Girls upset tummy turned out to be bowel cancer – she’s one of the youngest ever victims’

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If you exclude nonmelanoma skin cancers, bowel cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, there will be more than 104 thousand new cases of colon cancer, and over 43 thousand new cases of rectal cancer [1]. About ninety percent of bowel…

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7 Lifestyle Cancer Prevention Tips

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Evidence Based, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Everyone’s had to deal with cancer in some capacity, whether you’ve had it yourself or a loved one has suffered from it, it’s a disease that touches so many. Approximately 38.4% of people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime (1). But you have more control over getting…

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Experimental Cancer Treatment Destroys Cancer Cells Without Using Any Drugs

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Fact Checked

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Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the developed world, and one in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime [1]. Treating cancer has proven to be one of the greatest challenges in the world of medicine. The most common treatment options, chemotherapy and radiation, are effective in many cases, however these treatments…

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These Close-Up Images Show Exactly What Different Types of Skin Cancer Look Like

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for us here- it’s summertime! Kids are streaming out of their classrooms to the tune of school bells chiming for the last time and everybody is making their way to the nearest coastline. But before you dive into the fun, be sure to ask yourself, “How’s my beach bod?” No, we’re…

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Potential New Therapy turns cancer cells into fat to stop it from spreading

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women, and 2.1 million women are impacted by the disease every year. In 2018, nearly 630 thousand women around the world lost their battle with breast cancer, which makes up fifteen percent of all cancer deaths among women worldwide [1]. Cancer in general is the second…

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8 of the Best Anti-Cancer Foods. It’s Time to Start Adding them to Your Diet

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Evidence Based, Health Awareness

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According to the American Cancer Society, the average adult in the United States has about a forty percent chance of developing cancer during their lifetime [1]. Because it is such a prevalent disease, doctors and scientists are constantly searching for treatments and cures. When it comes to cancer research, one of the main focuses is…

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This Artist Creates “Henna Crowns” for Women with Cancer and alopecia

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Hair loss from chemotherapy or alopecia doesn’t have to be covered up with wigs, scarves, or caps. In fact, it doesn’t need to be covered at all if that’s what you want. However, some women are now choosing to decorate their hair with beautiful henna patterns to showcase their strength, struggle, and triumph to the…

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Passionfruit Contains High Levels of Cancer-Fighting Antioxidants And 13 Known Carotenoids

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What’s a fruit you can eat that’s like a trip to a health retreat in the tropics and a deliciously sweet snack all in one bit?  Passion fruit! Though not commonly found in the North American fruit basket, passion fruit is loaded with health benefits that will make you reconsider its place on your kitchen…

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Goodbye Colonoscopy? Exam Uses Capsule to Take Pictures of the Intestine

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Anyone who has undergone a colonoscopy knows that it is a long and rather uncomfortable procedure.  To prepare, many doctors advise the patients to undergo certain diet or fluid restrictions, often involving oral laxatives or limiting solid foods a few days prior to the test. The actual examination lasts for about 30–60 minutes, and the…

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Man Goes to the ER Twice. Both times, Doctors Missed Stage 4 Cancer and Sent Him Home

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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A cancer diagnosis is never something anyone wants to hear. What’s worse, however, is having cancer but having it go undiagnosed despite several doctors and emergency room visits. This is exactly what happened to Karel Pekarek of Vancouver, Canada. Karel Pekarek’s Story In June of 2019, 75-year old Pekarek went to the Vancouver General Hospital…

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Is coloring hair safe? Dye, straighteners may increase breast cancer risk, study finds

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Breast Cancer is terrifying. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women across the globe, and the second-most prevalent cancer overall. (1) This statistic rings true in the United States, where 1 in every 8 American women are expected to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. (2) Naturally, many resources have been put into…

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New Treatment Triggers Self-Destruction of Pancreatic Cancer Cells Within a Month

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Cancer treatments have come a long way since the disease’s discovery. Despite these exciting advancements, there is one unfortunately common cancer who’s treatment options are lagging behind the rest: Pancreatic Cancer. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is – you guessed it – cancer of the pancreas. This is the small organ just behind the…

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Can a Finger Test Show If You Have Lung Cancer?

