to Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest sources of mammary carcinogens in the environment are benzene and butadiene, which can come from vehicle exhaust, lawn equipment, tobacco smoke and charred food.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 25, 2:30 PM

Research done by the Silent Spring Institute, a 20-year-old organization made up of scientists who focus on the environment and women's health, lists 17 chemicals woman should avoid that have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women.

The chemicals are found in gasoline, diesel and other vehicle exhaust, flame retardants, stain-resistant textiles, paint removers, disinfection byproducts in drinking water, tobacco smoke, charred food, cleaning solvents like methylene chloride, pharmaceuticals used in hormone replacement therapy, nonstick coatings, and styrene used to make Styrofoam.

"Every woman in America has been exposed to chemicals that may increase her risk of getting breast cancer," according to the co-author of the study Julia Brody. "Unfortunately, the link between toxic chemicals and breast cancer has largely been ignored. Reducing chemical exposures could save many, many women's lives."

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And THIS is why StupidCancer.org founder & CEO Matthew Zackary is angered by the current bill.  Read more here...

http://www.rollcall.com/news/new_house_chemicals_bill_angers_cancer_survivors_commentary-231387-1.html

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Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer

Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

"Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer

last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.

The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history.

The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz’s body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors.

Erholtz was one of just two subjects in the experiment and the only one to achieve complete remission. But the experiment provides the “proof of concept” that a single, massive dose of intravenous viral therapy can kill cancer by overwhelming its natural defenses, according to Dr. Stephen Russell, a professor of molecular medicine who spearheaded the research at Mayo.

“It’s a landmark,” Russell said in an interview last week. “We’ve known for a long time that we can give a virus intravenously and destroy metastatic cancer in mice. Nobody’s shown that you can do that in people before.”


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Susan Zager's curator insight, May 15, 2:12 PM

This is very exciting that one dose of a measles vaccine could put  certain kinds of cancer tumor's in two people who achieved total remission from metastatic cancer. 


The Mayo is moving immediately into a phase two clinical trial involving more patients with a goal of FDA approval within four years.


Patients interested in the upcoming clinic trial using measles vaccines to treat cancer can inquire here: http://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials/contact


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The Truth About Cancer - How Patients Are Treating and Beating Their Own Cancer

The Truth About Cancer - How Patients Are Treating and Beating Their Own Cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
MUST SEE trailer for upcoming free Docu-Series on natural, non-toxic cancer options.

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This looks amazing!

Check out this trailer of a new documentary-series broadcasting for FREE beginning on Monday, May 26th through Sunday, June 1st.

 

Each of the seven episodes will air primetime nightly at 9pm EST and also at 9pm Pacific Daylight Time. The topics covered in each episode are:


- Episode 1: The Cancer Pandemic
- Episode 2: Are you Immune?
- Episode 3: Franken-Foods & Cancer Causers 
- Episode 4: Spoiled Rotten
- Episode 5: Eating Away At Cancer
- Episode 6: What Would Doc Do?
- Episode 7: How to Survive and Thrive

 

This is the youtube video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBRywptQehs#t=116

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This is the trailer of a new documentary-series that will broadcast to the world (for free) starting Monday May 26th through Sunday June 1st. Each of the seven episodes will air primetime nightly at 9pm Eastern and again at 9pm Pacific Daylight Time, and are as follows:


- Episode 1: The Cancer Pandemic
- Episode 2: Are you Immune?
- Episode 3: Franken-Foods & Cancer Causers
- Episode 4: Spoiled Rotten
- Episode 5: Eating Away At Cancer
- Episode 6: What Would Doc Do?
- Episode 7: How to Survive and Thrive

 

Here is the video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBRywptQehs#t=116

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75% Less Cancer Deaths with Vitamin D

Possible 75% Less Cancer Deaths with Vitamin D with Carole Baggerly and Dr. Cedric Garland.


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 14, 4:04 AM

I can’t emphasize enough that ongoing research confirms the beneficial effects of Vitamin D for cancer prevention and saving lives of cancer sufferers.

This is not a new discovery and has been advocated by many researchers and scientists for many years. For those with an interest in cancer or cancer prevention please do your own research or look through the references to Vitamin D here throughout my topic.

