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  • 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
  • Biomarker May Help Predict Oropharyngeal Cancer Recurrence

    August 25, 2016
    HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers are among the most common types of this disease. Affecting the tongue, tonsils, soft palate and pharynx, about 80 percent of these cancers are attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Although often quite treatable, more than 25 percent of HPV-related cancers recur. In most cases, the recurrence happens within the first two years of initial treatment. Determining...read more
  • Invasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm May Respond to Adjuvant Therapy

    August 13, 2016
    Patients with a particular type of pancreatic cancer may benefit from adjuvant therapy, a new study has found. This type of pancreatic cancer has been shown to respond well to other interventions introduced after surgery while also presenting with less pain than more conventional pancreatic cancer. Invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is a tumor that grows in the pancreatic ducts...read more

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