Health is precious. Losing our health and well-being, especially to a deadly and life-threatening disease such as cancer, is often in our own hands at first. If we are paying close attention to our bodies, we can bring these signs to our care providers to help us understand what these symptoms mean.
Postmenopausal women who consume diets rich in a plant chemicals called lignans have a lower risk of breast cancer…Lignan rich soy helps postmenopausal women lose weight. Lignans also reduce risk of cardiovascular disease which kills more women overall than does cancer. Add whole flax seeds, ground flax seed meal, sesame seeds and whole sesame butter ( not tahini) to your diet on a regular basis. Add soybeans and soy products.
Ovarian Cancer, often called “The Silent Killer”, is one of the most deadly cancers in women. According to the American Cancer Society only 20-30 percent of women diagnosed with late stage Ovarian Cancer are alive…
The Bottom Line and the Good News is MORE EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY = LESS CANCER RISK. In fact, leading edge integrative oncologist Keith Block MD feels so strongly about the benefits of exercise to cancer patients that he encourages his patients to get on a treadmill during their chemotherapy treatments in his clinic! Gone are the days when cancer patients and cancer survivors convalesce and loll about. Sedentary is OUT. Active is IN.
In Part 1 of 16 Signs of Women’s Cancers I discuss important reasons why every woman must take control of monitoring changes in her own body. Because of the staggering statistic that one on three…
September is Women’s Cancer Month and Ovarian Cancer Month. Let’s get real. This is serious. Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of women’s cancers. It is silent and it kills. 1 in 70 women in the United States will be affected by ovarian cancer.The symptoms of ovarian cancer are hard to recognize.
Women need to be vigilant about symptoms they may be experiencing. Many types of gynecologic cancer produce symptoms early enough for them to be successfully treated. When the symptoms are ignored, the delay in treatment can prove to be fatal. Ladies, listen to your bodies! If you are experiencing something abnormal for you, see your doctor. Chances are the symptoms aren’t cancer related, but it’s better to be safe.
Women who are positive for the BRCA1 gene are known to have poor DNA repair. These women may benefit from PARP inhibitors. BRCA1 is associated with aggressive and often lethal breast cancer as well as colon cancer.
Niacinamide, a B Vitamin, may help breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. Recently another gene associated with poor DNA repair has been identified. This gene, RAD51D, is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer. PARP Inhibitor drugs as well as Niacinamide may also be of value to these women.
A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-causes.
President’s Report on Cancer calls on America to rethink the way we confront cancer, including much more rigorous regulation of chemicals. Existing chemical regulations do not protect public health. Many known cancer-causing chemicals are still unregulated.