Archive | March 2012

This is great! It’s about time, these Tobacco Companies must really let people know the danger of smoking Tobacco. This might be a key to a changed behavior for consumers.


Fight Cancer with Fruits and Veggies

Hello everyone,
Today is the day to kill the creature cancer. Did you know that you can be cured from cancer just by eating some fruits and veggies. According to Dr. David Servan-Schrveiber, there are some fruits and vegetables that are cancer fighters. Now lets look at some disease-fighting fruits. I’m going to start with the various berries that we all are familiar such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries. These fruits contain an acid called ellagic and has a large number of polyphebnols, which inhibits tumor growth. Two polyphenols found in berries, anthocyanidins and proantho-cyanidins, promote cancer cell death. That’s great lets put on our boxing gloves (fruits) and knock out Mr. Cancer.

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Now lets see what we have as our vital veggie cancer fighters. Well, my favorites brussels sprouts, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, sounds familiar. All these veggies contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I#Cs), which are two molecules that are potent anticancer. The reason for that is, these molecules help the body detoxify certain carcinogenic substances and can help prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors. They also promote the suicide of cancer cells and block tumor growth. Members of the cabbage family are known as crucifers or cruciferous vegetables and belong to the Cruciferae or Brassicaceae family. This family takes its name from the shape of their flowers whose four petals resemble a cross (crucifer). Cruciferous vegetables have a unique ability to fight against the development of cancerous cells in the body. Eaten regularly, they are an easy & inexpensive way to help prevent cancer.

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How much of these healthy, cancer fighters do you consume on a daily bases? The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to help lower cancer risk. The foods contain important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are usually low in calories. In general, those with the most color such as dark green, red, yellow, and orange have the most nutrients. Lets try to work in a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.

Awareness of Skin Cancer

Hello Ladies,

Today I’m going to talk to you about “Skin Cancer”. To start off, are there any ladies out there who can tell me that they don’t care about their skin? If you’re out there come forward and let’s talk. For me, of course I care, I’m a lady who loves to catch attention, walk around and have everyone say, “You have nice skin it’s, flawless”. Now that the weather is changing we need to be aware of Skin Cancer.

What is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. If left unchecked, these cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs.

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007, 58,094 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with melanomas, and 8,461 died of the disease, according to the CDC’s recent data. This year, the American Academy of Dermatology estimated that there will be 123,590 new cases of melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S.
Do you want to be among those numbers I just mentioned above? Avoid cancer, stop with the artificial tanning , it’s time to protect your skin, there goes the Sun Tan Lotion for you.

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To prevent skin cancer you should wear sunscreen and avoid too much Sun. Please, choose to be safe and healthy while enjoying the wonderful Spring weather.

Health & Family

Although infection with human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the leading cause of cervical cancer, until now, an influential government group has been reluctant to recommend using the HPV test to screen for the disease.

That changed on Wednesday when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that the HPV test is appropriate for some women as part of routine cervical cancer screening. The task force had previously said, in draft guidelines released in October, that there wasn’t enough evidence to recommend the HPV test, but the new recommendations are based on a review of the most recent scientific studies, which find that HPV tests can reliably detect cervical cancer and spare lives.

The group published its advice in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week. At the same time, the American Cancer Society and other groups released similar screening recommendations. In general, the new advice scales back the frequency…

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Awareness and Prostate Cancer

Hello Ladies,

Today I’m going to talk about Prostate Cancer. I know what you’re thinking, “why prostate Cancer, it’s for men?”. Well, that’s very true, but I have a plan. I want to give you the awareness of Prostate Cancer so you can participate in the lives of your love ones. I’m sure that all of you either have a husband, brother, son, boyfriend, or grandfather that you care for dearly.

Now, what is Prostate Cancer? According to the American Cancer Association, Prostate Cancer is a gland found only in men. It’s usually located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and its size varies with age. The older men get, the larger the size of the Prostate becomes.

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Nobody is really sure what the specific causes of Prostate Cancer are. Here are some factors that contribute:
1) Age- is considered to be a primary risk factor. The older a man is, the higher is the risk. Prostate Cancer is rare among men under the age of 45, but much more common after the age of 50.
2) Genetics- Statistics indicates that genetics is definitely a factor in Prostate Cancer risk in that, it’s more common among Afro-American than in White Americans. And if your father was diagnosed with the Cancer, there is a higher risk that the son may get it.
3) Diet- A review of diets indicates that the Mediterranean diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so and green tea as well.

Let’s see what we can learn from this VIDEO:

Prostate Cancer can be diagnosed via a Prostate Specific Test (PSA), Digital Rectum Exam, MRI Scan, and a Biopsy to name a few. Amongst all the possible ways PSA is the best way to screen for the Cancer. It’s a blood test that measures a protein made by the Prostate that normally is present in the blood. The amount of this protein in the blood normally increases in men who have Prostate Cancer.

Please help men get tested, early detection is the way to go.

Sex and Cancer

By Rachel Morlk @google

Hello Ladies,
Today I’m going to talk to you about the relationship that exist between Sex and Cancer. Did you know that you can contract Cervical Cancer through sexual contact?? Well, for those who didn’t know, yes you can.
Lets hear Maggie’s story,

Now lets see, what is Cervical Cancer? According to e-medicine, Cervical Cancer is the second most common malignancy in women worldwide, and it remains a leading cause of cancer-related death for women in developing countries. Cervical Cancer is caused by several types of a Human Papilloma Virus. Although the virus spreads through sexual contact, most women’s bodies are able to fight HPV infection but sometimes the virus leads to cancer.

Cervical Cancer is a virus that can be cured when detected early. Now the question is how? well by simply going to get your annual check up. By getting a papsmear that we women often hate, we can save our health from the worst news.

Here are some factors of Cervical cancer If a person,
-has had multiple sexual partners
-has a partner who has had sexual contact with a woman with Cervical
Cervical cancer is one of the diseases that can go unnoticed for days, months, even year,the reason being it that it often mimics so many other ailments. When symptoms of Cervical cancer are present they usually do not appear until the Cancer is more advanced.

At this time I urge you to take care of yourslves by paying attention to your bodies and take action if necessary.