Starting Stages of Chemotherapy

Image As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20.” When I finished chemo in February 2011, I knew a lot more than when I walked in for my first infusion 4 months earlier. I had learned things about myself and about cancer that I had never expected to learn. Because, of course, at the beginning, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Now that I look back, here are some of the things I wish I had known as I started chemo: Don’t cling to any one test result or prognosis. Cancer cases tend to change. Doctors may give you a prognosis and treatment pl... Read More

Early Stages of Cancer

Image Before I became a cancer patient, everything I knew of cancer I had learned in the movies. So, when fear hit, it came in the form of a movie montage. Every scary cancer scene I'd ever watched -- from Love Story in the 1970s to 2014's The Fault in Our Stars -- started to swirl through my mind's eye. I started to marinate in fear. As my husband drove me home from the breast care center, I didn't say much. I couldn't stop the chemo scenes from running through my mind. When we got home, I went to the bathroom, just to be alone. I cried. I cried and cried. ... Read More

Cancer Treatment and prevention

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal aims to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to Cancer. The open access journal is published by Omics that hosts open access peer-reviewed journals as well as organizes International scientific Conferences. The Journal is successfully running in the 5th Volume which covers a wide variety of specialties including... Read More

Treating Breast Cancer at Preliminary Stage

Image Researchers demonstrate that resveratrol, the ingredient which is found in red wine, prevents the growth of breast cancer cells by stopping the growth effects of estrogen. These study results suggest that resveratrol is capable of counteracting the malignant progression as it suppresses the spreading of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. The discovery has significant implications for treating breast cancer in women whose tumours at some point develop a resista... Read More

What I Wish I'd Known When Chemo Started

Image As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20.” When I finished chemo in February 2011, I knew a lot more than when I walked in for my first infusion 4 months earlier. I had learned things about myself and about cancer that I had never expected to learn. Because, of course, at the beginning, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Now that I look back, here are some of the things I wish I had known as I started chemo: Don’t cling to any one test result or prognosis. Cancer cases tend to change. Doctors may give you a prognosis and treatment pl... Read More

When They Told Me I Had to Have Chemo…

Image Before I became a cancer patient, everything I knew of cancer I had learned in the movies. So, when fear hit, it came in the form of a movie montage. Every scary cancer scene I'd ever watched -- from Love Story in the 1970s to 2014's The Fault in Our Stars -- started to swirl through my mind's eye. I started to marinate in fear. As my husband drove me home from the breast care center, I didn't say much. I couldn't stop the chemo scenes from running through my mind. When we got home, I went to the bathroom, just to be alone. I cried. I cried and cried. ... Read More

Cancer Therapy in 2020

Image In 2020, an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States, the equivalent of some 5,190 new cases each day. Furthermore, approximately 630,000 Americans are predicted to die of cancer—a staggering 1,720 deaths per day. As the second most common cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease, cancer places a tremendous burden on individuals, families and our society as a whole. In fact, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that the direct medical costs for cancer in the U.S. in 2015 was an overwhelming $80.2 bill... Read More

The new study on alternative cancer treatments

Image Researcher’s analysed data from nearly two million patients with cancer treated at accredited medical centres throughout the US. They only included patients with cancers of the breast, lung, colon, or prostate that had not spread to other areas of the body. Compared with those who received only conventional cancer treatments (including surgery, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, and/or hormone therapy), those who chose a “complementary” cancer treatment (such as herbs or acupuncture) along with at least one conventional cancer treatment: Tended ... Read More

Not Smoking is the most Effective Way to Reduce the Risk of Developing a Cancer

Image Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable cancer deaths. Tobacco smoke contains dozens of carcinogenic chemicals. If people did not smoke ciga­rettes, roughly one of every three cancer deaths would be prevented. Progress has been made over the past several decades in lowering smoking rates in the United States, but these gains have been offset by a growing epidemic of cigarette smoking elsewhere in the world. Even in the United States, close to 50 million people smoke cigarettes and smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, killing more people than AIDS... Read More

Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Cancer Risks

Image Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk for several types of cancer, including those of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, and liver. Alcohol also interacts synergistically with tobacco to create cancer risks that are significantly greater than the sum of the effects produced by acting alone. Limiting ones consumption of alcoholic beverages can therefore be an effective way of decreasing cancer risk. Recommendations concerning alcohol consumption are complicated by the fact that unlike tobacco, which has no known health benefits, drinking moderate amo... Read More

Treating Breast Cancer Cells in Early Stages

Image Researchers demonstrate that resveratrol, the ingredient which is found in red wine, prevents the growth of breast cancer cells by stopping the growth effects of estrogen. These study results suggest that resveratrol is capable of counteracting the malignant progression as it suppresses the spreading of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. The discovery has significant implications for treating breast cancer in women whose tumours at some point develop a resista... Read More

Global Cancer Treatment

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal aims to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to Cancer. The open access journal is published by Omics that hosts open access peer-reviewed journals as well as organizes International scientific Conferences. The Journal is successfully running in the 5th Volume which covers a wide variety of specialties including... Read More

Recent discoveries in Cancer Prevention

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal have announced almost 50 percent discount on article processing charge to commemorate its Anniversary. On behalf of the Journal, the editor of Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal is overwhelmed by the response and eagerness of the academic and research contributors to publish with the journal and take part in the year-long celebrations. During this year we look forward to taking some initiatives that would encourage and rewa... Read More

Advances in Cancer Prevention Techniques

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention Techniques Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that reflects articles on all types of chemically distinctive therapeutic and toxic cells. The journal welcomes submissions from all related fields to the cancer vaccines and prevention methods including early detection of cancer cells. Articles will be also considered from related analysis from ... Read More

This Blog May Inspire You but Motivation Is another Story

Image When I was a teenager, about 2 out of 3 kids my age had tried smoking cigarettes and about 1 of 5 kids smoked cigarettes every day. Many of my family members smoked. Most of my friends smoked. I tried smoking. The reason I don’t smoke today was a boy I’ll call Mike. One day I was with my friends and I was trying to catch Mike’s attention, so I lit up a cigarette. Mike did notice me but he was not impressed! He yelled, “Gross! Who wants to kiss a girl who tastes like an ashtray?” I stomped out that cigarette and ne... Read More

How to Use Genomics to Prevent Cancer in Early stages

Image Certain cancers can be prevented by knowing a patient’s family history of cancer or which genetic mutations they carry. About 5%–10% of breast cancers and 10%–15% of ovarian cancers are due to inherited changes in genes. For example, everyone has BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Normally, these genes help fix damaged DNA. But mutations in these genes cause them to function incorrectly and prevent damaged DNA from being fixed correctly, leading to cancer. A w... Read More

New Advances in Cancer Prevention

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention Journal aims to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to Cancer. The open access journal is published by Omics that hosts open access peer-reviewed journals as well as organizes International scientific Conferences. The Journal is successfully running in the 4th Volume which covers a wide variety of specialties including... Read More

Resveratrol and Breast Cancer study

Image Researchers demonstrate that resveratrol, the ingredient which is found in red wine, prevents the growth of breast cancer cells by stopping the growth effects of estrogen. These study results suggest that resveratrol is capable of counteracting the malignant progression as it suppresses the spreading of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. The discovery has significant implications for treating breast cancer in women whose tumours at some point develop a resista... Read More

Trends in Advances in Cancer Prevention

Image Advances in Cancer Prevention is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that reflects articles on all types of chemically distinctive therapeutic and toxic cells. The journal welcomes submissions from all related fields to the cancer vaccines and prevention methods including early detection of cancer cells. Articles will be also considered from related analysis from Cancer Vaccines, Chemotherapy, Radioactive Iodine Therapy, Mamography, Chemoprevention, aromatase inhibitors, Scintimammography, Sumoylation, Dietry Supplements, Cancer Screening, Cancer and Nutrition, Exercise and Cance... Read More