Posts Tagged ‘general cancer news’

Alcohol increases your risk of cancer: Confusing studies; what to do

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Well, here we go.  Many recent studies, including one I referenced Wednesday, have lauded drinking alcohol for its heart and stroke benefits.  Now comes a large British study saying, “not so fast.”  Any alcohol at all may increase risk of cancer.

The study was done in women, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t apply to men, also.  (more…)

Good News: Cancer rates decline in men and women.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported good news in its annual report to the nation on the status of cancer.  Newly diagnosed cancer rates in men declined 1.6 percent per year from 2001 to 2005. In women, they declined 0.6 percent per year from 1997 to 2005.  Ten out of 15 of the most common cancers went down.

Not all was good news, as you will see below, but it is a start.

Specifically, the cancers that declined in women were:


How do you recognize false cancer claims? FDA warns about fake cancer “cures”

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Companies that market fake cures for cancer are unbelievable. They take hope and money from people at their most vulnerable. In addition, they take away valuable time that these people don’t have. Some cures actually do direct harm.


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