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Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk

Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk

Drinking piping hot tea could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study claims. Latest Cancer News Researchers found that people who preferred tea above 140 degrees Fahrenheit and drank more than 24 ounces of tea a day (about two large cups) had a 90 percent higher risk of esophageal cancer than those who […]

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Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tecentriq (atezolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Latest Cancer News The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for the disease, to be used in combination with the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and […]

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Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man’s risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests. Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to […]

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bicalutamide (Casodex)

bicalutamide (Casodex)

What is bicalutamide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bicalutamide is an oral medication that is used for treating cancer of the prostate. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-androgens which includes flutamide (Eulexin) and nilutamide (Nilandron). Androgens (an example of which is testosterone) are hormones that are produced and released […]

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tamoxifen (Soltamox, Nolvadex)

tamoxifen (Soltamox, Nolvadex)

What is tamoxifen (Soltamox)? Tamoxifen is an anti-estrogen that prevents the effects of estrogens on tissues. What brand names are available for tamoxifen (Soltamox)? Soltamox is currently the only brand available for tamoxifen. Nolvadex brand has been discontinued. Is tamoxifen (Soltamox) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for tamoxifen (Soltamox)? […]

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hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxia)

hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxia)

What is hydroxyurea, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) is an oral medication used to treat several types of cancers including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), head and neck cancer, malignant melanoma, ovarian cancer, and polycythemia vera (a disorder of the bone marrow). The exact mechanism by which […]

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Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s one of the toughest cancers to beat. But new research suggests that identifying the genetics of pancreatic cancer in individual patients could boost survival for some. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients is less than 9 percent. One reason this cancer is […]

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Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case

Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case

A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was awarded $24.4 million by a California jury, which also awarded $5 million to her spouse. Latest Cancer News The verdict Wednesday in favor of Teresa Leavitt and her spouse, Dean McElroy, came after a trial that […]

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leuprolide (Lupron, Eligard)

leuprolide (Lupron, Eligard)

What is leuprolide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Leuprolide is an injectable, man-made hormone that is used for treating prostate cancer, endometriosis, central precocious puberty (early onset of puberty), and fibroids. It is similar to but stronger than human gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH is made in the hypothalamus (a part of […]

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Scientists Spot Clues to Predicting Breast Cancer’s Return

Scientists Spot Clues to Predicting Breast Cancer’s Return

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Figuring out which breast cancer patients will live disease-free after treatment is a bit of a guessing game. But new research indicates breast cancer cells hold molecular clues that may allow doctors to predict who is at high risk of having […]