Cancer Treatment Articles & Stories:

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More

Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010 Once a doctor says "you have cancer", your whole world turns upside down. Most people feel confused, afraid and out of control. Here are the 5 most important things to do after your diagnosis. Read More

Expert Commentator: Dr. Andrew Albert - 11/17/2009

Expert Commentator: Dr. Andrew Albert - 11/17/2009 Oncologists typically use prescription medicines like Zofran and Compazine to combat the nausea usually associated with chemotherapy. The research reported in the American Society of Clinical Oncology confirms the folk wisdom of generations past. The ginger found in ginger ale and ginger tea i... Read More

Social Class No Shield Against Smoking's Toxicity

Social Class No Shield Against Smoking's Toxicity     Smoking erases the health benefits normally conferred by being well-to-do or female, a recent study has found. The findings, which were published online in the British Medical Journal, revealed that even the poorest non-smokers had a lower premature-death rate than smokers ... Read More

Cellular "Danger Receptor" Alerts Immune System to Cancer

Cellular     A chemical “danger receptor” on certain specialized cells senses the cell death characteristic of bodily injury or malignant tissue and then mobilizes the body’s immune system to repair the flaw, a recent study has revealed.     The results... Read More

Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists

Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists In statistics almost unchanged from those in 1981, blacks have been found to be significantly more likely to develop and die of cancer than whites, a recent study revealed. And blacks, once diagnosed with cancer, don’t live as long as their white counterparts. In a study co-authored by A... Read More

An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells

An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells A new source of stem cells could be as good as embryonic stem cells for researching and developing treatments for a range of serious diseases, and without the ethical implications of embryonic stem cells. Scientists from Germany and the UK have discovered this new source: routine biopsies of ... Read More

The Cancer Death Rate Decline Has Doubled

The Cancer Death Rate Decline Has Doubled Recent findings in a report published in the latest issue of Cancer shows cancer death rates dropped steadily on average 2.1 percent per year from 2002 through 2004, nearly twice the annual decrease of 1.1 percent per year from 1993 through 2002. Despite overall higher death rates for men, th... Read More

African American Women and Breast Cancer

African American Women and Breast Cancer I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to see my children grow up and my grandchild grow, you get this really scary feeling inside, says Rosamond Stallings. When 45 year old Rosamond Stallings was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago, doctors urged her to immediately have a mastectomy. They ... Read More

Video Games Beneficial for.. Surgeons?

Video Games Beneficial for.. Surgeons? Trainee surgeons playing video games before they head into simulated surgery? Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the Bannar Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix has found it may be time well spent. The Nintendo Wii video game system uses a novel "Wiimote" control system, which allows ... Read More

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