June 19, 2008 |
Gastric bypass surgery -- a treatment for obesity that is already known to reduce heart disease and diabetes -- decreases the incidence of cancer by 80% over the five years following the procedure, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday. The incidence of two of the most common tumors, breast and colon, was reduced by 85% and 70%, respectively, Dr. Nicolas Christou of McGill University in Montreal said.
October 14, 2012
Re "Al Qaeda is rebuilding amid instability in Iraq," Oct. 10 It is no mystery what happens when treatment is abandoned before cancer is completely cured. It doesn't bargain; it has no conscience; it can't be reasoned with and will not stop until you are dead. Any resort to human morals in the matter will prove a deadly misplacement of priorities and evidence a fundamental lack of understanding the enemy. Unless you carve it from your body or drive it from existence by whatever means available, you're doomed to early expiration.
April 9, 2012 |
If you've ever considered taking an herbal remedy under the theory that it can't hurt and it might help, read this: A study published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that people who thought they were taking a harmless weight-loss supplement wound up with a type of bladder cancer as a result. The researchers, from the U.S. and Taiwan, point the finger at an herbal ingredient called aristolochic acid, or AA. It comes from plants, including wild ginger ( Asarum canadense )
October 21, 2011 |
For most longtime Los Angeles sports fans, John Vallely is in the category of "whatever happened to …" And so, we shall tell you. He was the Bruins' basketball beach boy, the kid from Corona del Mar High School whom John Wooden blended nicely with his big-city recruits, one of them named Lew Alcindor. Vallely was 6 feet 2 and could shoot like a dream. On UCLA's NCAA title teams of 1969-70, Vallely was the Bruins' outside threat, the guy who had Wooden's blessing to fire almost at will.
March 25, 2013 |
Actress Karen Black, who's been battling cancer for more than two years, has turned to the public for help to pay for an experimental treatment in Europe - and as of Monday afternoon, the crowdfunding plea was working. The 73-year-old, Oscar-nominated as supporting actress in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson, has worked steadily for more than 40 years but is best known for her work in 1970s films including "Airport 1975," "The Day of the Locust" and "Nashville. " Diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010, she immediately had a third of her pancreas removed, her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, said on the " Help Karen Beat Cancer " GoFundMe webpage, launched on March 14. After chemo, she was declared disease-free in mid-2011. It didn't last, he said.
July 11, 1991 |
Cancer kills more American women than any other disease. It is expected to be the leading cause of death among all Americans by the year 2000. Here is a snapshot of cancer incidence and death rates in Los Angeles County, taken from the county's first comprehensive cancer summary. The study, release in June by researchers at the Norris Cancer Center at USC, covers all cancer cases reported in the country between 1972 and 1987 and analyzes them by the patient's race-ethnicity, sex and age.