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Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors 

There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones.

The huge dangers and risks of the ‘wonder’ immunotherapy drugs

A New York Times article tells the story of a patient who had been given the ‘Double hit’; a combination of two different immunotherapies about which oncologists have been eulogizing in recent months. In this case Yale Researchers watched as the patient’s blood pressure plummeted and blood sugar soared to 10 times the maximum safe level. What had happened? The unleashed immune system was now attacking the patient’s internal organs! This seems to be an all too frequent occurrence when people have the ‘double hit’ combination treatment with the boosted immune system attacking liver, lungs, kidneys, pancreas and even the heart. Some 2% of people taking the ‘double hit’ immunotherapy drugs suffer a heart attack. Even in single therapy treatments, for example with ipilimumab, potentially serious side-effects were seen in 20 per cent of cases(2). One study with the PD-1 based immunotherapy reported numerous side effects in nearly 30 per cent of patients. This rises to over 50 per cent when two immunotherapy drugs are used in combination. Yale researchers have seen the blood sugar phenomenon many times – they believe these wonder drugs can even cause a new type of diabetes.

Metastases increases the higher your ‘blood fat’ levels

Many oncologists have observed that people with cancer and higher triglyceride (bad fat) levels in the blood, survive least. Now researchers in Spain have discovered ´why?´ Certain types of cancer cells contain CD36, a receptor for fat uptake, and it is these cells that spread in the body. This action, called metastasis, is what makes cancer a killer with 90 per cent of cancer deaths linked to metastases.

Reducing Side-Effects And Improving Radiotherapy success 

Clinical research has shown that Calorie Restriction improves the results of radiotherapy. But then, so does exercise and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and melatonin (even the mighty Sloan Kettering says this). And flaxseed, astragalus, milk thistle, mistletoe and others can be important adjuncts to radiotherapy. Improved results, less side-effects. But smoking can increase the dangerous side-effects.

What causes cancer? | The four main causes of cancer

Scientists claim that there are four pillars to cancer – Poor Diet, Environmental Toxins, Stress and Hormones such as oestrogen. Each causes fundamental changes around (epi = around) your DNA, by increasing histone levels and then blockages of crucial healthy messages in the body. Result chronic illness like cancer.

The Skinny on Fat and Cancer Risk 

As fat cells grow, eventually they outgrow their oxygen supply and other support. Those fat cells are no longer able to function adequately as an energy storage unit. So they begin to die, and the fat pad starts to become inflamed. Over time, chronic inflammation alters the tissue in a way that can give rise to and support the growth of tumors. We don’t know exactly why chronic inflammation promotes cancer, but we are investigating several hypotheses, including the possibility that DNA damage and the modulation of immune responses play a role.

BPA Bombshell: Industry Database Reveals 16,000 Foods with Toxic Chemical in Packaging

Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food – especially when it comes to an ingredient, such as BPA, that has been linked to cancer, infertility, brain, nervous system and cardiovascular abnormalities, diabetes, obesity and other serious disorders. EWG has created the first easily, searchable database of nearly 16,000 processed food and drinks packaged in materials that may contain the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.

3-D printed hair helps cancer survivors have realistic hair

I’s definitely not a wig: “It’s considered a scalp and hair prosthetic because it can be used for any kind of hair loss — related to chemotherapy, a scalp disorder, burn, autoimmune disorder, and because it can be made into whatever size is needed,” she explained, adding that the hairpiece is also semi-permanent. “Maybe you need a full head of hair or only a small area covered on the top of your head.”

Scientists Have Identified the Gene That Fuels the Most Aggressive Type of Breast Cancer 

Researchers at Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered that 8 out of 10 patients with triple negative breast cancer have the BCL11A gene. The team of scientists involved with the study hopes that identifying the relationship between BCL11A and triple negative breast cancer will lead to development of targeted gene therapy and treatment to better understand the causes of the disease.

Gratitude: a Powerful Ingredient

Allow me to start with a story. Once there was a happy young woman living in Hawaii with a loving husband, two beautiful sons and assorted pets. One day she was bathing and discovered a lump in her… Source: Gratitude; a Powerful Ingredient : Breast Cancer...

The Dirty Little Secret About Breast Biopsies 

My first breast biopsy was very painful, but a friend whose father is a doctor tipped me off. She said that practice is to give only one painkiller shot, to save money, but they will give more if the patient requests it. After that, I requested more for every biopsy, and they became a lot more bearable.

Sugar Identified As A Top Cause Of The Global Cancer Epidemic

Since sugar is not our ideal fuel, it burns dirty with far more reactive oxygen species than fat, which generates far more free radicals which in turn causes mitochondrial and nuclear DNA damage along with cell membrane and protein impairment. Research has also shown that chronic overeating in general has a similar effect. Most people who overeat also tend to eat a lot of sugar-laden foods — a double-whammy in terms of cancer risk.

How regular physical activity can reduce your breast cancer risk 

Any physical activity that is moderate intensity or higher will reduce your risk, provided you are active for at least 30 minutes a day. Moderate physical activity should make you warmer and breathe harder and make your heart beat faster, but you should still be able to carry on a conversation. You can do more intense physical activity if you wish.

Medicare Enrollees With Cancer Have High Out-of-Pocket Costs

Patients with cancer who have Medicare and no supplemental insurance – many who are elderly and disabled – spend, on average, about a quarter of their income on out-of-pocket medical costs. Some patients reported spending as high as 63 percent of their annual income to pay medical bills, according to a recent study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

10 Possible Allergic Reactions to Breast Cancer Treatments 

The type of allergic reactions you can get from treatments can vary from mild to severe and will differ greatly from patient to patient. While chemotherapy is well-known for its side effects, any breast cancer treatment or medication can cause allergic reactions. We’ve compiled a list of the types of reactions you may suffer when undergoing breast cancer treatment based on information from breastcancer.org.

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