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Chemo ‘Cocktail’ Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

Chemo ‘Cocktail’ Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When researchers announced that a four-drug chemotherapy regimen can add years to the lives of some patients with earlier-stage pancreatic cancer, doctors didn’t wait. Trial results were released last spring, and were immediately “practice-changing,” said Dr. Hedy Kindler, an oncologist at […]

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Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

(HealthDay News) — Alcohol use has been associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News The society describes how alcohol can affect the body, noting that the more you drink, the higher your risk: Alcohol can damage bodily tissues. Alcohol […]

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Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

New research, published in the journal Cell Reports, finds a drug combination that kills cancer cells by depleting them of energy. In order to multiply, cancer cells need a lot of energy. Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from […]

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Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

A sprayable anticancer gel that rouses the immune system could help stop tumor recurrence and spread after surgery. Spraying an anticancer gel onto the surgery site after tumor removal can help reduce cancer spread. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are leading the team that is developing the gel, which comes in […]

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Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer Symptoms Headache All headaches are considered primary headaches or secondary headaches. Primary headaches are not associated with other diseases. Examples of primary headaches are migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by other diseases. The associated disease may be minor or major. Secondary headaches may result from innumerable conditions, […]

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Health Tip: How Diet and Exercise Affect Cancer Risk

Health Tip: How Diet and Exercise Affect Cancer Risk

(HealthDay News) — Of course, you should quit smoking. But poor diet, being overweight and not getting enough exercise also are risk factors for developing cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News Being overweight or obese raises your risk of cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, pancreas and kidney, the cancer society warns. […]

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Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide since the 1970s. By 2016, about 40 percent […]

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

What are breast cancer medical treatments? Patients with breast cancer have many treatment options. Doctors adjust most treatments specifically to the type of cancer and the staging group. Treatment options undergo frequent adjustments, and your health care provider will have the information on the current standard of care available. Discusss treatment options with a health […]

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Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over “watchful waiting” may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700 men with earlier-stage prostate cancer, those who received surgery to […]

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LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer […]