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What is Smilax glabra? Does it work against cancer?

What is Smilax glabra? Does it work against cancer? Smilax glabra is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Smilax has not been shown to treat or prevent cancer. Lab studies show that this plant has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. However, clinical studies have not been conducted and it is not known if the same effects would occur in humans. Anticancer effects of Smilax glabra may be due to its ability to induce apoptosis which is a type of cell death. The process of apoptosis may be blocked in cancer cells. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out our home

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What are the risks of a diet rich in soy?

What are the risks of a diet rich in soy? There is data that if women with invasive breast cancer supplemented their diet with soy. That this can stimulate over-expression means turning on the genes that could cause of breast cancer genes which means that it can turn on those genes in patients with invasive breast cancer. Preclinical findings indicate that soy consumption may increase metastasis; The spread of cancer cells from the place where they first formed to another part of the body. While in cancers that occur in men, like prostate cancer, it was found that soy actually

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What are the cancer-preventing benefits of soy?

What are the cancer-preventing benefits of soy? Soy is found in foods such as tofu, miso, soy sauce, and tempeh. Soy contains large amounts of substances known as isoflavones that help treat hot flashes. Isoflavones can also help prevent cancer. Soy may reduce the risk of prostate cancer although a high intake of soy was associated with an increased risk of death. Soy may also reduce the risk of lung and endometrial cancers but might increase the risk of bladder cancer. Soy may also prolong survival breast cancer recurrence regardless of tamoxifen use. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out

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What is Sophora flavescens? Does it work against cancer?

What is Sophora flavescens? Does it work against cancer? Sophora flavescens which in Chinese means “bitter root,” is an herb used in traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of symptoms, with claimed effects on the liver, intestinal tract, and skin. Lab and animal studies have shown that some compounds can kill cancer cells but has not been studied for cancer prevention or treatment in humans. Sophora may act like estrogen in the body. Patients with hormone-sensitive cancer should avoid this product. Matrine, an alkaloid present in Sophora, demonstrated anticancer effects against liver, breast, pancreatic, myeloma, and gastric cancer cell lines. Email us at

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Why do women need to be careful when eating a soy-rich diet?

Why do women need to be careful when eating a soy-rich diet? If women have breast cancer and are being treated with tamoxifen: Animal studies suggest that the active compound may antagonize the effects of tamoxifen on estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells. Clinical relevance has yet to be determined. If women have breast cancer and are being treated with Aromatase inhibitors: Geinstein is an isoflavone found in soy change the breast cancer- aromatase expression and activity, in a test tube, suggesting that soy-based supplements may affect the efficacy of aromatase inhibitors used in breast cancer treatment. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out

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What is Squalamine and is it effective against cancer?

What is Squalamine and is it effective against cancer? Squalamine is a steroid compound that has anticancer effects but definitive evidence is lacking. Squalamine is a compound derived from dogfish shark tissues. Squalamine has been shown to block the growth of new blood vessels in laboratory studies. Clinical studies have shown that the injectable form of squalamine is safe in patients with solid tumors, but it is not known if it can treat cancer. Squalamine was also shown to inhibit growth factors in endothelial cells and has been studied in cancer. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out our home

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