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9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic

9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic

It can take several weeks to recover from mastectomy surgery, and longer if you have undergone reconstruction. It's critical that you take the necessary time to heal. Here are some guidelines to help you recover at home quickly. Read More


3D VS 2D Mammography Infographic

3D VS 2D Mammography Infographic

Mammograms remain at forefront for early detection of breast cancer. Now 3D mammograms are improving breast cancer tumor detection, helping physicians make more accurate diagnoses. Read More


Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar

Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar

Scientists claim they have engineered a new method of detecting cancer by giving patients an injection of sugar prior to doing an MRI examination. Researchers from University College London have developed a technique known as glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer. Read More


Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Childhood radiation exposure from CT scans can potentially double one's risk of cancer. This is according to study of seven healthcare systems in the U.S. and is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Read More


A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

An approach to treating cancer known as monoclonal antibody therapy, that has already effectively proven itself, is on the threshold of becoming yet more powerful, according to an overview of recent research. "We believe that antibody therapy has the capacity to immunize people against cancer,... Read More


Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors

Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors

A compound found naturally in fruits like mangoes, grapes and strawberries has been discovered to dramatically fight malignancies. Research recently done at Hong Kong University shows that the chemical lupeol sharply decreases tumor size and suppresses metastasis, the blood-borne spread of ca... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More



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