Posts Tagged "colorectal cancer"

Coriolus Lengthens Life in Breast, Colon, and Gastric Cancer

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in My Cancer Type, Research

For every 11 people who breast, colon, or gastric cancer who take coriolus, 1 more person will be alive 5 years later. This result is from a metanalysis of 13 clinical trials. To put this effect in perspective, let’s compare it to some other therapies used in these cancers. Breast: To extend 3 years of life for 1 woman, 8-17 women have to take Herceptin at a total cost of $450,000 to $4 million. Colon: To extend 3 years of life for 1 person with stage III cancer, 14 have to take FOLFOX chemotherapy for 24 weeks. Clearly, coriolus is a safe, effective, and affordable integrative...

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Test Predicts Risk of Recurrence In Bladder and Colorectal Cancer

Posted on May 28, 2013 in Research

You’re newly diagnosed with bladder or colorectal cancer. Surgery is planned, but the doctors aren’t sure how comprehensive the radiation or chemotherapy plan should be. Some people with early stage bladder or colorectal cancer are cured by surgery. However, others have a more aggressive type of cancer, and are likely to get a cancer recurrence. A new test can help doctors determine the risk of cancer recurrence in bladder and colorectal cancer. The test detects a protein, PODXL, that is associated with early cancer recurrence. The researchers state: “The study involved...

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This Plant May Prevent Melanoma

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Research

Star Tribune (startribune.com) – Can Thistle Plant Help Prevent Melanoma? – By Colleen Stoxen -(Monday, May 20, 2013) “Researchers at the Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn., say they have discovered an element in milk thistle that can slow the growth of melanoma – a common, often deadly form of skin cancer. The milk thistle plant contains a natural anti-cancer agent called silybin, also known as silibrinin, which has long been used for preventing allergies and repairing liver damage. Previous studies have shown that silybin can help prevent various cancers, including...

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Aspirin Increases Survival in Prostate Cancer

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

There is a growing body of research regarding anti-cancer benefits of aspirin, particularly for colorectal and prostate cancer. In this Natural Medicine Journal article, naturopathic oncologist Dr Jacob Schor observes that, “Convincing a man who has been diagnosed and treated for high-risk prostate cancer to take aspirin may increase his chance of surviving for 10 years by a factor of nearly 5. For the average man who has had prostate cancer, taking aspirin will reduce his risk of dying from the cancer by...

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Green Tea Decreases Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

In a study of 74,000 Chinese women, drinking 2 cups of green tea daily decreased the risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer by 21%.  This applied to cancers of the colon, rectum, stomach, and esophagus. Green tea did not decrease the risk of liver or pancreatic cancer. Naturopathic doctor Dr. Kaycie Grigel provides a helpful commentary on the article in the Natural Medicine Journal.

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