Lowcountry therapist uses music to help heal cancer patients

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — It's a prescription for pain no doctor could write. "For about two weeks, it’s a little rough," said Linda Ward. She's one of several patients being treated for cancer at Roper St. Francis in West Ashley. Once a week, she and other patients get therapy, [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-14T17:08:41-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Quinn on Nutrition: Probing the link between sugar and cancer

We could avoid about 3 of every 10 common types of cancer if we would change certain diet and lifestyle habits, says the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. A good place to start, they recommend, is to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-14T17:00:06-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

News digest – cancer survival comparisons, NHS nurse shortages, antibiotics and chicken?

UK cancer survival improving, but still lagging behind other countries An international study published this week revealed the number of people surviving cancer in the UK has increased since 1995. But it also revealed how much progress still needs to be made, as the UK has some of the [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-14T16:51:27-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair-loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead [...] Click here to view [...]

Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Skip to: Prostate brachytherapy (BT) is a form of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. The technique involves placing encapsulated radioisotopes inside or nearby the tumor. The radioactive substances used in BT focus the radiation dose specifically to the target cancer cells. By placing the radiation close to [...] Click here to view [...]

Gut microbes could be used to predict likelihood of developing cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The makeup of the bacterial community that lives in the gut has been identified as a risk factor for bowel cancer. Research has found that the composition of the intestinal microbiome—the complex community of bacteria and other microbes that reside in the gut—can influence an [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-10T16:42:29-04:00September 10th, 2019|colorectal cancer, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments

Complementary Therapies and Patients With Cancer: Pearls for Avoiding Adverse Events

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 Complementary therapies, such as supplements or aromatherapy, have the potential to benefit patients with cancer, but can also trigger adverse events when they interact with oncology medications. Pharmacists should ask whether patients with cancer are using these products, according to a presentation by Michael J. Schuh, [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s what you can eat and avoid to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world . In 2017, bowel cancer was the second most common cancer in Australia and rates are increasing in people under 50. Up to 35% of cancers worldwide might be caused by lifestyle factors such as diet [...] Click here to view [...]

How yoga has helped this Bellville breast cancer survivor

Mindy Wood, of Bellville, will teach yoga4cancer classes at the new Oui Integrated Wellness and Yoga Cooperative at the Richland Mall starting Sept. 18 and 19. BELLVILLE — Yoga is touted as one of the best forms of physical activity, with numerous health benefits. Mindy Wood, of Bellville, had [...] Click here to view [...]