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  • Understanding Cancer Clusters

    January 11, 2016
    Getting ahead of cancer and helping people lower their risks of developing various forms of this disease sometimes requires identifying carcinogenic conditions in the environment. While genetics, family history and lifestyle choices may all play a role in the development of some types of cancer, the cause sometimes comes from a different source. Chemicals and other toxins in the...read more
  • Young Cancer Survivors at Risk for 2nd Cancers

    January 1, 2016
    Children and young adults who successfully battle cancer may find a need to keep up with more watchful health screenings down the road. New research indicates that those who fight cancer prior to the age of 40 are more likely to witness the development of a second form of cancer during some point of their lives. The latest research indicating...read more
  • Lung Cancer May Present Differently Based on Smoking Status

    December 15, 2015
    As lung cancer continues to rank among the most common forms of the disease in the United States, researchers are still unlocking its mysteries. One of the latest findings points to fairly significant differences in how non-small-cell lung cancer presents in nonsmokers versus smokers. The findings show marked differences in survival rates and associated conditions. The research centered on a...read more
  • Family Building Options Exist for Cancer Survivors

    November 25, 2015
    It’s a simple reality for many cancer survivors that fertility is lost in process of saving their lives. While many patients find they cannot conceive personally after treatments, the dream of having a family does not have to be given up entirely. There are ways for cancer patients to sometimes preserve fertility or seek alternatives. The issues, however, are...read more
  • Understanding Thyroid Cancer

    November 16, 2015
    With an estimated 62,000 new cases diagnosed annually in the United States, thyroid cancer is fast becoming a real concern. This disease, in fact, is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the country, according to the American Cancer Society. The good news is that thyroid cancer is generally very survivable. Only an estimated 1,950 people die from...read more
  • Aspirin May Lower Obesity-Related Cancer Risks

    October 29, 2015
    Scientists have long understood that obesity and certain types of cancer go hand-in-hand. Aside from strongly recommending people lose weight, however, they have been at somewhat of a loss on how to help them decrease those cancer risks. In regard to colorectal cancer, it seems, aspirin might make a big difference. Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom recently...read more
  • Social Difficulties Not Common with Colorectal Cancer

    October 15, 2015
    Colorectal cancers affect both men and women and have a propensity to cut across all socioeconomic and ethic lines. Considered among the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, there are about 130,000 new cases reported annually in the United States alone. While all forms of cancer can create social ramifications for patients, colorectal cancers are often thought to be among...read more
  • New Help for Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

    September 27, 2015
    Extreme dry mouth is a common concern of patients who undergo radiation to treat head and neck cancers. This condition, though not at all rare or unsurprising can be a particular problem if it persists. Difficulty swallowing may, in fact, lead to a snowball effect that leaves patients suffering from malnourishment and overall poor health. While treatments exist that...read more
  • Spicy Foods May Lead to Longer Lives

    September 16, 2015
    Love them or hate them, spicy foods may hold the key to avoiding a number of life-limiting conditions new research says. In fact, regular consumption has been shown to lower the risk of death from such serious conditions as ischemic heart disease, respiratory disease and even cancer. The study focusing on the benefits of spicing up meals was conducted in...read more
  • Cervical Cancer May Not Mean an End for Fertility

    August 30, 2015
    Cervical cancer is diagnosed in an estimated 12,900 American women each and every year. For many of these women, the diagnosis comes in the cancer’s earliest phases courtesy of advanced screening protocols that enable doctors to detect the disease readily. While many women will find treatment of the disease demands a loss of fertility by default that is not...read more

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