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  • 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
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome May Point to Colorectal Cancer Risk

    August 30, 2015
    When both colon and rectal cancers are combined, the number of new cases diagnosed each year in the United States climbs to more than 130,000. While many patients are diagnosed later in life, the reality is the disease can and does strike those under the age of 50. For those diagnosed at or before the age of 35, the...read more
  • Less Can Be More with Prostate Cancer Treatments

    August 20, 2015
    While aggressive treatments are called for in more advanced cases of prostate cancer, patients with low-risk forms of the disease may find that less is technically more. New research, in fact, is revealing that increased doses of radiation treatment may offer no real benefits while opening the door for greater side effect risks. The research was compiled by the University...read more
  • Palliative Radiotherapy Continues to Evolve for Supportive Care

    July 26, 2015
    As cancer rates across the country continue to rise courtesy of the aging Baby Boomer generation, treatments for this disease’s many forms continue to evolve. Once such option that has made leaps and bounds in recent years is palliative radiotherapy meant to ease symptoms, not necessarily care them. Palliative radiotherapy is designed to provide support for patients who might face...read more
  • Hospice: Delivering Compassionate Care Regardless of Environment

    July 15, 2015
    One of America’s most recognized nonprofits that’s dedicated to providing dignity and quality care to those facing end-of-life challenges doesn’t discriminate in its mission. The program is available to patients regardless of race, creed, religion, financial standing, and, as it turns out, incarceration status. With many studies showing that the prison community as a whole has a greater incident...read more
  • Palliative Radiotherapy Delivers Help for Ongoing Supportive Care

    July 1, 2015
    With more cancer patients living longer lives despite metastatic tumors, the need for ongoing pain management and symptomatic relief is becoming evident. Pain, especially, is a concern for those with tumors located in the bone, spine or brain. While medications can deliver some pain management support, palliative radiotherapy may offer a stronger, more immediate prong of support without necessarily...read more
  • Proton Therapy’s Future Remains Unclear

    June 21, 2015
    Cancer patients who are considering proton-beam therapy courtesy of its more precise delivery of radiation may find the future of this breakthrough stands on shaky ground. Courtesy of exceptionally high costs to create and the amount of space required, the overall effectiveness of proton-beam centers is being cast into doubt. With a price tag of roughly $100 million to...read more
  • Obesity Linked to Greater Cancer Risk for Women

    May 26, 2015
    A connection between obesity and many types of cancer has long been established, but researchers are learning more about this potentially fatal bond. Scientists at Cancer Research UK have found that obese women put themselves at a much greater risk for the development of this deadly disease than their healthy weighted counterparts. The latest study out of the UK showed,...read more
  • Majority of People With Cancer Living 5 or More Years

    May 15, 2015
    New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that an estimated two out of three people with invasive cancer are now living for five or more years. The overall survival rates, however, are showing that much work still needs to be done to win the war on this disease. According to the CDC, the best...read more
  • Radiation After Prostate Cancer Surgery Can Lead to a Cure

    April 30, 2015
    Men who are facing prostate removal to treat a positive cancer diagnosis may find their doctors recommending immediate radiation following the procedure. While this might seem like overkill considering the offending gland has been removed from the equation, new studies are shedding light on the reality that adjuvant radiation can add up to a more effective cure without dramatically...read more

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