Tag Archives: Cancer

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

In recent years, many Americans have embraced vitamin D and fish oil pills, their enthusiasm fueled by a steady trickle of suggestive research studies linking higher levels of vitamin D with lower rates of cancer and other ills, and fish consumption with reduced heart disease. Now a large and rigorous government-funded randomized trial — the… Read More »

'Early detection saved my life' – Testicular cancer survivor Les Reilly on why all men should check themselves

Les Reilly who had testicular cancer, in his garden near Ballbriggan. Picture: Tony Gavin Les Reilly is now cancer free and thanks his regular checks. Photo: Tony Gavin ‘Early detection saved my life’ – Testicular cancer survivor Les Reilly on why all men should check themselves Independent.ie Men are notorious for neglecting their health so… Read More »

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »