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  • 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 Cancer...read 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 the...read 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 worldwide...read 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 looked...read more
  • Cancer Is A Worldwide Concern

    March 25, 2016
    While early screening protocols and advanced treatment options have improved the number of cancer-related deaths in developed countries, this disease’s grip on the world is far from gone. In fact, in 2012 alone there were 14.1 million new cases of the disease diagnosed. Worldwide an estimated 8.2 million people died from the disease that year. While frequency of cancer...read more
  • Mastectomy May Not Always Be The Superior Choice, Study Finds

    March 15, 2016
    For the 250,000 American women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year mastectomies are a very real probability. This complete surgical removal of the diseased breast is considered vital in many treatment plans. Researchers are finding, however, that breast-conserving therapy involving a lumpectomy combined with radiotherapy may offer more promising results. A recent study involving nearly 40,000 women showed that...read more
  • 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

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