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Cancer refers to the abnormal development of cells that grow and divide uncontrollably and destroy normal body tissue. There are many different types of cancer. Gene mutations resulting in abnormal cell behavior are believed to cause cancer. Gene mutations can happen prenatally or postnatally. Postnatal cancer-causing conditions include smoking, radiation, viruses, cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens), obesity, hormones, chronic inflammation, and lack of exercise. The symptoms and treatment methods vary depending on the type of cancer. Some common symptoms include lumps under the skin, fatigue, weight changes, pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising, etc. Doctors have identified several ways to reduce your risk of cancer, such as exercise, a healthy diet, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, moderate or no alcohol intake, no smoking, and regular cancer screening. In addition to conventional cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, new kinds of treatments, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy are promising a new era in cancer treatment.

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Doctor, Cancer-Free for 15 Years, Shares His 5 Methods

Doctor, Cancer-Free for 15 Years, Shares His 5 Methods

Cancer is the kind of disease that strikes fear at its mere mention, much less a definite diagnosis. However, when Japanese doctor Takashi Funato was diagnosed with cancer, he began ...

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How Exercise Improves Post-Surgical Results for Lymph Removal

How Exercise Improves Post-Surgical Results for Lymph Removal

If you’ve had surgery — particularly if you’ve had any lymph nodes removed – exercise is your ticket back to health. And once you understand how your lymphatic system works, ...

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Study: Immune Anticancer Agents Can Increase the Risk of Diabetes

Study: Immune Anticancer Agents Can Increase the Risk of Diabetes

Study also indicates that patients at highest risk of developing diabetes can be detected by pre-screaning and treatment plans can be formulated

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Woman Beats Stage 4 Lung Adenocarcinoma, Shares Story

Woman Beats Stage 4 Lung Adenocarcinoma, Shares Story

"I want to live a wonderful life even with stage four cancer," said Cincia. At the age of 33, she was diagnosed with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. However, she overcame the ...

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Treatment Side Effects to Head and Neck Cancer Patients Reduced Using Immunotherapy

Treatment Side Effects to Head and Neck Cancer Patients Reduced Using Immunotherapy

Charity fund urges authorities to include immunotherapy as a funded treatment

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Walnuts Inhibit Cancer Development, Slow Its Growth, and Kill Cancer Cells

Walnuts Inhibit Cancer Development, Slow Its Growth, and Kill Cancer Cells

If you’re nuts about walnuts, you could be doing your health a huge favor. Several research studies have revealed that the benefits of walnuts include the ability to inhibit cancer development and ...

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Yes, Breast Cancer Can (And Often Does) Spontaneously Regress

Yes, Breast Cancer Can (And Often Does) Spontaneously Regress

Confirmed by case reports and meta-analyses

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Pomegranates Fuel Tumor-Fighting Cells

Pomegranates Fuel Tumor-Fighting Cells

Urolithin A, a metabolite of ellagitannins in pomegranates, boosts immune cells' ability to combat tumors by inducing a process known as mitophagy. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Urolithin A (UA) has emerged as ...

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Orchestra, Choir, Bands Make Resilient Children

Orchestra, Choir, Bands Make Resilient Children

An Australian study has suggested that joining a music group in a school or community choir, orchestra, or band could be the answer to developing children who are empathetic and ...

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Methionine-Restricted Diet a Promising Cancer Treatment

Methionine-Restricted Diet a Promising Cancer Treatment

Research suggests that eating less of this common amino acid could starve tumors, keep them from growing

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Lung Adenocarcinoma Symptoms Often Spotted at Late Stage, Treatment Options Available

Lung Adenocarcinoma Symptoms Often Spotted at Late Stage, Treatment Options Available

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, with the highest mortality worldwide. Specifically, adenocarcinoma is the most common, which shows no obvious symptoms and may have reached an ...

