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Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

(HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. Latest Cancer News The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate possible neuropathy: Tingling, or a “pins and needles” feeling. A burning or […]

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal […]

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Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

People who have found a lump, have recently had their breast cancer diagnosed, or know someone who has may wonder how fast it can grow or spread. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women in the United States. It is very hard to estimate how a person’s breast cancer will change over […]

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Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is typically an aggressive form of the disease, with a fairly low 5-year survival rate. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages could help people receive treatment more quickly, but what kind of test would work best? The specific bacterial abundance on a person’s tongue may indicate the presence of pancreatic cancer. The […]

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Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer may face a higher risk of developing the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), Danish researchers report. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. In 2018, more than 2 million women were diagnosed with the disease. The […]

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Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

Duodenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the first part of the small intestine. Symptoms can be vague, which can make early diagnosis difficult. In this article, we look at what duodenal cancer is, along with its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We also discuss survival rates for this type of cancer. […]

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What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer can spread to various parts of the body. This is called metastasis. The most common sites for breast cancer metastases include the bones, brain, lungs, and liver. This article will discuss […]

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Health Tip: Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

(HealthDay News) — More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year, but more than 90 percent of cases may be preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cancer News In 2012, some 8 million U.S. women aged 21 to 65 reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the […]

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Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection

Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using a new blood test for pancreatic cancer alongside the current blood test may improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly disease, researchers say. The combination approach detects 70 percent of pancreatic cancers with a less than 5 percent […]

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Many Cancer Patients Have Undiagnosed Hepatitis

Many Cancer Patients Have Undiagnosed Hepatitis

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A large number of U.S. cancer patients with hepatitis B and C don’t know they have the virus, which can cause life-threatening complications during some cancer treatments, researchers say. The findings suggest screening for hepatitis B and C may be appropriate in community cancer clinics, […]