Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. In 2011, nearly 50,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and it is estimated that 8 out of 10 women who a...Read More
Cancer is a disease that is sadly all too familiar to many of us. According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. The incidences of cancer are continuing to rise, predominantly due to an ageing population and the current lifestyle choices we make. Recent research suggests that up to 90% of cancer cases can be caused by the environment around us, such as diet, alcohol, cigarettes, sunburn, some viruses and pollution – in fact smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the world.
It is true that cancer treatment has improved in recent years and a diagnosis of the disease doesn’t carry as much fear as it once did. However it’s still an incredibly serious condition, physically, emotionally and mentally. There is no total cure for cancer yet and the race to find a lifesaving treatment has been on for years, and has given life to a global industry.
The most important weapon in your arsenal to help fight cancer is the prevention of the disease before it takes shape. To this end it is vital to know and understand how you can control the potential risk factors for the disease. It is also hugely beneficial to know the potential treatments of cancer. Whether that be the standard treatments we’ve all heard about, like chemotherapy or radiation and what impact they may be having on other aspects of our health. Are there even other options for us to choose from?
A complex disease like cancer requires a great deal of understanding to know what you’re up against. With each new advance in the science behind cancer we get closer to a total understanding of its causes and weak spots, enabling us to stop it in its tracks.
Here at the Daily Health we explore all the information available – prevention, risk factors and treatments – as like everyone else, when it comes to cancer, we are also looking for the right answers.
We know that avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fat, which is important for protecting heart health and optimizing HDL "good" cholesterol levels. Apart from also being a...Read More
With the promise of temperatures rising in the UK this coming week to as high as 33 degrees Celsius, chances are that many of you will be spending some time outdoors to catch some...Read More
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (also incorrectly referred as cervical cancer vaccines) are in the news again. Ever since these vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, hit the market...Read More
Earlier this week I told you about a recent study, which showed that out of 700,000 women a whopping 77,000 were told their mammogram results were suspicious. However, in nearly 99...Read More
It turns out that breast biopsies are not the fool-proof final word on whether women have breast cancer or not. In fact, according to a new study, published in the Journal of the A...Read More
Quick! Read this now before the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is bullied by Monsanto to backtrack on their latest findings: The weed killer Roundup likely caus...Read More