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How can aspirin help to cure cancer? #aspirin #and #breast #cancer


How can aspirin help to cure cancer?

Published Friday 4 September 2015 Published Fri 4 Sep 2015

A recent study, published in the journal Cell. suggests that aspirin could be effective in boosting the immune system in patients suffering from breast, skin and bowel cancer.

Cancer cells deceive the immune system to avoid being destroyed.

While researchers warn that the use of aspirin in the fight against cancer is still some way off, experiments on mice have proven encouraging.

Immunotherapy is growing in strength as a weapon against the disease, as research increasingly focuses on ways in which cancer apparently “tricks” the immune system into allowing it to develop.

One way in which cancer avoids the immune system is through “befriending” T cells, which seek out unwanted elements such as bacteria and viruses in the body’s fight against disease, but mysteriously, do not attack cancer cells.

In the 1990s, a molecule that Japanese scientists called “Programmed Death 1” (PD-1) was found on the surface of T cells. US researchers then found that cancer tumors often produced a matching molecule, “Programmed Death Ligand 1” (PDL-1). In this way, the cancer is able to “trick” the T cells into joining, instead of fighting it, thus circumventing the immune system.

This discovery led to the development of a group of drugs known as “immune checkpoint blockade therapies.”

Another way in which cancers appear to subvert the immune system involves prostaglandin 2 (PGE2). PGE2 normally causes inflammatory response and fever in bacterial and viral infections, but it has been known for some time to promote tumor growth in the gastrointestinal tract.

One theory is that the inflammatory process does not always end when it should. Chronic inflammation can eventually cause changes, such as the formation of new blood vessels and DNA mutations, which can give rise to tumors. Cells involved in certain types of inflammation have been found to produce secretions that promote tumors.

Reawakening the immune system

According to the team from the UK’s Francis Crick Institute, who carried out this project, PGE2 molecules “dampen down” the response of the immune system, which enables the cancer cells to “hide.” If PGE2 molecules can be destroyed, they say, the immune system will “reawaken,” find and kill the cancer cells.

Fast facts about cancer

  • The four main cancers in the US are: breast, lung, prostate and colorectal
  • There are around 1,658,370 new cancer cases expected in 2015
  • This year, there are expected to be 589,430 cancer deaths in the US.

PGE2 in the body is produced by Cyclooxygenase, known as COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. COX inhibitors are currently in the spotlight as a way to prevent the production of PGE2 in cancer patients. One way of inhibiting COX is through nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs ), such as aspirin.

This study found that certain types of cancer in mice were substantially slowed by combining aspirin or other COX inhibitors with immunotherapy.

Given the “conservation of signature” across mouse and human melanoma. plus the fact that COX inhibitors appear to reduce gastrointestinal and breast tumors as well as melanoma, the team is hopeful that aspirin and similar drugs can be effectively used alongside current immunotherapy treatments to tackle bowel, breast and skin cancer.

Citing a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. the American Cancer Society suggest that low-dose aspirin could also be useful in treating and preventing recurrence of esophageal, ovarian, stomach and prostate cancer.

Concerns that regular low-dose use of aspirin can increase the risk of cardiovascular problems or internal bleeding in cancer patients with gastrointestinal problems have not been definitively proven, according to the US National Cancer Institute.

As Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician, notes regarding the current research, “there is still some way to go [. ] but it’s an exciting finding that could offer a simple way to dramatically improve the response to treatment in a range of cancers.”

Last month, Medical News Today reported that the use of aspirin or NSAIDs may be linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

Cancer Research UK news release. accessed 4 September 2015 via EurekAlert.

Additional source: National Cancer Institute, No easy answers about whether aspirin lowers cancer risk. accessed 4 September 2015.

Additional source: American Cancer Society, Cancer facts and figures 2015. accessed 4 September 2015.

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Tattoo Artists Cover Breast Cancer Survivors – Scars With Beautiful Tattoos


Tattoo Artists Cover Breast Cancer Survivors Scars With Beautiful Tattoos

Mastectomies, or surgical removals of all or part of a breast, can be life-saving procedures for people suffering from or at risk of developing breast cancer, but the scars they leave behind can be both physical and psychological. For some women, tattooing their post-mastectomy breasts has become a powerful way to reclaim what was lost.

A website called P.Ink has helped tattoo artists connect with women who want to tattoo their mastectomy scars. One such tattoo artist, David Allen, had inspiring things to say about the process; What was clinical became beautiful again we turned sterile into sensual. We took back control.

