Cancer

Doctor Oz Discusses The Biggest Lies about Cancer on his Dr Oz Show

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(Best Syndication News) Doctor Mehmet C Oz told his studio audience that they may be worried for the wrong reasons on Thursday’s show. There are some myths concerning cancer and he wanted to set the record straight.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death. He said that the doctors aren’t telling the lies, but we are “telling each other’.

Big Lie #1: You Don’t Have Cancer

“We all have microscopic cancers growing inside of us all of the time,” Dr William Li, MD, a cancer researcher and pioneer, told Oz. There are 50 trillion cells in our body and all it takes is one cell to mutate.

Our immune system fights these cells every day. Also, our body naturally prevents blood vessels from growing into and feeding cancers.

Sunscreen products have new labeling and testing requirements

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new labeling requirements and testing standards for manufacturers of sunscreen that are sold over-the-counter. The final test requirements and product labeling will be in effect in one year.

The new regulation will limit the highest sunscreen rating to “SPF 50+.” The FDA says that anything higher than 50, has not been proven to show anymore benefit than SPF 50 rating. The FDA suggests that consumers read both the front and back of the product label to determine the amount of protection, the sunscreen lotion or spray offers.

Products must pass testing for certain criteria in order to claim that it protects from the sun's rays. The manufacturers will have to follow new methods to test the sunscreen effectiveness as outlined by the FDA. The label will need to reflect the test results.

Doctor Oz shares about his own colonoscopy on the ‘Dr. Oz’ TV Show and list of foods that prevent cancer

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(Best Syndication News) - On Friday's ‘Dr. Oz’ TV Show, Doctor Oz discussed his own experiences with getting a colonoscopy and foods that you can eat to help prevent cancer.

Dr. Oz found a precancerous polyp when he did a colonoscopy for his TV show at the beginning of the season. He did another colonoscopy. He did not follow the rules the first time and he ate rice and lentils, which blocked the view of the colonoscopy from being complete. In the Dr. Oz’s first colonoscopy, the doctor found a polyp. This polyp over time could become cancer if it was not removed.

Because the colonoscopy was incomplete, the doctor treating Dr. Oz wanted to do the procedure again 3 months. It took Dr. Oz nine months before he got to the follow up colonoscopy. Time magazine will have an article covering Doctor Oz’s colonoscopy. The second time around they found another polyp but it was benign. Doctor Oz was upset by the colonoscopy results even though by removing the polyps, it prevent the cancer from developing. The doctor that treated him thought that Dr. Oz put other people before his own health.

Friday is ‘Don’t Fry Day’ – EPA says Melanoma Skin Cancer is on the Rise

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(Best Syndication News) - Wear your sunscreen and minimize sun exposure reminds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Friday is called “Don’t Fry Day” to remind people that getting to much sun can be a bad thing. The EPA Sunwise program and the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention have teamed up to get the word out before Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial start to summer.

Melanoma cases have been increasing says the EPA. The number one cancer is melanoma for people between 25 and 29 year old. Skin cancer kills one American every hour. Over two million people are affected by skin cancer in the US every year. This outnumbers breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. The cause of skin cancer is having to much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation which comes from the sun.

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Extended with Surgery

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(Best Syndication News) Researchers say that advanced prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy can experience 20-year survival rates. Doctors are getting better at determining surgery candidates.

"We are doing a much better job of identifying and expanding candidates for surgery, which results in better, longer outcomes for so many of our patients," says R. Jeffrey Karnes, M.D., of Mayo Clinic's Department of Urology.

There are various stages and grades of prostate cancer. Stage cT3 prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate. Currently, patients with cT3 prostate cancer are typically given radiation or hormone treatment only. But this may change.

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