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  • 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
  • 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 prompting...read 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 of...read 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 in...read 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, are...read 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 radiation...read more

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