Emmanuelle Gattuso – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this wonderful power of example of what a woman can accomplish when she puts her mind to a project. Thriving above her own personal experience with cancer, this powerhouse devotes her life to raising funds for one of Canada's major cancer centers, working diligently to Find a Cure, always believing that a day will come for our world that will be CANCER FREE.         WOMAN of … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Month ~ October

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop.     Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of each cell. Normally, the cells in our bodies replace themselves through an orderly process of cell growth: … [Read more...]

Melanoma – Watch for the Signs of Malignancy

Melanoma i/ˌmɛləˈnoʊmə/ (from Greek μέλας — melas, "dark") is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. They predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel, oral cavity and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers. However, it is … [Read more...]

Sulforaphane, the Cancer Warrior found in cruciferous vegetables

Sulforaphane is an organosulfur compound that exhibits anti-cancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties in experimental models. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbages. The enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing). Young sprouts of broccoli and cauliflower are particularly rich in glucoraphanin.  It is also found in Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, … [Read more...]

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