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  • 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
  • Novel Immunotherapy Drug May Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

    May 14, 2020
    At least one-quarter of patients with advanced lung cancer have brain metastasis. Radiation has been the standard treatment option, but with patients experiencing toxic side effects. Researchers have discovered a checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, which can be used instead of radiation to extend the patient’s life. The drug has very few side effects. The findings found that patient response to the drug...read more
  • Developing Personalized Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

    Triple-negative breast cancer is very aggressive and has no specific treatment. Researchers discovered that the activation of interferon-gamma signaling plays a role in the progression and spread of the disease. The findings will help doctors to develop a personalized treatment plan for patients depending on their cancer subtype. Immunotherapies have worked well for many types of cancers, but the response...read more
  • Don’t Ignore Annual PSA Screening

    April 15, 2020
    A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is the most commonly used tool for screening for prostate cancer. The simple blood test helps to measure the level of PSA in the blood. PSA assists in prostate cancer diagnosis, recurrence, and tracking of treatments like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, and surgery. When a patient is treated, their PSA level will significantly drop. If...read more
  • When to Get a Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Treatment in Texas

    A patient can get a second opinion any time during their cancer care process. The most appropriate time, though, is to seek one before you commence your treatment. A second opinion can alter your earlier diagnostic details and suggest different treatment options, or even change the entire course of your treatment. You can take a few weeks to get another...read more
  • Is Lung Cancer Treatable if Detected Early?

    March 14, 2020
    Lung cancer leads in all cancer deaths across the world. The reason it is deadly is that the disease is often diagnosed late after it has spread beyond the lungs. Recent studies have shown that CT scans can help identify the disease early in high-risk patients. Early diagnosis and treatment can save many lives. The signs and symptoms for lung...read more
  • Living with Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is common in men. Of all cancer diagnoses, prostate cancer is often the less serious one. The disease is common with aging since it grows and spreads slowly. It has high survival rates compared to other types of cancers. Many men die not knowing prostate cancer was present. Prostate cancer is often diagnosed in older men, and the...read more

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