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Contracting cancer disease through alcohol

Contracting cancer disease

Contracting cancer disease through alcohol can be avoided simply by quitting alcohol consumption

Contracting cancer disease through alcohol: Types of cancer

Currently, there is a strong scientific association between alcohol drinking and several types of cancer. In its Report on Carcinogens, the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services lists consumption of alcoholic beverages as a known human carcinogen. Available evidence indicates that, the more alcohol a person drinks, the higher his/her risk of contracting cancer disease. The effects are fatal when accounting for deaths resulting from the consumption of alcohol. Available statistics has estimated that in 2009 about 3.5% of cancer deaths in the United State, were alcohol related. That percentage represents about 19500 people dying from this scourge. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury while studying the formation of different types of cancer, established that there is an emerging pattern of alcohol consumption and developing cancer including the following types:

Contracting cancer disease through alcohol: Head and neck cancer

Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for certain head and neck cancers, particularly cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). People who consume 50 or more grams of alcohol per day (approximately 3.5 or more drinks per day) have at least two to three times’ greater risk of developing these cancers than nondrinkers. The matter is even more complicated where the patient is also smoking thereby increasing the risk even much higher.

Esophageal cancer

The consumption of alcohol poses a major risk factor for a particular type of esophageal cancer commonly known as esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Besides that, individuals who inherit a deficiency in an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol also have significantly increased risks of alcohol-related esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Liver cancer

Alcohol consumption is an independent risk factor for, and a primary cause of, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). (Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus are the other major causes of liver cancer.)

Contracting cancer disease through alcohol: Breast cancer

Ideally, no study about types of cancer can be done without touching on the breast cancer which is one of the most discussed types of cancer globally. In our case study following more than 100 epidemiological studies whose objective was to find any link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, it was established in most of these studies that breast cancer is closely linked to alcohol intake. A meta-analysis of more than half of these studies revealed that women who drunk more than 45 grams of alcohol daily (3 drinks) had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer compared to nondrinkers. The risk of breast cancer was, however, higher across all levels of alcohol intake. That is to say for every 10 grams of alcohol consumed daily (slightly less than one drink), researchers observed a small (7 percent) increase in the risk of breast cancer.

This confirms that alcohol abuse is a serious threat to life as it introduces cancer into your life. You can have this prevented or corrected by seeking for immediate help from the experts at of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center by scheduling an appointment today and doctor Akoury will professionally and personally handle your condition.

Contracting cancer disease through alcohol: Types of cancer




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Cancer affects emotional health in many ways

Cancer affects emotional health

Cancer affects emotional health in many ways.

Cancer affects emotional health in many ways: Depression and cancer

It is never fun to be told that you are suffering from cancer. When such news is broken to the patients, devastation, pain and anguish sets in not just to the patient but even to the relatives and loved ones. For sure most patients, families, and caregivers expresses some degree of depression, anxiety, and fear when cancer becomes part of their lives. These feelings are normal responses to this life-changing experience. We want to settle into the discussion of how cancer affects your emotional health and what you can do to help. We will be guided by the help of doctor Dalal Akoury who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center where a lot of cancer preventive treatment are done. You can also be part of the many experiencing life transformation with the professionalism approach doctor Akoury is applying in the treatment of her clients.

Like I have just mention cancer is life threatening and people struggling with cancer will have the feelings expressed above which can be caused by many things, including changes in their families’ roles and even assignment at their work stations. A cancer patient is likely to feel the loss of control over life events, and bear the burden of dealing with changes in their body image. They might feel grief at the losses and changes in their lives that cancer brings. There may be fear of the eventualities like death, suffering, pain, or all the unknown elements that lie ahead. This may not be limited to the patients only but even the family members and caregivers may have these feelings too. It is possible that they will be afraid of losing their loved one. Anger of knowing that cancer is affecting their loved ones will be another concern especially with the knowledge that cancer is genetically inherited. This will in many ways cause both the patient and their loved ones frustration and stress that they are either not doing enough to help or that they have to do more at home.

