Category: Cancer

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Scan Size-Up I

Advances in medical technology are credited with early disease detection — which means higher survival rates and better prognoses. But are some diagnostic tools causing the illnesses they aim to expose? According to findings...

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Case for Cancer Concern

The list of carcinogenic risk factors grows yearly. From our own sun to the tiniest virus, it seems there’s no escaping cancer threat. While paranoia isn’t healthy, staying tuned to developing research is… CT...

The New Face of Cancer 0

The New Face of Cancer

  Healthy, active and candid about their cancer diagnosis  When first lady Betty Ford spoke out after her 1974 mastectomy, it was a turning point in the cultural   conversation about cancer. Thanks in part...

Cancer Lessons 0

Cancer Lessons

This year doctors will diagnose more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer. It remains the nation’s second biggest killer, but for most of those who are newly diagnosed, cancer will not be a...

How to Cancer-Proof Your Diet 0

How to Cancer-Proof Your Diet

Be a flexitarian. For starters, cut out the bacon, salami, hot dogs and other processed meats from your diet. (The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends no more than 28 ounces of red meat...

Can Computers Diagnose Cancer? 0

Can Computers Diagnose Cancer?

A Stanford study found that computers have some demonstrably serious advantages over human pathologists in diagnosing breast cancer. Last year, researchers in Stanford University’s Computational Pathologist project trained computers to analyze tissue samples for...

11 Cancer Breakthroughs of 2011 0

11 Cancer Breakthroughs of 2011

A study of postmenopausal women at high risk for Invasive breast cancer showed that the drug exemestane significantly reduces risk. Screening using low-dose CT scans cut the lung cancer death rate of high-risk patients...

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs 0

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

Body Lift Flap What it is Microsurgical procedure that transplants fat from the abdomen, waist and posterior hips to rebuild the breast of women who have undergone a mastectomy. Where Center for Restorative Breast...

Good News from Cancer’s Frontlines 0

Good News from Cancer’s Frontlines

2011 was a year of major advances in cancer research and treatment –and more progress is coming. Cancer is beyond dreadful- it’s ghoulish. You can kill it, but it can come roaring back to...

March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 0

March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

BUILDING AWARENESS of the cancer that affects the colon and rectum is vital, because early detection through regular screening can beat colorectal cancer—the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., behind lung cancer....

Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer 0

Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

Think twice about HRT Although hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was once considered a cure-all for a woman in menopause, we now know better. Research has concluded that this supposed “anti-aging” treatment can increase your...

Excessive Fat 0

Excessive Fat

The average American diet contains about 34.1 percent of calories from fat. Animal experiments and human epidemiologic studies have revealed that this level of fat consumption may increase the risk of certain types of...

Common Misconceptions about Cancer 0

Common Misconceptions about Cancer

During the past three decades, extensive research on antioxidants, diet, and cancer prevention and treatment has been published in peer-reviewed journals and gives an inconsistent message the public and health professionals regarding the value...

Eat more anticancer foods 0

Eat more anticancer foods

There are many carcinogens in food, as well as cancer-promoting ingredients, but there are also many anti-cancer substances, such as vitamins A, C, D, E and minerals like selenium, calcium, iron, iodine, zinc, molybdenum,...

Preventing Cervical Cancer 0

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Being told you have abnormal cells on your cervix can be extremely frightening. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer – and there’s plenty you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Around...

Preventing uterine cancer 0

Preventing uterine cancer

Uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer) forms in the lining of the uterus, usually in the mucus-secreting cells, and is the fourth most common cancer among women. If you go through menopause after...

Preventing breast cancer 0

Preventing breast cancer

For many of the women, a fear of breast cancer is often almost as much to do with self-image as it is with illness. In the USA, the number of women with breast cancer...

How Animals can Save us 0

How Animals can Save us

“DOGNOSES.” More than man’s best friend or a Frisbee-catching champion, dogs are trained to detect bombs, sniff out drugs, find earthquake and avalanche victims and, now, detect cancer. In Tallahassee, Fla., a Schnauzer named...

Better Breast Care 0

Better Breast Care

It is a frightening diagnosis, so, naturally women with breast cancer hope their treatment works. Yet recent surveys show breast cancer patients are more dissatisfied with their care than all other cancer patients. Now,...

Live Longer with Pancreatic Cancer 0

Live Longer with Pancreatic Cancer

It causes pain and discolored skin, and by the time pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, it’s often too late. Doctors say life expectancy is often four to six months. Now researchers are testing a drug...

Colon Mouth 0

Colon Mouth

Reconstructing a mouth after oral cancer surgery can be tricky. The tissue inside our mouths is so unique. Surgeons at Washington University in St. Louis used their gut instincts and found a compatible substitute...

Fight Against Melanoma Q&A 0

Fight Against Melanoma Q&A

What can this do for patients with metastatic melanoma that couldn’t be done before? Dr. Rubin: Proleukin is now available for patients with metastatic melanoma. It was available to patients with other forms of...

Saving Legs 0

Saving Legs

A new prosthetic device has produced life-changing results for people with tumors in their legs. Six months ago, Mallory didn’t know if she would ever walk again. She had cancer in her leg bone....

CA-125 and Ovarian Cancer 0

CA-125 and Ovarian Cancer

During the fall and winter of her early 50s, Ms. “S” began noticing a feeling of pressure in her lower abdomen during sexual intercourse. She ascribed her sensations to ovarian sag because she had...

Radiation Exposure 0

Radiation Exposure

How can I minimize my exposure to radiation and reduce my cancer risk? Radiation has been in the news recently. As with other potential cancer-causing agents, the more you know, the better you can...

Petting Cancer 0

Petting Cancer

Doctors checking x-rays and cat scans for tumors have long faced a dilemma when they do find a suspicious spot. There’s been no way to tell whether or not the spot’s actually cancer without...

Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients 0

Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients

The side effects of prostate cancer treatment can cause depression and emotional distress in men. A new study outlines intervention therapies for helping men deal with these adverse side effects. Researchers in North Carolina...

Cancer Probe 0

Cancer Probe

Women who have fought breast cancer often find themselves in limbo. Has their cancer spread or not? Now, a new technique could help those women by finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. As...

Taking the Pain Out of Cancer Treatment 0

Taking the Pain Out of Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. In 1999, it was responsible for at least 40,000 deaths. A drug normally used to treat heroin addicts is included in an approach...