Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
A Presentation at North American Vegetarian  Summerfest 7/2011                  Stephan Esser MD                 www.esser...
Women’s Cancers       aPrimer and Review           Stephan Esser USPTA, MD             www.esserhealth.com
Goals• Review definitions and tenets• Overview of the Statistics• Visit the classroom: anatomy,  physiology• Brief review ...
NOT Goals• Personal recommendations for  screening or treatment• Updates on surgical techniques• Intro to alternative trea...
What this is!• The beginning…….not the end• Incomplete…..• More questions than answers
Definition– Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally,  crab; akin to Greek karkinos crab– a northern zodiacal cons...
“Cancer is a term used for diseases in     which abnormal cells divide   without control and are able to        invade oth...
Levels of the Organism•   Atomic: Oxygen•   Molecular: DNA•   Organelle: Nucleus of the cell•   Cellular: Cell•   Tissue: ...
Cell Cycle             G1: Growth and             function             S: DNA Replication             G2: Preparation     ...
Cancer Growth
Cell Cycle             G1: Growth and             function             S: DNA Replication             G2: Preparation     ...
Cancer Operatives• 1: Failure to slow/block abnormal growth• 2: Acceleration of growth (ie: to an abnormal  level)
Cancer Subtypes• Carcinoma: skin or tissues that line/cover  internal organs• Sarcoma: begin in bone, cartilage, fat, musc...
Valuable Terminology• Staging: evaluates the extent of a  persons cancer• Grading: how abnormal a tumor  looks under a mic...
What we know!• Cancer is an abnormal state of the cell• It is often caused by dysfunction in the cell  cycle• Overgrowth/i...
Basic Epidemiology
Women’s Cancers• Breast Cancer• Gynecologic Cancers  – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer  – Cervical Cancer  – Ovarian Cancer
Mortality Statistics 2006-2007
Cancer deaths per year
Cancer RiskTotal1:3    Breast 1:8         Uterus 1:37                 Cervix 1:117
In Review• Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death• Breast Cancer is the leading female cancer• Cancer mortality:  – Brea...
Reactions• Fear• Anxiety             • Educate            • Empower            • Motivate
Perspective
90                                                                                                         77.3           ...
Per 100,000 Population   200                               150            130.0                                      101.5...
Mini- Med School
Breast
Breast
Breast Anatomy
Breast Physiology
Breast Physiology
Lum                    Skin Dimpling               Change in colorp                                                    or ...
Uterus
Basic Anatomy
Uterine Physiology• Complex• Multi System• Punctuated  – Puberty  – Menses  – Pregnancy  – Menopause• Hormone Sensitive
Cervical Cancer Progression
Basic Anatomy
The Power of Hormones• Glands and hormonal response                                Organ or gland: adrenals,              ...
In Review• Cancer is more common in hormonally  responsive tissues• The relationship is a complex, multi-factorial  one• B...
Transition
Risk Factors• Non-Modifiable  Modifiable• Modifiable
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Risk
Uterine Cancer Risk
Uterine Cancer
Cervical Cancer• Non-Modifiable Risk:  – Family History  – Personal History  – Age>30
Cervical Cancer
The Big Picture
Toxins   Dietary      Habits               Cancer       GeneticsChronic  Stress                        Sedentary       Agi...
Toxins          Dietary             HabitsChronic                      Cancer      Genetics     Stress               Aging...
Dietary           Toxins        Habits                 Cancer                GeneticsChronic Stress                       ...
What can we do?     Clean        Toxins         Food            Health             SleepEmotional   Poise                 ...
Unified Hypothesis
“Inflammation is a critical component of tumorprogression. It is now becoming clear that the tumormicroenvironment, which ...
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Risk
Uterine Cancer Risk
Uterine Cancer
Cervical Cancer• Modifiable Risks:  – Sexual Habits  – Human Papilloma Virus  – Tobacco  – Impaired Immunity: HIV  – Diet ...
Cardiovascular                             Disease                      Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure,.                  ...
Conclusions• Cancer is a significant cause of death and  disability in America today• Cancer is directly related to inappr...
Conclusions• An environment of inflammation appears to  foster cancer growth and proliferation• Reducing systemic and loca...
7 CLASSIC TENETS•   Clean Air•   Clean Water•   Emotional Poise•   Exercise•   Healthy Food•   Sleep•   Sunlight
This is such a great thing, it should spread like wildfire. It offers       great hope for people, and a wide variety of c...
Thank
Enjoy more powerpoints and   educational resources at    www.esserhealth.com
Women's cancers navs 2011
Women's cancers navs 2011
Women's cancers navs 2011
Women's cancers navs 2011
Women's cancers navs 2011
Women's cancers navs 2011
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Women's cancers navs 2011

