Tag: Cancer

Multiple Lifestyle Exposures May Be the ‘Smoking Gun’ to Early Onset Colorectal Cancer

The overuse of antibiotics may play a role in the increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer, according to a recent study.

In contrast, one expert said that lifestyle exposures such as diet and exercise may play a role.

“A change in the typical age of onset of cancers, for something like colon cancer, which is so much linked to lifestyle, diet an activity, … makes it likely that there’s something in the environment, something that we’re being exposed to, that’s increased the risk,” commented Dr. Richard Boland, professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine,

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Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer — ScienceDaily

Healthy lifestyle factors such as abstinence from smoking and drinking, low body mass index, and exercise correlated with decreased cancer incidence, even in individuals with a high genetic risk.

As genetic research continues to uncover loci, or areas in DNA, with specific changes that influence cancer risk, researchers can define polygenic risk scores (PRS) — personalized estimates of an individual’s cancer risk — based on a patient’s unique combination of these changes. However, most PRS are generated for a specific cancer type, rather than for overall cancer risk.

“A PRS indicating risk of a certain cancer is important but not

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Lifestyle modifications after the diagnosis of gynecological cancer | BMC Women’s Health

141 of 291 patients completed the questionnaire, corresponding to a participation rate of 48%. After exclusion of the patients that had passed away at the time of the interview, the participation rate amounts to 59%. Figure 1 depicts the participation in the study with inclusion of the reasons for non-participation.

Fig. 1

Flow-chart of participation and non-participation in the study

The majority of patients suffered from ovarian cancer (64%, n = 90). 23% (n = 32) were suffering from endometrial cancer, 9% (n = 13) from cervical cancer and further 4% (n = 6) from vulvar cancer.

Subjective lifestyle evaluation

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Cancer Survivor Finds Peace with New Lifestyle

Sandra Theriault was diligent in scheduling her mammograms and in 2017 when her mammogram showed clear she had a feeling that she should follow the instructions on the form for those with a history of dense tissue to have an ultrasound.

Today she is grateful for that “feeling” as the ultrasound showed that she had early-stage breast cancer.

She had a lumpectomy to remove the tumor followed by chemotherapy and radiation.

“I wanted all my care in one place and chose UConn Health,” says Theirault.

At the UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center she was a patient

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The Grace Project Is Facing Breast Cancer Through Photography: “We Get to See Women Transform into Goddesses”

They’re sitting, lying and standing, in the woods, in the ocean, in parks and in front of the U.S. Capitol. Some are shirtless; others are draped in fabric, their chests revealing mastectomy scars, reconstructive surgery or intricate tattoos covering a constellation of scars. They’re old and young; fat, thin and in-between; of every race, religion and ethnicity; from every geographic region of the country.

But despite their many visible differences, they’re bound together by more than breast cancer: They are linked through an ambitious portrait series meant to explore body image, illness and self-esteem called The Grace Project.


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