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  • Cholesterol Drugs May Extend Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

    March 14, 2020
    Cholesterol-lowering statins may help high-risk men curb prostate cancer. This is according to new research. High-risk patients are men with high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood and a Gleason score above 8. Gleason scores are use to gauge the prognosis of prostate cancer. Those with high Gleason scores are likely to develop cancers that are difficult...read more
  • How to Offer Support to Cancer Patients

    Cancer affects a person and the people surrounding them, including family and friends. A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment that makes those close to the patient feel unsure of how best to care for their loved one. Support from loved ones can help cancer patients deal with their diagnosis, treatment, and life. To support a cancer patient: First, you have to...read more
  • Understanding the Connection between Alcohol and Cancer

    February 14, 2020
    Many people drink alcohol to celebrate or unwind. Some take little amounts of wine to protect their heart. Moderate consumption of alcohol may not lead to cancer, but heavy drinking can increase your risk of developing cancer. About five percent of cancers are related to alcohol consumption. Alcohol can increase one's chances of getting cancers of the larynx, mouth, and...read more
  • Do Vegetables and Fruits Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

    A research study uncovered ways in which vegetables and fruits can minimize the risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is caused by dietary factors, among other risks. Obesity, overweight, inactivity, and diets high in processed meat and red meat can lead to the development of the disease. In a recent study on flavonoids found in vegetables and fruits; It was discovered that...read more
  • A Blood Test That Could Help Target Breast Cancer Treatment

    January 24, 2020
    Breast cancer patients who are diagnosed later or whose cancer has recurred can have trouble due to the limited treatment options available for them. Most of them will not survive for more than five years. A few breast cancer with genetic defects or specific mutations can be targeted using new drugs being tested in ongoing clinical trials. Some defects are...read more
  • A Potential Novel Immunotherapy Target for Cancer

    January 14, 2020
    Researchers have found a potential immunotherapy target for cancer, which can help treat patients whose standard immunotherapies failed to work. The potential new treatment involves switching off regulatory cells to stop the tumors from growing and metastasizing. During research; The team noted that a lot of lesions display molecule MR1 on their cell surfaces. When the molecule is present, it turns...read more
  • No Need for Chemotherapy to Cure Early-Detected Breast Cancer

    December 25, 2019
    Breast cancer is among the most invasive cancers in women all over the world. The risk of the disease increases when one is 40 years and above. You can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by making lifestyle changes even if you are at high risk. Early detection can help find effective treatments and cure. A breast self-exam...read more
  • Understanding the Connection between HPV and Many Other Types of Cancers

    December 15, 2019
    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main culprit causing cervical cancer. The virus is also linked to anal, genital, vulvar, and penile cancers as well as genital warts. HPV-related cancers are on the rise, but not many people know how HPV and cancer are connected. The lack of awareness about this connection could be a contributing factor to the...read more
  • The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness

    November 25, 2019
    Breast cancer awareness can change your perspective on your health. These are the main reasons why it is important to be informed and aware of breast cancer. Early Detection Being informed about the ways one can prevent cancer is the best way to be prepared for it. Early detection has been promoted through various efforts to make women aware of breast...read more
  • Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer and Colorectal Screening

    November 20, 2019
    Colorectal cancer can be scary, but once caught early, it can be treated. So, it’s important to know the warning signs of this cancer and take action as early as you can. There are three main symptoms of colorectal cancer: Blood in stool If there is no reason why you should have blood in your stool, such as through tearing and...read more

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