ABC World News: FDA Approved Mestastic Melanoma Cancer Drug, Zelboraf

Medical TreatmentsAug 17, 2011 – ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reported that a new drug being called a “Huge Step Forward” was just approved by the FDA for the treatment of melanoma, the deadly skin cancer which is growing faster than any other cancer in America.  More than 70,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year with about 8,800 deaths.  ABC’s Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, reports on a cancer patient, Susan,  whose remarkable treatment results allowed herself to recapture hope. Continue reading “ABC World News: FDA Approved Mestastic Melanoma Cancer Drug, Zelboraf”

ABC World News: New Cancer Treatment Breakthrough For Leukemia and Other Cancers.

Aug 11 ,2011 – ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer reported this week on a new cancer treatment that cancer specialists across the nation are calling amazing, exciting and pretty remarkable!  It was tried on three leukemia patients and because of the stunningly successful outcomes, the treatment has been called the most significant advance in cancer research in decades.  ABC’s Linsey Davis explains how the treatment works. Continue reading “ABC World News: New Cancer Treatment Breakthrough For Leukemia and Other Cancers.”

Dr Oz: Oral Sex Can Cause Oral Cancer. HPV Virus!

Prevent Oral CancerOral Sex.  Dr. Oz says a lot of folks think that this is a safer way to go. But his show today proved to be a cautionary wake up call that it is not!  Oral Cancer is deadly and is on the rise. Women are at high risk. It is spread by oral sex and is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV),  the same virus that’s responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancer in women. The good news? It is one of the easiest cancers to spot, diagnose, and treat.  With early diagnosis your chances of a cure is 80 to 90%.  Yet one in four people with oral cancer will die because they were not diagnosed and treated in time. What do we need to know to change these odds? Continue reading “Dr Oz: Oral Sex Can Cause Oral Cancer. HPV Virus!”

ABC World News: The WHO Urges Precaution Of Cell Phone Use and Cancer Risk.

Are cell phones safe?Jun 1, 2011 – ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer together with Jim Sciutto reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) 24 hours ago delivered for the first time a urging precaution about cancer and cell phone use.  Anticipating the confusion of  millions of people who will be looking for answers for themselves and their children, the ABC team spent the day the digging into evidence and talking to the experts to bring new details and perspective.  Continue reading “ABC World News: The WHO Urges Precaution Of Cell Phone Use and Cancer Risk.”

Drinking Coffee is Good For Us! It Can Prevent Cancer!

Coffee can prevent cancerI could have sworn that just a few years ago we were warned to limit our caffeine intake.  But caffeine is not the magic ingredient in coffee that makes coffee a good thing! ABC’s Jeremy Hubbard reported for World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer that recent studies have shown that drinking coffee and even lots of coffee! may be a powerful partner in the prevention of certain cancers. Continue reading “Drinking Coffee is Good For Us! It Can Prevent Cancer!”

Do Baked Potatoes Contain Cancer Causing Acrylamide?

Does Baked Potatoes Contain Acrylamide?May 9, 2011 – The Doctors TV Show recently did a segment on dangerous chemicals in our food and revealed that potato chips contained dangerous amounts of the carcinogen, acrylamide. So much that by January 2012, potato chip makers must put a warning on the label, change the way they make potato chips or stop selling in California. Alise Cappel, Research Director of the Environmental Law Foundation said that all potato chips contain acrylamide.  But what about baked potatoes? Do they contain acrylamide? Continue reading “Do Baked Potatoes Contain Cancer Causing Acrylamide?”

The Doctors: Potato Chips Can Cause Cancer!

Potato Chips can cause cancerMay 6, 2011 – Yes, one of America’s most favorite snacks made from potatoes can contain so much of a carcinogenic chemical that the Environmental Law Foundation in California filed a lawsuit and won! The Doctors TV Show reported that by January 2012, potato chip makers have to actually put a warning on the label, change the way they make potato chips or stop selling in California!

The Doctors TV Show did a segment to reveal “What’s Really In Your Food? They said that you will be shocked and they were right! Continue reading “The Doctors: Potato Chips Can Cause Cancer!”