Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder in the US and other parts of the world. It does not cause cancer or increase your risk for getting cancer, so why am I writing an article about it in a cancer blog?
Cancer research is on a roll! It’s a very exciting time for cancer research and drug development. In 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made 19 new approval for cancer drugs.
A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse, also known as a WOC Nurse or Enterostomal Therapist/Nurse (ET), is a skillful nurse who treats and manages patients with complex wounds, pressure ulcers (bed sores), fistulas, new and problematic ostomies and skin problems due to urinary or fecal incontinenc
Should you eat more fermented foods? A recent study shows that the answer may be yes. Fermented foods have long been a part of many cultures’ diets as fermentation is used to preserve food without refrigeration. Fermented foods have a plethora of bacteria that may be beneficial to increase the amount of good gut bacteria while lowering the amount of pathogenic bacteria.
The CDC reports that more than one third of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic group. While cancer affects all races and ethnicities, some groups are at higher risks for certain cancers than other groups. The risk factors for getting cancer include genetics, lifestyle habits, certain bacterial and viral infections, and environmental exposure to cancer-causing substances. The number of deaths from cancer is often worse in minority groups due to the diagnosis of cancer in advanced stages.
It’s that wonderful time of year. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are singing, and folks are talking about planting their gardens. It’s the season to turn over a new leaf, starting with you and your habits. How is your health? Are you putting your best forward?
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal Cancer is not as well-known as some of the cancers, but it can be deadly. One type of esophageal cancer, adenocarcinoma, is on the rise in the US due to the increase incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).