• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Turmeric and cancer

February 1, 2019

a small wooden bowl of ground turmeric and some whole turmeric root on a rough wooden surfaceCurcumin: Can it slow cancer growth?
Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, which means it may decrease swelling and inflammation. It's being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus Mayo Clinic oncologist.

Breast implants and cancer: Is there a connection? 
The Food and Drug Administration has identified a possible association between breast implants and the development of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, an uncommon cancer of the immune system. Any association between breast implants and cancer is concerning. Still it's important to keep the potential risk in perspective. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.

Cancer treatment decisions: 5 steps to help you decide 
A cancer diagnosis may make you feel overwhelmed and helpless. Being involved in decisions about your treatment plan may give you peace of mind. Here are five steps to guide you in becoming a partner with your health care provider in decisions about your cancer treatment.

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