Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient they require to grow and spread. Glutamine is an amino acid that is abundantly found in our bodies, especially in blood and bone tissue. Its main role is to sustain the synthesis of proteins in cells. Unfortunately, though, glutamine is also a key nutrient for many types of cancerous tumors, which tend to "consume" more of this amino acid because their cells divide more rapidly. This is why research has been investigating the possibility of blocking cancer cells' access to glutamine as a new therapeutic approach in cancer treatment. Charles Manning and several other researchers from the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, have now managed, in a breakthrough move, to stop the growth of a cancer tumor. To do so, they used an experimental compound called V-9302 to block the uptake, or absorption, … [Read more...] about Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can ‘starve’ tumors to death
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(Natural News) Given only weeks to live, one man defied the odds and beat stage 4 cancer, thanks to a change in diet.In an article featured in the Daily Mail, Rob Mooberry recounted how he was rushed to the hospital with a perforated colon back in July 2012. Scans later revealed that he had colorectal cancer which had already metastasized to other parts of his body, such as the bowels, lymph nodes, and liver.It was then that doctors told the father-of-two that he would need to have a colostomy bag installed, as well as additional surgery in the gut. Furthermore, he would have to undergo two rounds of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.The first round of treatment was able to reduce his cancer enough to be downgraded to 3A; however, this left him so weak and feeling worse about himself that he said he “couldn’t take it anymore.” He proceeded to look for ways to flush the chemicals out of his body before starting another round of treatment.It was … [Read more...] about How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life
(Natural News) The Left has become the anti-science political party. To be a leftist, you must engage in outrageous science denialism on a large array of issues ranging from genetics to disease transmission. This “Science Denialism Disease” (SDS) has even infected educational institutions, where instead of teaching college students hard sciences, leftist professors are now offering degrees in “social justice” or “gender studies” where real-world facts are banished from all debate.To the Left, it turns out, logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. It doesn’t fit the Left’s delusional narrative, so it must be criminalized, condemned and banished from society.Below, I’m listing just a few of the topics where leftists have become anti-science zealots who preach a dangerous new political cultism that’s devoid of actual facts. They’ve so completely abandoned scientific facts and physical reality that they truly qualify as … [Read more...] about Science DENIALISM of the Left goes ballistic with wholesale denial of chromosomes, anal cancer transmission and healthy diets for dogs
I'm a nice person. Honestly. I can keep a conversation going with the best of them, while navigating tricky topics like politics and religion. But there is one topic that leaves me stunned and grasping for words: When someone decides to explore the lack of babies in my life.There's the look of pity and a quick, "Oh, I'm sorry."(You should be, just for going there.) Other times it's the way-too-intimate questions. ("We met five minutes ago and you're asking about my uterus??!") And then, there are the humiliating assumptions: "You haven't found the right guy yet." "You must have trouble in the fertility department." "You're too focused on your career." I got your career focus right here... Suzie Wright, 55, says she can relate to the sad looks and apologies when people find out she doesn't have kids. "Almost everyone assumes I wanted kids but couldn't have them," she says, "and neither is true." Kathleen Keating, a 48-year-old non-mom adds that it's the questions others ask … [Read more...] about 6 Things To Never Say To A Woman Who Doesn’t Have Kids
No single cause of prostate cancer has been identified. There are likely a variety of causes and contributing factors that lead to prostate cancer. The major known risk factors for prostate cancer are age, race and family history. Although there are no conclusive data, diet and other environmental factors may play a role as well. AgeAge is the single most important factor in the development of prostate cancer. It is extremely rare for a man under the age of 40 to develop detectable prostate cancer. However, early growth of precancerous or cancerous cells in the prostate may actually begin before that time. Detectable prostate cancer takes time to develop. The chance of having prostate cancer increases rapidly after age 50. In fact, about 80% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. A man in his mid-to-late seventies is 130 times more likely to develop prostate cancer than a man in his mid-to-late forties. It is still unclear why prostate cancer rates … [Read more...] about Prostate Cancer: Cause and Risk Factors
