Bladder Cancer Linked With Diabetes Drugs in Thiazolidinedione Class

Hi Everyone, I’m so happy that Dr. Steve Parker touched on the risk of bladder cancer being kinked to glitazones. We all need to be very alert when it comes to cancer because it comes to invade bodies in various ways. The last thing we want to do is, take a drug to cure one problem and develop another. So, please follow Dr. Steve Parker’s advice and ask your doctor to explain the side effect of glitazone.

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MedPage Today reports that thiazolidinediones (aka glitazones) are linked to development of bladder cancer.  Pioglitazone is the most commonly used TZD in the U.S.  From the article:

The increased risk of bladder cancer associated with glitazones — which reached a relative increase of 72% in patients who started on the agents more than 5 years earlier — “appears to be a class effect,” the research team, led by Ronac Mamtani, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, concluded.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. has 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer yearly, and 15,000 annual deaths from bladder cancer.

If you take a thiazolidinedione, talk to your doctor about bladder cancer at your next visit.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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Be aware of Penile Cancer

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about penile cancer. I know ladies, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “well, today is for the guys”. Well, if those are your thoughts, I would surely disagree. The reason being is that we are all connected to some handsome guy out there, whether it is via family or friends I know you’re connected.

Penile is a cancer that starts in the penis, an organ that makes up part of the male reproductive system. According to the medical dictionary, penile cancer is the growth of malignant cells on the external skin and in the tissues of the penis. It’s a disease in which cancerous cells appear on the penis. If left untreated, this cancer can grow and spread from the penis to the lymph nodes in the groin and eventually to other parts of the body.

FYI for potential mothers, circumcision may help prevent infection.A circumcision is an operation in which the doctor removes part or the entire foreskin from the penis. Many boys are circumcised shortly after birth. Men who were not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk of developing penile cancer.

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Guys in case you didn’t know, the American Cancer Society has estimated that for 2012 in the U.S:
-About 1,570 new cases of penile cancer will be diagnosed
-About 310 men will die of penile cancer
Penile cancer is very rare in North America and Europe. Penile cancer occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States. However, penile cancer is much more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, where it accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men.

Please do not take these information lightly, let’s continue to kill cancer and save birthdays.

Sugar Molecules to create Anticancer Vaccine

Hello everyone,

Guess what, I’m back with some interesting news. Picture this, sugar molecules to create anti-cancer vaccine. Doesn’t that sound interesting? So, let’s see what’s going on with that. Well, according to Eleanor Noss Whitney and Sharon Rady Rofles, cancer cells coated with sugar molecules, for example, are able to sneak by the cells of the immune system. Since the scientists acknowledged this truth, they’re trying to use sugar molecules to create an anticancer vaccine.

Here are some of the key Points about vaccines:

According to the National Cancer Institute, Cancer vaccines are designed to boost the body’s natural ability to protect itself, through the immune system, from dangers posed by damaged or abnormal cells such as cancer cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two types of vaccines to prevent cancer: vaccines against the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver cancer, and vaccines against human papillomavirus types 16 and 18, which are responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancer cases.
The FDA has approved one cancer treatment vaccine for certain men with metastatic prostate cancer. Researchers are developing treatment vaccines against many types of cancer and testing them in clinical.
Here’s an example of a sugar molecule:

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Sucrose is actually two simpler sugars stuck together: fructose and glucose. In recipes, a little bit of acid (for example, some lemon juice or cream of tartar) will cause sucrose to break down into these two components.
Until next time, stay alert!

Bladder Cancer Awareness

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about bladder cancer. Well, the reason I need to do this is because I have to make sure to attack the ugly “Cancer” from every angle.
According to the Gale Virtual Reference library, bladder cancer is a disease in which the cells lining the urinary bladder lose the ability to regulate their growth and start dividing uncontrollably.

Let’s see, what are some of the causes of bladder cancer?

According to Mayo clinic staff, it is not always clear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.

