Lymph nodes and the Spread of Cancer

Lymph Nodes and Cancer – What is the lymph system? Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. (Lymph is pronounced limf.) This network is a part of the body’s immune system. It collects fluid, waste material, and other things (like viruses and bacteria) that are in the body tissues, outside the bloodstream. Lymph vessels are a lot like the veins that collect and carry blood through the body. But instead of carrying blood, these vessels carry … Read More

Food and Cancer – Additives, GMO, and Healthy Choices

Do preservatives, nitrates, food additives, and other food chemicals cause cancer? We hear a lot of news stories linking various additives and chemicals and food colorings with cancer risk. It’s certainly possible. But at this point, the evidence hasn’t shown any real connection. In fact, some preservatives seem to be antioxidants, which could mean they’re actually protecting us. read more Dr. Stegall’s comments: I feel that it is risky to wait on evidence to show a clear connection between additives, … Read More

Your Body’s PH Level and How it Relates to Cancer

Why An Alkaline Approach Can Successfully Treat Cancer In the 1930’s, an interesting natural cancer treatment was proposed as a simple, effective answer to cancer – almost any cancer. This treatment approach is not well known because it is considered alternative or experimental – or even dangerous – by the medical and scientific community and hence has been referenced primarily in obscure publications outside the mainstream press. This treatment approach is called alkaline therapy or pH therapy, and is based … Read More

Dangers of Mixing Herbal Supplements and Prescription Medication

Herbal supplements and nutraceuticals The use of herbal supplements has a long history – dating back thousands of years. Examples of important medicines extracted from botanicals include reserpine, morphine, penicillin, and vinca alkaloid anti-cancer drugs. Today, herbal supplements and nutraceuticals can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC), but that does not always mean they are safe. While these products are intended to boost health, and may make claims to that effect, robust clinical studies may be lacking. Herbal supplements are sold in … Read More

Water Fluoridation, Ionized Water, Cancer Risk and Treatment

Water and Cancer Prevention Conventional wisdom dictates that people should consume at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily for good health, which makes sense in light of the fact that the human body is made up of about 75 percent water. But the importance of adequate water intake extends far beyond just avoiding dehydration as clean water may be perhaps the most important “nutrient” for effective detoxification and cancer prevention. read more Dr. Stegall’s comments: Optimal water intake is … Read More

Natural Cancer Treatments – Inositol, Enzyme Therapy and MSM Vitamin C

Can inositol prevent and heal cancer? The number of little-known chemo-protective natural substances that are discovered every day continues to amaze me. These substances have always been “out there,” either in nature or produced in our own bodies. One substance that is both generated by the body’s systems and found in many natural foods is inositol. In addition to the positive effect this nutrient has on brain neurotransmitters and fat conversion, it has also continued to show promise as a … Read More

The connection between sugar and cancer

Does sugar feed cancer? While researchers continue to investigate the connection between sugar and cancer, it remains a source of anxiety-inducing speculation and misinformation in the media and on the internet. Of course, the undeniable answer is that glucose (the form of sugar used most in the body) feeds every cell in the body, and is so important to the function of your brain that the body has several back up strategies to keep blood sugar levels normal. Even without … Read More

New technologies leading to a simple blood test for cancer

Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer. Labs around the world are working toward developing cancer screening tests based on a simple blood draw. That’s possible because dying cancer cells also shed DNA into a person’s blood. Early on, the amount is vanishingly small—and obscured by the healthy DNA that also circulates. That makes it difficult to measure. But Lo says the objective is simple: an annual blood test that finds cancer while it’s curable. Cancers … Read More

Breast cancer – nutrition and prevention

Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention – Food additives, safety, and organic foods Concern about the possible effects of food additives on health, including cancer, is one reason that many people are now interested in organic foods. Organic foods are often promoted as an alternative to foods grown with conventional methods that use chemical pesticides and herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics. These compounds cannot be used for foods labeled as “organic.” Organic foods, as defined by the US Department of … Read More

Breast cancer testing breakthroughs and participating in clinical trials

Miniature implanted ‘scaffold’ could detect breast cancer spread Tiny implants under the skin could one day detect the spread of breast cancer early, according to a US study (link is external). The small device can capture cancer cells that have moved away from the primary tumour and entered the bloodstream – a process called metastasis. In studies in mice, the University of Michigan research team found that these spreading cells were detected before any other signs the disease had spread. … Read More