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  • 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
  • Radiation Therapies Have Improved by Leaps and Bounds

    May 15, 2015
    Radiation therapy for cancer treatment has long been proven to be beneficial. This type of treatment, however, presented some potential pitfalls in its application. While high-energy radiation is known to damage DNA so completely that cancer cells die, the cells around a tumor can also be harmed in the process. Practitioners say advancements in this technology have combined to make...read more
  • America’s Cancer Statistics Are Stabilizing

    April 30, 2015
    A new report issued by the North American Association of Cancer Registries delivers some good news about this potentially fatal disease. Researchers have found that overall the rate of people diagnosed or killed by cancer across the country is starting to stabilize and even decrease in some areas for men and women both. The new report is also helping doctors...read more
  • The Cancer Notebook: Why You Need One

    April 13, 2015
    If you've been diagnosed with cancer, chances are pretty strong you have a lot of questions on your mind. Unfortunately, it’s also likely these questions are coming so fast and furious you can’t sort them well enough to speak a coherent sentence let alone carry on a serious conversation with your doctor. It’s OK! Just breathe, give yourself some time...read more
  • Is There a Link Between Obesity and Cancer?

    March 31, 2015
    Most people understand that obesity and heart disease are strongly linked. After all, when the body is carrying around extra pounds, the heart must work harder just to perform its basic job. But, what about cancer? Does being overweight increase the risks for this potentially fatal condition forming? The simple answer is yes. A number of studies have indicated that obesity...read more
  • Using the Internet to Provide Cancer Support

    March 13, 2015
    There are millions of people who have battled cancer and who will battle cancer in the future. And yet when your loved one is diagnosed with cancer - or you, yourself, are diagnosed with cancer - it can suddenly feel as if you are alone in the world. There is nothing lonelier that trying to decipher all the information...read more
  • Will I Get Cancer?

    March 3, 2015
    Cancer is a word that most of us fear the most in terms of our health. It is the one thing that we hope we never hear from our doctors but secretly wonder if we will. We list our risk factors and try to determine the probability of having to face this terrifying prospect. It doesn’t help that cancer...read more
  • Colon Cancer Symptoms in Women

    February 16, 2015
    Colon cancer affects millions of women in the U.S. every year, yet it’s a disease that often takes a backseat to the information we receive about breast cancer and more female specific cancers. While incidents of colon cancer are slightly higher in men than in women, colon cancer is still a disease that warrants much attention by the female...read more

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