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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs surgery? Mohs surgery, also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is a special technique that utilizes both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a physician’s office. Tissue containing the tumor is frozen on a cryostat, and very thin horizontal slices of tissue are cut from the bottom-most layers of […]

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Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

(HealthDay News) — Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News Typically, a new treatment is tested on cancer cells in a laboratory. If testing is deemed successful, there may be testing on animals, followed by testing on people. Ultimately, […]

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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off disease, […]

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‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer cells can be treacherous targets for both therapeutic agents and the body’s natural defense line — the immune system. But a new approach to “rewiring” macrophages, the body’s pathogen and debris eaters, could offer a fresh boost to cancer immunotherapy. Researchers are developing a strategy to ‘arm’ the immune system’s ‘debris eaters’ against cancer. […]

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

What are ovarian cancer treatment options? Epithelial ovarian cancer treatment most often consists of surgery and chemotherapy. The order is best determined by a gynecologic oncologist. Surgical treatment Surgery is used for both staging and debulking. Staging is the determination of the extent to which as cancer has spread in the body. Debulking is removing […]

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What are macadamia nuts good for?

What are macadamia nuts good for?

Macadamia nuts are high in healthy fats and may help those trying to lose weight. One serving of macadamia nuts also contains dietary fiber, protein, manganese, thiamin, and a good amount of copper. The fat content of macadamia nuts is higher than that of other popular nuts such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts. A 1-ounce […]

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Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes a person’s uterus. However, the surgeon often leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, which means it might still be possible for an individual to get ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer starts when tumor cells develop in the ovaries or the surrounding tissues. The […]

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Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. “Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, most cancer patients do not die from […]

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Health Tip: Don’t Ignore Changes in Skin Color

Health Tip: Don’t Ignore Changes in Skin Color

(HealthDay News) — You should never ignore a change in skin color, especially if you have cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News A change in skin color typically means something’s wrong in the body. In people with cancer, it can be due to factors including tumor growth, sun exposure or a side […]

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Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. “Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation,” said study author Dr. T. Clark Gamblin, chief […]