• Spicy Foods May Lower Cancer Risk

    August 20, 2015
    Folks who just can’t get enough spicy foods have reason to celebrate. A newly released study indicates this dietary proclivity may help lower the risk of cancer and a host of other potentially deadly diseases. The study is hot off the pressed out of China. Researchers there conducted a rather lengthy observational study involving more than 487,000 adults from more
  • Are Dietary Supplements OK During Cancer Treatments?

    July 26, 2015
    Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can take their toll on the body and its nutritional status. Even so, the use of supplements during rigorous chemotherapy sessions may not always be advised. The simple fact is that the jury is still out on the use of supplements during treatments. Some doctors prefer patients hold off entirely on taking supplements while more
  • Proactive Medical Stances Can Help Patients Quit Smoking

    July 15, 2015
    As lung cancer continues to outpace many others in the number of annual deaths in the United States, researchers are working to develop new ways to get patients who smoke to kick the habit sooner. One recent study has found that active clinical support and assistance can prove much more beneficial than mere questioning when it comes to more
  • Early Palliative Care Can Help Cancer Patients, Caregivers

    July 1, 2015
    Researchers are finding that the introduction of palliative care as early as possible in advanced cancer cases can improve quality of life for patients while providing better outcomes for caregivers. This type of supportive care is generally offered in the last stages of life for those with advance cancer, but earlier introduction has benefits that include increased quality more
  • Radiation Improves Survival Rates in Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

    June 22, 2015
    While many forms of prostate cancer are slow-growing and largely not aggressive, that’s not always the case. For men with node-positive prostate cancer, a more stringent course of treatment may improve survival rates while providing a more effective treatment course overall, a new study concludes. Researchers specifically honed in on the benefits of combining hormone therapy and radiation more
  • Breakthroughs Are Making Radiation Safer

    May 26, 2015
    The benefits of radiation therapy during cancer treatment have long been known, but so have the potential risks. While this life-saving therapy can eradicate cancer cells rather effectively, it doesn’t discriminate between them and healthy cells. Inasmuch, patients may try to shy away from this vital treatment and doctors may not even always recommend it. Recent breakthroughs, however, more
  • Is Radiation Therapy Safe?

    May 15, 2015
    When a doctor recommends radiation therapy to help treat cancer, there is something inherently scary about this prospect. After all, radiation therapy involves targeting doses of cell-killing radiation right at the body. The procedure is recommended since it kills cancer cells so effectively, but the reality is cells around the cancer may also be damaged in the process. When more
  • Is Radiation Necessary After a Prostatectomy?

    April 30, 2015
    When prostate cancer is the diagnosis, many men will find their doctors recommending complete removal of the gland to increase their odds of beating the disease and preventing recurrence. Additional treatment, however, may be indicated to ensure that cancer cells are indeed gone and will stay that way. That’s why radiation therapy following a prostatectomy is often recommended either more
  • A Little ‘Me Time’ is Time Well Spent During Cancer Treatments

    April 13, 2015
    When it comes to cancer the old saying that the cure is worse than the disease oftentimes fits. After all, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments are grueling and they can take their toll on the body, mind and spirit. Since maintaining a positive attitude in the face of it all is important for battling this disease and so more
  • General Cancer Symptoms Everyone Should Know About

    March 31, 2015
    The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015. While the types of cancer may vary, the reality is all cancers combined lead to an estimated 589,000 deaths in America each and every year. Early detection is critical for bringing those numbers down. While routine screenings more

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