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Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

(HealthDay News) — Nausea among people with cancer may have causes from bacteria in food to chemotherapy, says the American Cancer Society. Latest Cancer News To help manage nausea, people with cancer can: Slowly drink clear, cold liquids. Suck on hard candy with pleasant smells. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy or very sweet foods. Raise calories […]

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One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treating men with low-risk prostate cancer with just one high dose of radiation may be safe and effective, British researchers report. Therapy for prostate cancer typically involves low-dose radiation given over several days or weeks. Conversely, high-dose radiation is given once […]

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Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

A new approach to cancer therapy suggests that doctors may be able to keep cancer in check by placing metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, thus blocking them from giving rise to new tumors. A recent study in mice has found that an existing drug could effectively contain metastatic breast cancer cells. A minimally […]

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Study Supports Radiation for Early, Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer

Study Supports Radiation for Early, Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For women with hormone-driven breast cancer, adding radiation to hormone therapy might keep their cancer from coming back for up to a decade, a new study finds. Breast cancer didn’t come back in the same breast for 97.5% of women who […]

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This neurotransmitter helps aggressive tumors spread

This neurotransmitter helps aggressive tumors spread

New research has looked at human cancer cells implanted into mice, human tumor samples, and other assays in an attempt to better understand what drives the spread of certain aggressive cancers. A ‘chemical messenger’ could be helping aggressive cancers grow and spread. A team at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, has recently conducted a […]

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Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Scientists have identified biological changes in apparently normal airway tissue that could potentially predict the development of lung cancer. The changes alter gene and cell activity in the immune system. New research suggests that boosting the immune system could protect the lungs against cancer. A team from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts led […]

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Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A type of cervical cancer that’s less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows. An overall decline in cervical cancer rates in recent decades has been driven by decreases in squamous cell carcinomas. Most of the […]

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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms, […]

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Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

The findings of a new study suggest that people who receive highly personalized combination therapy for treatment-resistant cancer can experience improved disease control and survival rates. Can highly personalized precision medicine bring more benefits to people with metastatic cancer? Recently, precision medicine has been gaining ground as a potentially more effective approach to treating a […]

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Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer patients, but many do not get adequate pain […]