How can you assess your risk for cancer and protect your loved ones?

Ocean Robbins, a friend of Kampung Senang, kindly shared this link.

As the below picture is a screenshot of an email to Joyce, the links will not work, but here they are:

Here is the link to The 42 second quiz.

Here is the link to The Food Revolution Network.

 

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Healing Workshops with Leigh Ann Phillips

Photo courtesy of Leigh Ann Phillips

Photo courtesy of Leigh Ann Phillips

Healing workshops will be conducted by Sound Healer, Leigh Ann Phillips, from America. Through Sound and Crystal bowls, she creates an extraordinary healing space to rejuvenate and reconnect to our deepest intelligent and inner child. Sound healing helps to release our stress and tensions, so as to improve the quality of life.

Leigh Ann is also an award-winning singer, song writer, and sound healing educator. Through development of Brain wave entertainment, allowing people to release emotional blocks. She merges sound and music to assist people in leading more healthy and fulfilling lives. Her inner call to help others has taken her all over the world over the last 5 years.

Read an article about Leigh Ann from Sage Magazine.

Register here.

 

 

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Can cancer be prevented?

“Many cancers develop because of lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol or eating too much fat (especially animal fat). Others are caused by factors in the environment such as sunlight, radiation and some industrial chemicals. By leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding certain risk factors, about one-third of all cancers can be prevented from occurring.”

Source:  Health Promotion Board. (2015) What is cancer. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from http://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/2354

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Singapore total deaths by broad causes

As can be seen from the statistics below, neoplasms (cancer) and cardiovascular disease have increased considerably since 1950.

Year Tuberculosis Other Communicable Diseases Neoplasms Cardiovascular Diseases External Causes of deaths Disease of Early Infancy Other Causes of Deaths Total
1950 12.0% 32.5% 2.8% 6.3% 4.0% 7.2% 35.3% 100%
1955 9.1% 21.7% 6.5% 8.5% 4.9% 11.1% 38.3% 100%
1960 6.3% 18.7% 10.4% 10.6% 5.0% 11.2% 37.8% 100%
1965 6.2% 12.6% 13.9% 13.7% 6.5% 9.9% 37.2% 100%
1970 4.2% 12.7% 15.1% 27.0% 7.9% 5.9% 27.1% 100%
1975 3.7% 11.7% 18.5% 29.4% 4.1% 3.5% 29.0% 100%
1980 1.8% 11.4% 21.0% 34.4% 7.2% 3.3% 20.9% 100%
1985 1.3% 11.6% 22.0% 34.8% 8.1% 2.5% 19.7% 100%
1990 0.8% 10.3% 23.9% 37.1% 7.3% 2.2% 18.4% 100%
1995 0.8% 14.3% 25.2% 35.7% 7.1% 1.3% 15.6% 100%
2000 0.6% 13.9% 27.0% 36.6% 7.2% 0.8% 13.8% 100%
2005 0.4% 17.9% 26.5% 33.3% 6.3% 0.7% 15.1% 100%
2006 0.4% 15.3% 28.8% 33.2% 6.3% 0.7% 15.4% 100%
2007 0.5% 16.1% 27.7% 34.0% 6.0% 0.5% 15.2% 100%
2008 0.5% 15.3% 29.3% 33.6% 5.8% 0.6% 14.9% 100%
2009 0.4% 16.8% 29.3% 32.8% 5.7% 0.6% 14.3% 100%
2010 0.4% 17.2% 28.8% 33.0% 5.5% 0.5% 14.5% 100%
2011 0.4% 17.7% 30.4% 31.7% 4.6% 0.5% 14.6% 100%
2012 0.4% 18.0% 30.6% 31.1% 5.6% 0.5% 13.9% 100%
2013 0.3% 19.7% 30.9% 30.4% 4.9% 0.5% 13.3% 100%

Source:  Ministry of Health. (2015) Total Deaths by Broad Cases | Ministry of Health. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/Health_Facts_Singapore/Principal_Causes_of_Death.html

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Principal causes of death in Singapore

2012 2013 2014
Total No. of Deaths 18,481 18,938 19,393
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer 30.1 30.5 29.4
2. Pneumonia
16.8 18.5 19.0
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 16.1 15.5 16.0
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke) 9.3 8.9 8.4
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality 5.6 4.9 4.7
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 2.8 3.1 3.6
7. Urinary tract infection
2.4 2.6 2.6
8. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
2.4 2.4 2.0
9. Other heart diseases 1.9 2.0 1.9
10. Chronic obstructive lung disease 2.1 1.6 1.8

 

Source: Ministry of Health. (2015) Principal Causes of Death | Ministry of Health. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/Health_Facts_Singapore/Principal_Causes_of_Death.html

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Turning words into actions: Compassion

noun
1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Source:  compassion. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/compassion

 

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What is Wellness?

noun
1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
wellness. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wellness

 

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What is Cancer?

Cancer
noun
1. Pathology

a) a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, especially originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
b) any disease characterized by such growths.

Malignant
adjective
Pathology

  1. tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
    (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.

Epithelium
noun, plural epitheliums, epithelia
Biology  

  1. any animal tissue that covers a surface, or lines a cavity or the like, and that, in addition, performs any of various secretory, transporting, or regulatory functions.

Metastasize
verb (used without object), metastasized, metastasizing

  1. Pathology.  (of malignant cells or disease-producing organisms) to spread to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces.
Pathology
noun, plural pathologies
  1. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases.
  2. the conditions and processes of a disease.
  3. any deviation from a healthy, normal, or efficient condition.

Sources:
cancer. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cancer
malignant. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/malignant
epithelium. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epithelium
metastasize. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/metastasize
pathology. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pathology

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