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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

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines for Older Smokers

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines for Older Smokers 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

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

Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein

Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein Brain metastasis is a frightening outcome of advanced stage breast cancer, with a grim prognosis and few options for treatments. The spread of cancer to the brain is often undetected until patients begin to experience symptoms such as headaches, seizures, and difficulty thinking. Researchers h... Read More

Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer

Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer Rutgers University researchers have employed a targeted nanomedicine technique to deliver small molecule drugs and successfully treat mice with lethal advanced-stage ovarian cancer. The authors write about their work in the journal Clinical Cancer Research and report how an out-of-control prot... Read More

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