Cancer can develop in any cell tissue in the body.
Each cell has a built-in braking system to regulate growth. If that system fails, the cell becomes a runaway train of unregulated growth. These aberrant cells continue to grow. They divide and multiply until they become their own tissue cluster that spreads throughout the body.
Today, we explore why people get cancer and how this informat... ››› more
This just in: Due to poor government regulation, many of South Africa's favourite cleaning products contain “everyday” carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). And it's not just cleaning products. There are a host of other products you can avoid using to ensure your home is a cancer-free zone.
If you're looking to decrease your cancer risk, consider detoxing your home so that it's free of all ... ››› more
From breast cancer to prostate cancer, bowel cancer and even skin cancer, many forms of the Big C are thought to be hereditary.
But is this really the case?
Well, as cancerorg.uk explains, cancer isn't hereditary in the true sense of the word. Hereditary means that you get a trait, such as eye colour, height, etc. from the genes you inherit from your parents.
Cancer isn't as simple as t... ››› more
Experts have found it's not just the lack of exercise in people across the globe that's causing a rise in all type of major chronic illnesses.
It's what you do when you're not doing exercise that's the problem!
Recent studies have found that the longer you sit during the day, the higher your cancer risk. And it doesn't matter whether it's sitting behind a desk at the office, or whether you... ››› more
Artificial grass and turf are in the spotlight.
Famous soccer star and coach, Amy Griffin, has confirmed she has cancer and thinks it could be because of her exposure to the chemical grass.
Shockingly, she's the 38th soccer star since 2009 to receive the diagnosis.
And because she's otherwise healthy, fit and eat well, she's almost convinced it's the fake grass that led to her recent d... ››› more
You've stopped smoking, drink less alcohol and are eating a healthy diet and exercising. All in the name of lowering your cancer risk and improving your health.
But what about the factors you haven't thought of?
Worse, the things you do every day that you had no idea of their effects on your health and cancer risk.
Well, today, we're revealing ten every day factors ... ››› more
You can probably count on one hand the number of people you know who don't use Facebook or Twitter.
But has the Internet and the fact that its part of everyday life become just another common cancer risk factor we have to seriously look into?
One small scale study says it is.
According to researchers, it's because loneliness and limited physical interaction with people puts you at risk... ››› more
We've all seen the ad where a chef blows a pancake out of a pan because of its great non-stick quality! It's the answer to no more scraping, scratching or half-burnt pieces of food at the bottom of your pots and pans.
Despite this technology being around since the 40s, recent health reports blame it for various types of cancer. They say the chemical in the non-stick coating leaches into food a... ››› more
You might not even have to think about your morning routine anymore. You simply get on with it and do things automatically. And that includes your beauty and make-up routine.
But have you every looked at the back of the items in your cosmetics bag? Have you peeked at the ingredients list to see what's in them?
If you have, you'll have seen dozens of unpronounceable compounds; things you h... ››› more
In the 50s, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) hit the market with a bang.
Not only is it cheap to add to foods, it makes them taste better too.
But along with it - and the false advertising saying how good it is for you - came a rise in the incidents of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Yet manufacturers still put it in everything from tomato sauce to salad dressing to sugary treats... ››› more
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