Prevention and Early Diagnosis Articles
Buy a Sleep Mask! It’s an Investment in Your Health – Research shows that sleeping in total darkness allows your body to produce as much of the hormone melatonin as possible. This is good because when your production of melatonin drops, you are at greater risk of breast and/or colorectal cancer and other health risks.
Alcohol and Cancer – The link between alcohol and cancer may surprise you. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) reports that drinking alcohol increases the risk of cancer of the mouth and throat, vocal cords, esophagus, liver, breast, and colon. The risks are greatest in those with heavy and long-term alcohol use. Even so, moderate drinking can add up over a lifetime, which could be harmful.
Beginner’s Guide to Developing an Exercise Routine – Exercise is one of the best ways to maximize your health. If you want to exercise but aren’t sure where to begin, we can help! If you feel like your daily life doesn’t allow you to get fit (not enough time, no money for a gym membership, etc.), we have some “work-arounds” that may help.
Can Aspirin Prevent Cancer? – Does aspirin have a protective effect against cancer? Early obervational studies suggested such an effect, but recent randomized studies suggest otherwise.
Colon Cancer: Who Is at Risk, and How Can It Be Prevented? – Patients who received colonoscopies and had noncancerous or pre-cancerous growths (polyps) removed, were half as likely to die from colon cancer.
Can a handful of nuts a day keep cancer away? – Evidence is growing about the many ways in which eating nuts, seeds, and legumes can improve your health. These foods have been linked to healthier hearts and a lower risk of diabetes, but now studies show they may also cut your risk of getting cancer! Here’s what we know and don’t know.
Good news for coffee drinkers: the health benefits outweigh the risks for most people – Recent research suggests that coffee offers more health benefits than risks for most people. However, women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and women over 65 should probably limit their coffee intake because for them, the risks may outweigh the benefits.
Have colon cancer? Skip the hot dogs, deli, and burgers – New research shows that eating red meat and processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer or of dying from colon cancer.
Can Sleeping Pills Cause Cancer? – Findings from a 2012 study suggest that people who take hypnotic sleep medications are more likely to get cancer or die than people who do not take these medications.
Colon Cancer Screening – Get the facts about various colon cancer screening tests.