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Resources

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​We will be featuring links and resources to upcoming Clinical test, release of new treatments and more stepping stones to living a healthy lifestyle even during treatments.

“Each year about 1400 cases of malignant brain cancer are diagnosed in Australia and about 1100 people die from the disease. That’s one every eight hours. Read more...


The below links are from sydney neuro-oncology group website. can help patients and family members understand brainand what can be done to help yourself. 
Past Group Discussions- Covers topics that can help patients and cares with breain cancer.click on the link http://www.snog.org.au/support-group/past-support-group-discussions/. Choose a topic you like to read about.







Medical
Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in young people* and accounts for more than one third of cancer deaths in children aged under 10.
​Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease. Read more...

A BREAKTHROUGH treatment that prompts cancer cells to kill themselves is set to revolutionise treatment and could be available within five years.

A new, protein-based treatment from the University of NSW breaks down cancers by destroying their internal protein structures. The approach has been tried before but always resulted in too much damage to muscles and the heart. The new approach allows the new class of drug to attack tumors without damaging normal cells. Professor Peter Gunning said, "Our drug causes the structure of the cancer cell to collapse — and it happens relatively quickly."


Physical

Exercise and cancer
Cancer and cancer treatments can bring about physical, mental and social issues that can affect your body and quality of life. Exercise programs can help you to cope with cancer and treatment, and have been shown to be safe, feasible and effective. Read more...



Healthy Foods- 
The Next Big Health Marvel: Mulberry Tames Cancer, Inflammation, Alzheimer’s and More...
If you want to maintain a healthy heart, protect against cancer or avoid Parkinson’s disease, look no further than mulberry. Poised to be the newest sensation in health-conscious crowds, both the leaf and berry of the mulberry tree tackle an impressive range of illness and disease. Tasty and nutrient-dense, the berries add a nice boost to the daily diet, while mulberry leaf tea enhances any healing protocol. Read more...


Few beverages on this planet are as bio compatible to the human body and its hydration needs as coconut water. Indeed, coconut water has been reported to have been used for intravenous hydration and resuscitation of critically ill patients in remote regions of the world for over half a century. It is also an excellent preserving medium for avulsed teeth, besting even Hank’s balanced salt solution, a commonly used medical solution. Read more...

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Drug derived from the fruit of the blushwood tree kills cancerous tumours long-term in animals in 70% of cases

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.

The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the Atherton Tablelands. Read more...

Natural products- 
There are alot of products out there which can be used to minimise the usage of chemicals around the home and personal usage. Do your research and find the siutable items for you.in the long run you will be helping yourself. 
  
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an extraordinary natural remedy. This economical and common powder has a wide range of healing possibilities: acne, cancer, colds, influenza, acid reflux — the list goes on and on. And don’t forget about all the great uses around the house as well. Priced around $3 for a large box, baking soda just might be that readily available and cost effective miracle everyone has been looking for. Read more...


Key facts


According to World Health Organization (WHO) - 

  • Cancers figure among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 (1).
  • Lung, liver, stomach, colorectal and breast cancers cause the most cancer deaths each year.
  • The most frequent types of cancer differ between men and women.
  • About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.
  • Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing over 20% of global cancer deaths and about 70% of global lung cancer deaths.
  • Cancer causing viral infections such as HBV/HCV and HPV are responsible for up to 20% of cancer deaths in low- and middle-income countries (2).
  • More than 60% of world’s total new annual cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. These regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths (1).
  • It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next two decades (1).

The problem

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 (1). The most common causes of cancer death are cancers of:

  • lung (1.59 million deaths)
  • liver (745 000 deaths)
  • stomach (723 000 deaths)
  • colorectal (694 000 deaths)
  • breast (521 000 deaths)
  • oesophageal cancer (400 000 deaths) (1).

What causes cancer?

Cancer arises from one single cell. The transformation from a normal cell into a tumour cell is a multistage process, typically a progression from a pre-cancerous lesion to malignant tumours. These changes are the result of the interaction between a person's genetic factors and three categories of external agents, including:

  • physical carcinogens, such as ultraviolet and ionizing radiation;
  • chemical carcinogens, such as asbestos, components of tobacco smoke, aflatoxin (a food contaminant) and arsenic (a drinking water contaminant); and
  • biological carcinogens, such as infections from certain viruses, bacteria or parasites.

WHO, through its cancer research agency, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), maintains a classification of cancer causing agents.

Ageing is another fundamental factor for the development of cancer. The incidence of cancer rises dramatically with age, most likely due to a build up of risks for specific cancers that increase with age. The overall risk accumulation is combined with the tendency for cellular repair mechanisms to be less effective as a person grows older.

                                                          Risk factors for cancers

Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are the main cancer risk factors worldwide. Chronic infections from hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and some types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are leading risk factors for cancer in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer, which is caused by HPV, is a leading cause of cancer death among women in low-income countries.

Modifying and avoiding risk factors

More than 30% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors, including:

  • tobacco use
  • being overweight or obese
  • unhealthy diet with low fruit and vegetable intake
  • lack of physical activity
  • alcohol use
  • sexually transmitted HPV-infection
  • urban air pollution
  • indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels.