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  • Weight Loss Surgery Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

    March 14, 2020
    Obesity is known to increase the risk of colorectal and other types of cancer. It is also a great risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Losing weight is the only way to reduce the risks. A research review suggests that obese people can lower their risk of developing colorectal cancer by undergoing weight-loss surgery. Obesity can cause...read more
  • Radioactive Seed Implants Can Treat Prostate Cancer Effectively in Texas

    Brachytherapy is a treatment for prostate cancer that involves the implantation of tiny radioactive seeds at the tumor location. Low dose rate brachytherapy has offered excellent outcomes in patients with prostate cancer. Low dose rate brachytherapy is when a doctor implants radioactive seeds inside the prostate gland. The procedure is guided by an ultrasound. The number of seeds and the...read more
  • A Non-Invasive Breath Test Can Help to Diagnose Colorectal Cancer

    February 14, 2020
    A new technique has been developed to help test for colorectal cancer and other advanced adenomas. The non-invasive breath test is used to measure volatile organic compounds exhaled by a patient. In a multicenter study: The researchers tested adult patients scheduled for a colonoscopy. They used Aeonose devices to conduct breath tests. Some patients were excluded due to incomplete colitis, colonoscopy,...read more
  • Surviving Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer amounts to almost 13% of all cancer diagnoses each year. Studies have found that black men are 20% more likely to develop lung cancer than white men, while black women are 10% less likely to be diagnosed with the disease than white women. The survival rate for lung cancer depends on various factors, including the cancer subtype and...read more
  • A New Drug that Can Hold Off Breast Cancer for More than 10 Years

    January 24, 2020
    Breast cancer is common in women, with many incidences reported across the world. People at high risk of breast cancer include women with a history of the disease and those of menopausal age. But the main factors influencing a patient's risk are age and the fact that one is a woman. Some patients can also be diagnosed without these...read more
  • A New Blood Test to Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to a new blood test

    January 14, 2020
    New research has observed that an imbalance in gut bacteria known as dysbiosis promotes colorectal cancer development. This finding is aiding researchers’ efforts to develop an innovative blood test for diagnosing colon cancer. Often, colorectal cancer shows no symptoms in its primary stages, making it difficult to diagnose early. This prevents patients from getting the appropriate treatment before the tumors...read more
  • A New Blood Test Uses Antibodies to Detect Breast Cancer Early

    December 25, 2019
    Cancerous cells have DNA mutations that produce antigens (tumor-associated antigens). When the immune system recognizes the foreign proteins, it makes autoantibodies that work against them. These autoantibodies can detect the presence of breast cancer in the blood. Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can be used to measure antibodies against antigens in order to identify...read more
  • 4 Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer and How They Can Be Treated

    December 15, 2019
    Lung cancer is caused by many factors such as smoking, exposure to asbestos or radon gas, air pollution, and many more. Non-small cell lung cancer (NNSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, followed by small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and adenocarcinoma in situ, respectively. If detected early, tumors can be removed surgically in a process known as lobectomy. Large-cell...read more
  • 6 Surprising Things That Cause Lung Cancer

    November 25, 2019
    Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. If you smoke you are 30% more likely to develop lung cancer than those who do not smoke. You raise your chances of developing lung cancer with just that once in a while cigarette that you afford yourself. Even passive smokers are at risk too. RadiationThe survivors of radiation exposure and some...read more
  • Early Detection of Breast Cancer Using 3D Mammography

    November 20, 2019
    Early detection of cancer saves lives. This is why the breast cancer survival rate among women has risen. Having a mammogram or X- ray performed on your breast is a preventative measure. Mammograms are of two types: 2D and 3D. 2D mammograms examine the front and back of the breast while 3D mammograms capture images of the breast tissue from...read more

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