An article published way back in 2009 in the Annals of Epidemiology projected that raising the minimum year-around serum 25(OH)D level (i.e. Vitamin D level in the blood) to 40 to 60 ng/mL (100–150 nmol/L) would prevent approximately 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and 75% of deaths from these diseases in the United States and Canada. It is beneficial for colon, breast, ovarian, renal, pancreatic, aggressive prostate and other cancers. Here is the article - http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797%2809%2900105-7/abstract .

In the video (5m 37s) Dr. Cedric Garland explains further.

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Inadequate Sleep Can Promote and Speed Cancer Growth

Inadequate Sleep Can Promote and Speed Cancer Growth | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers, according to a new study published online January 21, 2014, in the journal Cancer Research.


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 25, 1:38 AM

Many health problems are associated with lack of sleep. A new study shows that inadequate sleep can speed the growth of cancer.

According to the study, on an animal model, published in the journal Cancer Research, poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers.

The study director David Gozal, MD, chairman of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, commented that "fragmented sleep changes how the immune system deals with cancer in ways that make the disease more aggressive."

This study provides biological credibility in terms of the association between compromised sleep and cancer outcomes.

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, April 28, 5:50 PM

Get your zzz's...part of a healthy immune system for prevention.

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When Thousands of People Use non-Conventional Methods to Cure Their Own Cancer, Should we Simply Discard Those Methods as Unscientific and Useless?

When Thousands of People Use non-Conventional Methods to Cure Their Own Cancer, Should we Simply Discard Those Methods as Unscientific and Useless? | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

significant lifestyle changes, such as radically altering the diet, using herbs and supplements, and embracing social support.


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 23, 12:32 PM

This article brings to light the fact that people have been able to cure their own cancer using natural and unproven remedies focused primarily on significant lifestyle changes, such as radically altering the diet, using herbs and supplements, and embracing social support. It points out that these approaches have no scientific basis and can give false hope.

As people become more informed and interested in natural approaches to helping to overcome cancer, there is bound to be considerable debate, disagreement and doubt over what works and what doesn’t work. On the one hand the conventional scientific approach will predictably support chemotherapy, radiation and surgery as the only viable standard of care. This is not an unreasonable view based on the past 50 years of scientific research, investment and focus of the medical system and pharmaceutical companies.

However on the other hand many people believe that the proclaimed ‘War on Cancer’ by President Nixon in the early 1970s has very little likelihood of success. Amidst the best of what science, medicine, research and money has been able to offer over more than 40 years of focus, cancer prevalence has now increased to affect 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females. So it is not an unreasonable view that science does not yet have the answers.

Lately there have been popular and best-selling books written that have analyzed what cancer survivors have done who have had apparent spontaneous remission of their cancer without any use of the conventional science-based standard of care.

It is quite predictable that advocates and supporters of the conventional science-based standard of care speak out against these books and natural methods saying the approaches have not been scientifically proven, and offer false hope. In terms of false hope we also need to look at the conventional model and realize that after 40+ years of dedicated and focused research there is not only no cure, but the cancer incidence has increased significantly. So I suggest it is up to the individual patient to determine for themselves which approach has what degree of false hope.

It is very easy and convenient to relegate natural approaches to treatment into the “not been scientifically proven” basket, and to regard them as ‘anecdotal’ only. However if thousands of people are overcoming cancer by using non-conventional methods (as seems to be the case), then maybe we should be asking ourselves at what stage does ‘anecdotal’ evidence (i.e. unproven scientifically but proven in terms of evidence of outcome) begin to have some relevance? Surely there is a point at which it is normal and logical for that evidence to be relevant and significant. We may begin to wonder about the objectives - are we protecting science or are we protecting people.

Following cancer on a daily basis I get to see both sides of the argument. I report mostly on what is being discovered and researched in the conventional scientific world, simply because that is what is mostly reported in scientific journals and the media. However it certainly does seem to me that evidenced-based natural therapies surely warrant serious consideration, if only based on the fact that there seem to be thousands of cases of people overcoming their own cancer using various ‘non-proven’ methods. In addition there are hundreds of natural holistic practitioners and clinics worldwide helping cancer patients. Another consideration is that when ordinary people do things that seem to be able to achieve what previously was considered not possible (according to the conventional view) then those things may quickly become the normal approach for everybody. The fact that science cannot explain it, has very little relevance.

