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The Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

Jun 13, 2019 by Total Access Medical

In a recent study, researchers looked at the 13 types of cancer that have traditionally been associated with being overweight and having obesity.

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What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

Jan 23, 2019 by Total Access Medical
Ovarian cancer refers to any cancerous growth that begins in the ovary. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women and the tenth most common cancer among women in the United States. 
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Exercise May Increase Lifespan After Breast Cancer Treatment

Jan 15, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to National Cancer Institute estimates, there were about 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the United States in 2017. The life expectancy following treatment for this type of cancer is quite good, with a 5-year survival rate of 89.7%.

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Breast Cancer: Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammogram Screenings

Dec 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

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Alcohol & Cancer: What's The Relationship?

Nov 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), esophageal, breast, liver, and bowel cancer.

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New Research: Exercise Is Best For Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Sep 26, 2018 by Total Access Medical

New research highlights key recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyle to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

The research was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

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Recent Research: 40% of All Cancer Cases Related to Obesity

Sep 12, 2018 by Total Access Medical

The report, titled Vital Signs, was compiled by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with researchers from the National Cancer Institute.

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Recent Research: Over-Cooked Starchy Foods Pose "Cancer Risk"

Aug 27, 2018 by Total Access Medical

A new warning about the health risks of eating toasted starchy foods such as browned potatoes, burnt toast and some cereals draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer.

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Scientists Link 110 Genes to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Aug 22, 2018 by Total Access Medical

In a recent discovery, scientists have linked 110 genes to an increased risk of breast cancer. These are really important findings. It's urgent to unravel how the genetic changes in the building blocks of our DNA influence a woman's risk of breast cancer, and this study adds another vital piece to this jigsaw. 

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How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?

Jun 13, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), esophageal, breast, liver, and bowel cancer.

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