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  • Genetic Testing Can Help to Manage Cancer Risk

    October 16, 2019
    Almost 10% of cancers are hereditary, with over 50 hereditary syndromes associated with gene mutations. Hereditary disease is caused by inherited gene mutations passed from parents to children in a family. Through genetic testing, a patient will know if they are at high risk for particular types of cancer including ovarian, melanoma, prostate, colorectal, breast and other less common...read more
  • Treating Breast Cancer without Chemotherapy

    September 24, 2019
    Some women at the early stage of breast cancer have a reduced chance of experiencing recurrence, and this makes chemotherapy unnecessary. However, for other breast cancer patients, chemotherapy is all they need. During the early stages of breast cancer (typically stages 1 and 2), cancer hasn’t moved past the breast and the surrounding lymph nodes. The treatment normally begins with surgery...read more
  • How Does Targeted Therapy Treat Cancer?

    September 13, 2019
    Cancer patients are never the same. So, when coming up with a treatment plan, oncologists keep in mind everything that makes patients different. These include medical history, diagnosis, and treatment preferences. Targeted therapy allows doctors to further personalize the treatment for cancer by using specific drugs to deal with specific tumor characteristics of a patient. How Does Targeted Therapy Personalize Treatment? Cancer...read more
  • What is Cancer Immunotherapy?

    August 23, 2019
    Cancer immunotherapy is the empowering of a patient's immune system to fight cancer cells. Immunotherapy ensures that the body can recognize, attack, and destroy cancer cells. The approach has positive results on melanoma though it is less effective in pancreatic cancer treatment. The necessary steps in immunotherapy success: Recognition of cells – The immunotherapy cells must recognize the cancer cells...read more
  • Men Who Eat Yogurt Have a Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    August 14, 2019
    The consumption of yogurt among men can lower the risk of colorectal cancer. According to research, men that eat yogurt at least twice a week have lower risk levels. A study of 32,606 males who had a colonoscopy that focused on their health, lifestyle, exercise, and eating habits support this claim. Below are the statistics: Data and findings – 19...read more
  • Sexuality after Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

    July 25, 2019
    Researchers interviewed patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer with a treatment regimen including either radiation alone or both radiation and chemotherapy. The study focused on the patients’ sexuality and 37 percent of the respondents reported a reduction in sexual interest before treatment began. During treatment, sexual interest increased to about 60 percent when the patients went for their...read more
  • Early Trial Results for Colorectal Cancer Vaccine Show Great Promise

    July 13, 2019
    A phase one clinical trial showed that a new colorectal cancer vaccine caused immune cell activation and led to no serious side effects. The purpose of the trial was to find out whether the vaccine was safe for use and if it would activate immune cells. From the results, the trial was successful and opens the floor for further...read more
  • Why Certain Cancers Are Becoming More Common

    June 24, 2019
    Whether it affects a colleague, neighbor, or loved one, cancer is so common such that nearly everyone knows of an individual diagnosed with it. While scientists continue to discover new treatments, cancer continues to affect the lives of millions every year. Sadly, certain cancer types are becoming more prevalent, and cancer experts are making efforts to establish the cause...read more
  • How Experts Use the Latest Techniques to Diagnose and Treat Colorectal Cancer

    June 13, 2019
    Colorectal cancer is estimated to affect approximately 146,000 people in the United States in 2019. The cancer occurs when the rectum or colon’s inner lining grows abnormal cells. Patients with colorectal cancer exhibit common symptoms, such as: Rectal bleeding Abdominal or rectal pain Mucus, at times mixed with blood Constant urge to go to the bathroom Continued change in bowel habits The techniques used for...read more
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients May Enjoy Longer Life with New Treatment Options

    May 28, 2019
    Patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer may enjoy longer and fuller lives thanks to new treatments that are now available. Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body beyond the axillary lymph nodes. The increased number of secondary tumors make it difficult to handle which means doctors can only try to treat...read more

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