Cancer

Utah Faces Lawsuit After Overruling Voters On Medical Marijuana — With The Help Of Mormon Church

It took Christine Stenquist years to find something to take the edge off of her chronic pain. Bedridden for a decade and a half after doctors discovered a brain tumor, she suffered from nausea triggered by pain medication that also gave her...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Religion, Chronic Pain, Medical Research, Brain Tumors, Depression

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Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit For Localized Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Men with localized prostate cancer benefit from radical prostatectomy, with a mean of 2.9 years gained, according to a study published in the Dec. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Anna Bill-Axelson, M.D.,...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Plans Her Own Funeral After Incurable Cancer Diagnosis

Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman opened up to Us Weekly about his wife’s incurable cancer diagnosis, and how Beth has taken the reins in planning her own funeral. “She’s like, ‘Here’s the casket I...
Related topics: Oncology

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Companies Tracking Mutations In Cancer Cells Can Provide A Key To Unlocking Better Therapies

Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to bring new diagnostic tools to market that promise better results for cancer patients through the identification of mutations in cancer cells that can create more targeted therapies. Earlier this month,...
Related topics: Genetics, Oncology, Medical Research

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Excess Body Weight Responsible For Nearly 4 Percent Of Cancers Worldwide

Excess body weight accounted for approximately 3.9 percent of all cancers worldwide in 2012, a figure that is expected to rise in the coming decades given current trends.
Related topics: Oncology

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Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over "watchful waiting" may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700 men with earlier-stage...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Health Tip: How Diet And Exercise Affect Cancer Risk

-- Of course, you should quit smoking. But poor diet, being overweight and not getting enough exercise also are risk factors for developing cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Being overweight or obese raises your risk of cancers of the...
Related topics: Diet, American Cancer Society, Oncology, Smoking, Obesity

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Julia Louis-dreyfus Has Had 'a Rough Couple Of Years' With Cancer Treatment,...

In a 'New Yorker' profile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, back filming 'Veep' after treatment for breast cancer, discusses "a rough couple of years."        
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Leep Procedure: What To Expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Oncology

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New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized

A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Oncology, Breast Cancer

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online Dec. 4 in European Urology. Jacob A. Burns, from the Northwestern University Feinberg...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk For Osteoporosis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The risk for bone loss rises sharply in young breast cancer patients who received standard treatment, according to a study recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Cody Ramin, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Bone Cancer, Oncology, Osteoporosis, Medical Research

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Tailored Feedback At Crc Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- An individually tailored written feedback (TF) intervention at sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with small improvements in cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors, according to a study published in the December issue...
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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Obesity To Blame For Almost 1 In 25 Cancers Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide...
Related topics: Obesity, Oncology, Medical Research

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Unlocking The Secrets Of How Cells Communicate Offers Insights Into Treating Diseases

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how cells communicate with each other, which could open the door to treating diseases such as cataracts, stroke and...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research, Proteins, Oncology

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Faster, Cheaper Test Can Help Predict Risk Of Metastasis In Prostate Cancer Patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation.
Related topics: Metastasis, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Thelma – “take Me To Orlando”

Thelma is the Brooklyn-based project of singer-songwriter Natasha Jacobs. She released her anxious, beautiful self-titled debut in 2017 and shortly afterwards discovered that she had both thyroid cancer and Ehlers-Danos syndrome (a genetic disorder...
Related topics: Medical Research, Thyroid Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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To Guide Cancer Therapy, Device Quickly Tests Drugs On Tumor Tissue

MIT researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a...
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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Promising Results From A Groundbreaking Clinical Cancer Trial Sees One Woman’s Cancer Disappear

A groundbreaking new clinical trial of a cancer treatment has managed to make a patient’s cancer disappear a mere month after the therapy was commenced. According to WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland, Denise Kennan, 66, has had her cancer miraculously...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Oncology

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Breast Ca Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography In The U.k.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Digital mammography (DM) has increased the overall cancer detection rate by 14 percent, with higher detection rates for grade 1 and 2 invasive cancers, according to research published online Dec. 11 in Radiology. Roger G....
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Mammography, Oncology, Medical Research

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