Tag Archives : cancer

Virus ‘Treats” Skin Cancer

As reported by www.bbc.co.uk researchers have advised that a genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer. The modified herpes virus is harmless to normal cells but when injected into tumours it replicates and releases substances to help fight the cancer. Trial results published in the […]

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Preventative Cancer Surgery Advice

Is Preventative Surgery the Answer?

With Angelina Jolie in the news again after bravely under going preventative surgery, lots of people are confused about whether traumatic surgery for something that has not happened is the right choice. The BBC wrote a great article that gives a good insight into what makes people make that choice. While most women in the UK […]

The Virus that Cures Cancer? 2

Sitting in a refrigerator in a Swedish laboratory is what promises to be a cheap and effective cancer treatment. So why are the trials to bring it to market not going ahead? A great article in The Telegraph explores this interesting subject. On the snow-clotted plains of central Sweden a self-deprecating gene therapist seems to […]

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Improve Your Immune System, Fast for 3 days?

A recent and very positive study was published in The Telegraph this week. It seems that a person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days and the results left scientists describing the breakthrough as “remarkable”. Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, this new research suggests […]

Myths About Cancer

The internet is awash with misinformation about cancer, with potentially tragic consequences for patients. The recent Channel 4 documentary “You’re killing my son” told the story of Neon Roberts, a young boy whose treatment for a brain tumour was halted by his mother Sally, who remained convinced that radiotherapy would cause long-term harm and wanted […]


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Quick Fixes to Prevent the Diseases You Fear Most

We are big fans of Oprah Winfrey´s favourite doctor and now Dr. Oz shows us that it has never been easier to take steps to prevent the diseases people fear the most. These simple, revolutionary steps serve as quick fixes to arm your body against the diseases you fear most: diabetes, cancer, heart attack and […]

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Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’? 2

Can bacon increase the risk of cancer? A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden. They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage, every day would increase a person’s risk by 19%. But the chance of developing the […]

Pancreatic cancer: Trial drug MRK003 shows promise 2

Doctors want to improve the prognosis of this aggressive cancer and scientists say they may have found a new weapon against pancreatic cancer after promising early trial results of an experimental drug combination. Giving the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine with an experimental drug called MRK003 sets off a chain of events that ultimately kills cancer cells, […]

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk Advice

New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk 3

There has always been an understanding that excess alcohol ‘raises cancer risk’. But new research has shown that alcohol doesn´t have to be consummed invast quantities to have an effect. Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a new Government campaign […]