Environmental Toxins

August 4, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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

May 26, 2018By CancerSmarterUncategorized No Comments

The report also describes five-year survival during 2007-2013 by cancer stage at diagnosis for four of the most common cancers—female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, and melanoma of the skin.

Exercise Should Be Prescribed To Cancer Patients

May 7, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia researchers have published a paper finding that exercise should be prescribed to cancer patients. Exercise should be prescribed routinely along with the typical chemo, radiation treatments. The paper concludes that not doing so can be harmful to patients battling cancer. The “Exercise Pill” The … Read More