Cancer Chemoprevention: Prevention is Better than Cure
Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Several diverse approaches are required for the treatment and management of cancer which include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical removal of malignant tissues.
Consistent with the old English proverb “Prevention is better than cure”, one of the multifactorial approaches to our fight against this dreaded disease is based on prevention of the disease through use of non-toxic dietary supplements, micronutrients and natural compounds. This approach is generally referred to as “chemoprevention”, defined as the use of natural or synthetic agents that reverse, inhibit, or prevent the development of cancer. Thus the major goal of chemoprevention is to delay the onset of cancer as well as decrease its incidence.
To see what you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer, Click Here.
Rajendra, S. (2012). Cancer chemoprevention:
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, Report Shows
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for all of the most common cancer sites. However, the report also shows that death rates continued to increase during the latest time period (2000 through 2009) for other types of cancer.
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Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., for both men and women. Yet, if everyone 50 years and older got regular screenings, about 60 percent of deaths could be avoided from this cancer.
MD Anderson Cancer Center has long been one of the major leaders in cancer research and treatment. They have developed an information section on their website devoted to providing cancer survivors with
with more insight into what to expect; and how to deal with it.
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The University of California's San Francisco campus is home to the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that produces podcasts addressing problems common to cancer survival.
The three podcasts found on the landing page, this link takes you to are:
a) "Sexual Function Among Men and Their Partners After Cancer Treatment"; and
b) Parts 1 and 2 of "What Happens Now? The Re-entry Phase for Cancer Survivors".
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