Nancy Keene’s daughter already knew plenty about doctors and medicine by the tender age of 6. She had been treated for leukemia for more than two years and now she was going to have an operation. But she became very upset when the anesthesiologist started to talk to her.
Medical Researchers are working to identify markers that predict cancer risk, target cancer-causing genes for therapy and develop inhaled treatment to prevent cancer.
Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer among both women and men. Read the rest of this entry »
The Nutrition and Labeling Act of 1990, created a uniform labeling system that includes many foods. Since May 1994, nutritional information has been required on food labels. The Food and Drug Administration’s labeling standards for “nutrition facts” are definitely an improvement over the past lack of information. Unfortunately, these standards set by and overseen by the FDA, can often be very misleading.
Scientists have been concerned for many years about the relative importance of environmental factors and genetics in determining cancer risk. It is a widely held belief that 80 to 90 percent of human cancer is due to environmental factors.