Mesothelioma Basics

April 12, 2019By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Mesothelioma Basics We’re hearing a lot about this cancer from worker’s compensation attorney’s commercials on television. We offer evidence based mesothelioma basics. information. Benign Mesothelioma Benign Mesothelioma is not cancerous. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, “Benign mesothelioma is a growth of the mesothelium that does not spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Benign mesothelioma tumours are not usually … Read More

Connection Between Ovarian and Breast Cancer

March 13, 2019By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Making the Connection The connection between ovarian and breast cancer is related to the inherited mutation BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Having one of thesh gene mutations predisposes women to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. According to the University of Colorado Gynecologic Oncology, “BRCA 1 & 2 are involved in DNA repair and cell growth, but when … Read More

Does Eating Organic Lower Cancer Risk?

February 5, 2019By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Does Eating Organic Lower Cancer Risk? Does eating organic lower cancer risk? By now you’ve probably heard of the “dirty dozen”. In case you haven’t, it’s a list of foods that have a high incidence of pesticides. In 2018 it became a bakers’ dozen with 13 items the Environmental Working Group advises consumers to buy … Read More

Chemicals in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice

October 10, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Chemicals in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice. A new study from London’s Francis Crick Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years. Eat your veggies! Researchers have confirmed that chemicals in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice. The research paper, published on August 21 2018, in  Immunity, shows that mice on a diet rich … Read More

Environmental Toxins

August 4, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Environmental toxins are all around us in our everyday lives. They hide in places we would least expect. NIH National Cancer Institute explains that substances in the environment can actually damage our DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to changes in our cells, which then leads to cancer. Some of these substances can be avoided easily. … Read More

What’s worse, sunscreen or sunshine?

July 20, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Sunscreen or Sunshine? We’re having a great summer where I live. Twenty two days in a row have been sunny. Here in Western New York that’s a lot! As I slather on my 55 SPF moisturizer I’ve been wondering; What’s worse, sun screen or sunshine? Should I keep spending my money on sunscreen? I decided to … Read More

Extended Endocrine Therapy: Is 5 Years Enough?

July 7, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter 2 Comments

Extended Endocrine Therapy: Is 5 Years Enough? Extended Endocrine Therapy: Is 5 Years Enough? NBC ran a story on this in 2017 citing a New England Journal of Medicine study that asked Extended Endocrine Therapy: Is 5 Years Enough? found extending therapy extends protection from recurrence. Breast cancer survivors will want to discuss these new findings with their doctors. The … Read More

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

June 25, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer? Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer? Researchers have discovered that blocking certain proteins that respond to progesterone prevent breast cancer in those who carry high-risk genes. Carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumor suppressor gene mutations raises the risk of developing cancer. This study was reported on in … Read More

Hollywood’s Secret Cancer Survivors

June 3, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Hollywood’s Secret Cancer Survivors  Hollywood is well known for its scandals and cover ups.  Hollywood’s secret cancer survivors are coming forward to tell the rest of us it happens there too. All types of injustice have been known to happen in Hollywood. Mm+any victims have stayed quiet for years. The pain that goes along with … Read More