Taking out both ovaries is thought to reduce a woman's chance of developing ovarian cancer, which is hard to test for and catch in its early stages. Removing a woman's ovaries, which generate estrogen, thrusts her into menopause almost immediately with an unknown impact on long-term health, however. … [Read more...] about Ovary Removal Not Tied to Increased Risk of Death
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Pamela Fink says in complaints filed with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that the company started reviewing her job performance more negatively and shifting her job duties after she revealed the genetic testing, reports the Connecticut Post. … [Read more...] about Woman Claims She Was Fired Over Increased Breast-Cancer Risk
When microglial cells secrete the HIV-1 Tat protein, it is able to enter dopamine neurons and lower their activity so that they produce less dopamine. That reduces their ability to communicate with other cells in the brain, which can disrupt the ability to move and reward related behaviors. Also, low levels of dopamine in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra is a hallmark of Parkinson’s and predisposes patients to depression and addiction to drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine. … [Read more...] about HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?
A new study has found out why alcohol increases risk of cancer in the human body. It is widely known that regular consumption of alcoholic beverages damages the liver and can lead to pancreatitis, which makes the body more susceptible to seven types of cancer. But, the exact reason behind the link between alcoholism and cancer was not known, until now. … [Read more...] about Drinking Alcohol Causes Irreversible DNA Damage, Increases Cancer Risk: Study
Avoid smoking — Smoking is the root cause of many cancers. Cancer survivors who smoke have high risk of mortality, recurrence, second primary tumor, which can also cause complications in treatment. It is also associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Quitting smoking can improve treatment response, reduce treatment toxicities and also reduces risk of tumor recurrence, Siteman reported.Exercise — Exercise can help speed up cancer recovery. Though it can be bit difficult for someone who has just finished treatment, it is worth the pain. It helps reduce cancer–related fatigue, improves mood and also lowers the risk of recurrence. Cancer survivors who exercise regularly may experience increased strength and endurance, fewer signs and symptoms of depression, less pain and anxiety and improved sleep, Mayo Clinic reported.Balanced diet — Healthy eating and a balanced diet are the same for cancer survivors as it is for everyone else. … [Read more...] about National Cancer Survivors Day 2018: Ways To Stay Healthy After Treatment