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Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk

Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk

New research, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, finds an association between drinking tea at very high temperatures and the risk of developing esophageal cancer. New research recommends letting tea cool down before drinking it. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal cancer and […]

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How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Recent research has tied regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. Aspirin may improve the outlook for some people living with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety […]

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Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here.