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Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer. Physical fitness appears to reduce cancer risk, according to a large-scale study. Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. New research investigates how diabetes may promote the spread of cancer. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live […]

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How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?

How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?

A new study in mice uses cutting-edge imaging techniques to investigate how H. pylori, which are present in around half of the humans on earth, survive and thrive in the stomach. How do H. pylori (pictured above) colonize humans so successfully? Gut bacteria are one of the hottest topics in medical science today. As scientists […]

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

What is the treatment for lung cancer? (Part 3) Chemotherapy: Both NSCLC and SCLC may be treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy refers to the administration of drugs that stop the growth of cancer cells by killing them or preventing them from dividing. Chemotherapy may be given alone, as an adjuvant to surgical therapy, or in combination […]

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Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

Recent research on the health risks that people undergoing cancer treatment face warns that there is a lack of awareness about the risks that some of these therapies can pose to heart health. Not enough cancer patients are aware of the potential adverse effects of cancer treatment on their heart. Investigators from Flinders University in […]

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Use of Meds for Enlarged Prostate Might Delay a Cancer Diagnosis

Use of Meds for Enlarged Prostate Might Delay a Cancer Diagnosis

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, May 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men who take medicines for an enlarged prostate can have years-long delays in their diagnosis of prostate cancer and more advanced prostate cancer when they’re diagnosed, a new study finds. The reason? Drugs in this class — such as Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride) — […]

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How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

A recent study concludes that medicinal herbs found in Mauritius contain chemical compounds that inhibit the propagation of cancer cells. Mauritius is a hotbed of unique flora and fauna. Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new […]

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Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you’re taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that a beta blocker called atenolol cut men’s risk of intermediate-grade prostate […]

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Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest organization representing U.S. breast surgeons is issuing new screening guidelines, advising women at average risk to begin annual mammograms at age 40. Those guidelines differ from advisories from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which moved first mammogram screening from 40 […]