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Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41%, finds a new study that provides evidence that ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. : worldnews
motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath-fighting-big-money-lobbyists = For the longest time, people have fought this asshole Monstanto and they kept saying, "There's no evidence, blah blah blah..." while people are dying and they collect billions.

Now they should be forced to pay multiple times their ill gotten gains.
disease  disease-cancer  motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath-fighting-big-money-lobbyists  capitalism-greed 
5 weeks ago by daguti
What every cancer patient needs to know -Chris Wark
Someone I barely knew from online, but that helped me with a technical issue related to my time volunteering for CF Design Academy was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the comments of the donation thread, someone mentioned this guy and this specific blog post as having gotten them through their own cancer ordeal.
disease-cancer  getting-started 
october 2018 by daguti
Woman battles cancer with diet; Harvard researchers to study her - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports
"DELAFIELD, WI (WISN/CNN) – A woman said her emphasis on diet helped her in her battle against cancer, and now her approach will be studied by researchers at Harvard University to see if it can help others.

For Kathy Bero, time in the kitchen is an investment in good health.

"It isn’t really about eating healthy," Bero said. "It's about eating specific foods that fight disease."

She ought to know. In 2005, doctors diagnosed Bero with inflammatory breast cancer. Her prognosis for survival was 21 months.

At the time, Bero was 41 years old and the mother of two young girls. She fought the disease with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But the cancer fought back.

"Eleven months after my first diagnosis, I was diagnosed with a high-grade tumor in my head and neck," Bero said.

The medication took its toll.

"My kidneys were failing; my liver was failing," Bero said. "My lungs were damaged. My heart was damaged. I told my oncologist that I'm done with that protocol because one way or another, I'm going to die. And I don't want to go that way."

It was then she decided to go off chemotherapy and use a strategy suggested by a friend.

"My friend kept saying you have to learn about anti-angiogenic foods," Bero said.

Anti-angiogenic foods essentially block the creation of blood vessels so cancer can’t easily spread. Examples include organic vegetables such as purple potatoes, carrots and leeks.

"Leeks are at the top of the cancer-fighting list," Bero said.

Also on her list: berries, walnuts, green tea and herbs, especially garlic.

"When a recipe calls for two cloves, I’m probably going to put in six because garlic is a really strong cancer fighter," Bero said.

Bero said her diet - combined with a type of alternative medicine called Reiki, along with meditation and visualization - worked.

"My doctors just kept saying, 'Huh. That is interesting,'" she said.

Today, more than 12 years after her first diagnosis, Bero, who is 54, said she's cancer-free and now works as a cancer coach.

"She's teaching me food is the best form of medicine," said Phil Baugh, one of Bero's clients. Baugh, a 43-year-old father of three, is fighting brain cancer.

"It's stopped growing now, so it's wonderful," Baugh said. "And a huge part of that is food."

Researchers at Harvard University learned of Bero's success and will study her method.

"It's exciting," Bero said. "I'm now validated. I'm no longer the 'crazy cancer patient.' There's a real science that is going to be there."

Bero said Harvard researchers will study people who've had exceptional outcomes.

"They're looking at our genetics and the genetics of the tumor," Bero said. "What the outliers did; their attitude, environment, faith, social support. What they're trying to do is create a database of all these different things and look for the commonalities between these people."

The lead Harvard researcher, Dr. Isaac Kohane, said that because these outcomes are so rare, this particular study will take some time to complete."
Food  health  disease-prevention  disease-cure  disease-cancer  meetup-movnat 
may 2018 by daguti
UK scientist reveals childhood leukaemia is likely to be preventable, cause linked to reduced exposure to germs in early childhood : science
"His research concludes that the disease is caused through a two-step process of genetic mutation and exposure to infection that means it may be preventable with treatments to stimulate or ‘prime’ the immune system in infancy.

The first step involves a genetic mutation that occurs before birth in the foetus and predisposes children to leukaemia – but only 1 per cent of children born with this genetic change go on to develop the disease.

The second step is also crucial. The disease is triggered later, in childhood, by exposure to one or more common infections, but primarily in children who experienced 'clean' childhoods in the first year of life, without much interaction with other infants or older children."
disease-prevention  disease-cancer  babies  childrearing  meetup-movnat 
may 2018 by daguti
Study: There May Be a Link Between Processed Food and Cancer | Time
What's funny is that I thought I understood food before this, but after reading Dr. Catherine Shanahan's "Deep Nutrition" (not even done with it yet, but after becoming educated in the science), I look at an article like this with a skeptical eye.