In all these, it’s important to remember that people with cancer, as well as their friends and family, can feel distress about these things at any time after a cancer diagnosis, even many years after the cancer is treated. And as the cancer situation changes, they all must cope with new stressors along with the old, and their feelings often change, too. For instance, people dealing with cancer that’s spread and is making the person feel worse may have more emotional distress than those dealing with early-stage cancers.

People who have physical symptoms such as pain, nausea, or extreme tiredness (fatigue) also seem more likely to have emotional distress. Most of the time, physical symptoms can be controlled with medicines but it could take more than one try to find the right drug or combination of drugs. Doctor Akoury emphasizes that because of this, patient must keep consulting closely with their doctors and with their cancer team. This way they can help with these kinds of symptoms before you feel overwhelmed.

Take note that this link is tailored to equip you with health information that can help your families, friends, and caregivers to know what feelings and behaviors they might expect from their loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer. It is also to help you understand what isn’t normal and when more needs to be done like getting outside help. Besides, it can also help you recognize when you or others need outside help. Remember that everybody is vulnerable to cancer and all these things can happen to anyone including your caregivers, friends, and family members too. Anyone affected by cancer theirs or a loved one will need help in dealing with the emotions that result.

Cancer affects emotional health in many ways: Depression and cancer



Preventive Elements of Cancer Infections

Preventive Elements of Cancer Infections: Important Deterrence Factors

Cancer prevention the better option for health

Cancer prevention the better option for health in all dimension. We can do it because it is not impossible.

Good health is the most precious thing one can have in life. It is for much better than all the other wealth and valuable assets we are struggling to have. No one can quantify good health into monetary value and so good health is a priceless treasure. We all need to have it but the kind of life we are living today is full of so many contaminations that affect the desire to have good health. One of the most disturbing elements that affect health is sickness. The body is vulnerable to various diseases that make us spend all our life savings on medication when disease strikes. In view of this we want to explore further the discussion we just had in the last article about the cancer prevention being the better option. For sure cancer is a threat to this life and taking preventive elements of cancer infections is very important if we have to keep healthy. There are very many things we can do to prevent cancer from frustrating our lives. We have already discussed some of them in the last two articles but owing to the nature of this disease, we the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, we are have a duty to inform you of all that you need to know to help you take all the preventative elements of cancer infections and be safe.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Good and Healthy Lifestyle

Physical inactivity and healthy body weight – these are very useful elements in ensuring that cancer disease is prevented. And for sure regular physical activity and the maintenance of a healthy body weight, along with a healthy diet, will considerably reduce cancer risk. The authorities implementing National policies and programs should be more proactive in raising awareness, this should be done primarily to reduce the exposure to cancer risk factors, and to ensure that people are provided with the information and support they need to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Dietarydietary modification is another important approach to cancer control. Several studies have established that there is a close link between overweight and obesity to many types of cancer such as oesophagus, colorectum, breast, endometrium and kidney. Doctor Akoury recommends that diets high in fruits and vegetables may have a protective effect against many cancers. However, it is important to remember that excess consumption of red and preserved meat may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. And finally, healthy eating habits targeting the prevention of the development of diet associated cancers will go a long way in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Infections

Available statistics indicate that infectious agents are responsible for about 22% of cancer deaths in the developing world and some 6% in industrialized countries. This is not a very good indication at this time in this century. And besides that, another problem in the name of viral hepatitis B and C has also been established to be causing cancer of the liver; human papilloma virus infection causes cervical cancer; the bacterium Helicobacter pylori increases the risk of stomach cancer. In some countries however, the parasitic infection schistosomiasis increases the risk of bladder cancer and yet in other countries the liver fluke increases the risk of cholangiocarcinoma of the bile ducts. In this case, the best preventive measures may include vaccination and prevention of infection and infestation.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Environmental pollution

Environmental pollution of air, water and soil with carcinogenic chemicals accounts for between 1–4% of all cancers. Exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in the environment can occur through drinking water or pollution of indoor and ambient air.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Occupational carcinogens

More than 40 agents, mixtures and exposure circumstances in the working environment are carcinogenic to humans and are classified as occupational carcinogens. Occupational carcinogens are causally related to cancer of the lung, bladder, larynx and skin, leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer is well documented. Mesothelioma which is the cancer of the outer lining of the lung or chest cavity is to some extent caused by work related exposure to asbestos.

