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Researchers Identify which prostate cancers are lethal before surgery.

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Researchers report a new analytical method to improve the detention of lethal prostate cancer. Based upon a small scale biopsy sample the method promises more accurately identifying men who need surgery from those who do not. Despite the large number of yearly prostate cancer cases 98.6% will be alive 5 years following diagnosis according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though it may not be lethal many men die because it is so common.

Researchers carried out a pilot study testing a new way of pinpointing the minority of patients who have aggressive prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis which usually determines whether or not they will have surgery. Results were encouraging. Current procedures use a diagnostic biopsy. in which a needle is inserted into the organ at various locations, sometimes guide4d bu MRI and ultrasound.  The new method to augment pre-surgery results uses advanced genomic tools to analyze what doctors call “biopsy cores” .  In standard diagnostic biopsies. the tissue collected in these cones, usually a dozen, is examined and assigned an overall grade called a Gleason score, based on changes in glandular architecture.core of 6 or lower is usually interpreted as a cancer that is slow growing or “indolent.” However, some men with borderline Gleason scores undergo surgery and are found to have aggressive cancers. At other times men with high Geason scores may be found to have indolent cancers when surgery is performed.

If You Buy at Amazon Please Help My Cancer Foundation.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Carl O Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation. At other times they also donate to the foundation. It does not cost you anything but benefits my foundation. The same merchandise is on Amazon Smile as on Amazon. Thank you. 

Researchers report Antibiotics in World Rivers Exceed Safe Limits up to 300 times.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019



In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in Helsinki on May 27 and 28 researchers reported on levels of antibiotics in the worlds rivers which was a first for this type of study. They compared the assessed levels in rivers with established safe levels  by the AMR Industry Alliance , which depending upon the antibiotic may range from 20 to 32,000ng/l.

Researchers reported that concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed safe’ levels by up to 300 times. They assessed for 14 commonly used antibiotics in rivers in 72 countries in six continents and found antibiotics at 65% of the sites monitored. The most prevalent antibiotic was trimethoprim, used to treat urinary track infections, which was found at 307 of the 711 sites.   In the River Thames and one of its tributaries in London, the researchers found a total antibiotic concentration of 233 nanograms per litre (ng/l), whereas in Bangladesh the concentration was 170 times higher. Ciproflaxacin, used to treat bacterial infections, most frequently exceeded safe levels, surpassing the safety levels in 51 places. Metronidazole, also used to treat bacterial infections including skin and mouth infections, exceeded safe levels by the biggest margin, with concentrations at one site in Bangladesh 300 times greater than the ‘safe’ level.

The ‘safe’ limits were most frequently exceeded in Asia and Africa, but sites in Europe, North America and South America also had elevated levels showing that antibiotic contamination is a “global problem.” Sites where antibiotics exceeded ‘safe’ levels by the greatest degree were in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigeria.  A site in Austria was ranked the highest of the European sites monitored. Researchers found that high-risk sites were often near wastewater treatment systems, waste or sewage dumps and in some areas of political turmoil






Dr Carl O Helvie Interviewed on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne on NBC

Friday, February 15th, 2019

I was on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne on NBC earlier this week and again today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss my cancer journey and preventing cancer. A link to the show is below. My hostess was 96 years young. I am the 2nd and 4th segments of 4 segments. You should enjoy all of the half hour programl as it is very interesting.                                    

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Latest Newspaper Ad on Holistic Health Show and Lung Cancer Book.

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

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Carl Helvie Podcast Interview on Cancer Prevention with Nicole Bent

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Nichol Bent Interviewed Dr Carl O Helvie on his latest book Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A holistic approach on her podcast Oh Hell No Podcast. A link to the interview follows.

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Reducing Your Cancer Risk book Published in La Maison

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

A review of  my latest book Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A holistic approach was published i Frehch in LaMaison du 21e Diele Magazine by Andre Fauteux, Editor?Publisher. A link to the article follows;

Reducing Your Cancer Risk Reviewed on the Small Press Bookwatch

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

In the June, 2018 issue of the online Health/Medical Book Shelf, Small Press Bookwatch, James A Cox, Editor in Chief, Midwest Book Review reviewed Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A holistic approach. The review can be read from the following link. 

Reducing Your Cancer Risk review in International SPA Association Journal

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018



A Review of Reducing Your Cancer Risk was published in the June issue of Pulse of the International SPA Association by Kelly Heitz. A link to the article follows. Click on it to enlarge and move around for reading.   :