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Colon cancer screening can save your life

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A GIANT inflatable replica of a human colon in the United States illustrates the development of colorectal cancer and help visitors gain a better understanding of how colorectal cancer is identified and be effectively treated if detected early.

This month the world celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This was first launched in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a campaign to promote colon cancer screening. This has been very successful in the United States that colon cancer screening rate among Americans increased from 50 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2012.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Every PCSO ticket you buy helps poor cancer patients

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In the public’s perception, the “charity” in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is often overshadowed by the “sweepstakes” part of the agency’s name. Not many people realize that as the PCSO makes millionaires, we help save millions of lives as well.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Beware of these 3 CVD cancer magnets

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and cancer have a lot in common. They are both on top of the list of the Philippines’ top killer diseases. Both can strike anyone at any age, oftentimes without warning.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Awareness is best defense against cancer

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Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the Philippines. The most common forms of cancer among Filipinos are cancers of the lung, breast, cervix, liver, colon and rectum, prostate, stomach, mouth, ovary and leukemias.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Science and Health | Read More »

Raising public awareness about cancer

Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

Novartis Healthcare Philippines (NHP) has partnered with the Philippine Society of Medical Oncologists (PSMO), Philippine Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (PSHBT), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Foundation for Breast Care (PFBC)-Kasuso, Touched by Max Philippines (TMP) and Balikatang Thalassemia to raise cancer awareness and help patients and their family cope with the disease.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Plant-based diets help prevent cancer

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Last week, Inquirer Science/Health revealed studies that showed diets rich in animal products have been linked to cancer. This week, Science/Health will point to studies that show the risks of cancer minimized with plant-based diets.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

DNA flaw boosts cancer risk from diabetes—study

In this Friday, March 2, 2012, file photo, DNA samples are processed at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center in Albany, New York. A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population, a study said Sunday, July 14, 2013.  AP PHOTO/MIKE GROLL

A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population, a study said Sunday.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Study links consumption of animal and dairy products to cancer

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On July 9, the Department of Health, in an interview in a nightly TV news program, revealed a study that indicated early menstruation has been linked to a rise in teen pregnancies.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

New lease on life for kids with cancer, blood diseases

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MOTHER CRISTY: Seeing that your child survive a rare disease, grow up and live a normal life or even participate in fun and educational activities with his fellow young survivors, all the sacrifices are worth it.  photo by Charles E. Buban

Twelve-year-old Mon Christian Monsanto knows this drill all too well. After he lies down on the hospital bed, a needle is inserted into the veins of his lower arm or hand to draw blood. This process is done to replace his red blood cells with fresh and healthy ones. Then he waits for a couple of hours until the nurse informs him that the procedure is over.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Indo-Canadian student gives boost to cancer treatment

Arjun Nair receives his prize.  PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM

A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak—pairing it with antibiotics—earning accolades Tuesday from a panel of eminent scientists.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Initiative to help children with cancer gets P10.7-M grant

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In 2006, the Union for International Cancer Control, a global organization that seeks to accelerate the fight against cancer worldwide, awarded the Philippine Society of Pediatric Oncology a 50,000-euro (about P2.5 million) grant to finance its “My Child Matters” awareness campaign.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Scientists find surgery, cancer use for mussels

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Mussels are displayed at a supermarket at the Kremlin-Bicetre, outside Paris. AFP FILE PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

Mussels secrete a powerful adhesive to hold tight on rocks swept by violent waves — and a synthetic version could prove critical for surgery and cancer treatment, researchers said Saturday.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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