Cancer Prevention Tips Beaverton OR

Eating red meat increases cancer risk. Why is red meat so bad? Recent research revealed at least part of the answer as chronic inflammation. Read on to find out more information on the connection between red meat and cancer.

Samuel A Shelanski, MD
(503) 228-6509
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 740
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1995

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Steven Kysung Seung, MD
(503) 215-6029
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jana Marie Reddoch, MD
(503) 297-8700
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 416
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jay Christopher Andersen, MD
(503) 297-7403
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 740
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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David Endicott Gannett, MD
(503) 215-6844
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1992

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David E Gannett
(503) 216-2195
9205 Sw Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Nancy S Crumpacker, MD
(503) 292-1035
6800 SW Canyon Dr
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Anupama Kurup
(503) 216-6300
9155 Sw Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Stacy Kay Lewis, MD
(503) 203-1000
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 533
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1988

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Allen L Mundal, MD
(503) 226-0123
9860 SW Regal Dr
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or
Graduation Year: 1941

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Connection Between Red Meat and Cancer

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By Beth Bence Reinke

Yet another study—this one including more than half a million people—confirms what our docs have been warning us about: Eating red meat increases cancer risk. So we can’t help but wonder, Why is red meat so bad? Recent research revealed at least part of the answer as chronic inflammation. Scientists discovered that red meat introduces a certain sugar molecule that the body doesn’t recognize, therefore causing an inflammatory immune response. This response leads to chronic inflammation—a known risk factor for cancer. But there is good news: As the inflammation goes down, so does the risk. Speaking of chronic inflammation, instead of using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to reduce it, simply reach in your spice cabinet. According to Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, professor of cancer medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, natural anti-inflammatories like curcumin (found in turmeric and curry powder) are effective against chronic inflammation without the side effects of prescription or OTC drugs. Aggarwal recommends taking 500 mg of curcumin a day.
—Beth Bence Reinke

Author: Beth Bence Reinke

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