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Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High levels of vitamin D may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 5,000 women, 55 and older, and found that those with vitamin D blood levels of 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or more had […]

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Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that’s already on the market, a new clinical trial shows. The targeted drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) reduced by 71 percent these men’s risk of either dying from […]

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Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 […]

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Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The study included more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000 screening exams. “We found that […]

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‘Heat Zapping’ Kidney Tumors May Help Some Patients Avoid Surgery

‘Heat Zapping’ Kidney Tumors May Help Some Patients Avoid Surgery

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When kidney cancer strikes, surgical removal of the organ is often the standard course of action. But new research supports a nonsurgical approach for some patients: using a needle to “zap” kidney tumors away with either heat or cold. The procedure […]

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Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An ancient scourge — the polio virus — may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows. The new therapy uses a tweaked, harmless form of the polio virus to significantly boost the chances patients with recurrent […]

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Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many adult survivors of childhood cancer don’t worry about their future health and may skip crucial screenings and lifestyle changes, a new study shows. “Some of the increased health risks faced by survivors of childhood cancer can be minimized through early detection and intervention, as […]

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More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women

More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new international review suggests that having more body fat may protect premenopausal women from developing some types of breast cancer. “We found strong evidence of an inverse association of body mass index [BMI] with risk of breast cancer diagnosis before […]

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When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient’s Own Tissue Is Best

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient’s Own Tissue Is Best

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For women who have their breast removed while fighting cancer, using their own tissue for breast reconstruction is better than implants, a new study suggests. More than 60 percent of women who undergo breast removal to treat breast cancer decide to have breast reconstruction, and […]

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Ocular Melanoma (Intraocular Melanoma or Uveal Melanoma)

Ocular Melanoma (Intraocular Melanoma or Uveal Melanoma)

Ocular melanoma facts *Ocular melanoma facts written by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD Ocular melanoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in the eye. Ocular melanoma is also referred to as intraocular melanoma or uveal melanoma. The cancers cells in this type of tumor produce the pigment melanin. Risk factors for developing ocular melanoma […]