According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center occupational cancers are concentrated among specific groups of the working population, for whom the risk of developing a particular form of cancer is likely to be much higher than for the general population. About 30% of the male and 20% of the female working age population aged between15–64 years may have been exposed to lung carcinogens during their working lives, accounting for about 10% of lung cancers across the globe. These findings also indicate that up to 2% of leukemia cases worldwide are attributable to occupational exposures.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Radiation

Residential exposure to radon gas from soil and building materials is estimated to cause between 3% and 14% of all lung cancers, making it the second cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoke. Radon levels in homes can be reduced by improving the ventilation and sealing floors and walls. Ionizing radiation is an essential diagnostic and therapeutic tool. To guarantee that benefits exceed potential radiation risks radiological medical procedures should be appropriately prescribed and properly performed, to reduce unnecessary radiation doses, particularly in children.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and in particular solar radiation, is carcinogenic to humans, causing all major types of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. Globally just in 2000, it was estimated that over 200 000 cases of melanoma were diagnosed and there were also about 65 000 melanoma-associated deaths. Avoiding excessive exposure, use of sunscreen and protective clothing are effective preventive measures. UV-emitting tanning devices are now also classified as carcinogenic to humans based on their association with skin and ocular melanoma cancers.

Preventive Elements of Cancer Infections: Important Deterrence Factors



Cancer prevention the better option for health

Cancer prevention the better option for health: At least one third of all cancer cases are preventable

Cancer prevention the better option for health

Cancer prevention the better option for health. This must be done by all means if we want to be free from the many chronic health conditions

Did you know that at least one third of all cancer cases are preventable? That is just about 33% of life saved. If there is anything we should put all our efforts on is the preventive measures. Prevention offers the most cost effective long term strategy for the control of cancer. What it means to prevent is to keep distance from and not allowing cancer to be anywhere near your life circumference. How I wish this was doable as the title indicate that cancer prevention the better option for health. There are however several things that we can do to keep ourselves safe from this chronic disease and doctor Akoury is going to be sharing with us some of the things we must avoid if we want to succeed in preventing the problem of cancer. Some of those that we must by all means avoid may include the following:

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Tobacco

Tobacco is the major cause of cancer globally and this in one drug that when avoided, a significant reduction of spread of cancer will be realized. Tobacco and cigarette smoking are the greatest enemies of human health. This habit does not only cause cancer, but it also came with other deadliest and life threatening conditions. And even though tobacco use is very addictive and very difficult to stop, it is not impossible to quit says doctor Dalal Akoury a medical professional of more than two decades. She continues to say that it is regrettable that tobacco use is the sole avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality globally and the statistics are not very encouraging. Available records indicate that tobacco use account for some 22% of cancer related deaths annually. And to be more specific in 2004 7.4 million cancer deaths were reported and out of this 1.6 million were directly related to tobacco use.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Types of cancers causes by tobacco use

Being the major contributor, tobacco smoking causes many types of cancer, including cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach and cervix. It is very worrying that up to 70% of lung cancer complication can be attributed to cigarette smoking alone. The condition is further complicated by second hand smoking commonly known as environmental tobacco smoke which has also been confirmed to be causing lung cancer as well in the nonsmoking adult community. And yet again there is this one called smokeless tobacco which is also referred to us oral tobacco, chewing tobacco or snuff which also causes oral, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. Up to this point you must have noticed that cigarette smoking alone has a chain of cancer types it is causing and you can imagine if we can succeed in preventing it. It will translate into good health without all these cancerous conditions.

