Posts Tagged "Treatment"

Mushroom Compound May Suppress Prostate Cancer

Posted in Blog, Did You Know, Health & Nutrition, Health Conditions, Men’s Health, Senior Health

Mushroom Compound May Suppress Prostate Cancer

In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), with 1 man in 7 predicted to have the diagnosis during his lifetime. Previously, Patrick Ling, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and colleagues observed that cancer polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound found in the turkey tail mushroom, prevented prostate cancer development in pre-clinical investigations. The current study reveals that polysaccharopeptide – in conjunction with gamma-tocotrienol, a Vitamin E compound derived from palm oil, markedly...

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Radiation Therapy Facts

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Radiation Therapy Facts

Dealing with Cancer – Did you know? According to cancer.gov; about half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy  sometime during the course of their treatment. Radiation therapy can be given in 3 ways:    1.      External radiation, also known as external beam radiation, directs high-energy rays from outside the body into the tumor and some normal nearby tissue.  Most people get external radiation therapy on an out-patient basis. Because it’s very hard to give...

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