Lowering the Lung Cancer Burden in Lower Alabama: Risk Factors and Evidence from Recent Studies
The Alabama State Cancer Plan, for the past few decades, has focused solely on smoking cessation, anti-smoking campaigns, and screening services for "high-risk" individuals. Studies and current research suggests that this is not enough.
Cruciferous Vegetables in the Diet and Colon Cancer Risk
Cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates, which produce indole-3-carbinol in our digestive tract. The latter chemical may decrease the risk of colon cancer.
The 7 Leading Causes of Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma
The leading causes of lung cancer relate mostly to tobacco products, toxic chemicals, genetic factors, and other harmful substances that people are regularly exposed to. Mesothelioma, a particular type of lung cancer associated with asbestos, will also be explained in this article.
6 Differences Between Cancer Cells and Normal Cells
How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate . . . six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.
Microcalcifications and Stereotactic Biopsy—Do What You Gotta Do
Microcalcifications are common mammogram findings. Some are determined to be suspicious, and a biopsy may be recommended. Learn from my experience after microcalcifications appeared on my mammogram.
Coal Tar, Pavement Sealer, and PAHs: Facts and Potential Dangers
Coal tar contains PAHs, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The chemicals enter the environment from tar used in pavement sealer. Some PAHs may be carcinogens.
The Silent Killer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer Pictures and Early Detection
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive disease that is sometimes called the silent killer. Learn what IBC is and how to recognize it. Share this information with your loved ones.