I do believe that processed foods cause disease - but they're throwing around terms like "saturated fat" as if that's the problem, when they totally miss PUFA / vegetable oil angle.

I admittedly read quickly over the sections that discussed the chemistry of vegetable oil and why PUFA are so easily mutated, but just knowing that the science exists is huge.

In short, this article is good confirmation bias - and I do believe it, but it's a bit sloppy once you know that PUFAs and sugar are the big culprits. (although this article does state "The poor nutritional quality of ultra-processed foods likely contributes to their negative effects on health.", which couldn't be more true.
food-processed  disease-cancer  health  meetup-movnat 
february 2018 by daguti
6 steps to communicate lung cancer to a patient -- BinaryPeach comments on Kidneys
"For this example lest say the patient has lung cancer.
Generally the first step involves saying something like What is your current understanding of your condition or what have you been told so far this is to determine how much the patient knows. Because if the patient has been told the news by the radiology staff or another physician, you are just going to look stupid when you deliver the actual news (that the patient has cancer).
The second step is to say something like I'm sorry, but I have some bad news or I'm sorry, I truly wish I had better news for you this is what we call a warning shot. Basically it primes the patient's brain to accept the following sentence. These phrases help lessen the anticipation. Because, in a way, you have already told the patient the bad news without actually saying they have cancer.
The third step would be to actually say the news. Something like I'm sorry, but I have some bad news. The biopsy indicates you have invasive lung cancer some interesting things about this phrase is that it's short, simple, and pretty much universally understandable by anyone who isn't familiar with medicine. Things we aren't supposed to say would be like you have stage 4 small cell carcinoma instead of just you have cancer. Because a patient might misunderstand what you are saying.
The fourth step is to just be quiet. After you break the news to them the patient's brain will be flooded with emotion, adrenaline, and all kinds of thoughts. The rule of thumb is to be quiet for at least 10 seconds. It's important to let the patient process the news.
Interestingly, the hard part isn't even telling them they have cancer. It's answering any questions they might have and being supportive without being too emotional. The fifth step is to find out if they have questions and provide them with answers. Some hard questions a patient might have would be, Is this because of the smoking, is this my fault, did I do this to myself, am I the reason my children will grow up without a mother? or the patient might just break down. I imagine it would be incredibly difficult to keep composure if the patient says something like I just found out my wife is pregnant and there is no chance I will get to witness the birth of my first child.
The last step is to develop a plan for follow up care. Find out what the patient's goals are. Do they want chemo or just hospice care? Chemo would offer a slightly increased life span (the life expectancy might increase from 3 months to 5 months) but your life could be miserable during those two extra months. Some patients know the prognosis is terminal no matter what is done, and they choose not to have any chemo so their last few months on earth can be a happy and comfortable experience. So, depending on the patient's goals (extending their life vs maintaining their quality of life) you would help them accordingly."
communication  frameworks  disease-cancer 
october 2017 by daguti
Shocker: Harvard study finds e-cigarettes can still give you lung disease
food-processed = "Think you’re safe just because you’ve managed to avoid the vaping fad? Not quite. Also containing traces of diacetyl is microwaveable popcorn. Smoker or not, you’re basically bound to lose if you’re one to enjoy artificial foods on a regular basis."
health-smoking  disease-cancer  food-processed 
december 2015 by daguti
Bacteria on the Brain - The New Yorker
you really have to read the whole article, but in short I disagree with the way that the primary subject conducted research. He does not look for the mechanisms that create the outcomes he's looking for. He's in for looks for the outcomes. This is similar to believing in magic. Although you might argue that yes, helping people at any cost is good, I believe that we should always seek the mechanisms because it is only then that we can truly know what we are doing. I do this in my daily life with everything I interact with. I am not satisfied with just having a positive result, I need to know why I did, because when situations change, you don't want to believe in magic period you want to know exactly what variables cost what outcome so that you can change them to suit the new circumstances.
brain  brain-surgery  disease-cancer  disease-treatment  disease-cure  counterintuitive 
