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  • Is America Falling Behind in Prostate Cancer Screening?

    October 15, 2015
    New recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force coming out against using certain prostate cancer screening tests may be causing a backslide in early diagnosis, researchers are finding. The full implications of the backslide are not yet fully understood, but they have some doctors concerned that failure to diagnose may lead to an increased risk of death when...read more
  • Latina Cancer Patients May Deal With Additional Stressors

    September 27, 2015
    A positive diagnosis of cancer is a stressing discovery all on its own. But, for Latinas, however, another layer of stress may complicate matters making it difficult for them to cope with what lies ahead. Researchers at the University of South Florida and Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center wanted to find out more about the unique stressors Latinas face in...read more
  • Yoga, Meditation May Help Ease Menopause for Breast Cancer Survivors

    September 16, 2015
    No matter how they’re served up, the symptoms of menopause can be a real pain in the neck for women to struggle through alone. After all, as the body undergoes dramatic change, the effects can take their toll physically and psychologically. For breast cancer survivors, however, managing the symptoms can prove to be even more challenging. Researchers are finding,...read more
  • Genetic Testing May Expose Cancer Risks

    August 30, 2015
    Genetic mutations are known to play a role in the development of all cancers. While these mutations often occur gradually over time, there are cases where hereditary mutations are present throughout life. When this is the case, a person may have inherited a hereditary cancer syndrome from a parent. These markers can provide valuable insights about a person’s risk...read more
  • Cancer Clusters: What Are They?

    August 20, 2015
    Cancer cluster is a phrase commonly used by doctors and researchers, but it’s something patients and others may not understand. This term is used to describe an occurrence where a greater than anticipated number of cancer cases occur within a defined geographic area. A cluster, for example, might be investigated when several members of the same family, neighborhood, community...read more
  • 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
  • New Bronzing Cream May Prevent Skin Cancer

    June 22, 2015
    A new topical cream that delivers a bronzing effect to the skin while preventing melanoma through UV blocking properties may soon be taking the market by storm. The cream, developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, also has the bonus effect of stimulating the repair of UV-damaged skin cell DNA. What all that means is that sun lovers...read more
  • Proper Skin Care is Critical for Radiation Patients

    May 26, 2015
    External beam radiation treatments are a common course for people battling a variety of cancers. For most, proper skin care is essential to hold off or lessen the effects of radiation dermatitis. Even so, many patients fail to follow through with simple measures that can lessen the impacts of this common side effect. Radiation dermatitis is essentially a skin reaction...read more

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