Cancer Prevention Tips Portland 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.

Michael Eamon O'Dwyer, MD
Portland, OR
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Galway, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Galway
Graduation Year: 1990

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Brandon Matthew Hayes-LaTtin
(503) 494-8534
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Hematology / Oncology

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Linda Claudette Stork
(503) 494-0829
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Kathryn E Richert-Boe, MD
(503) 273-5015
3530 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Med Ctr, Sch Of Med, Kansas C
Graduation Year: 1974

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Guang Fan
(503) 494-8276
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Hematology

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Saunders Charles Hsu, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Tyson Vetto
(503) 494-5501
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Katalin Kelemen
(503) 494-8014
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Hematology

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Lawrence Joseph Wolff, MD
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1964

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Harper Davis Pearse, MD
(503) 494-8759
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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