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Should I get checked for cancer?

Should I get checked for cancer?

Cancer can affect various tissues in the body, causing a range of signs and symptoms, such as weight loss, fatigue, skin changes, and a persistent cough. Anyone who experiences persistent or worrisome symptoms should consult a doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer was the second leading cause of death […]

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Different types of nipples

Different types of nipples

The appearance of nipples can vary significantly from one person to another. There is no normal nipple and no formal medical description of nipple types. Nipples may be protruding, puffy, hairy, inverted, flat, bumpy, or a combination. Usually, the appearance of nipples makes no difference in how they function, and it poses no risks. Some […]

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Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cysts May Prevent Dreaded Cancer

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cysts May Prevent Dreaded Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest malignancies, so a new study appears to offer some good news: Early removal of a certain type of precancerous pancreatic cyst may prevent the disease in some people. These cysts — called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms — can […]

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Poor Diet Might Raise Your Cancer Risk

Poor Diet Might Raise Your Cancer Risk

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your unhealthy eating habits could increase your risk of cancer as much as drinking alcohol can, new research reports. The Tufts University study found that poor diets cause about the same number of cancer cases as alcohol consumption does in the United States. The researchers […]

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daratumumab (Darzalex)

daratumumab (Darzalex)

What is daratumumab (Darzalex), and how is it used? Darzalex is a prescription medicine used to treat multiple myeloma: In combination with the medicines bortezomib, melphalan and prednisone, in people with newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma who cannot receive a type of stem cell transplant that uses their own stem cells (autologous stem cell transplant). […]

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Opdivo (nivolumab)

Opdivo (nivolumab)

What is Opdivo (nivolumab), and how does it work? Opdivo is a prescription medicine used to treat: Opdivo may be used when your lung cancer: has spread or grown, and you have tried chemotherapy that contains platinum, and it did not work or is no longer working. If your tumor has an abnormal EGFR or […]

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Breast Cancer Questions to Ask the Doctor

Breast Cancer Questions to Ask the Doctor

Source: iStock I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor? If you have received a positive or possible diagnosis of breast cancer, there are a number of questions that you can ask your doctor. The answers you receive to these questions should give you a better understanding of your specific diagnosis […]

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atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

What is atezolizumab, and how is it used? Tecentriq is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with: a type of bladder and urinary tract cancer called urothelial carcinoma. Tecentriq may be used when your bladder cancer has spread or cannot be removed by surgery, and if you have any one of the following conditions: […]

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How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

Stage 4 colon cancer occurs when cancer in the colon spreads, or metastasizes, to other tissues and organs. Colon cancer most often spreads to the liver, but it may also reach the lungs, the lymph nodes, or the lining of the abdominal cavity. The American Cancer Society (ACS) note that the 5-year relative survival rate […]

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Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

A study looking at the data of thousands of participants suggests that there may be a link between severe sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer. However, this link appears to be stronger in women. There may be a link between sleep apnea and cancer, and research has identified it predominantly in women. According […]