Because tobacco use account for the largest share, we must all pool together to bring it to a manageable levels by all means. I am not promising that it will be easy, but the comfort we have is that it is not impossible. Therefore the starting point would be I identifying the right professional to help you through the recovery process. If you or anyone you know, a friend, relative, colleague or any of your loved ones is struggling with smoking addiction, then you are in the right place. All is not lost for you because doctor had seen this problem with many people before and she made a decision to a decision to create a medical center (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power.

Dr. Akoury has been in the medical practice for over two decades and her practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. Therefore I want to invite you to come to the home of solutions today by calling doctor Akoury to schedule for your appointment and commence the journey of cigarette smoking recovery under the guidance or real experienced professionals at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. Our ultimate objective is to restore your life back to normalcy in the most natural way. When this is done, we shall have succeeded in reducing the risk of contracting all these types of cancer significantly and you will have your life to live it to the fullest.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: Alcohol use

The consumption of alcohol is another factor to consider when it comes to prevention of cancer diseases. Even though this is a legally allowable drug in all states, its continued abuse is causing serious life threats not just to the individual patients but also to the national economies of different states. And like I have already mention, alcohol use is a risk factor for many cancer types including cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colorectum and breast. It is however very important that we appreciate that the risk of cancer in this case will be increasing progressively with the amount of alcohol consumed. Like for instance the risk from heavy drinking for several cancer types like oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and esophagus will substantially increase if the person is also a heavy smoker just as had been indicates above.

Even though men and women are affected differently in this way, the common denominator is that both are not free and so safety is not guaranteed. The attributable fractions vary between men and women for certain types of alcohol related cancer, mainly because of differences in average levels of consumption. For example, 22% of mouth and oropharynx cancers in men are attributable to alcohol whereas in women the attributable burden drops to 9%. A similar sex difference exists for esophageal and liver cancers. Finally your gender is not a factor here we are all vulnerable and we must all choose to be safe by all means.

Cancer prevention the better option for health: At least one third of all cancer cases are preventable



Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy Ta-ta’s

Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy Ta-ta’s

Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy Ta-ta’s

Dr. Dalal Akoury


Studies have shown that if women keep a normal weight, ate nutritious foods, reduced alcohol intake and increased physical activity, stopped smoking, and breast fed, that 50% of breast cancer cases could have been prevented or delayed.

 AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention -What are the fun fantastic foods for prevention? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

–        Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage: these vegetables have nutrients that have shown improved survival rates with women ages 20-75 diagnosed with breast cancer

–        Beans, lentils, plant foods with lignans: a high fiber diet consisting of these plant foods helps reduce the risk if eaten twice a week

–        Mushrooms: contain anti-tumor agents and boost the immune system to help lower the risk of breast cancer

–        Green Tea– polyphenols are the antioxidant found in green tea that was shown to fight breast cancer in animals. However this tea has shown to fight the risks of other types of cancer in humans when drank daily.

–        Soy– Organic, fermented soy is great to prevent breast cancer

–        Mangosteen: a fruit or juice that has many anti-oxidants to postpone cancer. Lab studies have shown that it can decrease the growth of cancer cells and ultimately lower your risk

 AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention -What are the foods to avoid? Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

–        When a woman reaches premenopause, it is suggested to cut back red meat because studies have shown that she produces more estrogen and progesterone that leads to a high risk of breast cancer.

–        High- Carb diets should be completely avoided, especially white breads and potatoes because the simple carbohydrates have high sugar which can raise your risk

 AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention-What are the supplements to used to supply my health? Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

–        Black Cohosh: is an herb that can kill different estrogen receptors which is good because too much estrogen can cause breast cancer.

–        Bitter Melon extract: is an extract that studies have shown to fight off some of the breast cancer cells.

–        Cat’s Claw: is an herb that is known to prevent cancer.

