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  • 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
  • Helping Your Loved One Face Cancer

    April 13, 2015
    Finding out that someone you love has cancer can be worse than hearing the diagnosis yourself. After all, while you won’t be waging the battle at the very front of the line, you will have to put a brave face on and provide strength and support when it’s needed the most. Chances are you’ll be doing so while also...read more
  • Tips for Lowering Your Cancer Risks

    March 31, 2015
    An estimated 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015 alone. Some 589,000 Americans will die from various forms of the disease in 2015. Those sobering figures courtesy of the American Cancer Society make it clear that cancer prevention is an issue that should be important to just about everyone. Fortunately, there are steps people can take to...read more
  • BMI and Cancer Risk

    March 13, 2015
    Increased body weight puts us at risk for developing a variety of health conditions. This is not news to anyone. Those who are overweight or obese are more at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, stroke, liver disease, and more. It’s also important, however, to understand that increased body mass index (BMI) -...read more
  • Protecting Yourself Against Carcinogens in the Home

    March 3, 2015
    The causes of cancer are varied and in some cases undefinable. While particular lifestyle choices or exposure to harmful agents may explain the development of cancer in one person, there may appear to be no connection whatsoever to any attributable cause in another person. In some cases, in fact, a cancer diagnosis may appear to be completely random. The...read more
  • Treatment for Cancer: Conventional and Alternative Working Together

    February 16, 2015
    Everyone who has undergone cancer treatment has a story about what has worked - or not worked - for them. Everyone is different and, in the end, it’s often about finding a specific “cocktail” of therapies that work in tandem to provide the best potential for successful treatment. For many, often a combination of conventional therapies performed by oncologists...read more

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