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Cancer Patients Facing Sleep Issues Can Benefit from Behavioral Intervention

Cancer Patients Facing Sleep Issues Can Benefit from Behavioral Intervention Cancer patients who struggle with sleep, due to pain or the adverse effects of cancer treatment, can rely on two behavior interventions for relief - cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). This is according to Penn Medicine Researchers w... Read More

New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk Scientists from University College London in the UK are engineering a simple blood test to help predict a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer. The research team first identified an epigenetic signature that can be found in the blood of women who had inherited a genetic mutation that... Read More

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged Mortality rates from metastatic prostate cancer have not declined over the prior 25 years, according to a study of over 19,000 men with an advanced form of the urological condition. Reporting the results in the journal Cancer, the study investigators from the University of California, Sacramen... Read More

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival For a majority of breast cancer patients, there appears to only be a marginal survival benefit from having their other healthy breast removed, according to emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Read More

Fight Cancer with These 7 Immune Fortifying Foods

Fight Cancer with These 7 Immune Fortifying Foods There are ample studies that show the significance of a vital immune system for fighting cancer. Adding a variety of immune-boosting foods to your diet can aid in fighting disease progression or warding it off in the first place. A generally plant-based diet that includes numerous colorful fru... Read More

Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles

Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles Using nanoparticles driven by magnetic forces to compel tumor cells to "self-destruct" sounds like a science fiction concept, but it could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. Read More

Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Patients who have chronic kidney disease and who have received robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in the treatment of kidney cancer have only minimal loss of kidney function - a smaller amount than even patients with normal kidney function. This is according to researchers from Henry Ford Hosp... Read More

What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes? Our bone marrow is responsible for the creation of all of the blood cells that exist in the blood stream. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells help fight infection, and platelets help stop bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that can disrupt these systems due to... Read More

Digital Mammography Helps Reduce Recall and Biopsy Rates

Digital Mammography Helps Reduce Recall and Biopsy Rates A recent study published in the journal Radiology has reported that populace based screening with full-field advanced mammography (FFDM) is connected with reduced recall and biopsy rates compared with screen film mammography (SFM), indicating that FFDM may lessen the amount of analytic screen... Read More

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer? Of all the cancers American men encounter, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Considering those rates, it would seem that a method of screening to detect the disease would be of great service to medical care. However, there has been ... Read More

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