–        Curcumin: is a cancer preventing agent retracted from the spice turmeric that helps with anti-inflammatory agents and helps the cell replicate in an extremely healthy way

–        DIM or also known as Indole-3-carbinol: is a phytochemical that is found in supplements and certain vegetables including cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower to kill cancer cells and delay the spread of more of them.

–        Fish Oil:  studies have shown that this may prevent the onset of breast cancer especially because of the omega 3’s.

–        Melatonin: supplements can reduce estrogen secretion, stop the spread of cancer cells and help the immune system.

English: Recurrent breast cancer

English: Recurrent breast cancer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

–        Resveratrol: is mainly found in wine and somewhat prohibits estrogen secretion, especially to women who have tumors that are already resistant to other treatments

–        Sulforaphane: is a chemical found in broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. It has proven to inhibit the major growth of breast cancer cells.

–        Vitamin D and Calcium: is found in supplements, milk, leafy green vegetables, and certain fish and nuts. Studies have shown that can shut off a certain hormone called IGF, which actively produces cells that can cause breast cancer.

–        Vitamin E: is found in spinach, tomatoes, broccoli and avocado. It is a powerful antioxidant and kills free radicals that cause cancer.

AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention-Food Therapy for *Post Breast Cancer? Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

AWAREmed: Breast Cancer Prevention – Healthy You, Healthy Ta-ta’s!

Women surviving breast cancer are encouraged to stay lean and healthy afterwards because it is proven that they have a better survival rate than women that are overweight. Lifting weights increases the chances of surviving breast cancer and helps  women feel confident, stronger and have more energy. Yoga also helps to women to relax, reduce stress and get back into their daily routines.

 AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention-Natural Supplements for Post Breast Cancer Treatment – Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

Cordyceps sinensis – may reduce metastases after surgical removal of the primary tumor.

Ginseng –  A small amount has been known to increase survival rate in associated in women with breast cancer.

Vanillin  – extract may have a positive impact and is currently being studied.

Soy isoflavones – High dietary intake helps lower the risk of recurrence in post-menopausal women and those who were receiving hormone therapy.

Coffee – drinking coffee or tea may reduce the risk of cancer, because  of the  antioxidants that are in coffee.

Drug therapy and prevention
Tamoxifen – Is a drug that is prescribed to women that have a famility history of breast cancer.

Raloxifene– is also sometimes prescribed to reduce the risk

Tibolone – another drug that helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and has a higher percentage of reducing risks over the other two drugs.

There are some risks involved with these drugs. Tamoxifen and raloxifene increase the risk of blood clots, tamoxifen increases the risk of endometrial cancer, and tibolone increases the risk of stroke.

AWAREmed: Breast Cancer Prevention – Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormone therapy is a treatment that removes hormones or blocks their action and stops cancer cells from growing. Hormones are produced by glands in the body and travel in the bloodstream. Some hormones can cause certain cancers to grow such as estrogen. Hormone therapy with tamoxifen is usually given to women with early stages of breast cancer and those that the cancer that has spread to other parts of the body). Hormone therapy with tamoxifen or estrogens may increase the chance of endometrial cancer. So women taking tamoxifen should have a annual pelvic examination to check for any signs of cancer.

So the natural way can help you beat breast cancer.

 AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center – Breast Cancer Prevention – NEW! – Wellness Live Chat! Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

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Beginning on Wednesday, October 3, at our AWAREMedlocation, from 6-7:30 pm ET, our series will focus on various topics of health, wellness, prevention and disease treatment options covering aspects of the complete body, mind, and spiritual health.

Dr. Akoury’s presentations are geared towards the medical profession and anyone who is interested in learning how to find complete wellness for themselves. The presentations are easy to understand, given in a relaxed and serene atmosphere, and in terms the general public can comprehend and embrace. So join in and learn how to heal your whole body the natural way!

Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy You, Healthy Ta-ta’s


Breast Cancer Prevention, Healthy Ta-ta’s!


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