Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Ask Well Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect. ByRoni Caryn Rabin Aug. 10, 2018 Q. My father died of pancreatic cancer, and my understanding is that one of the reasons it is so deadly is that it is usually found when it is fairly advanced. Is there a routine screening for this cancer? A. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming some 44,330 lives a year, but there is currently no standard screening test that can detect this cancer early and “has actually been proven to save lives,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society. Individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer, such as having a parent, sibling or child who developed the … [Read more...] about Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Personal Health Obesity, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, all of which have risen to epidemic levels in recent years, are linked to pancreatic cancer. ByJane E. Brody July 23, 2018 As an avid reader of obituaries, I’ve been struck by how many people these days are succumbing to pancreatic cancer, a cancer long considered rare. And relatively speaking, it is still rare, accounting for just 3 percent of all cancers. But it is also one of the deadliest because symptoms almost never develop until the disease is advanced and incurable. Although 55,440 cases, affecting 29,200 men and 26,240 women, are expected to be diagnosed this year in the United States, 44,330 people will die of it, often within months of diagnosis, making it the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in this country (after lung, colorectal … [Read more...] about How to Minimize Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Saturday, June 02, 2018 by: Jayson Veley Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, cancer, cancer causes, cancer risk, inorganic phosphates, lung cancer, Medicine, prevent cancer, processed food, research, smoking (Natural News) Many people believe that the 1.6 million people who die of lung cancer each and every year are just older citizens that have been smoking heavily for years. The truth is, however, that that couldn’t be more wrong. According to a new Norwegian-Greek study published in the Lancet-affiliated EBioMedicine Journal, those who are young and haven’t smoked very much are still at risk of developing lung cancer at some point in their lives. This finding has put even more emphasis on the importance of educating the public about risk factors, of which there are seven: increasing age, pack-years (which refers to how many years one has smoked twenty cigarettes on a daily basis), how many cigarettes are smoked daily, how long it’s been since one has … [Read more...] about The 7 risk factors for lung cancer you should be aware of
New European research has revealed some of the key risk factors for lung cancer, finding that it is not only heavy smokers who have more chance of developing the disease. Carried out by researchers from the University of Crete, Greece and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, together the team looked at survey responses from 65,000 Norwegians aged between 20 and 100 to identify the strongest risk factors. From their sample, the researchers found that 94 percent of the patients diagnosed with lung cancer were smokers or ex-smokers. In addition, 21 percent of the lung cancer cases occurred in those under the age of 55, and 36 percent of cases occurred in those who had smoked less than 20 cigarettes a day for less than 20 years, suggesting that it is not just older heavy smokers who are at risk. The researchers then used the results to pinpoint which individuals among smokers and ex-smokers are more likely to develop lung cancer. Five contributing … [Read more...] about Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?
SCIENTISTS have developed an online quiz that can calculate your risk of getting lung cancer. The nifty calculator is nearly 90 per cent accurate and has been branded a “great idea” by health campaigners. It has been described as the first test that can predict the risk of lung cancer in those not deemed high-risk, including occasional smokers and the young. Users are quizzed about how long they have been on the fags for - and how many ciggies they puff each day. But, a team of Greek and Norwegian researchers have added two new risk factors that can lead to lung cancer to the test. They include: having a cough during certain times of the year and spending a long-time inside smoky rooms. Those who have ditched the fags are asked about how long they given up with the risk dropping sharply over time. The other two questions revolve around age and BMI. Researchers agreed on the seven risk factors after assessing a 16-year-long study, with data from around 65,000 adults aged … [Read more...] about Are YOU at risk of lung cancer? This calculator reveals how likely you are to get disease in next six years