Science will always have its important role and relevance in society. But we certainly know that science’s focus on cancer for 40+ years does not have all the answers. Perhaps part of the problem is the desire to hang on to and understand everything from only the perspective of Newtonian science rather than embrace quantum science, and to step outside the box with a willingness to objectively consider the holistic principles, what nature has always been able to provide, what cultures have successfully done for thousands of years, and what today people are doing to help cure themselves of cancer. While it may not lead to the development of any patented medicines, may reduce the profits of some of the present drug therapies, and may turn out to be inconvenient in upsetting the status quo, it is something that needs to be done based on the growing evidence in front of us all.

Long ago in 1847 Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis had anecdotal evidence that doctors carried germs on their hands that infected patients, and therefore they should wash their hands before treating patients. However his anecdotal observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and as a result, his ideas were rejected by the medical community and he was forced to leave his career. Let’s hope that same rigid unbending thinking and dogma does not still prevail in the contemporary medical system.

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Most Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Have Reconstruction Surgery

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Most Breast Cancer Patients Forgo Reconstruction Surgery

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To see the study published in JAMA go to: http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1893807

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To see the study go to: http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1893807


Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 24, 12:39 AM

In the USA only 30% to 40% of women who have a mastectomy undergo breast reconstruction surgery.

A study, published in JAMA Surgery, found that 58.4% of 485 patients surveyed decided not to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, citing such reasons as
- not wanting to have additional surgery (48.5%),
- it wasn’t important (33.8%),
- fear of implants (36.3%), and
- a concern about possible complications (33.6%).

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, September 27, 2:07 PM

Choice - being at choice, feeling like you have a choice, being supported in your choices - for a survivor to feel empowered, choice is a big part of it. Healthcare professionals, personal caregivers, family, friends, loved ones, and the media must reserve judgment. There is no right or wrong when it comes to what a patient decides.

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Cancer Remains Top Cause of Death In China's Capital for Past 7 Years

Cancer Remains Top Cause of Death In China's Capital for Past 7 Years | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Cancer remains the No 1 killer for Beijing residents for the seventh year in a row, with the rate of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority....

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 12:11 AM

China continues to struggle to improve air quality, with levels of fine-particle pollutants that can enter the bloodstream through the lungs, among the highest in the world. Cancer is very prevalent and in the past 7 years has been the top cause of death in Beijing. This has been confirmed by a recent report by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission.

In the past 10 years the rate of thyroid cancer rate has increase by 400%.  The most prevalent form of cancer among men was lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer and liver cancer. The top concern for women was breast cancer, then lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

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Warning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and How to Correct It

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Warning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and How to Correct It - This vitamin is dubbed the energy vitamin and its shortage can result in an array of health problems, including some potentially very serious conditions.

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Learn more about about B-12 deficiency, the symptoms and how to treat it in the article above. Some vegetarians and vegans may become B-12 deficient. Taking B-12 supplements or spirulina (blue-green algae which is a high protein superfood) or nutritional yeast (high in B complex) can help. What are...more http://lnkd.in/dRJ5v7r site is being curated by Natalie Palmer for The Pink Paper. For more health, hope and happiness tips check out:http://lnkd.in/dkhQEAi Paper

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 30, 1:20 PM

B-12, one of the B complex vitamins is an essential anti-fatigue vitamin because its function is essential to energy production. from cell formation, to helping produce adrenal hormones.  B-12 works with folic acid to control the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells and keeps your nervous system healthy by helping your body use iron.

 

Vegetarians and vegans who don't eat animal products are at risk of being B-12 deficient as are some people who do eat animal products and don't get enough of the B-12 as they may not be able to absorb it. For people in these categories and for people over 50 it's recommended to take a B-12 supplement and/or take a B complex every day which will cover your B requirements.

 

Foods that contain B-12 - animal products, seafood, and spirulina (blue-green algae which is a high protein superfood), and nutritional yeast (high in B complex)

 

Read this comprehensive article to learn everything about B-12 from  symptoms to how to treat it.

 

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Are you getting enough vitamin B12 in your diet? 

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Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common for vegetarians and vegans. However, above the age of 50, we are all more at risk since we don't absorb as much nutrition from what we eat. Meat, dairy, fish and eggs, tempeh, spirulena, seaweeds and blue algae are all great sources of B12. 

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Should 3D mammograms become the new norm?

A new study finds adding the 3D imaging technique - called tomosynthesis - to routine digital mammography increases cancer detection and reduces the number of false alarms. Researchers found...
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3-D Mammography Test Appears to Improve Breast Cancer Detection Rate

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Tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, detects more cancers and causes fewer false alarms than regular tests, say researchers who compared data from 13 screening centers.
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The Stories We Tell: Women, Cancer, and Social Media

The Stories We Tell: Women, Cancer, and Social Media | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it

In this age of online communication, social media plays a bigger role in many women’s journeys.