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Study: Blood Disorder Treatment May Activate Cancer-Causing Gene in Some Patients

Study: Blood Disorder Treatment May Activate Cancer-Causing Gene in Some Patients

Multinational study confirms unintended consequence of demethylating drugs

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2 Commonly Used Hair Products Linked With Cancer

2 Commonly Used Hair Products Linked With Cancer

While tainted products are a significant problem, some products are risky all on their own

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Expert Explains Cancer May Be Metabolic Disease, and Shares a Cure

Expert Explains Cancer May Be Metabolic Disease, and Shares a Cure

"Cancer is not a genetic disease, it’s a metabolic disease," Thomas N. Seyfried, a well-known scholar in cancer research and a Professor of Biology at Boston College, told The Epoch Times. ...

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Probiotics Are Becoming a New Front in Fighting Cancer

Probiotics Are Becoming a New Front in Fighting Cancer

These microbial residents of the gut play a deciding role in many disease pathologies, research suggests

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Beat Cancer by Balancing Your Autonomic Nervous System (Video)

Beat Cancer by Balancing Your Autonomic Nervous System (Video)

Tragically, about 26,000 people die – each day – of cancer, worldwide. Upon diagnosis, most people are told the only way to “fight” cancer is by using some combination of ...

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Doctor Shares Alternative Spike Protein Treatments When Go-to Options Fail

Doctor Shares Alternative Spike Protein Treatments When Go-to Options Fail

Over two years into the pandemic and over a year since the COVID-19 vaccinations rolled out, millions of people are still nursing themselves in the aftermaths as they recover from ...

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Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

When you are getting chemotherapy, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Now, new research suggests it should be the first. Exercising during chemotherapy is safe, improves long-term cardiac ...

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Starve Cancer Cells to Death Naturally with These Foods

Starve Cancer Cells to Death Naturally with These Foods

A lot of headlines published lately refer to food in the fight against diseases, and its impact on cancer, the second leading cause of death in the U.S. The TED ...

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Pandemic a Likely Reason for Drop in New Cancer Cases for First Time in 2 Decades

Pandemic a Likely Reason for Drop in New Cancer Cases for First Time in 2 Decades

Cancer is the number one killer among Hong Kong citizens. According to the latest "Overview of HK Cancer Statistics of 2020" released by the Hong Kong Cancer Registry (HKCaR) of ...

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Australian Octopus Venom May Treat Melanoma

Australian Octopus Venom May Treat Melanoma

Researchers have discovered an Australian burrowing octopus species has a compound in its venom that could provide a non-toxic treatment for skin cancers, according to a study. The southern sand octopus, also known ...

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Lime Juice Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Lime Juice Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

This delicious citrus has therapeutic effects against several conditions and harmful bacteria

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Reduce the Intake of 6 Types of Food to Lessen the Risk of Developing Colon Cancer

Reduce the Intake of 6 Types of Food to Lessen the Risk of Developing Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) is the second most common cancer in Hong Kong, and in recent years there is a trend of occurrence in the younger generation. Colorectal cancer is ...

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Salivary Gland Gene Therapy Shows Promise

Salivary Gland Gene Therapy Shows Promise

An experimental trial showed that gene therapy can be performed safely in the human salivary gland. The accomplishment may lead to treatments to help head and neck cancer survivors who ...

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Nutritional Benefits of 5 Kinds of Mushroom

Nutritional Benefits of 5 Kinds of Mushroom

Mushrooms are reported to fight cancer, lower cholesterol, and boost immunity

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LDN for Treating Spike Protein Injuries, Diseases

Claudia Ann Christian, a greatly successful American actress, suffered from alcohol addiction for over a decade. She felt that something else was controlling her, as if she was not in ...

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The Dangers of Night Shifts: How Night Workers Put Their Health on the Line

The Dangers of Night Shifts: How Night Workers Put Their Health on the Line

Night shift workers are integral to multiple areas of society; however, people may not be fully aware of the danger that such work pose. The impact of night work is ...

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