Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer

Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer–A new study in Sweden finds… According to a new study, a group of naturally derived heart drugs known as “cardiac glycosides” may be effective in fighting colon cancer. Researchers in Sweden studied the effects of several cardiac glycosides, as part of...
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Manuka honey inhibits cancer growth

Manuka Honey and Cancer A team of researchers from UAE University have discovered that manuka honey inhibits cancer cell. Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of the mānuka tree. Manuka honey is well known for its anti-bacterial and wound...
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Mangoes protect against breast cancer

Mango lovers have a new reason to savor their favorite fruit – it has been found to protect against colon and breast cancer. Though mango is an ancient fruit heavily consumed in many parts of the world, little has been known about its health aspects.  Mangoes contain phenols,...
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List of Cancer Causing Agents Found in Cigarette Smoke

How Many Carcinogens are in Cigarettes Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemical compounds, many of which are carcinogenic or otherwise toxic. One of these is a compound marketed as a rat poison. Carcinogens in Cigarettes Chemical Amount (per cigarette) Acetaldehyde 980 micrograms to 1.37 milligrams Acrylonitrile formerly 1...
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Cancers of the Female Reproductive Tract

Cancers of the Female Reproductive Tract The most common cancers of the female reproductive tract are cervical, ovarian and endometrial carcinomas. Annually worldwide, there are: –> 470,000 new cases of cervical cancer with 230,000 deaths; 80% in developing countries –> 190,000 cases of ovarian cancer mostly in post...
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New breast cancer drug discovered

American researchers have found that a new type of treatment for metastatic breast cancer has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic in Florida has presented the results of the drug trastuzumab-DM1 to the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical...
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Can Traffic Pollution Cause Breast Cancer?

Air Pollution and Cancer A ground breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic is associated with the risk of breast cancer. The incidence of breast cancer is rising in every country of the world especially in developing countries such as India. Breast cancer affects one in eight women...
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F.D.A. Approves a New Breast Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of drug that combines the widely used breast cancer medicine Herceptin with a powerful toxin to more effectively kill cancer cells while potentially reducing side effects. Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most...
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Chemicals in plastics can cause prostate cancer

A chemical found in babies’ plastic bottles may raise their odds of developing prostate cancer later in life. Studies reveal that bisphenol A, a chemical used to make commonly-used plastics can cause prostate cancer. American researchers showed that giving newborn rats the chemical raised their odds of developing...
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Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

Colorectal Cancer Screening How is colorectal cancer diagnosed? Colorectal cancer is normally diagnosed after the symptoms appear. However, in most people colorectal cancer doesn’t present any symptoms in its early stages. Symptoms are observable only in the advanced stages of colorectal cancer. For this reason, it is advisable...
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