Category Archives: Cancer

Addresses the main subject matter of this web-site – CANCER.

Is THIS What’s Causing Mystery Rise in Colon Cancers Among Young People?

New research points to bacteria in the gut linked to processed food and not eating enough fiber

The above graphic shows the seven factors scientists say raise the risk of colon cancer in younger men

Scientists say they may be one step closer to understanding what’s driving a mystery rise in colon cancer in young people.

Researchers have discovered that patients with an aggressive form of the disease have unusually high levels of three bacteria in their guts.

Levels of fusobacterium, clostridium and shewanella have all been linked to diets high in processed foods and sugar, and low in fiber, fruit and veg. Continue reading

American Cancer Society Warns That a ‘TIDAL WAVE‘ of Tumors is Coming – with Cases Set to Rise 80% by 2050

Illustration of a cancer cell. (Science Photo Library/Canva Pro)

A tidal wave of cancer cases is expected to sweep the globe by 2050, jumping 77 percent between now and then, a new study says.

About 20 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2022, but that number is projected to balloon to more than 35 million cases by 2050, thanks in part to rising obesity rates and junk food diets. Continue reading

When Are You Too Old to Get a Colonoscopy?

Results of a recent cross-sectional study suggest that surveillance colonoscopy may be riskier than it’s worth for adults aged 70 and older.

Can you be too old to get a colonoscopy?

Perhaps, according to results from a cross-sectional conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, California. The study was published on April 2 in JAMA Network Open.

The results indicated that colonoscopies rarely detect colorectal cancer in older adults – even if they have a history of benign tumors called adenoma. Continue reading

Potential Early Signs of Pancreatic Cancer: Insights From Clinical Cases

Pancreatic cancer can present with symptoms often associated with other illnesses — following the trail of such signs early on could help with early diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer is a highly fatal disease, its early signs often overlooked, resulting in many patients being diagnosed in the advanced stages. To raise public awareness, we have explored actual patient cases to help identify the early signs of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

Modified RNA in COVID Vaccines May Contribute to Cancer Development

In a review published on April 5, researchers argue that modification to mRNA causes immune suppression that may contribute to cancer development.

The mRNA used in the COVID-19 vaccines has been modified from its naturally occurring form to prevent degradation by the immune system when injected. In a review published on April 5, researchers argue that modification – specifically, N1-methyl-pseudouridine modification – to mRNA causes immune suppression that may contribute to cancer development.

Uridine is a key component of mRNA. However, when mRNA is injected into the body, it is broken down by cells and also triggers a broad immune response, leading to its rapid degradation. This immune response can be bypassed: researchers Katalinko Kariko, Ph.D., and Dr. Drew Weissman found that when uridine is modified to N1-methyl-pseudouridine (m1-psi), the mRNA is not degraded and proteins can be produced. The two were awarded a 2023 Nobel award for their findings. Continue reading

Toby Keith: “He Paid For All That Himself”

Toby Keith is a legend in more ways than one. In February, the country community lost the icon Toby Keith at 62 after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer. Since his passing, friends, family, fellow country music stars, and more have all paid their respects to his music, his big heart, and his passion for helping others.

On a recent podcast Ten Year Town podcast episode, host Troy Cartwright had one of Keith’s friends and songwriting partners, Colt Ford, who open up about one thing that he wished more people knew about Toby Keith. Outside of music, Keith is passionate about helping children with cancer, and he opened The Toby Keith Foundation in 2006. Continue reading

Dr. William D. Kelley: The Dentist Who Cured Cancer

October 15, 2010 ~ Every so often we feel the need to bring this column back to the forefront… after all – Dr. William D. Kelley is the reason that this site was developed for him back in the year 2000. We honor his legacy and continue to battle for the victims of this dreaded dis-ease – to this very day. We thank researcher Paul Fassa for his continued efforts.  ~ Ed.

During the 1960s, a small town Texas dentist discovered a way to cure his terminal pancreatic cancer; he then proceeded to cure others of all kinds of cancers until the Medical Mafia struck him down. His name was William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS.

His procedure involved diet, heavy pancreatic enzyme dosing, and liver detoxing with coffee enemas. Dr. Kelley died in 2005 at the age of 79. His restored and greatly expanded book, Victory Over Cancer without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation covers his therapy.  Continue reading

A Busy Colon-Cancer Doctor Shares 3 Simple Things He Does to Prevent the Disease That’s Killing More Young People

* Cases of colon cancer are rising in younger people.

