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Adnexal mass: What to know

Adnexal mass: What to know

Adnexal masses are lumps that occur in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. They have several possible causes, which can be gynecological or nongynecological. An adnexal mass could be: A family doctor can usually manage benign masses. However, prepubescent and postmenopausal individuals will need to see a gynecologist […]

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Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root […]

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What is the correct dosage of CBD?

What is the correct dosage of CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage. There is little research, though, so doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each use. CBD is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. Products that contain […]

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AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

Latest Cancer News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors. Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was “near perfect” in determining […]

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Using salt to fight cancer

Using salt to fight cancer

Although scientists continually refine cancer treatments, there is still much room for improvement. A new study, carried out in mice, focuses on salt. The researchers have successfully used sodium chloride nanoparticles to destroy cancer cells. Share on PinterestInjecting salt nanoparticles into mouse tumors restricted their growth significantly. Over the decades, researchers have developed an ever-growing […]

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Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer: Study

Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Surgical removal of the entire tumor may extend the lives of patients with a rare and deadly type of brain cancer called brainstem high-grade gliomas, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 103 patients in the United States who had either a biopsy (15%) […]

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Aggressive melanoma: Circular RNA explains spread

Aggressive melanoma: Circular RNA explains spread

Researchers have zoomed in on the fine molecular and epigenetic mechanisms that explain the aggressive spread of melanoma. Share on PinterestScientists examine the epigenetic silencing of circRNA and how this drives the spread of melanoma. Along with DNA and proteins, RNA is one of the three essential macromolecules necessary for all forms of life. The […]

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Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

Latest Cancer News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage. This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of […]

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Some forms of breast cancer cause no symptoms in the initial stages, so it is crucial to attend regular screenings. As with other forms of cancer, a person’s outlook is more favorable when a doctor detects the disease early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the most common sign of breast cancer is a […]

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How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

New research in mice shows “for the first time” that scientists can use protons to administer radiation therapy in a matter of milliseconds, killing cancer cells while protecting healthy tissue. Share on PinterestA proton-based FLASH session of radiotherapy could kill cancer in milliseconds, research suggests. Over half of the people with a cancer diagnosis receive […]