Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children with smoking parents may not be as healthy as they appear. A study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference shows that although children of smokers may not exhibit respiratory problems, they may still be suffering from damage to their airways. Some research... Read More


FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

The FDA approves an oral contraceptive that also eliminates menstruation. Wyeth's oral contraceptive Lybrel is now approved by the FDA to eliminate monthly menstrual periods. The drug has a lower level of synthetic hormones than other oral contraceptives and must be taken 365 days a year. Acc... Read More


Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Studies reveal the hidden dangers behind outdoor secondhand smoke exposure. A 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report claims secondhand smoke kills tens of thousands of people each year, and it has long been claimed that second hand smoke can be dangerous through indoor exposure. However little is... Read More


Humanistic Cancer Care

Humanistic Cancer Care

A focus on emotional health and overall well being is changing how cancer is treated. For many who are diagnosed with Cancer, the initial reaction is shock mixed with fear. While coping with the news, having support during a time of uncertainty and stress makes a world of difference. Several ... Read More


Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among women with gynecologic cancer in North America, according to the American Cancer society. And new research finds yet another reason why women should make their annual appointments for the gynecologist, and make it to that appointment every ye... Read More


Cancer Cure Hope

Cancer Cure Hope

Researchers have discovered a chemical already used to treat rare metabolism conditions in children might help kill off cancer cells. The drug is cheap, it’s already shown to be safe, and that has scientists cautiously optimistic. But it has patients wanting the drug…now! Read More


Health Wrap | Cardiology, Cancer, Asthma, Trans-fat

There is a new warning for people with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Magnets may pose a serious health risk! While common magnets for home and office use with low magnetic strength posed little risk, stronger magnets made from neodymium-iron-boron may cause interfere... Read More


New CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening

New CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening

If you or someone you love has ever smoked, this is a very important story you must pay attention to. A landmark study has just been released which shows you can detect lung cancer early enough to cure it. Here’s the bottom line: We tell you to go get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer, ... Read More


Prostate Cancer Detection

Prostate Cancer Detection

There is a brand new tool for detecting prostate cancer that could make a huge difference in reducing the chances a cancer will be missed. The bottom line here is not only will cancers be detected more accurately and be less likely to be missed, but it could make it easier to avoid a complete... Read More


Obesity and Cancer Risk

Obesity and Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society has released the latest edition of it’s Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention. The publish it every five years, and the emphasis now is on--you guessed it--obesity. Yes, being overweight or obese is a significant cancer risk. This cont... Read More


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