* Certain lifestyle factors can help reduce the risk of developing the disease.

* Dr. Michael Shusterman, a gastrointestinal oncologist, does these three easy things to help lower his risk.

Colon cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death in US men under 50 and the second deadliest cancer for women of the same age.

Rates of the disease have been rising in younger people since the ’90s, according to the American Cancer Society, and the total medical cost of colorectal-cancer care in the US was $24.3 billion in 2020, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While experts still don’t know exactly what’s behind the uptick in cases, and certain factors such as genetics are out of our control, there are some lifestyle choices that could lower the risk of developing colon cancer, Dr. Michael Shusterman, ​a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center on Long Island, told Business Insider. Continue reading

Signs and Symptoms That Thyroid Cancer Is Metastasizing

The particular type of thyroid tumour has been downgraded from cancer to stop unnecessary treatment for patients

Thyroid cancer can become metastatic when cancer cells originating in the thyroid gland spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system (tissue, vessels, and organs carrying white blood cells back to the bloodstream). Only 3% of cases are metastatic at the time of diagnosis.

Once thyroid cancer metastasizes, it can affect various organs and tissues. Early detection of thyroid cancer is important to start treatment and improve outcomes. Thyroidectomy(removal of the thyroid gland) and other treatments may be performed to prevent metastasis and potentially cure thyroid cancer.

Most thyroid cancer cases (64%) are diagnosed while the cancer is localized in the thyroid, and 30% when it has spread only to regional lymph nodes but not to distant sites.

This article will review the most common sites of metastasis, the symptoms associated with metastatic disease, the types of thyroid cancer, and their progression. Continue reading

Long-Term Use of Popular Heartburn Drugs Increases Risk of Stomach Cancer

Use for one year and three years was associated with a 1.5- and 2.4-fold increase in the risk of stomach cancer, respectively.

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a popular class of heartburn drugs, are linked to stomach cancer, a recent review found.

The review indicates that prolonged use of PPIs – exceeding three months – “is significantly associated with an elevated risk of cancer,” while shorter-term usage “appears to pose a comparatively lower risk,” the authors wrote.

PPIs are potent drugs that lower stomach acidity. They work by binding irreversibly to proton pumps – proteins in the stomach that release protons, a component of stomach acid. This action prevents the secretion of protons. Continue reading

Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Tied to Oral Bacterium

Discoveries involving microbes in colon cancer could eventually drive screening methods and lead to microbial-based therapies targeting tumors.

A new study shows that a common oral bacterium linked to a virulent form of colorectal cancer could be driving tumor growth.

The discovery was made in a study published March 20 in Nature. Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center performed a variety of tests on human stool samples and mice to document the transfer of this bacterium, Fusobacterium nucleatum, which occurred in about half of the colorectal cancers in tumors removed from 200 patients.

Colorectal cancer causes the second-highest number of cancer deaths in U.S. adults, according to the American Cancer Society. In 2024, it’s expected to take the lives of more than 53,000 people. Continue reading

Stress Creates a 4-Fold Increase in Spread of Cancer

New research reveals stress hormones trigger white blood cells to create pathways for cancer metastasis.

A breakthrough discovery links stress hormones with a fourfold surge in the spread of cancer, shedding light on why patients under severe stress often have lower survival rates.

“There’s probably very few situations that are as stressful as being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment,” Mikala Egeblad, cancer researcher and senior author of the study, told The Epoch Times.

Understanding the stress–cancer link may open up new ways to protect patients from the adverse effects of stress as part of cancer care. Continue reading

Chemo Overdose‘ – Silent Crisis Killing Hundreds of Americans Each Year and Hospitalizes Up to One in 50

                    …while the rest could KILL You!

Experts have sounded the alarm about hundreds of cancer patients dying preventable deaths due to a lethal side effect of chemotherapy treatment.

The complication, which affects one in 50 patients, destroys healthy cells in the body, eventually leading to multiple organ failure and, in the worst cases, death.

It effects those given some of the most common types of chemotherapy who lack specific enzymes required to metabolize the drug. Continue reading