Archives: July 2015

  • Early Obesity Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk in Men

    July 26, 2015
    Gaining a better understanding of colorectal cancer risks has been the focus of much study in recent years. With an estimated 93,000 new cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 new case of rectal cancer diagnosed just in the United States annually, gaining a better handle on reducing risks is important. Researchers in Sweden may have found a new...read more
  • Breast Cancer Screenings Can Reduce Death Risks Dramatically

    July 15, 2015
    With an estimated 231,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed annually in the United States and about 40,000 deaths, the need to detect this cancer early and begin treatments is high. Women who find their cancer in its earliest stages are likely to discover their treatment options are greater and the chances for success of those treatments much higher. Researchers...read more
  • Obesity Becoming a Big Concern for Oncologists

    July 1, 2015
    With obesity giving smoking a run for its money when it comes to causes of preventable cancer, oncologists may soon take a stronger role in counseling patients to shed pounds. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has launched its own obesity initiative to help patients better understand the importance of weight loss. Obesity is a major factor in the...read more

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