Cancer Prevention

Cancer survivors warn teens of dangers of tanning, sun exposure

When prom season and graduation hover closer, many high school students urge one another to sign pledges to stay sober and act responsibly.

But some are making a different sort of promise — to steer clear of tanning salons — after hearing stories from young women dealing with devastating skin cancer.

Fluoride and Other Chemical Risks

New research finds exposure to fluoride in drinking water and several other common chemicals in early life diminishes brain function in children. Study lead author, Philippe Grandjean, tells host Steve Curwood fluoride, flame retardants, pesticides and and fuel additives may be affecting children's intelligence.


Yellow pigments in clothing, paper contain long-banned PCB

New, unpublished research has found that polychlorinated biphenyls – banned in the United States 35 years ago – are leaching out of clothing and printed materials from around the world.

Throwing on pajamas and curling up with a magazine could mean exposure to chemicals banned several decades ago. New, unpublished research has found that traces of polychlorinated biphenyls – banned in the United States 35 years ago – are leaching out of clothing and printed materials from around the world.

Walmart And Target Take Aim At Hazardous Ingredients

Big retailers formulate policies to regulate the chemicals that go into the products they sell

Megaretailers Walmart and Target announced last fall that they would reduce or eliminate ingredients in household goods that they deem harmful to human health and the environment. The policies, which focus on cleaners and personal care products, were applauded by advocacy groups that are pushing companies to disclose ingredients and apply more stringent safety criteria than required by law.

New test suggests antidepressant Paxil may promote breast cancer

A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer.

5 Foods That Turn Off Cancer Promoting Inflammation

There is a major pro-inflammatory gene lurking inside the center of every cell. When this gene gets turned on the stage is set for the development of cancer. You can turn it off with food.

Cancer Prevention: WHO Report says diet is critical

The World Health Organization caused alarm for some recently by releasing a report showing that we’re woefully unaware of the link between cancer and diet or lifestyle.

How to Read a Food Label and Make Healthy Food Choices

Reading food labels is essential if you are going to avoid chemicals and additives, artificial flavorings and colorings, preservatives, flow agents, texture agents, antibiotics and fillers.

Reading Food Labels is important to determine the serving size, the calories and how much protein, fat, sugars and carbohydrates you are eating. Stick with fresh whole, organic, unprocessed foods whenever possible. Stay away from trans fats, high fructose corn syrup and anything that you donít recognize as a real food.

32 Things You Can Do To Control Cancer

So what does Cancer Control Really Mean?  With cancer rates on the rise worldwide, include both Cancer Prevention, taking actions that prevent getting cancer in the first place and  also Reducing  Your Risk of Cancer Recurrence if you have already had cancer.  Donít just be a  Cancer Survivor.  Be a Thriver!  If you have ever had cancer or watched anyone close to you go through the cancer journey, you know that you need to have a plan.

What Can You Do?  Here is Your Cancer Control Plan.  Think of this as your Cancer Insurance Policy

Cancer ‘tidal wave’ on horizon

WASHINGTON -The globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.