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Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with advanced breast cancer might find mindfulness can ease their pain, anxiety and depression, a new study suggests. Mindfulness is the ability to keep your mind focused on the present moment. “Mindfulness helps us relate to our thoughts, emotions and physical symptoms in a […]

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Lymphoma rash: What to know

Lymphoma rash: What to know

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in immune cells called lymphocytes. When lymphoma affects the skin, it may cause a rash that appears as one or more scaly, reddish-to-purple patches, plaques, or nodules. A lymphoma rash, such as mycosis fungoides (MF), can be easy to confuse with other skin conditions, such as psoriasis […]

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Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are surviving lung cancer in recent years, but very few people at high risk are getting the recommended screening. Those are the highlights from the latest “State of Lung Cancer” report from the American Lung Association (ALA), published Nov. […]

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How a virus might protect against skin cancer

How a virus might protect against skin cancer

Previously, scientists have linked the presence of human papillomavirus to an increased risk of certain cancers. In a surprising twist, the latest research finds that the virus might help defend against skin cancer. Share on PinterestScientists find that immunity to certain strains of HPV may protect against skin cancer. There are more than 100 strains […]

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Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study. The research included nearly 20,000 women in the Kaiser Permanente Washington (state) system who hadn’t been screened for cervical cancer in more […]

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This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

Scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism through which vitamin D can change the course of melanoma. They found that vitamin D influences a signaling pathway inside melanoma cells that helps them to thrive. Share on PinterestNew research finds a novel mechanism that could explain melanoma. The researchers suggest that reducing the activity of the pathway […]

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Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Only two-thirds of lung cancer patients in the United States get the minimal recommended treatment, a new study finds. And race and age appear to play a role in who gets the best care, the researchers said. Black patients were only 78% as likely to […]

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Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

(HealthDay News) –Some 80 percent of breast lumps biopsied turn out to be benign (non-cancerous), says the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Latest Cancer News The most common benign breast condition is a fibrocystic change. These are small, fluid-filled sacs, commonly labeled as cysts. The size and tenderness of such a lump often increases before menstruation. […]

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Gene Editing Tool Used to Fight Cancer in Early Study

Gene Editing Tool Used to Fight Cancer in Early Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in the United States, the gene editing tool known as CRISPR has been employed to fight cancer, doctors reported Wednesday. Latest Cancer News So far, CRISPR has only been tried in three patients, two with multiple myeloma and one with a sarcoma. All had […]

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Another Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Another Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Lower Breast Cancer Risk

By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) –Weight-loss surgery may do more than shrink one’s waistline: New research suggests it lowers the chances of breast cancer among women with genes that make them vulnerable to the disease. In a large-scale study that involved more than 1.6 million obese women, […]