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Are Smokers Informed About the Dangers of Smoking?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
Surveys show that 94% of smokers don't realize the risks for smoking. Many smokers don't realize there's an increased risk of lung cancer, emphesema, or even heart attacks. Breaking the addiction is very difficult.              

Baby's Breath, Garlic Breath, and now Cancer Breath

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology showed that breath testing could be used to distinguish between lung nodules that were cancerous from those that were benign. Volatile organic compounds in the breath of people with lung cancer could be identified using gas chromatography with mass spectrometry. This is a much...

Beta Carotone May Increase Lung Cancer in Smokers

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Taking high doses of beta carotene, vitamin A, or lutein may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially in smokers. Would eating too many carrots do this? Supplements are over used; we should be more dependent on healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. Too often we're looking for alternatives to eating a healthy diet.        

H. Pylori Protects Against Stroke and Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  The January 6, 2013 issue of the journal, GUT, reported that in a 12 year study of 10,000 people, the presence of a very virulent strain of H. pylori protected against stroke and lung cancer. We know that H. pylori causes gastric ulcers and carcinoma but it remains ironic that this versatile microbe seems to have protective effects against these disorders. The...

Selling Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  Medical professional groups and cancer advocacy groups need to refocus on educating rather than persuading about cancer testing. The harms of screening have been largely dismissed. It is easy to sell screening, just magnify the benefit, minimize the cost, and hide the data about their value. These tests are big business and there are conflicts...

Smoking: An Indepth Review

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the dangers and health costs of smoking and second hand smoke. They review the varied increased risks for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, emphysema, and asthma. The callousness and greed of the tobacco industry is highlighted. This is a very indepth review of smoking and its effects on our health and our economy.      

Sniffer Dogs Detect Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
Sniffer dogs can accurately identify people with lung cancer even through, smoker, copd, They can smell volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) that are breathed out by the lungs. It is safe, affordable, accurate, non-invasive, and may someday be used by MDs to screen for cancers. One day thorugh the use of spectrophotometry it is promising that chemicals specific...

The Electronic or the E Cigarette

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
As a child I remember walking down to the corner convenience store to buy a candy treat. In my time you could take a quarter and buy a candy bar and get change. If you wanted to look cool, you might buy the white candy cigarettes with the pink tip and pretend to puff your way home. This candy in the shape of a cigarett is legal and always has been. Since...

Vitamin C Preserves Fetal Lungs in Pregnant Mothers Who Smoke

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to research at UCSF in May of 2012, smoking during pregnancy adversely affects fetal lung development, but it can be prevented by vitamin C during the last trimester. A study on 159 smoking pregnant women revealed that just 500 mg/d of vitamin C before 22 weeks of gestation would raise their low vitamin C levels to normal and also improve...

When is a Lymph Node Dissection Appropriate?

submitted by: admin on 04/16/2024
It looks like there is a trend in breast cancer and now lung cancer of not removing the lymph nodes, so when should lymph nodes be removed, or should they be removed?  What doctors are trying to do a lot of the time with cancer, is make an assessment of how extensive the cancer is, how far it has spread, and then based on that, they try to pick the treatments...

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