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  • Delaying Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    July 13, 2020
    The current colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend that you should start screening at age 45 to 50 then once every 10 years if the results show negative. A new study suggests that a delay in having a colonoscopy may not affect cancer risk for people at low risk. Researchers analyzed men and women of 50 - 66 years who had been...read more
  • Utilizing Integrative Oncology to Enhance Patient Outcomes and their Quality of Life

    Integrative oncology involves using lifestyle-based integrative treatment (merging conventional and complementary medicine) approaches to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients. According to a survey, integrative oncology is defined as a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes natural products, lifestyle modifications from various traditions, mind and body practices alongside conventional cancer therapies such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy,...read more
  • Effects of Processed Meats on Cancer Risk

    June 15, 2020
    A lot of knowledge about cancer is available on the internet, but people still are looking for answers on which foods can help reduce their risk. Some research projects have confirmed some foods that may reduce your risk for cancer, while other foods have no evidence to back up their impact on cancer risk. For example, sugar is perceived to...read more
  • FDA Approves Chemo-Free Combination Drugs for Lung Cancer

    The FDA has approved a combination of drugs as first-line treatment for lung cancer. The combo includes ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb), which can treat patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with tumors that express PD-LI (≥ 1%). The drugs are limited to lung cancer patients without the epidermal growth factor receptor or anaplastic...read more
  • Should You Get PSA Tests When you’re Over 75 Years?

    May 14, 2020
    It is recommended to start PSA screening at age 40 to 50 depending on your risks. Major professional bodies are against PSA screening for older adults with low life expectancy. They are concerned about patients being over-diagnosed and overtreated. Prostate cancer is often referred to as an old man’s disease, and many patients don’t die from prostate cancer, but from...read more
  • Gaining Weight can Help Minimize Breast Cancer Risks before Menopause

    New research has discovered that women who gain weight before menopause can reduce their risk of breast cancer. Weight may protect early adulthood women against breast cancer. A lot of women die from breast cancer in the United States. During a recent study; Researchers explored previous findings to discover if weight gain in women between 18 and 40 years affected their...read more
  • Eating a Citrus Fruit Every Day May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

    April 15, 2020
    Prostate cancer affects men across the world but in different margins. Its incidence rates vary from region to another. That's why researchers are working to identify the environmental and lifestyle factors responsible for the promotion or prevention of the disease. One of the primary factors is nutrition, with key players being fruits and vegetables. Multiple studies have suggested preventive interactions...read more
  • How Does Hormone Therapy Treat Cancer?

    Hormone therapy uses medicines that help to block or reduce the number of hormones in the body to stop the growth of cancer. Hormones are naturally produced by glands in the body's endocrine system. They travel around the body through the bloodstream, transmitting messages from one part of the body to the other. Hormones help in the growth and activity of...read more
  • 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

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