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  • Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radiation Alone Might Be Best When Comorbidities Exist

    September 24, 2016
    While many of the thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year have relatively easy cases to treat that is not always so. When high-risk prostate cancer is diagnosed more aggressive and often more invasive treatments are recommended. For men who also have other medical concerns, such as diabetes or congestive heart failure, life-saving treatment may also tax...read more
  • U.S. Cancer Rates Declining: How to Help Keep the Momentum Going

    September 15, 2016
    America’s war on cancer is paying off with an overall decline in incidence and mortality rates reported in the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.” The yearly undertaking is a joint effort between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the North American Association of...read more
  • Treating Head and Neck Cancers in Some Elderly Patients is Advised, Study Finds

    August 25, 2016
    Sparing elderly patients from the rigors that go along with treatment is the primary thrust behind long-standing recommendations to not aggressively intervene when head and neck cancers are diagnosed in patients at age 71 or greater. After all, chemotherapy and radiation can take their toll on the body and may pose greater challenges than anticipated normal lifespan might justify...read more
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer Outcomes Can Depend on Location: Study

    August 13, 2016
    Many of the 180,000 American men who will face down a diagnosis of prostate cancer this year will find they have a highly treatable, low-risk form of the disease, Some, however, will come to learn their disease is more aggressive and has already spread to other locations within the body. The diagnosis does not necessarily mean tragic results though....read more
  • Genetic Testing Rates Rising After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    July 24, 2016
    More women are undergoing genetic testing after receiving a positive diagnosis of breast cancer. This finding is encouraging news to researchers who point to the importance of this extra step in the diagnosis process, especially for younger women. While breast cancer can have a number of causes, genetic mutations are quite common. When they happen to be the source...read more
  • Tanning Bed Use Linked to Melanoma

    July 15, 2016
    A healthy, glowing tan might not be as healthy as some think – even if it comes courtesy of a tanning bed. A recent study shed light on the potential dangers of frequent tanning bed use, especially in regard to women under the age of 40. To shed light on a potential connection between tanning bed use and melanoma, researchers...read more
  • Radiotherapy In Rectal Cancer Treatment May Have Added Benefit

    June 25, 2016
    Undergoing radiation therapy to treat rectal cancer can be a bit intimidating. After all, this form of treatment is designed to effectively kill off cancer cells, but also has a propensity to irradiate nearby, healthy cells in the process. This, as it turns out, may not be an entirely bad turn of events in the case of rectal cancers,...read more
  • HPV Vaccinations Strongly Urged By Healthcare Professionals

    June 14, 2016
    Nearly 13,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer annually in the United States. Roughly 4,000 women die from the disease each year. This form of cancer can sometimes be prevented entirely through the use of a vaccine. That vaccine, however, is widely under-utilized in America, causing healthcare organizations across the country to issue a plea for parents...read more
  • Exercise May Have Big Benefits In Preventing, Treating Cancer

    May 25, 2016
    It’s no secret that exercise has long been linked to helping people live potentially longer, healthier and more active lives. A recent study that delved into the findings of numerous other studies is also shedding light on the potential benefits rigorous exercise may have in preventing and even helping treat cancer. While the findings remain inconclusive and preliminary because...read more
  • Lumpectomies Might Be A Better Choice For Some Breast Cancer Patients

    May 15, 2016
    Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may not always have to face radical mastectomies to fight this disease. Researchers have found that lumpectomies combined with radiotherapy have much more promising results than mastectomies alone. Those findings come from a study that was conducted in the Netherlands involving some 37,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer. The observational study looked at...read more

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