Cancer

July is National Berry Month! If berries aren’t part of your daily diet, now is the perfect time to start eating more of these fruits. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all great options that are bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. It’s
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A mantra is an instrument of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.  In mantra meditation, you repeat a particular sound or short phrase.  The mantra can then be used as a tool when you are not meditating.  You can repeat your chosen mantra in
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3,000 to 4,000 cancer deaths a year could be prevented by lung cancer CT screening programmes, beyond current lung health checks, writes Professor Charles Swanton. Lung cancer CT scan Credit: Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0 It’s an eye-opening statistic. 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their
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There are approximately 2.3 million people in the UK who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) community – a community that continues to experience inequalities throughout the cancer pathway, from screening, to treatment and end-of-life care. A 2019 study asked non-surgical cancer doctors about their knowledge of, and
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Author: Kyle PotvinISBN: 9781939449078LoosenInformation: Hobblebush Books, 2021 $18.00 USOncolink Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/3) Flattered. That’s the best word to describe how I felt last week after I clicked on an email from OncoLink and read a forwarded invitation from Kyle Potvin to review her new book of poetry. Incredibly flattered actually, since I had only ever
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You never know what will happen when you plant those tiny seeds in early spring. This year did not disappoint when it comes to cucumbers! Mine are going bananas- I am picking 2-3 every day. So, what am I doing with them? Making salads, pickles and just snacking on them with some hummus. These 2
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I actually saw this on a bumper sticker the other day:  “Scars are tattoos with better stories.”  Isn’t that great?!  Think about your own scars.  They do come with stories. We all bear scars from our life experiences. This includes our cancer experience.  They mean things to us.  We also bear emotional scars that are
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It may set a bold ambition to increase funding for UK life science – but what could the government’s Life Sciences Vision mean for cancer research? Here we summarise the plan and find out how Cancer Research UK influenced its formation. The UK Government recently published its Life Sciences Vision which sets out how the
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Studies show that about 13% of women will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, those who inherit the BRCA genetic variant face a much greater risk. About 55%–72% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 variant and 45%–69% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 variant will develop breast cancer by 70–80 years of age. The
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Summer is upon us, which means more time outdoors, enjoying those lovely moments of good weather. We’ve put together 11 common myths around sun safety to help you through the summer months. Take a read through to help you keep your skin healthy and reduce your risk of serious sun damage. 1. MYTH: I can
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Summer farmer’s markets are full of fresh picked goodness from the farm. Last week I found Lots of green, yellow, and purple beans-also known as string beans. Eat them raw; steam them lightly and marinate in a vinaigrette dressing; sauté them with lots of garlic and sprinkle with some toasted pine nuts, slivered almonds, or walnuts;
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