Category Archives: Lung Cancer

Fighting Cancer with Vitamin-D

In this video, Dr. Larry Norton, a cancer specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, speaks with Harry Smith about a new study that claims Vitamin D may be a key factor in preventing cancer. Already, Vitamin A of carrots has been found to be strong in fighting cancer.

How doctors view cancer risk factors?

When doctors talk about risk they are thinking about numbers. Cancer risk numbers are based on reports of cancer from medical facilities. These reports count the total number of people who are diagnosed with a cancer. They also provide information about how many men or women are diagnosed, and their age and race. The risk numbers that come from this information are presented as absolute risk and relative risk.

Other information about risk comes from medical studies. In these studies doctors look at factors such as smoking, diet, or exercise that may affect cancer risk. They draw conclusions about how these and other specific factors affect cancer risk by looking at large groups of people who have a certain risk factor and those who do not. Doctors then look at how many individuals in the two groups are diagnosed with cancer.

By comparing how many people in each of these groups actually develops cancer, doctors are able to estimate relative risk—that is the risk that one group will get cancer compared to another group.

The bottom line is that you can never really know exactly what your individual or personal cancer risk is. What scientists do know is that certain personal characteristics and behaviors increase your chances of getting cancer. These personal characteristics and behaviors are referred to as risk factors.

How to prevent and fight cancer?

Hello and welcome. The few minutes you spend on this page may just be the best thing you did for your health this year and beyond. This page is about understanding, preventing and fighting cancer, which I have seen from close. I hope you will gain valuable information by the end of this article. First, a quick fact check.

Did you know that?

  • Cancer can attack any age group, not just older people.
  • There are over 200 types of cancer.
  • 30 to 60 % cancers are linked to your lifestyle (important for those with high travel & stress)
  • You can prevent or cure many cancers by changing diet and lifestyle.
  • In 200+ human studies, carrots consistently emerged as a top cancer-fighting food.

Guide to Fight Cancer

Over the last two years, I underwent some surgeries (non-cancerous), and during my multiple visits to the hospitals, I came across several instances of people hit by cancer – many in their 20s, 30s, and 40s – working as managers, engineers, bankers, lawyers, teachers, pilots, etc.

One person with back pain thought it was due to frequent air travel and was taking pain killers for several months– turned out to be spine cancer. Another person thought his skin had been itching due to weather changes– was actually skin cancer. Lung, Breast, and Colorectal cancers are even more common. My discovery of year 2006 was that cancer is much closer to us than we realize.

While I am not a medical professional, the Molecular Biology I studied at Stanford University is enough to help me in understanding cancer technically and assessing the huge amount information on the Internet.

What amazes me is that many companies and websites are charging up to $200 for such essential information, or they will share it with you if you buy their consultation, products, pills, etc.

Each patient wished he or she knew it before. So I have prepared a guide with all essential information, for free, so that you and everyone can read it. It has information extracted from a variety of sources like reputed organizations like and, blogs by cancer patients, and research notes by biotech companies. Wish you great health.

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About the author: Shankar AVSB is the Director for Alpha Neuron, the leading business resource to help executives with difficult business decisions. He has worked with 100+ business directors on various business challenges. He follows various topics on healthcare and also leads He has a degree in Electrical Engineering, and has also studied at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Required Disclaimer: The information on this page is not professional medical advice. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem or cancer, please consult your doctor ASAP.

Personal Note: Please question and investigate why a treatment is being suggested to you and what alternatives were considered. ‘Intelligent Decision Making’ does not get any more serious than when you are fighting cancer.

Cancer Risk Factors-is your lifestyle packed with them?

Cancer is caused by a variety of identified and unidentified factors – and many of them are linked to the lifestyle of a person. The most important established cause of cancer is tobacco smoking. Other important determinants of cancer risk include diet, alcohol and physical activity, infections, hormonal factors and radiation.

The relative importance of cancers as a cause of death is increasing, mostly because of the increasing proportion of people who are old, and also in part because of reductions in mortality from some other causes, especially infectious diseases.
The incidence of cancers of the lung, colon and rectum, breast and prostate generally increases in parallel with economic development, while the incidence of stomach cancer usually declines with development.

Lifestyle and diet play a key role in cancer prevention and survival. It is estimated that roughly 30 to 60% of all cancers are related to nutrition.

The incidence of lung cancer is highly correlated with smoking. The most consistent finding, over decades of research, is the strong association between tobacco use and cancers of many sites. Hundreds of epidemiological studies have confirmed this association.

Further support comes from the fact that lung cancer death rates in the United States have mirrored smoking patterns, with increases in smoking followed by dramatic increases in lung cancer death rates and, more recently, decreases in smoking followed by decreases in lung cancer death rates in men.

Lifestyle choices cause cancer: tobacco, diet, exercise, alcohol, tanning choices, and certain sexually transmitted diseases are the major risks. “Most cancers are related to known lifestyle factors.”

There is also a growing body of research that correlates cancer incidence with the lower levels of melatonin produced in the body when people spend more time in bright-light conditions, as happens typically in the well-lit nighttime environments of the more developed countries. This effect is compounded in people who sleep fewer hours and in people who work at night, two groups that are known to have higher cancer rates.