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  • Warning: New study finds that just one CT scan can cause serious damage to your cells!
  • Did you know that a computerised tomography (CT) scan can damage your cells? That's right - just ONE scan is enough to do damage, a new study found. But whether or not this causes cancer or any other health problems is unclear, it reported. “The use of medical imaging for heart disease has exploded in the past decade,” study senior author Dr Joseph Wu, director of the Stanford Cardiovascula... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • Had breast cancer? It's more important than you think to keep your thyroid happy
  • If you're in remission from breast cancer, congratulations. But that doesn't mean you can let your guard down. Not only are you never really out of the woods if you've had cancer once, but a study, presented at this year's Endocrine Society annual meeting just two weeks ago, showed there's a new risk you need to worry about: Thyroid cancer. And if you're in the first five years of ... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • Are you a breast cancer survivor? Here are five things to watch for…
  • If you've been through a vicious fight against breast cancer and your doctor has given you a clean bill of health, don't let your guard down. You need to be aware of these five risks that affect breast cancer survivors… Be on guard for these five risks that affect breast cancer survivors   It’s the last thing you want to think about – another health scare. But it’s important that... ››› more
  • [22 November 2014]
  • BREAKING NEWS: Surgery and radiation may not be necessary for breast cancer treatment
  • If your doctor's diagnosed you with breast cancer, he probably suggested chemotherapy, surgery and radiation as the best course of action. But do you need all three? A new study from India shows you may not! This common breast cancer treatment could be deadly   Indian researchers studied 350 women with late-stage breast cancer to test the benefit of chemo, surgery and radiation.   All ... ››› more
  • [21 January 2014]
  • This could be the most inspiring cancer survivor story you've read...
  • She's a vibrant lady in her early 40s. Her name is Ivelisse and she lights up a room. She's one of those passionate and bubbly people - full of life... At least, that's how she is today. Less than half a decade ago, Ivelisse was on the brink of death. In her late thirties, she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Her chances of survival were less than 10%. Then, just five weeks afte... ››› more
  • [24 June 2013]
  • Get vitamin D from supplements instead of the sun to skip skin cancer!
  • Spending too much time in the sun this summer? You'll regret it when your skin reacts to UV radiation from all the sun exposure with wrinkles, freckles and even skin cancer. But that doesn't mean staying out of the sun is your best bet to prevent skin cancer either… TVNZ reports that New Zealand’s current ‘brilliant’ summer has resulted in more exposure to skin cancer-causing ultraviole... ››› more
  • [04 March 2013]



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