Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Once a patient has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, the lymph node in the region closest to the cancer %u2013 known as the sentinel node - often is removed and forwarded to a pathologist for closer examination. The removal of this one node is known as sentinel node biopsy or diss... Read More


Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

If you've been told by your doctor that you may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, you're likely looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectemy can greatly lower your risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decistion tha... Read More


Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep efficiency, the ratio of time asleep to time spent in the bed, may be predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Sleep. Read More


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


7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

There are numerous symptoms that suggest that cancer may be present. Unfortunately, these symptoms may be similar to diseases or other problems, so it's imperative that you see your physician to determine the true source of any symptom. It's also important to remember that cancer may be presen... Read More



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