• Serum HPV May Serve as a Biomarker for Some Oropharyngeal Cancers

    August 25, 2016
    Understanding the likely prognosis of oropharyngeal cancers may soon become a bit easier. Researchers are looking at the potential of using serum HPV antibody levels as biomarkers to indicate the likelihood of recurrence in certain forms of the disease. Oropharyngeal cancers are those that form in the middle part of the throat. They can include cancers of the tongue, tonsils, more
  • Biomarkers Help Target Treatment Options for Early Breast Cancer

    August 13, 2016
    Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may find the treatment options offered to them differ from those recommended to a friend or acquaintance even if the stage of the disease is the same. This is simply because not all breast cancers are alike and tumor type may vary. Biomarkers found in tumors that may, to a patient more
  • Increased Use of Double Mastectomies Raising Concern

    July 24, 2016
    An estimated 246,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year in the United States. Many of these women will find a host of treatment options are available to them. In some cases, breast removal may be recommended. For a small percentage, recommendations will be made for the removal of both breasts to help prevent a more
  • Completed Radiation Can Reduce Cancer Recurrence Rates

    July 15, 2016
    There’s no denying that undergoing all the treatment associated with a positive diagnosis of cancer is no walk in the park. Surgery, chemotherapy and other interventions, such as radiotherapy, are all designed to stop cancer in its tracks and prevent its return. Treatments such as radiation, however, cannot be expected to properly do their jobs if they are more
  • Certain Risk Factors May Point to Need for Radiation in Ductal Carcinoma Treatment

    June 25, 2016
    An estimated 60,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in 2016 alone. For many of these women, breast cancer surgery may be required to prevent the development of more invasive and potentially deadly breast cancer. Radiation after surgery may also be advised, but researchers are narrowing down criteria to help doctors more
  • Radiation and Short-Term Androgen Deprivation Create a Winning Combination

    June 14, 2016
    Men who are diagnosed with intermediate-risk prostate cancer may soon find their doctors recommending a two-step treatment approach. Researchers have found that short-term androgen deprivation therapy in conjunction with radiotherapy produces superior results to radiation alone. The study, in fact, revealed that those given the two-step approach had significantly higher disease-free survival rates at a median follow-up of more
  • Family History May Play a Strong Role in Testicular Cancer

    May 25, 2016
    Considering its status as one of the rarer forms of the disease, not many men understand testicular cancer, its symptoms or the risk factors they may face. This form of the disease, which involves tumor formation in the testicles, strikes less than 9,000 American men each year. An estimated 380 die from the disease, according to the American more
  • Cancer Death Rates Declining in the United States

    May 15, 2016
    The number of Americans who die from cancer is on the decline as preventive measures, better screening methods and more effective treatments have combined over the past few decades to produce strong results. The morality rate, in fact, dropped by more than 1.7 million cancer deaths between a peak in 1991 and 2012. The findings were published by more
  • Worldwide Statistics Show Cancer On The Rise In Developing Countries

    April 24, 2016
    While cancer in its various forms was once more prevalent in wealthier countries, the demographics are beginning to shift. Research has shown that cancer is now a real health concern in every region on the planet. Worldwide, in fact, there were an estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2012. All told, an estimated 8.2 million people more
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery Delays In Trigeminal Neuralgia

    April 12, 2016
    People who suffer from the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia may find a surgical procedure helps them lessen symptoms. Delays in considering this option, however, can hamper results. While the use of stereotactic radiosurgery may be held back as a last-resort option, research is indicating there is a possible window for its effectiveness in helping patients. A recent study more

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