Flying too close to the sun has a high price. Icarus found out the hard way. Pilots and airline crews have twice the incidence of melanoma compared to the general population according to the largest meta-analysis to date on the subject. The melanoma in this group was more deadly. Find out what pilots and cabin crew as well as you should take to lower your risk of melanoma.
Cancer research is critical to make clinical strides for patients. We can't always wait for research to turn into a new treatment. We have evidence-based Naturopathic Cancer treatments available now. Research and treatment are two powerful weapons to confront cancer.
Your mammary glands are your memory glands. They remember every environmental exposure during your lifetime. Exposures turn genes on.
Cancer research shows that women who recently used oral contraceptives had a 50% greater chance of developing breast cancer than that of women who formerly used or never used oral contraceptives.
Most of my patients are on Xymogen's NAC about 1.2 grams per day as part of their environmental detoxification or for cancer after-care. NAC is utilized by every cell in our body. Recent NAC studies show promise for other conditions.
I always ask new patients what their parents do for a living and what their parents did for a living. This is a key question that is part of our environmental intake.
A recent study shows the link between the parent's exposure and brain tumors in their children.
I run a full environmental test panels to look for benzene, toluene and trichloroethylene levels. Why? Because these chemicals are linked to brain cancer.
I have treated firefighters for the past 20 years, blogged about their increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease and now about their obesity associated mortality.
In simple terms, firefighters are exposed to numerous combustible chemicals that can be breathed in and absorbed through the skin.They body strives to function so these occupational exposures and noxious chemicals go into the bloodstream and are stored in fat tissue.
Even if you don't smoke if you live in an urban congested area that has fine particle air pollution you have an elevated risk of lung cancer, heart disease and cardiac events. Chronic exposure raises the risk of all three.
How can you protect yourself?
Most of my readers are in the know about environmental exposures and the link to breast cancer. It's always good to learn by repetition so that we solidify the changes that we make to reduce our chances of getting cancer.
What should you change to reduce your risk of breast cancer?
Eva Peron was passionate about human rights for the less empowered.
But who knew that Argentina grew Monsanto GM crops? Is this why this region has staggering cases of cancer and birth defects? Could it be from the daily spraying from small airplanes over the crops?
Agrochemicals are sprayed from small airplanes and when the wind shifts these chemicals come into nearby homes. Argentina is one of the world's largest GM soya producers. 20 million hectares are under cultivation. Chaco was known for cotton and beef, but soya rules the landscape now.
Proton pump inhibitors were prescribed to decrease the risk and development of esophageal cancers. A nationwide study in Denmark of almost 10,000 patients newly diagnosed with Barrett's esophageal showed that no cancer-protective effects from the proton pump inhibitors were found. Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with a significantly increased risk of adenocarcinoma and high grade dysplasias.