side effects radiation treatment

One of the standard treatments for cancer is radiation treatment. It is often a follow up to surgery to remove cancerous tumors. This is considered a necessary next step to ensure that cancer does not reoccur.

Cancer Risk Reduced By Exercise

At a time when medical research is indicating that there could be a 75% surge in cancer cases by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that you can reduce your personal risk factors for cancer by lifestyle changes.

cancer stem cells

Following on the heels of recent revelations that x-ray mammography may be contributing to an epidemic of future radiation-induced breast cancers, in a new article titled, “Radiation Treatment Generates Therapy Resistant Cancer Stem Cells From Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells,” published in the journal Cancer July 1st, 2012, researchers from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center report that radiation treatment actually drives breastcancer cells into greater malignancy.

Two major classes of factors influence the incidence of cancer: hereditary factors and acquired (environmental) factors. Hereditary factors come from our parents and cannot be modified. Environmental factors, which include behavioral choices, are potentially modifiable.

It has been estimated by the World Cancer Research Fund that one-quarter to one-third of the cancers that occur in high-income countries like the US are due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess weight, and thus could be prevented. Maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active on a regular basis, and eating a healthy diet are as important as not using tobacco products in reducing cancer risk.

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