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Smokers May Fare Worse Against the Deadliest Skin Cancer

Smokers May Fare Worse Against the Deadliest Skin Cancer

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Melanoma patients who are recent and current smokers have lower survival rates than nonsmokers, suggesting that smoking may weaken immune response to the most deadly skin cancer, researchers say. In a study of more than 700 melanoma patients in the United Kingdom, smokers were 40 […]

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Cervical ‘Microbiome’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

Cervical ‘Microbiome’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The community of bacteria or “microbiome” in a woman’s cervix might be a harbinger of her risk for cervical cancer, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used genetic analysis to identify bacteria present in samples from 144 Tanzanian women who had cervical cancer […]

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

Having conducted a new study in mice, researchers now have a much better understanding of how chronic (long-term, sustained) stress can accelerate the growth of cancer stem cells. They may also have found a way to prevent stress from doing its damage. Researchers now know how chronic stress fuels the growth of cancer. Chronic stress, […]

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Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers determined that […]

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Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard treatment of chemotherapy for metastatic […]

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Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had discussed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy […]

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HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested […]

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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?

Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?

New research that now appears in the journal Nature Medicine examined glioblastoma tumors, and the results move scientists closer to understanding why this form of brain cancer does not respond as well to immunotherapy as other cancers. Doctors may soon be able to predict which people with glioblastoma will respond to immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a […]

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Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Las mujeres de todas las edades aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas, lo que se conoce como mastalgia. El dolor puede aparecer antes o después de la menopausia. Sin embargo, es más común durante los años de reproducción. Cerca del 70 por ciento de las mujeres aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas durante […]

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Should You Get Tested for the ‘Breast Cancer Genes’?

Should You Get Tested for the ‘Breast Cancer Genes’?

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who have specific mutations in genes known as BRCA are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, an influential expert panel reaffirms that certain women should be screened for the genes. The draft recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, […]