By Mia James


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Call Congress and let them know you oppose the Chemicals in Commerce Act -Breast Cancer Action

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"Take Action- Call In Instructions:

Thank you for taking action today with activists across the country! The US House of Represenatitives will vote for the first time on this bill as early as this week. Let Congress know that you’re watching and you won’t fall for phony reform! Together, we will make sure that Congress hears our message. 

Here’s an easy step by step guide for taking action to demand that your representatives oppose the Chemicals in Commerce Act.

1.    Call this number (it’s an automated service that will direct you to your Congressional representative): 1-888-907-6886
2.    Press “1” to find your member of Congress by entering your zip code
3.    Enter the appropriate number to reach your House of Representatives congressperson(s)
4.    When a person or answering service answers, say the following:

“Hi my name is _______ and I am very concerned about toxic chemicals in consumer products, the places we live and work and their impact on my family’s health. I’m calling Representative ___________ to ask him/her to oppose the Chemicals in Commerce Act. We need reform that will protect pregnant women from toxic chemicals, not giveaways for the chemical industry."

 

5. Thank them for their time and hang up. 


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Susan Zager's curator insight, May 28, 3:29 PM

Let congress know that you oppose the Chemicals in Commerce Act by following the instructions above. 

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, May 29, 11:29 AM

Take Action Now!  One person can make a difference - one phone call at a time.  Let your voice be heard in Washington today so we can get meaningful toxic chemical laws in place.

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Breast Cancer Metastasis Process Better Understood

Breast Cancer Metastasis Process Better Understood | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Working with mice, researchers report they have identified chemical signals that certain breast cancers use to recruit two types of normal cells needed for the cancers’ spread.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 24, 1:54 AM

Research has shown that breast cancer cells send out chemical signals to recruit other cells for the process of spreading the cancer.

The cancer cells, which differ from normal cells in their oxygenation, send out a chemical signal called hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1), which they release to help them cope with low-oxygen conditions. The researchers also group found that HIF-1 induced adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells to release a signal to nearby breast cancer cells, which made them more likely to spread. Breast cancers need the support of several types of host cells in order to metastasize.

Gregg Semenza, a professor and director of the Vascular Biology Program in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute for Cell Engineering, commented that the study adds to the evidence that an HIF-1 inhibitor drug could be an effective addition to chemotherapy regimens.

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I Went to the Nutritionists' Annual Confab. It Was Catered by McDonald's. | Mother Jones

Our national nutrition experts are in bed with Big Food. And we wonder why we're fat.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 15, 1:15 PM

This is a reason why I elected not to attend nutrition school, which appears to be sponsored by...well you can read as well as I. 

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What Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know When They Are First Diagnosed With Cancer

Critical info for cancer patients.


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 15, 12:38 PM

In this video (11 minutes) Chris, who cured his own stage 3 colon cancer without chemotherapy or radiation, answers a question that would benefit every cancer patient – what do you wish someone had told you when you were first diagnosed with cancer? I have included below what I felt are the important points.

Don’t Be Afraid

Being afraid is a normal reaction to a cancer diagnosis. The first reaction is to think you are dying. But you are not. Cancer is a normal process and the body is designed to recognize and eliminate cancer cells. The cancer itself is not the real problem for you. The main problem is that you have a systemic metabolic disease that is resulting in tumors growing in your body. The tumor is the symptom. If you simply take out the tumor your body will build another. Cancer results in a body that is nutrient deficient and overloaded with toxins, and typically the result of a suppressed or overloaded immune system.

Don’t let anyone rush you into surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. You have time. The majority of cancers are not life-threatening and not emergency situations. Most doctors will admit you have some time. The cancer diagnosis should be a wakeup call telling you that you need to radically change your life and focus on becoming healthy.


The following four factors will either promote your health or promote disease, depending on the choices you make. You have choices. You can turn your diseased body into a healthy body by changing your life and making wise choices. Doing so will give your body everything it needs to repair, regenerate and detoxify.


