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      Provides resources on brain cancer as well as other cancers. 08-05

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Multimedia
  1. -Study: Processed Meat Causes Cancer (MSNBC News)
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News
  1. -02-26-09 Study: A Third of Cancer Can Be Prevented (CBS News)
      "Authors of a joint American-British study say about a third of the cancer cases reported every year in the United States could be prevented, 'through lifestyle.' "

      "The researchers claim to have crafted the most systematic policy report ever on cancer prevention, using data already available from existing research on cancer risk and prevention." 02-09

  2. -04-05-07 Foods Provide Cancer Preventatives (MSNBC News)
      "TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer offers these five lifestyle guidelines to help reduce your overall risk of the disease:" 04-07

  3. -08-05-08 Prostate Cancer Screening Issues (U.S. News)
      "Screening for early signs of cancer may seem like a no-brainer. Screening can catch tumors at an early stage, but research also shows that screening doesn't consistently extend life span, and it can lead to aggressive and unnecessary follow-up tests or treatments that can leave men incontinent and impotent. Some doctors even believe that for certain men the test causes more harm than good. In fact, new guidelines released Monday by the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend that men 75 or older skip the test if they have no reason to suspect they're at high risk. For men younger than 75, the task force concluded there isn't enough good evidence to recommend either for or against screening." 08-08

  4. -09-02-07 Essential Medical Screening (CBS News)
      "For most of the diseases we're going to talk about screening for, many patients wouldn't have any symptoms at all to alert them that there was a problem. So routine screening allows you to make a diagnosis before symptoms arise and early enough to actually be able to do something about it." 09-07

  5. -09-02-07 Report: To Prevent Cancer, Be Slim...Very Slim (US News)
      "The gist of a long-awaited analysis of cancer-prevention studies out this week: Be slim, very slim. The report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research states in no uncertain terms that the more pounds you're packing, the greater your risk of developing a number of cancers, everywhere from the colon and the breast to the kidney and the pancreas. And it gave detailed advice on avoidance." 09-07

  6. -Study: Red Meat and Kidney Cancer Prevention (MSNBC News)
      "People who said they ate the most grilled meat ó red meat and chicken alike ó had a higher risk of kidney cancer, they reported in the journal Cancer. And those with two genetic mutations that already put people at higher risk of kidney cancer were most affected by the grilled meat risk." 11-15

  7. Cancer Prevention Resources (Net Ventures - Brown)
      Cancer News on the Net provides sources of information related to the prevention of cancer.

Papers
  1. -Top Cancer-Causing Foods (Naturalon.com)
      "Itís probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps itís time to look at what is in our foods that could be causing such a huge number of new cancer patients. Here is a list of the top 10 foods that you most likely consume every day that may contain carcinogens or be suspected of causing cancer." 02-15

  2. Bladder Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
      Provides information on the prevention, risk factors, and treatment of bladder cancer, as well as side effects of treatment. 1-04

  3. Cancer - Research on Cancer and Foods (Fisher)
      Provides recommendations to reduce susceptibility to cancer through diet.

  4. Cancer Prevention (U.S. News.com)
      "People often think there's little they can do to prevent cancer. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, up to two thirds of all cancer cases could be prevented if people acted on everything known about cancer prevention. Committing to a healthier lifestyle will not guarantee you a cancer-free life, but it will reduce your risk. Here are eight steps to start you on your way:" 04-06

  5. Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
      Provides educational information about the prevention of cancer. 1-04

  6. Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
      Provides educational information about the prevention of cancer. 1-04

  7. Cancer Screening Recommendations (American Cancer Society)
      Recommends frequency of screening for different types of cancer. 1-04

  8. Head and Neck Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
      Provides information on the prevention, risk factors, and treatment of head and neck cancer, including the larynx and mouth, as well as side effects of treatment. 10-12

  9. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Men (Time.com)
      "HPV infection drives cancerous growth, as it is widely understood to do in the cervix. But unlike cervical cancer, this type of oral cancer is more prevalent in men." 05-07

  10. Inexpensive Vinegar Test for Cervical Cancer (PBS.org)
      "Cervical cancer used to kill more women in the United States than any other cancer. Today, deaths in the U.S. are almost unheard of thanks to a decades-old test called a Pap smear, which allows for early detection and treatment."

      "In India, however, tens of thousands of women still die each year from cervical cancer."

      "It turns out there may be a simple answer. It's a cheap and easy test developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University and other institutions. And it relies on something you probably have in your kitchen." 12-12

  11. Natural Supplements to Help Prevent Cancer (Cancer-Prevention.net)
      "Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor's recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another." 01-07

  12. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (National Cancer Institute)
      Provides information on the prevention, risk factors, and treatment of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, as well as side effects of treatment. 10-12

  13. Obesity Linked to Cancer (USAToday.com - Hellmich)
      "Excess body weight may contribute to about 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% of all cancer deaths in men. This translates to about 90,000 cancer deaths a year in the USA, according to a landmark study on the link between obesity and cancer."

      "About 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight; overweight is 10 to 30 pounds over a healthy weight." 4-03

  14. Oral Sex Now Top Cause of Oral Cancer (CBS News)
      "Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex, NPR reported. The more oral sex you have - and the more oral sex partners you have - the greater the risk of developing these potentially deadly cancers." 02-11

  15. Quitting Smoking (Healthopedia.com)
      Provides information in quitting smoking. 8-04

  16. Study: Curry Spice Kills Cancer (BBC News)
      "An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown."

      "The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia." 10-09

  17. Study: Fiber Does Not Prevent Cancer (CBS News)
      "Fiber is part of a healthy diet. Guidelines suggest we eat 25 to 30 grams a day. An apple is about 5 grams. A cup of baked beans is 19."

      "But right now the only thing known to prevent colon cancer is that colonoscopy. And that is the problem because only about 40 percent of Americans get a regular colonoscopy."

      "If you're 50 or over, the recommendation is that you have one every few years. So, Kaledin concludes, it seems most people think eating a big bowl of cereal is a lot easier and just as healthy ó they would be wrong about that." 12-05

  18. Study: Half of Men May Have HPV (MSNBC News)
      "Half of men in the general population may be infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, the human wart virus that causes cervical and other cancers, strengthening the case for vaccinating boys against HPV, U.S. researchers said on Monday." 02-11

  19. The BRCA Gene and Cancer (CNN News)
      "Women with the BRCA gene mutations have a 60 to 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer -- at least five times higher than the general population -- according to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, these women have up to a 60 percent chance of getting ovarian cancer in their lifetime." 07-09

  20. The Cruel Irony of Hormone Therapy (MSNBC News)
      "The recent data on breast cancer rates suggest that millions of women could have developed and even died from the disease because of excessive use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)."

      "How did this happen?"

      "A good place to look is a book called 'Feminine Forever,' by Dr. Robert A. Wilson. A best seller when it was published 40 years ago, the book helped persuade millions of physicians and their female patients that HRT was not just helpful, but necessary." 01-07

  21. Uterus Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
      Provides information on the prevention, risk factors, and treatment of uterus or endometrial cancer, as well as side effects of treatment. 10-12

  22. Vaccine Can Eradicate Cervical Cancer--If Given to Teens (CBS News)
      "Many doctors say that if Gardasil is approved and given to millions of young women, the vaccine could not only virtually eradicate cervical cancer, it could also mean women no longer need frequent Pap smears to detect the cancer and could save billions of dollars spent treating the disease." 05-06

   
   


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