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.

Shiv R Khandelwal
(434) 924-0000
Lee St
Charlottesville, VA
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Radiation Oncology

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William Wangerin Grosh, MD
(434) 924-1904
3 Hospital Drive,
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Heather Campbell Fraser, MD
PO Box 800716
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter Edmund Waldron, MD
(434) 924-5105
1221 Lee Street Fl2,
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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Pedro Antonio De Alarcon, MD
University Of Va Childrens
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bruce J Hillman, MD
(434) 982-0211
PO Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Tyvin A Ric, MD
(434) 924-5564
PO Box 800383
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peyton Troy Taylor, MD
(434) 924-9933
U Of Va Hlth Sciences Ctr
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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Christiana M Brenin, MD
(434) 296-7403
470 Birdwood Dr
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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