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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dr. Oz, 5 Cancers, Pancreatic, Brain, Liver, Esophagus

5 Fastest Growing Cancers - Pancreatic, Brain, Esophagus, Liver

Today (September 20, 2011) Dr. Oz talked about the 5 fastest growing cancers. He said that this episode is one of the most important show that he will ever do. On this show Dr. Oz reveals the biggest risks and the solutions to stop the cancer that could be growing inside of you! In case you missed yesterdays show - Dr. Oz 6 Secrets To Live Longer.

Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Oz said that Pancreatic Cancer is one of the deadliest cancers that you can get. He said this year alone 44,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 38,000 of those people will die. Pancreatic cancer is what took movie star Patrick Swayze's life just 20 months after his diagnosis.  Dr. Oz said that Pancreatic cancer often goes undiagnosed because your pancreas lies deep within your body and it's nearly impossible for doctors to diagnose. By the time that you get symptoms the cancer has spread in your body and your chances at recovery quickly declines. Dr. Oz says it is very important to watch out for the following warning signs :

Pancreatic Cancer Warning Signs
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Weight Loss
  • Clay colored or white stools
Biggest Risks For Pancreatic Cancer :
  • Heredity
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption (You should limit yourself to 1 alcoholic drink per day, and no more than 2 sodas per week)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
Solutions To Cut Your Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
  • Reduce consumption of fatty red meats and also processed meats. Fatty red meats and processed meats have a higher risk for pancreatic cancer. 
  • Add 2 servings of red and yellow vegetables to your diet each day. Red and yellow vegetables are high in flavanoids which are potent cancer fighters. 
  • Curcumin - 750 milligrams twice per day in capsule form. Curcumin is also in tumeric and you can add tumeric to your meals for some added protection. Curcumin has been shown in the laboratory to inhibit pancreatic cancer cells!
Brain Cancer Symptoms and Warning Signs
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Stroke like symptoms - Tingling in the arms
  • Handwriting starting to change
Biggest Risks For Brain Cancer
  • Over 50 years of age (peak incidence of brain cancer occurs between the ages of 55 and 65)
  • 3 or more cat scans to the head and neck area
  • Heavy cell phone use
Solutions To Reduce Brain Cancer Risk
  •  Use an ear piece with your cell phone
  • Keep a headache diary. Record what time the headaches occur - Record the location of the headaches - Record they symptoms associated with the headaches
  • Eliminate these three foods from your diet - 1. Cooked ham 2. Processed pork 3. Fried bacon
 Esophageal Cancer Symptoms and Warning Signs
  • Lump in your throat that won't go away
  • Constant heartburn
  • Hoarseness in your throat
Esophageal Cancer Biggest Risks
  • Eating a high acid diet - Caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, raw tomatoes and garlic
  • Cigarettes smoking
  • Barrett's Esophagus - Long term acid reflux can eat away the lining in your esophagus
Solutions to Reduce Your Risk For Esophageal Cancer
  • Wait three hours after dinner before you lay down to go to sleep
  • Treat heartburn with acid blocking medications
  • Get a Nasal Esophagoscopy - A Nasal Esophagoscopy is like a colonoscopy for the nose. However, it is much less of an invasive procedure. It doesn't require any sedation.
Liver Cancer Symptoms and Warning Signs 
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in upper abdomen and right shoulder
  • Jaundice
Biggest Risks For Liver Cancer
  • Apple Shaped Body - Obesity is increased with an increased risk for liver cancer. You want your waist size in inches to be less than half of your height.
  • Chronic alcohol consumption
  • Eliminate added sugars
  • Get hepatitis B vaccine
Solutions To Reduce Your Risks For Liver Cancer
  • Eliminate added sugars
  • Get a hepatitis B vaccine (If you are under 40 you have likely already had a hepatitis B vaccine)

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