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  • Common Cancer Myths Debunked!

    November 25, 2019
    You may or may not have come across the following myths related to cancer: You Cannot Get Cancer If No One in Your Family Has Cancer. Family history increases your risk for developing cancer, but this is not all about cancer, some cancers are not inherited and it may be that you may develop cancer from the environment or poor lifestyle...read more
  • 3 Ways to Detect and Prevent Breast Cancer

    November 20, 2019
    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where worldwide campaigns were targeted at creating awareness on the second most prevalent cancer among women.The aim is to one day eradicate it. There are roughly 270,000 new cases of breast cancer that have been predicted to be diagnosed in the year 2019 among women. This is an alarmingly high number and it’s why...read more
  • Using a Microstrip Antenna to Detect Breast Cancer

    October 26, 2019
    The number of breast cancer patients keeps increasing every year. There is need for more reliable methods that can help detect the disease early and save patients’ lives. Breast cancer is common in women all over the world. It is one of the most invasive cancers in women. The conventional method of screening for breast cancer is mammography. Mammography has...read more
  • 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

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