Cancer

Beware: Hair Dye Can Be Deadly | Healthy Black Woman

eva blond hairBritish scientists have recently discovered that some hair dyes used by millions of women have chemicals in them that have been linked to cancer. It does not matter whether you buy a hair dying kit yourself from the store or have it done at an expensive salon; when the dye comes in contact with tobacco smoke or other air pollutants it has the ability to become toxic.

via Beware: Hair Dye Can Be Deadly | Healthy Black Woman.

University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as ‘anxiety and depression’ | Mail Online

A university professor died of lung cancer aged 37 after doctors repeatedly dismissed her illness as ‘purely psychological’.

Lisa Smirl, 37, saw three different doctors with a range of symptoms over a year-long period but they were dismissed as anxiety and depression.

By the time cancer was finally diagnosed it had spread throughout her body and was terminal.

Dr Smirl, who was married to a medical doctor and lived in Leeds and Brighton, kept a heartbreaking online blog about her treatment.

via University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as ‘anxiety and depression’ | Mail Online.

 

Information for You: GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS

GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS:

Ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors. Astoundingly, it is even more effective than many cancer drugs, which have been shown to be completely ineffective and actually accelerate the death of cancer patients. Commonly consumed across the world in small doses among food and beverage products, the medicinal properties of ginger far surpass even advanced pharmaceutical inventions.

via Information for You: GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS.

 

Smoking Smothers Your Genes – ScienceNOW

Cigarettes leave you with more than a smoky scent on your clothes and fingernails. A new study has found strong evidence that tobacco use can chemically modify and affect the activity of genes known to increase the risk of developing cancer. The finding may give researchers a new tool to assess cancer risk among people who smoke.

via Smoking Smothers Your Genes – ScienceNOW.

 

Personal epigenetic ‘signatures’ found consistent in prostate cancer patients’ metastases

“As they evolve and grow, cancer cells acquire and maintain changes that enable them to continue thriving,” says Yegnasubramanian. “We know that cancer cells maintain and pass along genetic changes in the nucleus of cells across metastatic sites, and our research now shows that epigenetic changes also are maintained to nearly the same degree.”

via Personal epigenetic ‘signatures’ found consistent in prostate cancer patients’ metastases.

 

Simple blood test that predicts if breast cancer is likely to return

Breast Cancer

Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer

Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs

 

via Simple blood test that predicts if breast cancer is likely to return.