Cancer Articles & Stories

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

A majority of breast cancer patients who decide not to undergo prophylactic mastectomy - a surgical procedure to remove their healthy breast as a precaution - only face a very low risk for breast cancer recurrence. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery that found that as m... Read More


What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

We are all aware that the body undergoes changes during and after cancer treatment. What often isn't discussed are the emotional, social, and mental changes that also occur during this challenging process. Here are 7 things that are likely to change following a cancer diagnosis. Read More


Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Younger women who are suffering from obesity face a 34 percent greater risk of succumbing to breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers have long been aware that excess weight can elevate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. They are also aware that it's not beneficial for ... Read More


Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Consuming a daily dose of aspirin may reduce a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although this new research contributes to numerous other recent studies showing that aspirin may aid in the prevention o... Read More


Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Folic acid is a widely known supplement to a number of women, especially for those who are or intend to become pregnant in the future. However, a recent study indicates that ingesting large amounts of folate - a B vitamin - and its synthetic form, folic acid, might actually boost the risk of d... Read More


Research Gives Added Emphasis to Fiber's Role in Colon Health

Research Gives Added Emphasis to Fiber's Role in Colon Health

Researchers now have more reasons for you to consume fiber and not misuse antibiotics. They've demonstrated that a receptor that physicians activate with mega-doses of niacin administered to protect patients' cardiovascular systems also plays an integral role in preventing colon inflammation a... 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


Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Recent research suggests that chemotherapy may impact the memory of even younger cancer patients. The findings were presented at Teenage Cancer Trust's International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer. Read More


Fight Cancer With These 6 Super Foods Infographic

Fight Cancer With These 6 Super Foods Infographic

Do these so called "super foods" actually prevent cancer? The short answer is yes, they really do. While studies continue to uncover additional evidence to support these claims, strong evidence remains that supports these particular nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables' cancer fighting propertie... 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


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