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  • Cold Caps Can Help Prevent Chemo-Related Hair Loss

    May 14, 2020
    Chemotherapy treatment kills both cancer cells and healthy cells, such as hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. The damage to hair follicles may start during or after infusion, and some patients will begin losing their hair after a few weeks. Losing hair during cancer treatment is a devastating experience for many, especially women. It can cause depression and low...read more
  • The Difference between Cancer Screening and Diagnostics

    During this COVID-19 outbreak, both patients and doctors are faced with challenging decisions regarding cancer screening and diagnosis. They have to decide whether to reschedule the procedures for the patients and how this will impact their well-being. The pandemic continues to strain health care and hospital resources to treat those infected. Doctors may be compelled to reschedule screening or diagnostic...read more
  • Signs and Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer that can’t be Overlooked

    April 15, 2020
    Colorectal cancer occurs when healthy cells within the colon develop mutations in their DNA. The disease is often diagnosed when it has advanced because of misinterpretation or ignorance of certain signs and symptoms. The lumen of the colon is also wide and may take longer to cause any obstructive symptoms. In its early stages, colon cancer does not show symptoms...read more
  • What Is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

    A triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the three receptors that fuel breast cancer growth are not present in the tumor. These include the HER2, estrogen, and progesterone hormones. When a patient has triple-negative, their breast cancer cells have tested negative for these proteins. Therefore, triple-negative breast cancer will not respond to any hormone therapy drugs or medicines that target...read more
  • 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

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