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Melatonin, Chemotherapy And Cancer Survival

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 September 2021
Melatonin, Chemotherapy And Cancer Survival
Melatonin is a hormone produced by our pineal gland, which is roughly located in the centre of our brain. Melatonin production follows a circadian rhythm, with the highest levels being produced at night while we sleep. Night time exposure to light can significantly decrease melatonin production, and multiple observational studies have linked night shift work to the development of breast cancer. Interestingly, women with breast cancer in Denmark can now receive financial compensation if, wi...
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Tips for Post-Chemo Hair Growth

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 14 July 2021
Tips for Post-Chemo Hair Growth
Hair loss is undoubtedly one of the most distressing side effects of cancer treatment and whilst there are lots of products and services out there which promise to aid hair growth, it can be overwhelming trying to understand what really works and what's just hearsay. So we've been doing some investigation into whether scalp massage really can help with hair growth and the good news is that we've found strong evidence to suggest that scalp massage does improve hair growth.
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The Fasting-Mimicking Diet during Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 20 June 2021
The Fasting-Mimicking Diet during Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Extensive preclinical evidence suggests that short-term fasting and fasting mimicking diets (FMDs) can protect healthy cells against the perils of a wide variety of stressors, including chemotherapy, simultaneously rendering cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy and other therapies Essentially, fasting causes a switch in healthy cells from a proliferative state towards a maintenance and repair state. Malignant cells, in contrast, seem to be unable to enter this protective state b...
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CANCER IN THE NEWS: nanotechnology for colon cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 May 2021
CANCER IN THE NEWS: nanotechnology for colon cancer
Bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if chemotherapy drugs were delivered via tiny nanoparticles directly to tumours instead of being taken orally. This is the finding, published in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers, of an Indian and Australian study that used nanoparticles to target bowel cancer, the third-most common cancer. In animal experiments researchers found nanoparticles containing the chemotherapy drug Capecitabine attach themselves directly to the diseased cells, bypassi...
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  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
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