It’s a bit of an awkward conversation and not a pleasant thing to talk about in certain crowds. . . .most crowds.
I wish it was something that could be more openly talked about.
Now, I find it more medical than anything else and talk about things a bit more freely . . . even things that I would never have discussed before.
I guess it’s hard for people to understand something that they don’t know about or something they don’t want to know about.
Research led by the American Cancer Society has shown rectal cancer incidence rates have been rising about 3% per year from 1974 to 2013 in adults aged 20 to 29.
This rise was also evident from 1980 to 2013 in adults aged 30 to 39.
In adults aged 40 to 54, rectal cancer rates have increased by 2% per year from the 1990s to 2013.
Every August Australians are reminded about the importance of maintaining good oral health as part of Dental Health Week.
Caring for teeth and gums may seem like an optional extra when faced with more pressing issues, but research reveals high levels of dental plaque consisting of oral bacterium (called ‘Fusobacterium nucleatum’) is associated with people dying up to 13 years earlier than expected.
Study participants who had the most plaque on the surface of their teeth and gums had an 80 percent increased risk of premature death.
Your body is lined with trillions of microbes that play an essential role in supporting the immune and digestive system.
Unfortunately, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can damage these gut cells, leading to a disruption in the absorption of nutrients and a weakening of the immune function.
“Imagine a roller coaster,” said Dr Peter Harvey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in a presentation he gave titled ‘After the Treatment Finishes – Then What?’
“Some of you will find this an exciting and thrilling image; others of you – like – me – will find it terrifying and beyond belief that anyone in their right mind would willingly subject themselves to the torment of being transported a high speed and with great discomfort in this manner.”