Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Breast Cancer Surgery Stressing Cosmetics Over Cures?

Breast Cancer Surgery Stressing Cosmetics Over Cures?

Recent innovations in breast cancer surgery that allow doctors to minimize postsurgical breast deformities may be stressing cosmetic outcomes to the detriment of actual rates of cure, a senior physician warned recently. We must ensure that surgical approaches designed to improve cosmetic outco... Read More


Seven Cervical-Cancer Falsehoods Debunked

Seven Cervical-Cancer Falsehoods Debunked

Though the incidence of cervical cancer among women (12,000 are estimated will be diagnosed with the disorder this year) is hardly as great as, say, breast cancer (207,000) or lung cancer (105,000), fully 1.2 million women will contract the pre-cancerous disorder known as dysplasia. Without tr... Read More


Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Used on Brain Tumors

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Used on Brain Tumors

A fine dust of iron oxide targets brain cancer cells in mice and dramatically lengthens the animal's life, a new study shows. And when the nanoparticles are coated with an antibiotic agent, the beneficial effect is even more dramatic. The dust, because it is magnetic, has the added advantage o... Read More


Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Extra-virgin olive oil contains biologically active compounds that have the capacity to shrink certain malignant breast tumors, according to recent research. The study, performed at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Girona, Spain, focused on tumor tissue in laboratory culture that was expos... Read More


Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes

Acupuncture therapy performs as well and lasts longer when compared to drug therapy in treating the hot flashes and sweating that afflicts 80 percent of breast cancer patients. Researchers have found that acupuncture treatment has none of the unpleasant side-effects that result from traditiona... Read More


New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

Bone cancer is a very rare condition, but until the last several years, if it was diagnosed in a limb, it meant certain amputation. But with the introduction of internal prosthetics that can replace diseased bone, everything has changed. Surgeons now have the capacity to reconstruct diseased b... Read More


Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Research performed on breast cancer patients has discovered that individuals below age 45 who receive radiation therapy have a much greater chance of encountering cancer in the other, or contralateral, breast. The risk was found to especially higher among women with breast cancer in their fami... Read More


Vitamin C Injection May Impede Cancer Growth

Vitamin C Injection May Impede Cancer Growth

A high-dose injection of vitamin C may slow cancer growth, according to research from US scientists. Research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found vitamin C to reduce the size of brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice by 50 percent. However, Canc... Read More


Research Implicates Drinking with Higher Cancer Risk

Research Implicates Drinking with Higher Cancer Risk

Though alcohol has shown certain health benefits when consumed in moderation in terms of heart health, it remains a "red flag" as a cancer risk. New studies implicate drinking alchohol as a risk factor in several cancers. Read More


Avoid Cancer: Eat Your Vegetables

Avoid Cancer: Eat Your Vegetables

They say you are what you eat, and when it comes to preventing cancer, that holds true. According to a research review published in the journal of Clinical Epigenetics from a team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are filled with compounds tha... Read More


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