• New Mammogram Screening Guidelines Could Prove Fatal

    May 25, 2016
    The United States Preventative Services Task Force’s recommendation to change breast cancer screening guidelines has some in the medical profession very worried. That organization would like to see annual screening recommendation start times change from 40 to about the age of 50. In addition, it is recommending biannual – not annual – screening for women ages 50 to more
  • FDA Green Lights Viral Therapy for Melanoma

    May 15, 2016
    A new cancer drug that essentially fights fire with fire has received approval for use in America by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Imlygic is an oncolytic viral therapy that is used to kill off melanoma cells that re-emerge after initial surgical interventions. What makes Imlygic so unique is that it is the first-ever viral therapy approved in more
  • Smoking And Lung Cancer Long Linked

    April 24, 2016
    Lung cancer is the leading form of cancer-related death in the United States. While it can technically be caused by a host of sources, the number one related link to this disease is a history of smoking. Long-term, heavy smokers, in fact, are at a tremendous risk of this disease forming over the course of their lifetimes. While more
  • Smokeless Tobacco Not A Safer Option, Research Finds

    April 12, 2016
    Tobacco use of any kind greatly enhances a person’s risk for contracting cancer and a host of other potentially fatal diseases. Smokeless tobacco users, however, actually open themselves up to a higher level of nicotine and carcinogenic exposure than those who light up. Those are the findings of a recent study that dove into the potential toxins found in more
  • Smokeless Tobacco Does Not Reduce Toxin Exposure

    March 25, 2016
    With countless studies all supporting a very strong link between smoking and the development of lung and other forms of cancer, many tobacco users opt against lighting up. Smokeless tobacco, they reason, doesn’t involve the inhalation of toxins into the lungs, so it must be better. That reasoning, however, doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. While the lungs may more
  • Smoking And Cancer Link Long Established

    March 15, 2016
    Smoking is a serious habit that has been linked to a wide variety of cancers and may play a contributing role in the development of a host of other potentially deadly diseases. The connection between this habit and cancer, in fact, has long been established. One of the first definitive looks at smoking and lung cancer was published more
  • Cachexia Is a Real Concern for Some Cancer Patients

    February 25, 2016
    Thousands of people undergo potentially lifesaving, but grueling cancer treatments each and every year. While difficultly eating, a loss of energy and other side effects are normal, some potential developments are largely unexpected. A condition known as cachexia may develop in some patients, especially in advanced stages of the disease when mortality is likely. Helping families and patients more
  • 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

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