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Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults

Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Though a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help prevent cancer as you age, you shouldn’t ignore cancer screening tests, the American Cancer Society warns. Latest Cancer News Otherwise, you may not realize that you have the disease until it’s too late, the society says, stressing that early-stage cancer doesn’t always have […]

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Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tattoos serve many purposes, perhaps expressing artistry, loyalty or love. Now, scientists working with mice say they’ve engineered a medical “tattoo” that can screen for early signs of major disease. The biomedical tattoo is made up of cells embedded with sensors […]

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‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Paralyzed by Spinal Infection

‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Paralyzed by Spinal Infection

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller nearly died after she developed a spinal infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down, People magazine reports. The former “Dance Moms” star sought emergency treatment at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital after the onset of “excruciating […]

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Marriage Means ‘I Do’ for Skin Cancer Detection

Marriage Means ‘I Do’ for Skin Cancer Detection

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A walk down the aisle may be a healthy step to better skin cancer detection. New research shows that simply by being married, people increase their odds that a melanoma — the most deadly form of skin cancer — will be spotted early, when it’s […]

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Some Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women

Some Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman’s risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests. In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) saw […]

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New Drugs May Be Big Advance in Lung Cancer Care

New Drugs May Be Big Advance in Lung Cancer Care

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs designed to trigger a patient’s immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found. The first study found that when the immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was combined with standard chemotherapy, the chance that a […]

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Drug Keytruda May Help Block Melanoma’s Return

Drug Keytruda May Help Block Melanoma’s Return

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Taking the drug Keytruda after surgery for advanced melanoma significantly reduced patients’ risk of their cancer returning, a new study found. Last May, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) became the first ever drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fight cancers based on specific tumor […]

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Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests. This is especially true in families with a history of breast, ovarian, […]

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

How do health care professionals diagnose thyroid cancer? The diagnosis of thyroid cancer often occurs before symptoms develop, when a lump is discovered in the thyroid gland. This may occur on routine physical exam of the neck by a health care provider, or it may be found by the patient. Once a lump in the […]

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Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy

Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward boosting survival. The study followed nearly 1,000 patients with advanced colon cancer for an average of seven […]