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Air Pollution ― Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 18 September 2021
Air Pollution ― Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
Air pollution is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world, after smoking, results of a novel analysis suggest.  The new data show that the rate of lung cancer deaths attributable to air pollution varies widely between countries. Serbia, Poland, China, Mongolia, and Turkey are among the worst affected. The analysis shows an association between deaths from lung cancer and the proportion of national energy that is produced from coal. "Both smoking and air pollution are ...
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Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 18 September 2021
Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer
Patients with life-limiting advanced lung cancer often experience intense grief and loss. Research shows that the use of palliative care is associated with improved quality of life and lower costs of care for patients with cancer. But a 2015 Palliative Care Survey by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network found that although the majority of leading US cancer centres have inpatient palliative care services, most reported insufficient capacity to meet the demand, and that home-based pa...
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Dealing with Taste Changes During Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 12 August 2021
Dealing with Taste Changes During Lung Cancer Treatment
Taste alterations and aversions can be a common side effect from certain lung cancer chemotherapy drugs. When food does not taste the way you expect it to (or it has a bad taste taste), it can affect your appetite and contribute to weight loss. Luckily, there are tricks you can use to combat taste changes, whether it be lack of taste, metallic taste, or any other type of taste change. In this article, we will review common taste alterations along with some suggested foods to choose to o...
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Can Lung Cancer Be Related to Air Pollution?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 17 July 2021
Can Lung Cancer Be Related to Air Pollution?
A report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), found that in 2010, air pollution was responsible for 223,000 deaths from lung cancer worldwide. The findings were so striking that they prompted the agency, a part of the World Health Organization (WHO), to classify outdoor air pollution as a carcinogen a cancer-causing agent for the first time. In parts of the world where air pollution is particularly severe, breathing outdoor air poses a similar lung cancer risk to...
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Amazing Astragalus!

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 May 2021
Amazing Astragalus!
In China, one commonly used herb, Astragalus membranaceus, has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is now commonly used as an immunomodulating agent in mixed herbal decoctions. The active pharmacological constituents of radix A. membranaceus include various polysaccharides, saponins, and flavonoids. Among these, Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) has been most widely studied, mainly on their immunopotentiating properties, such as promoting dendritic cell maturation and a...
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