Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

British scientists measured the aluminum content inside of breast tissue to find a relation between breast cancer and deodorants. They found that there is a significantly higher portion in the outer regions of the breast that have the greatest exposure to antiperspirant. This recent study ide... Read More


Routine Foot Self Exams Can Detect Melanoma

Routine Foot Self Exams Can Detect Melanoma

Foot and Ankle Surgeons believe that routine self examinations of the feet are critical to finding skin cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. Close to half of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot die within five years because cancer had already spread to other parts of the... Read More


The Health Implications of Pollution

The Health Implications of Pollution

The presence of even low levels of air pollution can increase a person's risk of early death, according to research published in the Thorax journal of respiratory medicine. The researchers examined the air quality in different regions of Britain during different time periods as well as nation... Read More


Obesity Drugs May Fight Cancer

Obesity Drugs May Fight Cancer

Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D. of the Burnham Institute in California published his results of his study in a 2004 issue of Cancer Research in which he claims a commonly prescribed anti-obesity drug many inhibit cancer growth. The metabolism of a tumor cell is different from its normal counterpart ce... Read More


BRCA Breast Cancer Genes

BRCA Breast Cancer Genes

Women who have BRCA breast cancer genetic mutations are just as likely to survive as other women who get breast cancer, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are more likely to get breast cancer. It was also widely believed... Read More


In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg

In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg

On June second, the first baby conceived from an egg that was matured in the lab before undergoing in-vitro fertilization was born in Canada and is progressing normally. The mother, as well as three other women, became pregnant through a clinical trial at the McGill Reproductive Center in Mon... Read More


FISH on Chips and ...Cancer?

FISH on Chips and ...Cancer?

New diagnostic technology developed at the University of Alberta will allow for a quicker and more effective diagnosis of cancer, uniquely called fish-on-a-chip. The so-called FISH (or "fluorescent in situ hybridization") is a test that checks for a mutation of chromosomes in several differen... Read More


Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

The notion that ovarian cancer is a "silent killer" without early warning signs has changed. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation has announced a national consensus on symptoms for ovarian cancer. Symptoms that women should consider as warning signs include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, d... Read More


Summer Sun Safety Tips

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. It's summer again, and for most of us, a lot more sun exposure. Protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVG rays is essential to preventing skin cancer, and it's not a bad idea if you want to avoid wrinkles, sun spots or other signs of aging. H... Read More


Vitamin D and Calcium Associated With Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin D and Calcium Associated With Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Calcium & Vitamin D intake may lower Breast Cancer risk You already knew that calcium and Vitamin D are important for health. But a new study by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical Center suggests that pre-menopausal women who get those nutrients either from foods or supplements are ... Read More


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