Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Digital Mammography Helps Reduce Recall and Biopsy Rates

Digital Mammography Helps Reduce Recall and Biopsy Rates

A recent study published in the journal Radiology has reported that populace based screening with full-field advanced mammography (FFDM) is connected with reduced recall and biopsy rates compared with screen film mammography (SFM), indicating that FFDM may lessen the amount of analytic screen... Read More


Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Of all the cancers American men encounter, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Considering those rates, it would seem that a method of screening to detect the disease would be of great service to medical care. However, there has been ... Read More


Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer survival rates are improving. Many women live long and productive lives after treatment. However, in a minority of cases breast cancer does return. Below is a chart based on a 2008 study that shows the recurrence of breast cancer after 5 years of adjunctive therapy. Read More


The Importance of Simple Blood Tests for Cancer Screening

The Importance of Simple Blood Tests for Cancer Screening

Lately we have been hearing about new research breakthroughs that may allow doctors to accurately diagnose the presence of cancer from a simple blood draw. Recently investigators at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD., reported that they are researching a blood test that... Read More


10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a challenging diagnosis. Suddenly a patient and their family are confronted with a vast amount of information and the need to make many critical choices from choice of physician, which treatment options to undertake, what to tell friends and relatives, etc. It is confusing. Yet feeli... Read More


Breast Cancer Early Detection Infographic

Breast Cancer Early Detection Infographic

Detecting breast cancer early is critical for successful treatment. Here are seven practical tips you should consider about early breast cancer detection. Read More


Natural Sleep Techniques to Help Cancer Patients

Natural Sleep Techniques to Help Cancer Patients

A new report released by researchers at Penn Medicine shows that you may find relief with simple behavioral therapies - without the use of any additional pharmaceuticals. Read More


Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommending low-dose CT lung cancer screening for older age smokers have received approval by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply to people who are in the 55 to 80 age range and face a high risk for lung cancer due to a history of heavy smoking. The... Read More


Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased With Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased With Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Individuals with a common genetic variant who eat red or processed meats may elevate their colorectal cancer risk. This is according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. Additionally, the study investigators claim they have discovered another specific geneti... Read More


Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections

Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections

Researchers in Boston, MA, are exploring the potential of delivering drugs directly into the milk ducts via the nipple as a therapeutic option for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women following skin cancers. It is estimated that 1 in 8 wome... Read More



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