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The Gluten-Free Diet and Cardiovascular Risk?

Why is it imperative that people diagnosed with Celiac Disease avoid all gluten? One key reason – eating gluten foods multiples their risk of serious heart disease. For celiac sufferers any food with gluten produces severe intestinal inflammation and, in turn, antibodies that disable enzymes throughout the vascular system (transglutaminase). This chain of events causes […]

Posted: 05/22/2017 | read the full post

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.  Though family history can increase one’s risk of colon cancer, the majority of people who are diagnosed have no family history of the disease.  Here are steps […]

Posted: 03/09/2017 | read the full post

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Caring For Your Heart

What’s more likely to cause mortality in older breast cancer patients — breast cancer itself or heart disease? The assumption might be that breast cancer itself is the more likely culprit. But that’s not correct. It turns out that older breast cancer patients are more likely to die from heart disease than from their cancers! […]

Posted: 02/16/2017 | read the full post

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To Soy or Not to Soy for Breast Cancer Patients?

New soy research may be causing unnecessary worry among breast cancer patients – for example, even hesitating to eat tofu at their next meal.   It had seemed that questions of whether phytoestrogens — a plant chemical that can sometimes have estrogen-like effects — in soy might stimulate breast cancer growth had been resolved. Over […]

Posted: 02/13/2017 | read the full post

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Preventing Melanoma: Not Just a Summertime Thing

Melanoma, is one cancer we usually associate with summer habits: sunbathing and beach time with inadequate sunscreen, playing day-long golf without a hat, sun exposure and burns from hours spent gardening, or even if not outside, becoming a tanning booth fan. But a recent study shows that some activities that raise melanoma risks can occur […]

Posted: 02/03/2017 | read the full post

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The Block Center

Founded over 30 years ago, the Block Center is one of the world’s leading cancer treatment facilities. An outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of the entire range of cancers, we are dedicated to providing a caring and healing environment.

Our individualized programs are designed to give you, the patient, the best opportunity to live better and to improve the overall quality of your life while you undergo treatment.

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