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  • Education Matters for Cancer Prevention

    January 22, 2017
    As the U.S. government continues its work to curb the numbers associated with cancer through its Cancer Moonshot initiative, those actively involved in the undertaking are stressing the need for a greater focus on education meant to promote prevention. The Blue Ribbon Panel associated with the moonshot recently pointed out that many cancers are largely preventable. Unfortunately, strategies designed...read more
  • New Drug Beating Out Chemo For Some Lung Cancer Patients: Study

    January 13, 2017
    Patients diagnosed with lung cancer may soon find a non-chemotherapy related drug available to help them combat the disease. An immunotherapy medication called Pembrolizumab is showing strong results in trials for use as a first-line treatment. Those results are so positive, in fact, they beat out the current first-line treatment of platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. The immunotherapy drug is designed to...read more
  • Cancer Screenings Women Need to Know About

    December 24, 2016
    Each year, cancer strikes thousands of women across the United States. While preventative measures can help keep some cases at bay, that is simply not always the case. Early screening for more common forms of the disease, however, can greatly improve survival odds should cancer be diagnosed. Women will find there are several routine screening procedures that should be built...read more
  • Radical Prostatectomy Can Deliver Positive Outcomes After Recurrences

    December 14, 2016
    For the 180,000 American men likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year, treatment may or may not include surgery. In low-risk cases where chances of the cancer spreading are low and aggressiveness of the tumor is deemed low, as well, minimal treatments may be recommended. After all, prostate cancer treatments can introduce the possibility of...read more
  • Cancer Prevention: Foods to Avoid

    November 24, 2016
    It is estimated than roughly half of all cancers can be prevented if people make wise lifestyle choices. With an estimated 1.7 million Americans likely to face a diagnosis of cancer in the coming year, the number of preventable cases is enough to make many people take pause. While many factors should go into a plan designed to lower...read more
  • Mushrooms May Help Cut Breast Cancer Risks

    November 14, 2016
    Women with a passion for fresh mushrooms in their regular diets may find their breast cancer risks reduced dramatically. A recent study out of Australia found that women who eat fresh mushrooms daily are likely to witness a much lower incident rate of breast cancer than those who do not. The reduction, in fact, was an impressive 64 percent. The...read more
  • Mammograms May Help Find Other Health Concerns

    October 24, 2016
    Women who bristle about going in for routine mammograms may have a new reason to put this screening test on their priority list. Recent research has shown that this simple annual test may also help doctors more readily detect clogging of the arteries in its earlier phases. While breast cancer strikes an estimated 1 in 8 women over a...read more
  • Physician Assisted Suicide: A Dilemma for Medical Professionals

    October 16, 2016
    Doctors take oaths to “do no harm,” making many wonder how recent changes in physician-assisted suicide laws in some states may pose a conflict. As more states adopt laws that enable doctors to become involved in helping competent, terminal patients end their own lives, not everyone in the medical profession is fully comfortable with the turn in direction. Even...read more
  • Survivors of Certain Cancers May Be More Likely to Develop Others

    September 24, 2016
    Surviving breast or thyroid cancer and beating the odds is reason to celebrate. Doing so and learning that the other form of cancer has now developed, however, can be a particularly hard pill to swallow. Researchers are finding that this is very much the case for some survivors of these two types of cancer. Researchers recently performed an analysis of...read more
  • Could an Aspirin a Day Keep Cancer Away?

    September 15, 2016
    Preventing some forms of cancer may be as simple as adding a small amount of aspirin into the daily routine. While a number of studies are showing the benefits of low-dose aspirin use can have over the long run, the jury is still out on the overall safety of adding aspirin into the routine. The most recent study that looked...read more

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