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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy can prolong a person’s life, and potentially rid them of cancer. Side effects are unpredictable and depend on the type of chemo drug a person is using. Illness, easy bruising or bleeding, and hair loss are some of the most common side effects. Other common side effects include: Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart […]

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Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

A study published this week in The BMJ concludes that treatment with a particular blood pressure medication increases the risk of lung cancer, compared with other blood pressure drugs. A widely used hypertension drug comes under scrutiny in a new study. People use angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) for managing hypertension. They are effective, […]

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Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

Cancer ribbons are simple loops of ribbon that people wear to show their support for people who have cancer or to spread awareness about the disease. There are many different types of cancer ribbons, each with their own symbolic color. In this article, we list all the cancer ribbon colors and their purposes, as well […]

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Can Crohn’s disease be fatal?

Crohn’s disease is not usually life-threatening, but it can cause severe or even fatal complications. Crohn’s is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It most commonly affects the ileum, which is the end section of the small intestine, and the first section of the large intestine, or colon. However, Crohn’s can affect any part of […]

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Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

A recent clinical trial could change the face of therapy for a very aggressive and stubborn form of breast cancer: triple-negative. A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy boosts survival rates, the scientists found. A new clinical trial confirms that immunotherapy can help prolong the life of people with triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is […]

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Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically […]

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Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

Levels of a particular protein in breast cancer cells that escape the primary tumor and migrate to the bone could be an indicator of lethal cancer recurrence, according to a recent study. Tests using a newly discovered protein marker ‘could further improve curative treatment of breast cancer,’ researchers say. The process of forming secondary tumors […]

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How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

New research shows how a normal mechanism that helps the breast adapt to breastfeeding could lead to the accumulation of premalignant breast cells. Some of the mechanisms that enable breasts to lactate could also lead to the accumulation of abnormal breast cells. The link between breastfeeding and breast cancer has been the subject of several […]

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Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents’ survival. Fatty fish, such as salmon, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. A vast body of research hails the benefits […]

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Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

Two new studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress, show that people with sarcoma often take complementary and alternative medicine with little regard for the potential risks or ways in which they may interact with conventional cancer treatment. Vitamin and herb supplements could be risky when added to cancer treatment. Sarcoma […]