Ovarian cancer doesn’t start in the ovaries…

Silent killer‘ begins in the fallopian tubes, study reveals – paving the way to better tests

Two recent studies have confirmed previous claims that the deadly disease actually starts in the fallopian tubes.

The discovery simultaneously gives researchers hope for developing better detection and prevention methods and highlights the alarming reality that very little is known about the disease.

Ovarian cancer has been called a ‘silent killer’ because there is no effective way to screen for it and it is generally diagnosed in the late stages. Continue reading

Processed foods are driving up rates of cancer

Major study reveals the health threat including cereal, energy bars, sausages and chocolate

Eating processed food significantly raises the risk of cancer, experts warned. They said the disease was claiming more lives because of the popularity of ready meals and sugary cereals and fizzy drinks.

The products put middle-aged women in particular danger from breast cancer, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. ‘Ultra-processed’ food – any product involving an industrial procedure – now makes up half of our diet. Continue reading

Dr. V: 5 Must-Read Books for Healing Breast Cancer

Books can inspire and support us in so many ways. We can get lost in beautiful fiction novels, or we can benefit from practical tips from a “how-to” book. As my team and I have supported women in over 39 countries, we always recommend a list of books that will encourage them through their journey.  In fact, we ask them to commit to reading and doing the work specified in these books, so they can shift beliefs and patterns that may be holding them back, consciously or subconsciously. Continue reading

Dr. V ~ Why Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Over the years I have seen a pattern emerge again and again: estrogen dominance and not enough natural progesterone to balance this out. Estrogen dominance can lead to issues like Poly Cystic Ovaries Syndrome, Endometriosis, and potentially Breast Cancer. It can also lead to pre-mature aging. There is a solution, however. You can use plant-based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as part of your Healthy Breast Journey.
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Iodine and Breast Health: What is the Connection?

Iodine is needed for creating thyroid hormone but there is a lot more to this essential mineral than this. A 2016 study conducted at University of Michigan found that 13% of all U.S. women have low iodine levels. This means that over 20 million American women are at risk for both thyroid imbalance and Breast Cancer!

Could you be one of them?
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How To Maintain Wellness While Fighting Cancer

Whether one chooses to undergo the “traditional” or natural healing process, much of what follows is vital to one’s Victory Over Cancer. ~ Ed.

Your heart dropped when you heard the diagnosis. No one leaves the doctor’s office feeling good after being diagnosed with cancer. Still, you are a fighter. After explaining things to your loved ones, you worked together with medical professionals to create a plan to beat it. Whether it’s radiation, chemo, or something else, you are going to defeat cancer. Continue reading

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It”

Elementary school chorus sings to teacher with cancer

Grab your tissues, because famous Staten Island, N.Y., PS22 chorus has done it again.

This time, the talented troupe of fifth graders, which has been enchanting crowds since 2000 (and eliciting fanfare from celebrities since a 2007 performance with Tori Amos, put the spotlight on their teacher Adriana Lopez, who is battling breast cancer. Continue reading

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

Obesity is linked to prostate cancer, scientists know, but it’s not clear why. On Monday, researchers reported a surprising connection.

A color-enhanced scanning electron microscope image of prostate cancer cells. A new study suggests that dietary fat may feed prostate tumors and help them spread. Credit Eye of Science/Science Source

When prostate cancers lose a particular gene, they become tiny fat factories, a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston reported in a paper published in Nature Genetics.

Then the cancers spread from the prostate, often with deadly effect. Prostate cancers that have not lost that gene also can spread, or metastasize — in mice, at least — but only if they have a ready source of fat from the diet. Continue reading

Chrysanthemum flowers found to have antitumor effects on prostate cancer

Chrysanthemin, which is the 3-glucoside of cyanidin, is a member of the anthocyanin class of natural products. According to an MTT assay (a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity), chrysanthemin tends to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells, inducing dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic effects in them. Continue reading