2,002 views

Published on

Published in: Health & Medicine
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Women's cancers navs 2011

  1. 1. A Presentation at North American Vegetarian Summerfest 7/2011 Stephan Esser MD www.esserhealth.com
  2. 2. Women’s Cancers aPrimer and Review Stephan Esser USPTA, MD www.esserhealth.com
  3. 3. Goals• Review definitions and tenets• Overview of the Statistics• Visit the classroom: anatomy, physiology• Brief review of each common cancer• Propose some models for cause• Discuss opportunities for prevention
  4. 4. NOT Goals• Personal recommendations for screening or treatment• Updates on surgical techniques• Intro to alternative treatments
  5. 5. What this is!• The beginning…….not the end• Incomplete…..• More questions than answers
  6. 6. Definition– Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, crab; akin to Greek karkinos crab– a northern zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Leo b (1) : the fourth sign of the zodiac in astrology– A malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systematically by metastasis– Something evil or malignant that spreads destructively
  7. 7. “Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues.”
  8. 8. Levels of the Organism• Atomic: Oxygen• Molecular: DNA• Organelle: Nucleus of the cell• Cellular: Cell• Tissue: Cells function together• Organ: multiple Tissues work together• Organ System: respiratory, circulatory etc.• Organism: Human Being
  9. 9. Cell Cycle G1: Growth and function S: DNA Replication G2: Preparation M: Mitosis
  10. 10. Cancer Growth
  11. 11. Cell Cycle G1: Growth and function S: DNA Replication G2: Preparation M: Mitosis
  12. 12. Cancer Operatives• 1: Failure to slow/block abnormal growth• 2: Acceleration of growth (ie: to an abnormal level)
  13. 13. Cancer Subtypes• Carcinoma: skin or tissues that line/cover internal organs• Sarcoma: begin in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle blood vessels or other connective tissues• Leukemia: blood forming tissue. Eg: bone marrow• Lymphoma/Myeloma: cells of the immune system• Central Nervous System: in the brain and spinal cord
  14. 14. Valuable Terminology• Staging: evaluates the extent of a persons cancer• Grading: how abnormal a tumor looks under a microscope
  15. 15. What we know!• Cancer is an abnormal state of the cell• It is often caused by dysfunction in the cell cycle• Overgrowth/inappropriate growth at the cellular level = dysfunction at the tissue/organ = dysfunction at the organism level
  16. 16. Basic Epidemiology
  17. 17. Women’s Cancers• Breast Cancer• Gynecologic Cancers – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer – Cervical Cancer – Ovarian Cancer
  18. 18. Mortality Statistics 2006-2007
  19. 19. Cancer deaths per year
  20. 20. Cancer RiskTotal1:3 Breast 1:8 Uterus 1:37 Cervix 1:117
  21. 21. In Review• Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death• Breast Cancer is the leading female cancer• Cancer mortality: – Breast Cancer ≈ unchanged – Uterine Cancer < 1930 – Ovarian Cancer ≈ unchanged – Cervical Cancer < 1930• Cancer risk is quite significant
  22. 22. Reactions• Fear• Anxiety • Educate • Empower • Motivate
  23. 23. Perspective
  24. 24. 90 77.3 80 70.8 65.4 64.6 Percent of Population 70 60 53.2 54.1 50 38.8 38.4 40 30 24.4 16.2 20 12.2 6.6 10 0 20-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+ Men WomenPrevalence of high blood pressure in Adults age 20 andolder, by age and sex (NHANES: 2003-2006). Source: NCHSand NHLBI.
  25. 25. Per 100,000 Population 200 150 130.0 101.5 100 57.0 41.1 41.1 39.0 50 31.6 22.9 0 Coronary Heart Stroke Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Disease White Females Black FemalesAge-adjusted death rates for CHD, stroke, lung and breastfor white and black females (United States: 2006).Source: NCHS.
