Category Archives: Cancer Prevention

01-06-18 Be SunSmart this Summer!

After a long winter, the prospect of a sunshine holiday looms large in our minds. There are however risk factors in acquiring that so-called ‘healthy tan’ from sunbathing.  Over-exposure to sunlight radiation can cause three skin cancers that can kill; (malignant melanoma, squamous, or basal cell carcinoma). To quote the Cancer Council of Australia website,…
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29-05-18 Exercise as Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Exercise is an essential component of successful Cancer treatment according to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, (COSA) latest . Position Statement, (18 May). It highlights the crucial exercise role in Cancer Care as adjunct therapy alongside surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Rest and activity avoidance were historically an integral part of Cancer Care. But evidence…
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Ultra-processed food consumption linked to Cancer

A British Medical Journal report, published this month on a recent Sorbonne University, Paris, study, highlights the association between ultra-processed food consumption and potential Cancer incidence. It emphasises the potential cancer risks from over-consumption of such foods. The study concludes that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet is associated…
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Stomach drugs, cancer and lifestyle

An association between proton pump inhibitor drugs, (PPIs) and stomach cancer has finally been positively identified. A study by the University of Hong Kong and University College London published in Gut, a leading international journal in gastroenterology and herpetology, has shown that long term use of PPIs presents a 2.4 times higher risk of developing…
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