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Now, I know that it has been a while since I spoke about tobacco and cancer, but for those who remember, didn’t I warn you about tobacco? You need to stay alert guys, stay away from tobacco. It will prolong your life. It has been said, better safe than sorry. Let’s stand for life and stay aware.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for bladder cancer in the United States are for 2012:
• About 73,510 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed (about 55,600 in men and 17,910 in women).
• About 14,880 deaths from bladder cancer (about 10,510 in men and 4,370 in women).
The rates of new cancers and of cancer deaths have been fairly stable over the past 20 years. More than 500,000 people in the United States are survivors of this cancer.
It’s time for all to hold the yellow ribbon as a sign of bladder awareness; we need to take charge over our bodies.

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Leukemia, Blood Cancer

Hello Everyone,

Today is the day to talk about leukemia. Why Leukemia? Well because it’s a type of cancer. My name is “killcancersavebirthdays” so I intend to kill this cancer anyway I can, and what a better way to do so, if not through powerful words of awareness. Leukemia is a disease that affects blood forming cells in the body. According to Lisa Fayed, a member of the Medical Review Board, it’s a cancerous condition characterized by an abundance of abnormal white blood cells in the body. It can affect both children and adults, and it can be defined as chronic or acute cancer.

Leukemia is not a disease that can be detected easily. Its symptoms vary depending on how much the cancer has grown. Generally, the chronic forms of Leukemia come silently with no symptoms until much later in the disease. On the other hand, it may include bone pain, faint pain, swollen in the belly or pain on the left side of the belly. In addition, it can also cause fevers, night sweats, bruising of the skin, and bleeding from the gums or rectum.

Now, I know that your question might be, “is there a way to avoid the disease?” Unfortunately, the answer is no. According to studies, Leukemia is a type of cancer that doesn’t have a real know cause. But it spite of that, studies have found several risk factors as a link to Leukemia. Those risk factors are: exposure to radiation, exposure to chemicals, drugs and smoking. Therefore, it would be to your benefits to minimize the exposure time to radiation and chemicals.

At this, allow me to invite you all to see a film called “Semper FI: Always Faithful” which talks about some of the factors mentioned above. The film is going to take place at the School of Public Health 2180 3rd. Ave. (Bet. 118th and 119th Street, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 6:00p.m. Please RSVP:

Colorectal Cancer

Hello everyone,

Today, I’m going to talk to you about colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer. Let’s see, what is colorectal cancer? I know that some of you may know what it is and others may not, so I’ll make sure to explain o.k.

According to Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, colorectal cancer is a malignant disease of the large intestine. It is characterized by a change in bowel habits and it has to do with the passing of blood through the rectal. Malignant tumors of the large bowel usually occur after 50 years of age, are slightly more frequent in women than in men, and are common in the Western world. They are rare in children; clustering in families is common.

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According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
Symptoms of colorectal cancer are numerous and nonspecific. They include fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Also change in bowel habits, narrow stools, and diarrhea to name a few.

Let’s look at a short video to get more clarity and awareness of this disease.

Wow, this cancer guy is something else. He comes into our bodies just to destroy it. That’s why I’m taking charge to keep both you and I aware of his (the cancer) sneaky ways of devouring our temple (bodies). We need to take as much precautions as possible so that we can kill him “THE CANCER” as oppose to him killing us.

Cancer and Breastfeeding

Hello ladies,

Today I’m going to talk to you about cancer and breastfeeding. Did you know that breastfeeding has great benefits for both mother and child? Well, some studies conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have proven that, women who breastfeed their infants reduces the rate of breast cancer.

Breastfeeding benefits:
1. Improves long-term health for mama and child
2. Lower risks of ovarian
3. Significantly lowers the risk of breast cancer.
4. Allows you to bond/ connect with your child from within

It has also be proven by the health education to villages that breastfeeding cuts down your risk of having cancer, so ladies please it’s time to utilize our breast milk as a weapon to kill cancer.

I know that some of you ladies, especially you moms might feel that breastfeeding is old fashion, and looks very traditional but I urge you to choose life over cancer. We are at a time where we need to kill cancer and save birthdays. In addition, let me inform you that your breast milk not only helps women but it helps men fight cancer as well (in that I mean adult males).


I think that the best think a mom can do is to take advantage of all of the benefits there is in order to stay healthy. Life is precious and we must remember that we are the nurture of life and without our presence men wouldn’t be able to survive so let’s keep our health first. Why do you think God made Eve? hint hint…