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  • Acrylamide in Food: Is It a Concern?

    January 28, 2016
    Headlines about a possible carcinogen in common foods, such as potato chips and French fries, have people emptying out their pantries in concern. While the jury remains out on acrylamide and its link to cancer, there’s likely no need to panic just yet. Smart steps, however, can reduce the potential for harm related to acrylamide exposure as researchers delve...read more
  • Post-Prostatectomy Radiation: Is It Necessary?

    January 11, 2016
    Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may find their best bet to beat the disease is to have this gland removed entirely. After all, when the tumor site is removed, most worries melt away. That’s not always the case, however. Stray cells can linger behind after surgery, creating new problems down the road. This is why it is sometimes recommended...read more
  • Global Proton Therapy Market Continues to Grow

    January 1, 2016
    When it comes to effectively killing off cancer cells, it’s hard to beat radiation therapy. Standard procedures, however, can prove problematic by also damaging nearby healthy cells during the treatment process, often leading to unwanted complications and side effects. When a life is on the line, however, the potential for side effects is often, and rightfully so, deemed worth...read more
  • Proton Therapy Delivers Advantages for Esophageal Cancer Patients

    December 15, 2015
    Esophageal cancer isn’t the most commonly known form of this disease, but it’s among the deadliest. An estimated 16,980 new cases are reported each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately 15,590 Americans die from the disease each and every year. Considering those grim figures, effectively fighting this disease is a major priority for healthcare providers with patients who...read more
  • Drinking Can Increase Women’s Cancer Risks

    November 25, 2015
    It’s well known that bad lifestyle habits can increase a person’s cancer risks. For women, as it turns out, even tempering one particular habit a little may not help entirely. Researchers out of Boston have found, in fact, that women who are light to moderate drinkers may see their cancer risks rise. While the increase in risk is only...read more
  • Black Women May Have Higher Risk for Gene Linked to Breast Cancer

    November 16, 2015
    Each year more than 231,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Many more also find their doctors have discovered the cancer in its earliest forms. And, while women of Caucasian descent are more likely to develop the disease by a slight margin than their black counterparts, researchers have uncovered an unusual finding in relation to the genes...read more
  • Regional Node Irradiation Can Boost Breast Cancer Survivability

    October 29, 2015
    With more than 231,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States annually, the push is on to help those who develop this disease survive it. While mortality rates have declined tremendously over the past few decades, researchers want to see them improve even more. A new study out of Europe may offer some insights on...read more
  • Substance in Saliva May Offer Insight into Oral Cancer Recurrence

    October 15, 2015
    Oral cancers are not the most commonly diagnosed cases in the United States, but they are among the most deadly. With an estimated 40,000 new cases each year, the disease ranks well behind lung, prostate and breast cancer. Even so, an unacceptable 7,500 people die from oral cancers annually with men being twice as likely as women to develop...read more
  • Second Cancers on the Rise in the US

    September 27, 2015
    Researchers have uncovered a disturbing trend in cancer within the United States that has captured their attention. Second cancers, those that strike people who have already battled cancer before, are showing an increase that is leaving patients especially devastated. Second cancers are those that strike people who have had cancer before. These cases are not returns of the original...read more
  • Low-Risk Moles a Possible Warning for Aggressive Melanoma

    September 16, 2015
    Moles in general may serve as an early warning sign for the development of melanoma, a recent study indicates. The researchers, in fact, found that people with low-risk moles seem to have a higher risk of developing aggressive melanoma over time in some cases. To arrive at those findings, researchers looked at 281 melanoma cases. Of that group, about two-thirds...read more

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