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Womb Cancer Rise Linked To Obesity

A rise in obesity has contributed to a 54% increase in womb cancer among UK women over the last 20 years, according to Cancer Research UK.

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This image was taken from Cancer Research UK.

Around 19 women in every 100,000 developed womb cancer in the early 1990s, but that has now risen to 29 women in every 100,000.

Around 9,000 women are diagnosed with uterine (womb) cancer every year and around 2,000 women die from the disease each year.

Professor Jonathan Ledermann, director of the Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre, said: ‘It’s worrying that womb cancer cases are going up so sharply.

We don’t know all the reasons why. But we do know that about a third of cases are linked to being overweight so it’s no surprise to see the increases in womb cancer cases echo rising obesity levels.

The good news is that thanks to research and improved treatments, survival has improved.

In the 1970s, almost six in 10 women diagnosed with the disease survived for at least 10 years. Now almost eight in 10 women survive.

But we need more research to understand the biology of the disease better and to know more about how it is caused so that we can improve the treatment of these women as well as preventing more cases.’

Cancer Research UK said: ‘The science behind how extra weight can cause cancer is not completely clear. But there is evidence that extra fat in the body can raise cancer risk by producing hormones and growth factors that encourage cells to divide.’

Obesity can lead to other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

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If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over), tried dieting and excerise
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Could Sildenafil Increase Skin Cancer Risk?

Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, was originally developed to treat heart conditions, but during original trials it was found to be more effective at treating erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence).sildenafil

But now, scientists have warned that the drug could increase the risk of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have discovered that Sildenafil can encourage tumors to grow more rapidly.

A recent study found that Sildenafil can stimulate skin cancer growth.

Sildenafil has a stimulating effect on the messenger molecule cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), which promotes the growth of existing malignant melanomas.

The scientist came to this conclusion through animal experiments and human cell cultures.

Cells normally contain an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), that ensures the newly-formed cGMP is continuously broken down.

But, Sildenafil belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE 5) inhibitors.

Study author Professor Robert Feil said: ‘Taking sildenafil basically disables this brake.’

Consequently, the melanoma begins to grow more aggressively.

However, the study noted that there is no reason for men to stop taking PDE5 inhibitors to treat erectile dysfunction.

The researchers also have to take into account that the possibility that a higher incidence of skin cancer may be due to lifestyles, including sunbathing on holiday.

Professor Feil warned: ‘Ultimately, we should all be thinking about reducing our risk of skin cancer and cutting our exposure time to the sun, as well as using effective UV protection.’

Sildenafil is marketed as Viagra and was approved by FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) on 27th March 1988. Pfizer’s patent on Sildenafil expired on 21 June 2013.

If you are concerned that Sildenafil (Viagra) could increase the risk of skin cancer then there is other alternative prescription only  medication for erectile dysfunction such as Cialis and Levitra.

For further information about Sildenafil (Viagra) and other erectile dysfunction medication, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com.

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New Breast Cancer Treatment Eradicated Tumors In Just 11 Days

A new treatment for breast cancer has been discovered that wipes out tumors in just 11 days.breast cancer

A team from the University of Manchester and the Institute of Cancer Research in London announced the results at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam.

The UK team said that they have never seen breast cancer patients respond so quickly to a cancer treatment.

The trail involved recently diagnoised women with an aggressive form of breast cancer and they were given two existing cancer drugs – Tyverb and Herceptin –  at 23 UK hospitals.

The test showed that the cancer had stopped producing more cells in 87% of the particpants.

But to the surprise of surgeons, the tumor had completely vanished
in 11% of women.

The team initially aimed to shrink the tumors in the few days before surgery, but when the surgeons tried to remove the tumors they found that the tumor had vanished in some women.

In the UK, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the United Kingdom.

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If you have any concerns about breast cancer please see your GP.

Could Cialis Be Effective In Treating Cancerous Tumours?

cialis 20mgA clinical trial is underway which will hopefully show that Cialis weakens the ability of a tumour to fight the human immune system.

The trial is specifically focusing on those people suffering from tumours in the head and neck.

Professor Joseph Califano from the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital explained that a suppressed immune system could be the reason why these tumours respond so aggressively. He added that Cialis could prevent the immune system from producing nitric oxide which was being used by the tumours to create a shield to protect them.

It is hoped that Cialis will help the body to fight tumours on its own and cause them to shrink and possibly disappear.

Other research has already been done using Viagra for cancer treatment by Professor Ivan Borrello , a colleague of Dr. Califano. They have been working together on other studies using mice but reportedly prefer using Cialis because it works for longer period before wearing off.

One of the great advantages of using Cialis to treat head and neck tumours is that the drug is safe and its side effects are minimal.  In fact it was even noted that when compared to radiotherapy or chemotherapy the side effects of Cialis were significantly more pleasant!

Obviously the Cialis will not cure cancer alone but it could be used as a complementary treatment alongside standard cancer therapies.

Both men and women are being enrolled into the clinical trial which has been funded by the National Cancer Institute in America. It is hoped that the daily doses of Cialis over the two week trial period will boost the immune systems of the participants.

Dr. Califano mentioned that the male participants were very happy about the idea of being given Cialis as part of their treatment for cancer.

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New Saliva test could detect Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Baldness all for just £125!!

So… We’ve heard about a new saliva test that has been introduced here in the UK that claims to be able to genetically test your saliva for over 100 pieces of genetic information that could reveal how likely you are to develop certain medical conditions.

Who’s behind the testing?

The company that has created this test is actually a Google backed company called 23andMe, ran by Anne Wojcicki who is the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

It is believed that the test can find out if you are at risk from Alzheimer’s and Cancer, and could even shed light on the likelihood of you going bald! They also claim that the test can reveal information about your ancestry as well.

Is it a godsend?

It seems like this new test could be a godsend when it comes to trying to be proactive with your health, but as with all tests, the results received are not guaranteed to be 100% reliable.

In this tests case, although it may be able to predict (from looking at your genetic structure) the likelihood of Alzheimer’s or Cancer, because the results are not 100% accurate it has been banned in the USA due to the results being unclear and possibly misleading to patients.

Helps check for hereditary conditions

Ultimately, this new test has caused a split decision in the medical world, but if you or someone you know has, or may have had relatives that had any condition that could be hereditary, then it may be of use to see what the likelihood of getting that condition could be!

It may also be handy for prospective parents as this would indicate the likelihood of any genetic indicators that you may have being passed on to your child.

So… Will you take the test?

Do you think this new test is a good thing?

Let us know what you think below…