• New Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Recommendations Not Impacting Reconstruction

    February 13, 2016
    Changes in post-mastectomy radiation recommendations for certain breast cancer patients have not had a profound impact on breast reconstruction rates as previously feared. Researchers, in fact, say that a new study indicates growing comfort with the idea of irradiating new breast reconstruction. The changes were made recently in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines in association with radiation for more
  • Men’s Health Supplements Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

    January 28, 2016
    When it comes to reducing the odds of developing prostate cancer or beating the disease if it’s present, supplements may not work the miracles many men believe they can. Researchers have found, in fact, that men’s health supplements play no significant role in lowering risk of metastasis for those who are battling this form of cancer. Prostate cancer strikes more
  • Study: Not All Breast Cancers Require Chemotherapy

    January 11, 2016
    For the thousands of American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, chemotherapy is almost a given. This extra dose of treatment following tumor removal can mean the difference between truly beating the cancer or facing a return of it a few years down the road. Researchers are finding, however, that not every breast cancer patient may in more
  • Proton Therapy May Offer Help for Chronic Pain

    January 1, 2016
    While best known as a relatively new form of cancer treatment, proton beam therapy may also offer hope for people who suffer from chronic pain. This highly precise, targeted treatment could hold the key to helping people deaden pain while lessening the need to use potentially addictive management medications. To find out more about the possibilities, researchers at the more
  • Proton Therapy Offers Hope

    December 15, 2015
    A relatively new form of therapy is showing itself effective for helping patients with some forms of cancer beat the disease while reducing the potential for side effects. Although not widely available, proton therapy is gaining ground as more patients undergo this treatment with positive results. Where available, proton therapy is sometimes used in place of standard IMRT radiation more
  • Marker May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

    November 25, 2015
    Advanced prostate cancer is known to sometimes spread to the bones, making treatment especially problematic. Determining which cases of cancer are likely to spread to the bones, however, has been problematic at best in the past. Researchers in Turkey believe they have found a new way to better predict the likelihood of prostate cancer’s spread. Doctors at the Sivas more
  • An Aspirin A Day Might Keep Obesity Cancer Risk at Bay

    November 16, 2015
    The link between obesity and a host of serious, potentially fatal conditions has long been known. Losing weight has been shown to reduce these risks dramatically. Even so, not everyone can shed the necessary pounds as quickly as they’d like to help prevent illness. New research is showing that regular aspirin therapy might help those who are more
  • Obesity is a Cancer Risk People Can Modify

    October 29, 2015
    Every form of cancer comes with its share of potential risk factors. Some of these factors can be modified and some simply cannot. While a person cannot alter their family history, gender or ethnicity to lower cancer risk, kicking a smoking habit, for example, is well within personal control. For those who are obese, shedding pounds may also more
  • Low-Risk Moles Still a Cause for Concern, Researchers Say

    October 15, 2015
    The connection between unusual or abundant moles and melanoma has long been established. For those who have fewer moles or those moles that are characterized as “low risk,” however, a new study is shedding light on a much higher potential risk than was once thought. According to researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, people who more
  • Predicting Recurrences in Stage I Lung Cancers

    September 27, 2015
    The American Cancer Association estimates that more than 158,000 men and women die from lung cancer each year. A total of more than 220,000 new cases are also diagnosed annually. As the leading cancer killer among both men and women, this disease has a particular track record for being a deadly one. Even so, people who are diagnosed and more

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