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  • 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
  • Teen Cancer Survivors May be at Risk for Cognitive Issues

    August 20, 2015
    Facing down the rigors of cancer and related treatments at any age is difficult at best. Doing so during the formative adolescent years may lead to cognitive problems down the road, a recent study has concluded. To arrive at those findings, researchers behind the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study spoke with more than 6,000 survivors and their siblings. These individuals completed...read more
  • Smoking Still Major Contributing Factor in Cancer Deaths

    July 27, 2015
    While tobacco use is on the decline across the United States, the effects of years of use are still be felt by those who once held the habit. Researchers have found that nearly half of all cancer deaths, caused by certain forms of the disease, are linked to smoking. The latest study into the dangers of this habit comes...read more
  • Breast Cancer Screenings Can Reduce Death Risks Dramatically

    July 15, 2015
    With an estimated 231,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed annually in the United States and about 40,000 deaths, the need to detect this cancer early and begin treatments is high. Women who find their cancer in its earliest stages are likely to discover their treatment options are greater and the chances for success of those treatments much higher. Researchers...read more
  • Fear of Radiation Exposure May Be Lowering Mammography Numbers

    July 1, 2015
    A misunderstanding about the amount of radiation received during routine mammograms might be frightening patients from reporting for these potentially life-saving screenings. Researchers presented the findings of a study into this topic during the 2014 ARRS Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study revealed that not one of the subjects who participated was able to correctly identify the amount...read more
  • Overtreatment a Concern with Prostate Cancer

    June 22, 2015
    New studies are indicating that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer may not always be getting the best advice from their doctors. The studies found that many physicians are prescribing more aggressive treatment measures than may always be necessary, indicating a strong need for patients to seek out second options before moving ahead with a course of...read more
  • Why Prostate Cancer Remains a Killer

    May 26, 2015
    While prostate cancer is largely considered a highly treatable form of the disease, men still die from it. In fact, this form of cancer is considered the number two most common cancer-related killer of men. Researchers set out to gain a better understanding of just why this disease that offers early detection protocols and aggressive, effective treatments was still claiming...read more
  • Does Delaying Radiation After Prostatectomy Reduce Side Effects?

    April 30, 2015
    Conventional wisdom in the medical community has long held that waiting to begin radiation therapy following a prostatectomy can prevent some of the potential adverse side effects of this cancer-killing treatment. Studies out of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, however, indicate that just might not be the case. The studies focused on answering the question once and for...read more

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