It’s official: Penis transplants are now within the realm of possibility.This week, a team of doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston performed the first penis transplant in the United States, the New York Times reports. The recipient of the new appendage is Thomas Manning, a 64-year-old man from Massachusetts who lost his penis to cancer. His new member came from a deceased donor—a medical miracle that might make you feel both awestruck and slightly squeamish.Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter, So This Happened, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.The 15-hour operation was led by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and the doctors are “cautiously optimistic” about the function and success of the penis over time, according to the New York Times. Docs say the newly reappropriated peen should be fully functional—even for frisky time.This is the third penis transplant to be performed worldwide: an … [Read more...] about Meet the Man Who Received the First Penis Transplant in the U.S.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland that is responsible for making the fluid in semen. The prostate is located below the bladder and surrounds a part of the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder. Men are at greater risk for prostate cancer as they age. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 20 percent of men will experience prostate cancer in their lifetimes. While doctors detect most forms of prostate cancer in their earliest stages, prostate cancer can progress. When it spreads to other parts of the body, it's said to be in the more advanced stages. This diagnosis is not common as doctors diagnose most men in the cancer's earliest, most treatable stages, according to the Mayo Clinic. Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate mutate and start to develop abnormally. They will multiply at an uncontrolled rate. In some instances, the cells can spread to other body parts. Cancerous cells can spread via tissue, the blood, or the … [Read more...] about Advanced Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men behind skin cancer. There are expected to be 220,800 new cases diagnosed in the US this year. Although this number is high, death rates from prostate cancer are relatively low. Almost 100% of men diagnosed with the disease will survive 5 years or more - a rate many medical professionals attribute to prostate-specific antigen testing. The US Food And Drug Administration (FDA) first approved prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to screen asymptomatic men for prostate cancer in the early 1990s. In the decade prior to this approval, 5-year survival rates from the cancer stood at around 70-75%. By 1998, it had increased to 98.2%. Although some health care experts have hailed PSA testing as the best available method to screen men for prostate cancer, there has been long-standing debate surrounding its use in routine testing. PSA testing can lead to many false-positive results, meaning men can be alerted to cancers that are … [Read more...] about Prostate cancer: should PSA screening be routine?
By 2030, only 16 years from now, new cancer cases in the United States are expected to rise by 45%, from 1.6 million new cases per year to 2.3 million cases per year. The numbers are shocking and doctors aren’t sure if there will be adequate resources to carry the burden. Quite frankly, we’re just not turning out enough doctors to keep up with the patients. And although cancer treatment is required for patients, people without cancer can do a great deal to prevent their chances of catching a form of the disease. Many forms of cancer are directly linked to lifestyle, and making choices that limit your chance of developing cancer cannot only improve your health, but also aid the national and global healthcare system as a whole. I hate to blame the victim, but many cancer cases are preventable. Many forms are not diseases that come and get you; they’re something you go and get. I’d like to reinforce the point that this isn’t applicable to all forms of … [Read more...] about Doing Your Part to Stop the Global Cancer Epidemic
Cancer is a frightening and hidden disease, a silent killer. Often, the only initial symptoms a patient experiences are subtle signs and bodily changes which really don’t seem like they are significant other than being annoyances to the patient—unexpected and inexplicable pain or weakness, a change in daily habits, some tightness under the skin that came out of nowhere….These changes are usually not insignificant when viewed in the context of the individual’s regular health and family predispositions. Cancer as a disease is such a threat to patients because it comes out of nowhere, and usually without warning. What starts as a headache later turns into a daily headache. What causes a variation in daily habits becomes a necessary accommodation to unpleasant symptoms, many of which are about topics not usually brought up at a social gathering. The subtle changes, minor inconveniences, and unspeakable symptoms quietly mushroom into an unpredictable problem, one … [Read more...] about Signs of Cancer: Don’t Ignore Hints from the Quiet Disease