Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


7 Cancer Causing Foods Infographic

7 Cancer Causing Foods Infographic

Can food cause cancer? Researchers have long known that some food can help prevent cancers. Now scientists are zeroing in on what foods, or what dangerous ingredients- that are mixed with some of our favorite foods, are dangerous to our health. Read More


Life after Cancer: 6 Steps to Reclaiming Your Sexuality

Life after Cancer: 6 Steps to Reclaiming Your Sexuality

Sex after Cancer? An important question that is not often discussed. This infographic explores this all important topic and suggests 6 strategies to reclaim your sexuality. Read More


2014 Cancer Statistics Report

2014 Cancer Statistics Report

Despite continuing breakthroughs cancer remains a major health problem. One in four people in the United States will die of cancer. This infographic is an overview of cancer incidence, mortality, survival rates, and trends. It includes the number of cancer cases and deaths in the United Stat... Read More


Supporting Your Partner's Battle with Cancer Through Intimacy

Supporting Your Partner's Battle with Cancer Through Intimacy

Not all individuals who have cancer will experience changes in their level of sexual desire or how they feel about their bodies. Your partner may not notice any changes at all. But it may be that changes in body image will impact the way he or she feels about themselves or having sex. Some in... Read More


Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles

Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles

Using nanoparticles driven by magnetic forces to compel tumor cells to "self-destruct" sounds like a science fiction concept, but it could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. Read More


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



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