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One woman based in the United Kingdom is warning people of a strange sign of lung cancer called finger clubbing. Emma Norton, an oncology nurse advisor, says most people don’t know about this unusual sign, and wouldn’t know to check for it [1]. Checking your fingers for signs of clubbing is called the Schamroth window…

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Nurse Gives 8-Year-Old Boy Part of Her Liver in an Amazing Act of Kindness

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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The most terrifying moment in the life of a parent is finding out that their child is gravely ill. As a parent, you want to take care of and protect your children, but when circumstances occur that are beyond your control, you feel powerless and desperate. That is how Ruth and James Auten felt when…

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Woman’s Itchy, ‘Velvety’ Palms Turn Out to be Cancer Symptom

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Fact Checked, Heal, Health Awareness

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in America, second only to heart disease [1].  Advancements in technology and years of research into the disease and all its various forms have made early detection much more possible, however, it is still important as an individual to watch out for changes in your body…

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Shocking Video Showing Lungs of 52-Year-Old Chain Smoker. ‘The Best Anti-Smoking Add Ever’

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Smoking is a difficult addiction to break, especially when it begins during the teen years. The younger a smoker takes up the habit, the more addicted they tend to be.  What Makes Smoking So Addictive? Nicotine, the most addictive substance in tobacco, is also present in vaping devices. In small amounts, nicotine can help to…

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Shocking Video Showing Lungs of 52-Year-Old Chain Smoker. ‘The Best Anti-Smoking Add Ever’

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Smoking is a difficult addiction to break, especially when it begins during the teen years. The younger a smoker takes up the habit, the more addicted they tend to be.  What Makes Smoking So Addictive? Nicotine, the most addictive substance in tobacco, is also present in vaping devices. In small amounts, nicotine can help to…

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With This Test Breast Cancer Could Be Detected 5 Years Earlier

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Fact Checked, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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You’ve heard it all before: the best ways to prevent cancer are to avoid tobacco, eat a healthy diet, maintain a proper weight, avoid excessive alcohol and sun exposure, and exercise regularly [1].  Beyond these basic lifestyle habits, doctors also recommend regular screening for common cancers to detect changes in your body that could become…

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Best 6 Types of Cancer-Fighting Drinks

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Ask any expert, “What are the best ways to fight cancer?”, and you’ll likely be told advice such as to eat a healthy diet, exercise and avoid smoking. You’re probably aware of the protective effects that certain cancer-fighting foods, such leafy greens and berries for examples, can have on your immune system and overall health. Here’s…

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Teen’s Heavy Period Turns Out to be a Symptom of Rare Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Women’s Health

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For many women, the beginning of a menstrual period means it’s time to stock up on chocolate, tissues, natural remedies, and heating pads to hide under until the worst of it passes. In a study of 408 women, 84% reported cramps occurring every period. One in four of these women have pain so severe, they…

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An Australian Company Has Discovered a Promising Treatment for Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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An Australian immuno-oncology company, Imugene Ltd, announced that it is about to enter the clinical stages of developing a cowpox-based oncolytic virus technology that could be used to treat and help kill virtually any type of cancer in the human body [1]. There could be hope for millions of people around the world and a…

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Man urges others to be vigilant after neck spot turns out to be skin cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with diagnoses estimated at twice or three times the rate in the US, Canada, and the UK. (1) So when Ryan Glossop of Perth, Australia had the opportunity to get his skin checked for signs of cancer as part of a work…

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New Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise, Helped Kill Cancer Cells in Patient

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Mayo Clinic researchers have revealed some promising news about the breast cancer vaccine they’re currently studying in clinical trials. Ms. Lee Mercker, of Florida was diagnosed with an early non-invasive type of breast cancer in March of this year. Mercker was diagnosed with stage zero ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which means that her medical…

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3 Year Old Girl Dies of Rare Cancer After Being Initially Misdiagnosed

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Back in June 2019, little Aoife Flanagan, a 3-year old girl from Rayleigh, England began to complain of stomach pains as well as pains in other areas of her body. Her mother, Eilish Flanagan had taken her daughter to the doctor multiple times but claims that each time her daughter’s stomach pains were written off…

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Why Didn’t Doctors Caution Patients About the Link Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cancer?

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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For years, estrogen therapy was—and continues to be—prescribed as a treatment for women experiencing symptoms of menopause. Estrogen is a sex hormone found in both men and women (though in smaller amounts in men). The main source of estrogen is the ovaries in women, although the adrenal glands also make small amounts of this hormone…

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A Small Tampa Company is Working on a Big Breakthrough: A Cancer Vaccine

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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A husband and wife team in Tampa have made progress on a years-long project to design a “cancer vaccine”. Scientists Dr. Michael and Dr. Patricia Lawman founded their research company, Morphogenesis, in 1995. Morphogenesis focuses on gene and cell therapy research and development. “Our mission is to change the way chronic diseases are treated by…

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Mom Diagnosed with Breast Cancer was Told the Lump was a Blocked Milk Duct

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Women’s Health

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When Gemma Corby’s daughter was born, she noticed a chickpea sized lump in her breast, since being a new mom who was also breastfeeding, when she flagged her concern to the staff, she was reassured that this was merely a blocked milk duct, which is not uncommon during milk production. After being told that her…

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Top 5 Cancer Stem Cell-Killing Foods

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Finding ways to kill cancer stem cells has been one of the holy grails in cancer research. While this is a target of biotechnology companies working on cancer treatment, scientists have already discovered dietary factors (cancer stem cell-killing foods) that have the ability to kill cancer stem cells, at least in some forms of cancer….

