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  • 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 therapy...read 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 Numme...read 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 obese...read 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 prove...read 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 have...read 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 aggressively...read more
  • Radiation May Improve Lung Cancer Survival Rates

    September 16, 2015
    Lung cancer is considered the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. With an estimated 221,000 new cases reported each year and some 158,000 deaths, this disease is a serious one that demands immediate intervention. But, for those who are diagnosed later with stage II or stage III tumors, effective treatment can be difficult. Researchers are finding, however,...read more
  • Invasive Breast Cancer Mortality Rates on the Decline

    August 30, 2015
    As early screening protocols and treatments continue to improve, researchers are reporting that deaths related to invasive breast cancer are on the decline. The numbers have dropped, in fact, by a third since 1988. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute looked at data related to invasive breast cancer deaths from 1973 to 2010 and found rather sizeable reductions in the...read more
  • 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 all...read 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 they...read more

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