Category Archives: Lifestyle

WHO Agency Downgrades Coffee’s Cancer Link

The news that coffee is being downgraded from “possible carcinogen” to “unclassifiable” sounds surprising, since we’re used to seeing trends go the other way, from safe to potentially cancer-causing. But this is how the scientific process works. The data on … Continue reading

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ACS Responds to New Study Linking Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has released partial results from an animal study of the effect of radiofrequency radiation associated with cell phones. The group found radiofrequency radiation was linked to a higher risk of two cancers. Below is a response … Continue reading

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WHO Review Links Red and Processed Meats to Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has classified processed meat as a cancer causing agent (carcinogen), and red meat as a probable carcinogen. This conclusion was based on evaluation of the world’s … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Cancer: Sobering Statistics

A new study says that alcohol consumption causes 18,000 to 21,000  cancer deaths per year, or about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths. Researchers led by National Cancer Institute scientists say breast cancer accounts for more than half of alcohol attributable cancer deaths in women, … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer Like An Olympian

Paul Goebel, a 49-year old physical therapist who lives just outside of Seattle, Washington, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs on January 16, 2012. A father of three daughters, who never smoked cigarettes and had been an active competitor … Continue reading

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Do obesity and diabetes affect colorectal cancer patients’ survival?

A pair of new studies from the American Cancer Society explore the relationship of colorectal cancer survival to two potential risk factors: obesity and diabetes. Together the studies, which appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveal new clues to the disease. … Continue reading

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