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PSANJ: New Jersey Top Plastic Surgeons: Cosmetic Surgery New Brunswick, Princeton,

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If you re interested in aesthetic plastic surgery, our New Jersey offices are easily accessible from anywhere in the NY, NJ, CT tri-state area via car, bus, and train-lines. You can easily visit PSANJ from North Jersey, Central Jersey, South Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Staten Island or anywhere in the tri-state area and receive world-class care that only PSANJ can offer. With two convenient locations in New Brunswick and Princeton, NJ we welcome patients from all over the state including: Edison, East Brunswick, Manalapan, Marlboro, Piscataway, Somerset, and Flemington. Many patients have also come from Colts Neck, Freehold, Old Bridge, Sayreville, Hillsboro, Belle Mead, and more. No matter how you imagine yourself, or where you re coming from, Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey can help you reach your dreams.

About Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey:

PSANJ is one of New Jersey s leading cosmetic surgeon centers with two locations in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Princeton, New Jersey. Patients travel from all over the east coast to receive body contouring, breast enhancement surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, and men s cosmetic procedures at the hands of New Jersey s top surgeons.

In addition to the breast and the body, we also specialize in facial plastic surgery. The many procedures available for facial cosmetic surgery at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey include facelifts. brow lifts. eyelid lifts. nose job (rhinoplasty). lip injections. or laser skin rejuvenation. In recent years, requests for men s plastic surgery have increased. If you re a male interested in plastic surgery, we have developed a men s cosmetic surgery program that focuses on natural, conservative results with quick recovery times.

For less invasive, non-surgical procedures we offer many non-surgical options to improve your appearance and youthful image with natural looking results. Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey offers BOTOX Cosmetic. dermal fillers Juvederm for lip enhancements or to smooth out wrinkles, chemical peels. HydraFacial/microdermabrasion. and Juv derm Voluma TM .

Getting plastic surgery is a major decision that could have incredible life-changing results. We want you to look and feel your best, therefore we offer flexible financial options for patients that would like plastic surgery or a non-surgical skin care procedure. If you are interested in any of our services, please visit our before and after photo gallery or request a consultation today. Our New Brunswick office is located near Rutgers University or UMDNJ, with our second office located in the beautiful and historical Princeton, New Jersey. At PSANJ we are proud to be home to some of New Jersey s best plastic surgeons. We would love to see you at our offices in New Brunswick or Princeton, New Jersey. — Locations | Geo Sitemap

Cosmetic surgery offers us the chance to perform life-changing procedures for our patients – from breast reconstruction to breast implants, to tummy tucks and more. We use minimally invasive techniques that speed along recovery times and offer natural-looking results. At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we can help you imagine the possibilities. – Dr. Kevin Nini

At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey we value our patients’ personal goals when performing cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, mommy makeovers and more. Surgical artistry is all about precision and a commitment to perfecting the tiniest details. Visit us in New Brunswick or Princeton, New Jersey and experience our unparalleled results. – Dr. Philip Wey

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San Diego and La Jolla Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Before – After


San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Photo Gallery

We would like to welcome you to our before and after photo gallery. This gallery showcases the work of San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti.

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Breast Implants San Antonio – Plastic Surgeon Austin – Dr #breast



The Experience and Care YOU Deserve

From the moment you enter our doors, you know you are in good hands. Dr. Schaffer is frequently named one of the best plastic surgeons in San Antonio, in Texas, and in the country. He was named a “Texas Super Doctor” in the December 2013 issue of Texas Monthly . He will work with you one on one, giving you personal attention to ensure you get the results you want.

His warm, caring, and knowledgeable staff will put you at ease and make you feel at home. They will inform you about whatever procedure you choose. Dr. Schaffer works with you, answering all your questions in detail. He encourages you to bring a friend to your appointment to make sure you address all your concerns.

Total Care From a Respected Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

After your procedure, he personally follows up with you, paying attention to every detail. Dr. Schaffer believes that the after care is just as important as the surgery itself. So many clients are pleased with the results they get, they frequently come back for one of his many other procedures, such as breast augmentation (breast enlargement), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or face lift (cervicofacial rhytidectomy).

Dr. Schaffer is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He trained at Harvard Medical School and Yale Medical School, and found his love for plastic surgery while he studied under a Nobel Laureate Plastic Surgeon. Accepted into medical school at the age of 18, he has two decades of experience helping people look and feel their best.

Dr. Schaffer invites you to visit with him and experience the Schaffer Difference – personal attention by one of the top plastic surgeons in Texas and the country. Your journey into the world of cosmetic surgery can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!


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