Our genes may increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as breast, ovary, colorectal, and prostate cancers. If you have any relatives who have been diagnosed with cancer, the oncologists at HC Marbella, experts in genetics, can help you learn more about the risk of developing a determined cancer. At HC we offer you a genetic assessment with specific genetic tests for different types of cancer, in order to help you make important decisions.
Beliefs about beneficial or curative effects of some foods on cancer.
Today we are speaking about the third area in which there are many prevalent myths, which is that similar to cases in which cancer patients end up eliminating certain essential foods from their diets in order to fight the disease, there are others that do the opposite, by adding different foods, herbs, or supplements that could be harmful, or simply, they increase the cost of oneâ€™s diet without any real evidence of their effectiveness. Remember what we spoke about in the first post about diet and cancer: â€śthere is no ingredient or dietary product that can cure cancer by itselfâ€ť.
In this article we will speak on a very interesting topic, rather than refer to specific foods, we will speak about the form and utensils used to cook and store them.
Containers to store and preserve food.
Of all of the materials that are used to make containers, the most polemic is possibly plastic and, in particular, a component of plastic, Bisphenol A (BPA), a widely used chemical substance that is used to make plastic and resin. BPA is used, for example, to make polycarbonate, a clear and hard plastic that is most often used for food containers (bottles, plates, cupsâ€¦). It is also used to make resin, which is used for the protective coverings of cans and other food and drink containers.
Myths and beliefs about diet during cancer treatment.
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer look for additional information about the aspects of diet than could be changed in order to combat the disease. They research products, cooking, utensils, or habits that could be harmful or that could have a magic or miraculous effect on the body. They spend a lot of time gathering information from the internet, books, or articles â€“ that are not always scientifically endorsed â€“ and follow the advice of friends or family that have heard or read about this subject.
If you are someone that deals with obesity or excess weight, and, especially, if you are a woman, you may experience discrimination socially and in the work world, which can cause a decrease in self-esteem and quality of life. The treatments are sometimes complex, chronic or can take a long time to see results. Social alarmism, media pressure, and flash diets that are so often mentioned in social media, make achieving satisfactory results more difficult.
The eyes are the center of attention in every glance, and oneâ€™s gaze is a main part of their personality. Over the years, our faces continually undergo modification due to changes in our skin, loss of volume, and the fall of facial tissue. The loss of elasticity in the skin around the eyebrows, the upper-eyelid, or bags under the eyes, are some of the signs the show the aging process of the face and the accumulated solar damage to our skin.
Colon polyps are bumps within the interior of the large intestine, something similar to â€śpimplesâ€ť that appear in the mucus that covers the inside of the colon. They normally measure a few millimeters and may be prominent, flat, or have a stem that is attached to the mucus like small â€śmushroomsâ€ť (these are called pedunculated polyps). On occasion, there may be a great number of them, which is considered to be a disease called polyposis. [Continue Reading]
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