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Ovarian cancer statistics

Ovarian cancer statistics

People with symptoms of ovarian cancer or a recent diagnosis may want to learn more about the condition. Understanding ovarian cancer statistics is a logical place to start. Having questions about ovarian cancer is natural. People trying to understand more about the condition may want to know: how common ovarian cancer is who is most […]

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

Cancer treatments can work, but the same factors that help them eradicate tumors may also accelerate aging processes in the body — especially the brain. New research explores. Breast cancer treatments leave their mark on the brain years after completion, a new study suggests. Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that […]

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Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

New research now published in the Journal of Natural Products shows that a vine compound is highly effective in the fight against treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer cells. A type of rainforest vine may hold the key to effective cancer treatments. Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, and the condition has a poor outlook. According to […]

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Could a type of sugar halt cancer’s march?

Could a type of sugar halt cancer’s march?

In a recent study, researchers found that adding a specific type of sugar to the drinking water of mice slowed down tumor growth and enhanced the effect of chemotherapy. Mannose may boost chemotherapy and shrink tumor size. Because cancer cells divide rapidly, they need a great deal of fuel. Their primary power source, like healthy […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. Can a new blood test help doctors detect ovarian cancer early? The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian […]

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

New insights into how tumor cells move could greatly assist in developing treatments to prevent the spread of cancer. Cancer cells are ‘sneaky,’ but researchers have outsmarted them. Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. […]

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What to know about lung cancer

What to know about lung cancer

Lung cancer is a condition that causes cells to divide in the lungs uncontrollably. This causes the growth of tumors that reduce a person’s ability to breathe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 218,527 people in the United States received a lung cancer diagnosis in 2015. Early diagnosis can help a person seek treatment, […]

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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

In the medical world, there is an ongoing debate about the extent to which regularly screening for breast cancer actually improves a person’s chances of survival if cancer is detected. New research tries to settle that debate. Screening for breast cancer brings important benefits, new research concludes. Breast cancer is the most common type of […]

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Can dogs detect cancer?

Can dogs detect cancer?

Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell. This can be useful in the medical world, as dogs are able to sniff out certain diseases, including cancer. Humans have put dogs’ remarkable sense of smell to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. Their powerful noses can also detect viruses, bacteria, and […]

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Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

According to a recent large-scale study, women who are “morning people” might have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Women who function better in the morning may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a study shows. Sleep and circadian rhythms have received a great deal of attention in recent years. A daily cycle […]