Almost half of cancer patients in the US deplete entire life assets by second year of treatment – World Socialist Web Site

The US adored bankrupting folks over health , staying alive is a competitive

sport ..

A recent study in the American Journal of Medicine found large decreases of net worth among those with worsening as well as improving cancer status.
— Read on www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/31/canc-j31.html

Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex – MedicineNet

An addict of oral sex never considers the horrific side effects possible.

A non gender specific medical condition, though the female is not mentioned

other than being at fault .

It’s a reality check more folks need be aware of ..

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Blessings & Peace ,

Doña Luna

Hollywood star Michael Douglas says oral sex caused his recent bout with throat cancer.
— Read on www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp

Thymoquinone-induced oxidative stress targets highly aggressive prostate cancers, researchers find — ScienceDaily

Researchers have demonstrated that thymoquinone (TQ) a major component of black seed oil (Nigella sativa) can suppress the growth of several aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines, in vitro. Although previous studies have shown the anti-proliferative effects of TQ in different types of cancers, the molecular mechanism of this effect of TQ had not been delineated.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100601162256.htm

A standardized herbal extract mitigates tumor inflammation and augments chemotherapy effect of docetaxel in prostate cancer | Scientific Reports

Activation of the NFκB pathway is often associated with advanced cancer and has thus been regarded as a rational therapeutic target. Wedelia chinensis is rich in luteolin, apigenin, and wedelolactone that act synergistically to suppress androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer. Interestingly, our evaluation of a standardized Wedelia chinensis herbal extract (WCE) concluded its efficacy on hormone-refractory prostate cancer through systemic mechanisms. Oral administration of WCE significantly attenuated tumor growth and metastasis in orthotopic PC-3 and DU145 xenografts. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis of these tumors revealed that WCE suppressed the expression of IKKα/β phosphorylation and downstream cytokines/chemokines, e.g., IL6, CXCL1, and CXCL8. Through restraining the cytokines expression, WCE reduced tumor-elicited infiltration of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and endothelial cells into the tumors, therefore inhibiting angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis. In MDSCs, WCE also reduced STAT3 activation, downregulated S100A8 expression and prevented their expansion. Use of WCE in combination with docetaxel significantly suppressed docetaxel-induced NFκB activation, boosted the therapeutic effect and reduced the systemic toxicity caused by docetaxel monotherapy. These data suggest that a standardized preparation of Wedelia chinensis extract improved prostate cancer therapy through immunomodulation and has potential application as an adjuvant agent for castration-resistant prostate cancer.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15934-0

A Review of the Potential of Phytochemicals from Prunus africana (Hook f.) Kalkman Stem Bark for Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy of Prostate Cancer

A Review of the Potential of Phytochemicals from Prunus africana (Hook f.) Kalkman Stem Bark for Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy of Prostate Cancer
— Read on www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2017/3014019/