december 2015 by daguti
Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk : The Salt : NPR
The previous bookmark made head lines a few weeks ago (but I just bookmarked it now) and seemed to indict meat as a carcinogen. But this link seems to say that the problem is in the preparation... Fuck you, vegans!
food  food-meat  cooking  disease-cancer  warnings  research-studies-conflicting 
november 2015 by daguti
World Health Organization Report Links Red, Processed Meats To Cancer : NPR
This was all over the news a few weeks ago. I forgot to bookmark it then. According to the next bookmark (which have these same tags), the problem may be in the preparation, not in the meat itself.
food  food-meat  cooking  disease-cancer  warnings  research-studies-conflicting 
november 2015 by daguti
Tobacco plant has key to fighting cancer, News, La Trobe University
smoking = Just labeling it this way because it involves tobacco, but not smoking the tobacco.
disease-cancer  disease-cure  health-smoking 
april 2014 by daguti
Identifying Skin Cancer: 33 Photos That Could Save Your Life - weather.com
The warnings signs of melanoma are called the “ABCDEs.” A is for asymmetry: If you draw a line through your mole the sides won’t match. =============== B is for borders: melanomas have wavy or uneven borders. =============== C is for color: a number of different shades of brown, tan or black appear on your mole, sometimes with red, blue or another color. =============== D is for diameter: Melanomas are usually larger than the size of a pencil eraser. =============== E means evolving: any change in size, color, elevation or shape, or any new symptoms, such as itching, might mean cancer.
health-sun-or-skin-damage  disease-cancer  disease-prevention  prevention--proactive-care  tips-n-tricks 
april 2014 by daguti
Early Cancer Signs Men May Be Ignoring | Watch the video - Yahoo Shine
Early warning signs of cancer for men; Breast lumps or dimpling of the skin or changes in the nipple, testicular changes, frequent, unexplained recurring fever or cold that persists for weeks or months, discoloration or brown dots or streaks in finger or toe nails, swelling in the face or neck, along with some redness or blueness, changes in bowel movement (loose stools, irregular shapes, more frequent pooping.)
disease-cancer  warnings  disease-prevention  prevention--proactive-care 
march 2014 by daguti
Between Pigs And Anchovies: Where Humans Rank On The Food Chain : The Salt : NPR
evolvify-topics = Not related, but it'll help me find this in the future. ................................................... health, disease-cancer = Important: For those vegetarians who claim that meat means disease ---->50% of Iceland and Sweden's calories come from fish and other meat, but their cancer rates don't correlate: http://www.wcrf.org/cancer_statistics/cancer_frequency.php
food  statistics  evolvify-topics  disease-cancer  health 
december 2013 by daguti
ScienceDirect.com - Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis - Paracelsus to parascience: the environmental cancer distraction
"The major causes of cancer (other than smoking) do not involve exogenous carcinogenic chemicals: dietary imbalances, hormonal factors, infection and inflammation, and genetic factors. Insufficiency of many micronutrients, which appears to mimic radiation, is a preventable source of DNA damage."
disease-cancer  prevention--proactive-care  disease-prevention 
april 2013 by daguti
Help crowdfund the anti-cancer virus that could save thousands. | iCancer
predictions = Check on this in the future to see if it was funded. Even if not, it would be interesting to see if viruses are the key to curing cancer.
predictions  disease-cure  disease-cancer  disease 
october 2012 by daguti
Eric's Confession Final - YouTube
life-affirming = At first glance, this video seems to be a downer. But if you view it and see it as a way of grabbing life by the horns with the time we've given, it can be a positive.
life-affirming  video  disease-cancer 
august 2012 by daguti
Why Are Women More Likely To Die From Lung Cancer In Alabama? : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
politics, me-stuff = Libertarianism and to a degree Republican ideals call for hands off government and letting people do what they want, but the more I live, the more I realize this: While that's a worthy ideal for thoughtful, responsible people we have less and less of them every day due to the hectic, fast paced lifestyle we lead.(blame Cognitive Load) People aren't so much making decisions as they are getting dragged along by freight train of society. If we need to put incentives in place to make cigarettes (or mega-large sodas) more expensive, so be it.

"California led the way with excise taxes on cigarettes and ordinances banning smoking at the workplace and in bars. The state also did a lot to encourage smokers to quit.

Alabama and other states in the South and Midwest weren't nearly as aggressive."
politics  me-stuff  public-policy  disease-cancer 
june 2012 by daguti
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