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What is Breast Cancer ?

Posted by [email protected] on June 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in cells of the breast. The breast consists of lobules (glands that make breast milk), ducts (small tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple), fatty and connective tissue, blood vessels and lymph vessels.

The milk-producing ducts and glands are the two most likely areas to develop cancerous cells. In rarer cases, breast cancer begins in fatty tissues, also known as stromal tissues. Breast cancer may also occur in surrounding lymph nodes, especially those of the underarm.

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FIGHTING THROUGH DIETING

Posted by [email protected] on May 28, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting substances, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet. “If you have two-thirds of plant food on your plate, that seems to be enough to avoid excessive amounts of food high in saturated fat,” says Karen Collins, RD, nutritional advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research.

In a large-scale study, researchers evaluated the effects of folate on more than 27,000 male smokers between ages 50 and 69. Men who consumed at least the recommended daily allowance of folate -- about 400 micrograms -- cut by half their risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

 



 


News From Oklahoma

Posted by [email protected] on May 26, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- This tornado-torn region is celebrating new beginnings Saturday, going through with graduation ceremonies for three high schools, a bittersweet milestone for a community that has lost so much.

 

"I think graduation's a good thing to get everyone's mind off" the storm, said senior Brandi Johnson, one of about 450 Westmoore graduates. "It didn't hit me until a few days after the storm that we wouldn't be going back to school."

 

Three highs schools in tornado-ravaged Moore and South Oklahoma City -- Westmoore, Southmoore and Moore high schools -- were holding back-to-back ceremonies at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, a large venue often used by the high schools for its size.

 

PHOTOS: Powerful tornado slams Oklahoma

 

Free caps and gowns were distributed to students who lost their homes. The celebrations were tempered by the disaster's continuing aftermath of as funerals for two 9-year-old children -- Emily Conatzer and Christopher Legg -- also were taking place. Christopher's funeral was to occur at the same time as the Southmoore graduation.

 

The Monday afternoon tornado ripped a path of destruction that killed 24 people, including 10 children. At least 33,000 people have been directly affected by the twister.


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