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May 30, 2017
The Cancer Diet: Preparing the Body to Fight Cancer

Have you heard the saying,” You are what you eat”? A lot of truth is in that statement, especially when fighting cancer. Cancer nutrition is all about choosing foods that fight cancer and avoiding foods that create cancer-friendly conditions.

Patients in our comprehensive cancer care program meet with our certified cancer nutritionist to establish a cancer diet that is rich in cancer-fighting vitamins, minerals and nutrients...

May 23, 2017
Comprehensive Cancer Program at NHWC

At Natural Horizons, we believe that effective cancer treatment involves more than addressing symptoms and tumors; we believe that physicians must also detect and eliminate the underlying cause(s) in order to better achieve a non-recurrent outcome.

Assessing each underlying cause of a patient’s cancer and eliminating each cause will make the body’s systems and biochemistry stronger and more effective at fighting the cancer.

Underlying causes...

May 16, 2017
Cancer Therapy & Asbestos Awareness – VA Cancer Specialists

For more than eighteen years, Natural Horizons has offered cancer therapy treatments on the east coast for several types of cancer such as, breast cancer, duodenal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, lymphomas, pancreatic cancer, oral cancer, testicular cancer and more.

When you research cancer treatments you quickly find that we are one of the top VA Cancer Specialists, if...

April 30, 2017
Hello Summer Sun! - Stay Away Skin Cancer!

Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV rays also reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. Indoor tanning (using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get tan) exposes users to UV radiation.

The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Daylight Saving Time (9 a.m...

March 19, 2017
April recognizes Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer forms in the testicles. Almost all testicular cancers start in the germ cells. The two main types of testicular germ cell tumors are seminomas and non-seminomas. Non-seminomas tend to grow and spread more quickly than seminomas, which are more sensitive to radiation. Health history, including having had an undescended testicle, can affect a man’s risk of testicular cancer. Our integrative approach to cancer treatment VA, has proven to help...

March 19, 2017
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 21,000 men and 9,000 women in the United States annually receive oral cancer diagnoses. In 2013, there were 41,380 new cases of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in the U.S., resulting in 7,890 deaths, per the NCI.

Oral cancer can be found in the mouth and/or throat- with most of these cancers beginning on the surfaces of the mouth, tongue and lips. Some of the risk factors for...

March 12, 2017
Millennial's Colon Cancer Risk

Recent studies by the American Cancer Society have determined that colon and rectal cancer rates are rising fast for Americans under 55 years of age. If you were born in 1990, you are twice more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and four times more likely to be diagnosed with rectal cancer. 

Due to routine screening not generally being done until after the age of 50, the younger generation is being diagnosed with colon cancer in more advanced...

February 24, 2017
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates spread colon cancer awareness. They do this by wearing blue, holding fundraising and/or education events. Advocates also spread awareness by talking to friends and family about the importance of colon...

February 14, 2017
Integrative Cancer Program Gets a Raw Food Boost

Natural Horizons is so happy to introduce you to Luzy Perez, raw food chef, advocate and certified health educator. Luzy supports patients in the integrative cancer program to make life-enhancing changes in their diet by preparing raw lunches, green juices and other take home items.

Luzy Perez has become one of Northern Virginia's popular advisors on eating raw thanks to her easy, inspiring recipes and realistic approach. By...

February 09, 2017
Weight Gain and Breast Cancer Risk

Certain amounts of weight gain can directly impact your chances of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. This direct link of weight gain and breast cancer is specific to women in their middle age (between 40 – 50 years old). According to a new study in the International Journal of Cancer, women who start putting on a couple of pounds each year and fall between the ages of 40 to 50 years old are at a higher risk of contracting breast cancer before age...

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