Cancer

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the major causes of death for over 60s in the US and the UK. Cigarette smoking is well-known as the main cause, but is there more to it? According to Cancer Research UK:A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors …

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Pancreatic Cancer

The National Health Service says:Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, a large gland that’s part of the digestive system.It’s not fully understood what causes pancreatic cancer, but a number of risk factors for developing the condition have been identified, including:• age – it mainly affects people …

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Colorectal Cancer

Also known as Bowel Cancer or Colon Cancer The US Centers for Disease Control says:Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short.Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find …

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Oesophageal Cancer

The National Health Service states that: “Oesophageal cancer is a type of cancer affecting the food pipe (oesophagus), the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. It mainly affects people in their 60s and 70s, and is more common in men than women.” The American Cancer Society says: “We do not …

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PSA Test

The PSA test is most commonly associated with diagnosis of Prostate Cancer.PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen and it’s a compound created by the prostate and naturally occurring in the male.However, If the prostate is infected or diseased, it can generate larger than normal quantities of PSA. For example, while the usual level in a …

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Soya

Since I went vegan (more or less) over a year ago, my consumption of soya (or soy) beans in their various forms has skyrocketed from rarely eaten to a major part of my diet. I’m happy with that, as everything I’ve read about soya indicates that it’s one of nature’s superfoods. A Harvard University article …

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Cancer

Cancer is an uncontrolled multiplying of cells that have in some way become corrupted. Some cancers are very slow growing, giving more time for treatments and being less likely to be immediately life-threatening. Others are fast growing, and with a tendency to spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. In all cases, the sooner …

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Alcohol

The general health viewpoint is that alcohol should be consumed in moderation or not at all. But then we hear that red wine might be good for you. So, where does the truth lie? The Recommendations US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that if alcohol is consumed, it should …

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Milk

Dairy

As part of my going more or less vegan over a year ago, I’m not now generally consuming milk or dairy products. I’m not obsessive, so don’t get worried if I see that a prepared food contains a tiny proportion of butter or other dairy product. But I don’t use liquid milk, and I don’t …

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men, and as I know people who have been affected, it does rather concentrate my mind. And it’s getting more common in the western world. A report from Prostate Cancer UK in January 2020 shows that: “New nationwide data shows the number of men dying from prostate …

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