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Cervical ‘Microbiome’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

Cervical ‘Microbiome’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The community of bacteria or “microbiome” in a woman’s cervix might be a harbinger of her risk for cervical cancer, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used genetic analysis to identify bacteria present in samples from 144 Tanzanian women who had cervical cancer […]

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Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers determined that […]

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Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had discussed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy […]

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HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested […]

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Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard treatment of chemotherapy for metastatic […]

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Should You Get Tested for the ‘Breast Cancer Genes’?

Should You Get Tested for the ‘Breast Cancer Genes’?

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who have specific mutations in genes known as BRCA are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, an influential expert panel reaffirms that certain women should be screened for the genes. The draft recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, […]

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Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk — but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. “What we have learned is that timing really matters,” said lead author Barbara Cohn, […]

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Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won’t drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Latest Cancer News Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it infects and has led to an 80 percent decrease in the […]

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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled — […]

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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

What are the treatments for esophageal cancer? The approach to cancer treatment is individualized to each patient’s situation. Recommended treatments depend on the stage and health of the patient. A team of physicians will help decide with the patient and family what might be the best approach to their specific situation. These providers may include […]