  26. 26. Mini- Med School
  27. 27. Breast
  28. 28. Breast
  29. 29. Breast Anatomy
  30. 30. Breast Physiology
  31. 31. Breast Physiology
  32. 32. Lum Skin Dimpling Change in colorp or texture Change in how the Clear or bloody fluid nipple looks: like that leaks out of the nipple pulling in nipple
  33. 33. Uterus
  34. 34. Basic Anatomy
  35. 35. Uterine Physiology• Complex• Multi System• Punctuated – Puberty – Menses – Pregnancy – Menopause• Hormone Sensitive
  36. 36. Cervical Cancer Progression
  37. 37. Basic Anatomy
  38. 38. The Power of Hormones• Glands and hormonal response Organ or gland: adrenals, thyroid, pituitary etc. Gland: Breast Ducts, ovarian tissue, endometrium etc.
  39. 39. In Review• Cancer is more common in hormonally responsive tissues• The relationship is a complex, multi-factorial one• Breast Cancer and Uterine/Cervical Cancer are easier to diagnose• Ovarian Cancer may be a silent killer
  40. 40. Transition
  41. 41. Risk Factors• Non-Modifiable Modifiable• Modifiable
  42. 42. Breast Cancer
  43. 43. Breast Cancer Risk
  44. 44. Uterine Cancer Risk
  45. 45. Uterine Cancer
  46. 46. Cervical Cancer• Non-Modifiable Risk: – Family History – Personal History – Age>30
  47. 47. Cervical Cancer
  48. 48. The Big Picture
  49. 49. Toxins Dietary Habits Cancer GeneticsChronic Stress Sedentary Aging Lifestyles Population
  50. 50. Toxins Dietary HabitsChronic Cancer Genetics Stress Aging Sedentary Population Lifestyles
  51. 51. Dietary Toxins Habits Cancer GeneticsChronic Stress Sedentary Lifestyles Aging Population
  52. 52. What can we do? Clean Toxins Food Health SleepEmotional Poise Exercise Clean Water
  53. 53. Unified Hypothesis
  54. 54. “Inflammation is a critical component of tumorprogression. It is now becoming clear that the tumormicroenvironment, which is largely orchestrated by inflammatory cells, is an indispensable part of the neoplastic process.”
  55. 55. Breast Cancer
  56. 56. Breast Cancer Risk
  57. 57. Uterine Cancer Risk
  58. 58. Uterine Cancer
  59. 59. Cervical Cancer• Modifiable Risks: – Sexual Habits – Human Papilloma Virus – Tobacco – Impaired Immunity: HIV – Diet – OCPs – Toxins: DES, etc.
  60. 60. Cardiovascular Disease Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure,. CVD, Cardiomyopathy, StrokeNeurologic Auto-Disorders Immune etc.Alzheimers, RA, Psoriasis,Parkinsons, ALS, IBD, ChronicDementia, Panx., CIDP Chronic Inflammation Bone and Metabolic Muscle Disorders Osteoporosis, Fatty Liver Osteoarthritis, Type 2 Diabetes DDD, MD Heart Disease CKD, HLD Cancer Lung, Breast, Uterine, Colon, Gastric, Pancreatic etc.
  61. 61. Conclusions• Cancer is a significant cause of death and disability in America today• Cancer is directly related to inappropriate cell division and development
  62. 62. Conclusions• An environment of inflammation appears to foster cancer growth and proliferation• Reducing systemic and local inflammation can – Reduce the risk of cancer – Slow progression – Reduce recurrence rates
  63. 63. 7 CLASSIC TENETS• Clean Air• Clean Water• Emotional Poise• Exercise• Healthy Food• Sleep• Sunlight
  64. 64. This is such a great thing, it should spread like wildfire. It offers great hope for people, and a wide variety of conditions respond well ……………….But it requires discipline. It is not something to be bought or to be sold as a quick fix. Those who are not disciplined are accustomed to their addictions, and it is very difficult for them to get away from that.………..I tell people to value health and the pleasure of being well. Cherish the wonderful knowledge and enjoyment that you gain from living in a healthy way. That is the reward of it all! William Esser ND. D.C
  65. 65. Thank
  66. 66. Enjoy more powerpoints and educational resources at www.esserhealth.com

×