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Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

New research finds a link between the ratio of two types of estrogen metabolites and the risk of mortality from any cause among women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. New research adds another factor that may predict a person’s outlook after a breast cancer diagnosis. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United […]

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Treatment for Blood Cancers Shows Promise Against Solid Tumors

Treatment for Blood Cancers Shows Promise Against Solid Tumors

An immune system-boosting treatment used to fight blood cancers shows early promise in treating some solid tumors, researchers report. Latest Cancer News In CAR-T therapy, some of a patient’s own cells are genetically modified to to help them recognize and attack cancer. CAR-T was approved in 2017 for some leukemias and lymphomas, the Associated Press […]

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U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says. “Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer rates, due to factors including detection […]

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call “the epitome of precision medicine” that detects cancer in circulating blood. Recent efforts to develop a wearable device that can detect cancer in the bloodstream are showing promise. “Nobody wants to have a biopsy,” says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Survival Odds Linked to Weight Before Age 50

Pancreatic Cancer Survival Odds Linked to Weight Before Age 50

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News SUNDAY, March 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Need another reason to stay slim? People who are overweight have a greater risk of dying from pancreatic cancer, especially those who are carrying extra pounds before age 50, a new study suggests. “No matter what the age, there was some […]

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Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth. A new study looks at the effect of reused cooking oil on breast cancer metastasis. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested “thermally abused frying oil,” which is cooking oil that has […]

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Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure can make a person feel like they constantly have to use the toilet. Pressure in the rectum can be uncomfortable or even painful. The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. Stool travels through it before exiting the anus. The rectum is close to many other pelvic organs and typically sits […]

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Plant compound could fight eye cancer

Plant compound could fight eye cancer

A substance present in the popular coralberry plant may halt the development of eye cancer. The scientists previously thought that these findings were impossible. Coralberries could eventually help stop the spread of eye cancer. Survival rates for eye cancer are generally high, according to the American Cancer Society. However, when it becomes metastatic — that […]

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Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer. In a new study of patients with so-called “hormone receptor-positive” breast cancer that’s spread beyond the breast, women who received a combo of two anti-estrogen drugs right away lived many months […]