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Esophageal Cancer and the ‘Asian Glow’

Upon consuming alcoholic beverages, hundreds of millions of people of East Asian ethnicity exhibit a facial flushing reaction that is more commonly referred to as the “Asian glow.” The majority

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GERD: Common Medications Increasing Severity

Certain medications and dietary supplements can irritate the lining of your esophagus, causing heartburn pain, and others can increase the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a

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DCIS Is Not Breast Cancer, and Might Not Require Surgery

Tens of thousands of women are having surgery – sometimes even having both breasts removed – to treat a condition that is unlikely to ever become life-threatening. In fact, a recent study concluded

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Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a common and frequently debilitating side effect of treatment for breast cancer.  Studies have been limited and have not produced convincing evidence that various interventions are helpful. 

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Breast Cancer-“Should I be Tested for Cancer: Maybe Not and Here’s Why”

The subject of cancer screening is very complex and H. Gilbert Welch's book, Should I Be Tested for Cancer: Maybe Not and Here's Why, does an excellent job of explaining thse complexities in

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Interpreting Breast Cancer Statistics

I have have had little success in trying to determine if DCIS and LCIS are included in the mortality statistics for breast cancer.  Below are links to breast cancer statistics reported by the American

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Prostate Cancer- Low-risk Cancer, Non-toxic Therapies

Is prostate cancer curable in early stages?  What are the best treatments for prostate cancer in early stages? How long can you live with untreated prostate cancer? What is Prostate Cancer (PCa) overtreatment? If

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Breast Cancer, HRT, Estrogen and the Environment

The New York Times produced an interesting article by Nicholas Kristof, titled “Cancer from the Kitchen?” which touches on many of my concerns regarding environmental causes of cancer and breast

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Breast Cancer and Genistein- To Eat Soy or Not…

This is an excellent article on genistein and its effect upon many and various cancers, as well as a very good description of what genistein is and how it works in the body.  I am including it in

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Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer? Testosterone, Urinary Function Before/After Count

The aim of the present study is to evaluate the influence of serum testosterone on urinary continence and sexual activity in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) for clinically localized PCa...

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Barrett’s Esophagus Therapies- Pros and Cons

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a drug and device therapy using photosensitizer drugs activated by laser light for mucosal ablation. Porfimer sodium PDT has been used extensively with proven long-term efficacy

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