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  • Benign Breast Disease May Signal Increased Risk For Cancer

    February 25, 2016
    Finding out that a breast abnormality is nothing to worry about, caused by a benign disease, is great news. That news, however, should be followed up with a little extra care in regard to the potential for breast cancer down the road. That’s the recommendation issued by researchers at the Division of Cancer Biology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. There...read more
  • Extended ADT Can Improve Prostate Cancer Outcomes

    February 13, 2016
    A diagnosis of prostate cancer is a scary proposition for any man. Some 220,000 American males, however, will hear that news this year alone. Helping those men successfully battle the disease is the concern of doctors and researchers across the country. For those who have been diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer, an extra layer of treatment may provide...read more
  • Young Cancer Survivors At Risk for 2nd Cancers, Study Finds

    January 28, 2016
    Beating cancer as a child doesn’t necessarily mean the disease is gone for good. In fact, a recently released study is shedding light on the potential need for young cancer survivors to undergo a lifetime of screenings to help detect other cancers that may form in later life. The study found that young survivors are at an increased risk...read more
  • 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

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