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  • New Discoveries in Targeting Drug-Resistant Colon Cancer

    December 15, 2020
    Recent vital discoveries have been made in colon cancer research. Scientists have discovered a link between retinoic acid (RA) and the Wingless-related integration site (WNT) signaling pathways, vital for tumors to grow. Abnormality in WNT signaling has been associated with the development of many cancers and is possibly a contributing factor in drug resistance and the reoccurrence of tumors. Dysregulation...read more
  • Advances in ES-SCLC Chemotherapy Treatment

    Recent clinical trials involving combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment to resolve advanced lung cancer have proven their efficacy. The two trials that propelled the use of immunotherapy as a preferred treatment method include the phase 3 IMpower133 and CASPIAN trials, according to Dr. Rubin, co-director of the Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research. In the IMpower 133 trial, a sample...read more
  • How Daily Coffee Consumption Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients to Survive Longer

    November 16, 2020
    People drink coffee to stay awake, for an energy boost and for enjoyment. According to a clinical trial study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard affiliated institute, coffee also has medical advantages. The researchers realized that consuming coffee regularly improves colorectal cancer patients' survival rate, and it prevents against the re-occurrence of colorectal cancer. Coffee contains products that have anti-inflammatory,...read more
  • Ways to Care for Your Skin During Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy is one of the standard treatment options for cancer patients. However, the treatment has some adverse side effects that could influence the treatment and quality of life if ignored. Radiation makes the skin sensitive, and it can lead to painful rashes. Consider visiting a dermatologist for guidance on how to take care of your skin before you...read more
  • 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 CancerĀ  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

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