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Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

For the first time, a study finds an association between living in cold, wet regions and increased cancer prevalence. The conclusions are surprising and likely to spark debate. Share on PinterestIs there really a link between rain and cancer rates? Long ago, scientists established that increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun increases […]

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Using Sound Waves to Destroy Prostate Cancer

Using Sound Waves to Destroy Prostate Cancer

Latest Cancer News By Peter Schelden on 12/06/2019 11:19 AM Source: MedicineNet Health News A new way of using sound waves to treat prostate cancer is effective and produces minimal side effects, researchers say. Guided by MRI, a new ultrasound procedure led to no evidence of cancer after a one-year follow-up in 65% of men […]

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Prostate cancer: Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

A new pilot study concludes that at-home urine tests could make prostate cancer diagnoses shorter, simpler, and possibly even more accurate. Share on PinterestThe possibility of a home urine test for prostate cancer moves one step closer. Prostate cancer is common, affecting nearly half of males over 50. However, it tends to develop slowly, and […]

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Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

Mammograms have, so far, had the single role of identifying potentially cancerous tumors in the breast. However, could they also help doctors identify women at risk of heart disease and heart failure? Share on PinterestSome researchers believe that mammograms could also help doctors identify women with a high risk of heart failure. Mammograms work by […]

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Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer? A new study suggests they could. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. […]

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Using anthrax to fight cancer

Using anthrax to fight cancer

Scientists recently trialed a method that uses anthrax to attack bladder cancer. The approach was successful in experiments using both human and animal tissue. They hope that in the future, it might serve to treat a range of cancers. Share on PinterestScientists are repurposing anthrax to fight bladder cancer. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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What to know about pubic hair loss

What to know about pubic hair loss

Pubic hair loss is not harmful to a person’s physical health, but it may cause psychological distress. Some people may also feel concerned about the underlying cause of pubic hair loss. This article lists the potential causes of pubic hair loss. We also outline the various treatment options available and provide information on when to […]

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Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in the United States has revealed how people feel about these effects and the information gaps that currently exist. Share on PinterestA new patient survey reveals the information needs of people receiving cancer treatment. About one-third […]

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How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

Flavonoids are compounds that are naturally present in fruit and vegetables. Scientists have known for 20 years that they can help prevent colorectal cancer but have not fully understood the underlying biology. Share on PinterestNew research reveals the mechanisms through which fruit and vegetable compounds can prevent colon cancer. Now, a new study describes a […]