Diet

What causes the cancer are a number of factors, including the processed man-made food that we were not designed to eat. We are overfed but malnourished. We get plenty of protein, fats and carbohydrates. But we are not getting the much needed micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and the phytonutrient compounds in fruits, vegetables and plants that support the body’s ability to heal. Instead we pollute our bodies with processed foods, artificial chemicals, flavors, texture-enhancers, artificial fats – i.e. non-natural food that essentially is poisoning and polluting us. What we need to eat are foods that come from the earth in their natural form. Obesity is the second leading cause of cancer. Being overweight results in your body being in a chronic state of inflammation.

Lifestyle

If you drink too much alcohol, smoke or take drugs it can result in cancer. Especially taking pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs do not heal. They only mask and alleviate symptoms. The only way to true healing is through nutrition to give your body all the building blocks that it needs to repair and regenerate.

Exercise
If you are not active and moving you are not sending signals of life to your body to grow, to get stronger and to live.

Stress

Stress suppresses and destroys your immune system. This applies to stress from relationships, work, or over-exercise. Harboring negative emotional stress like unforgiveness and bitterness, jealousy, being judgmental and critical of others, will put your body in a chronic state of inflammation. Your stress hormones will be elevated which can lead to encouraging cancer.

So many people have made radical changes like the above to their life, and have reversed chronic disease conditions and cured their own cancers. The medical view of cancer is that it is a linear progression that will grow and spread all over your body. The latest clinical research has proven that to be false.


Learning from the experience of others who have overcome their own cancer should be a primary focus of cancer sufferers and their family and friends. It is important to take time, don’t let anyone rush you into something, and listen to your own instincts. Don’t do something you do not feel good about. It is your life, you are in control and you make your own decisions. You have options, and your body can heal itself. You are also encouraged to come to terms with your own spirituality and faith, and seek the path of healing.

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Cancer is a Metabolic Disease that Responds to Diet-Based Metabolic Therapy

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Enjoy this free DigiVision Lecture from the ACAM 2013 conference in Hollywood Florida

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 21, 8:55 AM

The belief of medical experts seems to be that cancer is a genetic disease. A belief that is expressed in our college education, biology textbooks, medical education, and top scientific journals. The belief is extended to suggest that if there is any metabolic component to the cause of cancer, then it is due to some genomic instability.

The origin of these beliefs dates back to 1914 with the work of Theodor Heinrich Boveri, a German biologist. However it turns out that he never actually studied cancer himself. Today many scientists have a different view of cancer and do not subscribe to the theory that cancer is genetic in origin. Cancer cells also are metabolically abnormal. Research has shown that transferring the nucleus of cancer cells into normal cells does not result in the normal cells becoming cancerous. Further research indicates that transferring normal mitochondria into cancer cells can also suppress the development of the cancer. This suggests that abnormalities which may exist in the nucleus, such as various genomic instabilities, are not the drivers of the cancer. These findings contradict the theory that the genes are driving the cancer.

So what does drive cancer? Typically the mitochondria in cancer cells are damaged and the integrity of their structure, and therefore function, is compromised. Some studies have shown that many tumor cells have no mitochondria. Thomas Seyfried , PhD, asserts that if the respiration function within the cell becomes damaged it can give rise to the development of cancer. Compromised respiration gives rise to increased fermentation which allows the cell to survive with defective respiration. His work, together with preclinical and case report studies, has led him to the conclusion that restricted diet can be an effective metabolic therapy for cancer, in place of the normal standard of care that involves radiation and chemotherapy.

Specifically he has found that the ketogenic diet is able to restrict and reduce cancer growth. It involves calorie restriction through lack (or severe restriction) of carbohydrates in the diet. The absence of glucose as a result of lack of carbohydrates is replaced by high fat content. The combination of lack of carbohydrates and high fat encourages the liver to make ketone bodies from the fats. The ketones become the food supply for the brain cells and other important organs such as the heart. Tumor cells cannot metabolize ketones so they gradually die off from lack of glucose.

However it is important that the ketogenic diet is maintained within restricted amounts. Unrestricted consumption of fats can have the effect of compromising the effect of insulin, and therefore result in high glucose levels which will then feed the cancer cells. Further, Dr. Seyfried has established that hyperbaric oxygen therapy together with the ketogenic diet has been found to have a very beneficial synergistic benefit on the reduction of cancer.

The process first involves getting people into the right metabolic state where their ketone production is increased and their glucose is reduced. This may involve a 3-day therapeutic fast, and then transition to a ketogenic diet. In this state the cancer cells become vulnerable to attack, and the normal cells are protected.

To learn more refer to Dr. Seyfried’s book “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease”.