Cancer Prevention Tips Charlottesville VA

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.

John Jos Densmore, MD
(434) 924-9333
PO Box 800716
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1995

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Charles Thatcher Thornsvard, MD
(434) 243-4500
310 Old Ivy Way
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1969

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Christopher Y Thomas
(434) 924-0000
Lee St
Charlottesville, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Peyton Troy Taylor, MD
(434) 924-9933
PO Box 800712
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1968

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Paul W Read
(434) 924-0000
Lee St
Charlottesville, VA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Christopher Y Thomas, MD
(434) 243-6356
PO Box 800716
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kelly Woods Mercer, MD
(434) 924-0431
PO Box 800747
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 2000

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Tyvin Andrew Rich, MD
(434) 243-6517
2871 Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1973

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Paul Wm Read, MD
(434) 924-5191
2871 Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kendra L Kubiak, MD
(434) 982-4186
PO Box 800716
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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