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Woman’s pimple under her eye turned out to be skin cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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The scary part about cancer is that it can appear in unexpected places—or barely appear at all. This was the case for 24-year-old middle school teacher Gibson Miller.  The Manhattan resident noticed a little spot underneath her left eye. It looked like a pimple, except it didn’t go away on its own. After a while,…

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Was Sexual Reproduction Meant to Prevent Cancer? Strange New Research Says Yes

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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With more than 99 percent of multicellular organisms reproducing through sex, it’s easy to think that sexual reproduction happens for reason [1]. There are, of course, organisms that reproduce asexually, which works as a type of cloning method and doesn’t require another organism’s DNA. Asexual reproduction, therefore, doesn’t need two organisms to reproduce, although some…

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Meet the 9/11 First Responder Who Has Gone Through 69 Rounds of Chemo

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Learn, Opinion

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On September 11, 2001, Luis Alvarez was one of the many courageous first responders at Ground Zero. He endured weeks of exposure to pulverized dust containing toxins in order to rescue 9/11 victims. Like many of those first responders, Alvarez has faced devastating medical repercussions from that tragic day. (1) The World Trade Center Health…

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Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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A new cancer treatment is on the horizon: a laser beam device that can detect and kills cancer cells circulating in our blood on the spot. In a study published by Science Translational Medicine, researchers developed technology able to track cancer cells with more precision than conventional methods. They beamed lasers onto the skin of…

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These Close-Up Images Show Exactly What Different Types of Skin Cancer Look Like

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for us here- it’s summertime! Kids are streaming out of their classrooms to the tune of school bells chiming for the last time and everybody is making their way to the nearest coastline. But before you dive into the fun, be sure to ask yourself, “How’s my beach bod?” No, we’re…

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Blood Tests Could Replace Biopsies and MRIs for These Conditions

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Mental Health

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Although our blood contains a huge amount of information, technology seems to be still catching up to what we can learn from this lifeforce. In the past, blood tests could only reveal so much about the internal state of our bodies. Now, technology has and continues to emerge that allows us to get even more…

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43-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Has Had 86 Skin Cancer Surgeries in the Past 20 Years

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Lisa Pace had been a basketball player in her high school and college days, and being photographed in her pale, light freckled skin didn’t do much for her self-esteem. She hated it, and using her friend’s tanning bed, her self-tanning journey began in high school. In the year 2000, at the age of 23, she…

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You Can’t “Starve” Cancer, But You Might Help Treat It With Food

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, Opinion

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Most people are already aware of the importance of diet for preventing or managing conditions like diabetes, liver disease, digestive issues, and cardiovascular disease. But an increasing number of people will now receive advice from their medical care providers to pay close attention to their diets to help prevent or help treat certain types of…

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When Did Cancer Become the “Norm”

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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What’s going on with the C word. In the last hundred years, cancer rates have truly skyrocketed, and in this day and age, it is believed that everyone either knows cancer personally or by association with friends and family. Rising cancer rates can be partially explained by the fact that we are simply living longer,…

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Can You Get Lung Cancer Without Smoking? This Healthy 28-Year Old Did

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Stephen Huff, 28, grew up playing baseball in Tennessee. After earning a scholarship as a pitcher, Huff was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He exercised every day, ate well, and even said he tried to eat organic. He could run eight miles at a time. Huff was the very picture of health—an athlete who…

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Judge Rules 3-Year-Old Must Receive Chemotherapy Against Parents’ Wishes

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A Florida judge ruled on May 8th that a toddler must receive chemotherapy treatment for his leukemia diagnosis against the wishes of his parents, who wish to pursue alternative treatment, including cannabis, instead. Noah McAdams had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of this year and had already begun chemotherapy treatment at John…

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‘Bruise’ turned out to be deadly melanoma hiding on 21-year-old’s nail

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Karolina Jasko was a senior in high school when a strange spot appeared on her right thumbnail. The technician at her local beauty salon noticed it, a thin line vertically across the nail as if she drew it with a black marker. Neither person recognized this as a potentially deadly symptom. For the past few…

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