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  • What Everyone Should Know About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Levels

    October 12, 2020
    Prostate cancer screening involves measuring the level of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in the blood. Prostate-specific antigen is a proteinthat is made by the prostate. An elevated level of PSA signals the possibility of prostate cancer. However, specialists have identified other reasons for a raised PSA level, besides prostates cancer. Therefore, men do not have to go for a biopsy if...read more
  • Get Checked: Colonoscopy or Other Screenings May Help Head off Colorectal Cancer

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology confirmed that there are more than a million colorectal cancer survivors in the U.S. today. The increase in colonoscopy screening and awareness explains the positive trend. However, only 55% of people who need colonoscopy screening have it done. Early diagnosis improves the chance of recovery for the patient. If the doctor identifies polyps during...read more
  • How Does Cancer Treatment Lead to Involuntary Weight Loss?

    September 21, 2020
    Involuntary weight loss is evident in most cancer patients. Unfortunately, cancer treatment and symptoms lead to weight loss. Also, nausea, difficulty in swallowing due to radiation therapy, mouth sores because of chemotherapy, and growing tumors all lead to involuntary weight loss. Involuntary weight loss is common in pancreatic cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, and advanced cancers. Low-Calorie Intake The body releases tumor necrosis factor...read more
  • How Mammography at 40 Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality Rate

    September 20, 2020
    The debate on the age at which women should start screening for breast cancer keeps getting interesting as new data trickles in from researchers. Should the screening begin at 40 or 50 years? Why is age important? When women start their annual mammography screening at the age of 40, it reduces mortality rates. Also, it increases the most life-years gained. Latest...read more
  • Colon Cancer Can Be Prevented

    August 26, 2020
    Colorectal cancer is ranked the third most common cancer in the U.S., with more than 140,000 people diagnosed yearly. But the good news is that we can help prevent colon cancer on our own by 75%. 7 Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer  Screenings Regular screening tests help detect any abnormal growths called polyps, which are removed when found, helping to prevent colon...read more
  • Why You Should Choose Radiation Seeds for Prostate Cancer

    Radiation is a therapy that destroys cancer cells. During the process, the radiation seeds are inserted right into the prostate tumor, where each seed delivers radiation to a targeted area of tissue. Shortcomings of Freehand Technique It involves placing the seeds while performing an open surgery. Some of the target tissues can be obliterated or left untouched. It was ranked third...read more
  • How Carcinogens Cause the Development of Breast Cancer

    July 13, 2020
    Scientists have created a map with details on how environmental chemicals can trigger breast cancer. They used the ionizing radiation model to identify the cell mechanisms that cause breast cancer when disrupted. Since these findings can be generalized to various environmental carcinogens, they could help find out the chemicals responsible for the high breast cancer risk. Although exposure to toxic...read more
  • Exercise Can Help Protect Against COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer

    Coronavirus became a pandemic quickly, causing many deaths due to a shortage of medical resources such as ventilators for patients and personal protective equipment for care providers in hospitals around the world. COVID-19 can be lethal to people with known vulnerabilities and severe complications. If you have a condition known as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), you’re at risk of...read more
  • Is it Safe to Get a Second Opinion about Cancer during this COVID-19 Pandemic?

    June 15, 2020
    Getting a second opinion about your cancer diagnosis is recommended. This will help you to confirm your diagnosis and get different ideas for your treatment, especially if your type of cancer is rare or hard to treat. But how safe is it to seek a second opinion with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? If you're wondering whether you should get another...read more
  • How to Cope with Fear of Recurrence after Breast Cancer Treatment

    The fear of your breast cancer recurring after treatment can impact yours and your loved ones' quality of life. Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening, early diagnosis, and treatment have helped to increase patient survival rates across the world. But still, survivors continue to worry about their disease recurrence. An interdisciplinary team of researchers are examining how the fear of breast cancer...read more

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