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The 6 Steps to Take Following a Positive Cancer Diagnosis Infographic

The 6 Steps to Take Following a Positive Cancer Diagnosis Infographic

It is a scenario that fills a person with dread - waiting in the doctor's office and hearing the word cancer. Individuals receiving a cancer diagnosis claim to be shocked when they first receive the news and were unable to process much of the information that was given afterward. After the ini... Read More


7 Coping Strategies for CHEMO BRAIN Infographic

7 Coping Strategies for CHEMO BRAIN Infographic

For a number of years, cancer patients have faced the frustrating mental fog that accompanies chemotherapy treatment, known commonly as 'chemo brain'. Despite the fact that its exact cause is still unclear and it may strike at any point during cancer treatment, there are ways for patients to c... Read More


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


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


Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test

Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test

A blood test capable of tracking pieces of DNA shed by dying tumor cells could eventually be used to monitor how well patients are responding to cancer treatment, according to a small study in women with advanced stage breast cancer. Such a test could provide a non-invasive alternative to biop... Read More


Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

The fall is the best time of the year to eat lots of vegetables and fruits since a majority of them are at their nutritional peak. Stacy Kennedy, senior nutritionist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, lists five essential fall foods to add to our diets. Read More


Multivitamins May Reduce Men's Cancer Risk

Multivitamins May Reduce Men's Cancer Risk

Middle aged and older men who routinely take multivitamins were found to have a lower chance of developing cancer, compared to men of the same age who took no multivitamins. This is according to research from Harvard Medical School and published in JAMA. Read More


Red Meat Consumption May Be Linked To Esophageal And Gastric Cancer Risk

Red Meat Consumption May Be Linked To Esophageal And Gastric Cancer Risk

Researchers in the US claim they have discovered a possible connection between eating red meat and esophageal cancer risk. There also appears to be a link between a compound(DiMelQx) found in red meat and cancer in the area near the esophageal opening. This heterocyclic amine compound is found... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk Doubled For Barrett's Patients Who Smoke

Esophageal Cancer Risk Doubled For Barrett's Patients Who Smoke

Barrett's esophagus patients who routinely smoke tobacco face a doubled risk of developing esophageal cancer, according to a new study in the journal Gastroenterology. These patients who smoke also double their risk for developing advanced precancerous cells or dysplasia. Read More


Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

A new experimental drug based on platinum, called phenanthriplatin, is being tested by researchers at Massachusettes Institute of Technology. The researchers claim this drug kills cancer cells more effectively than cisplatin, the most commonly approved platinum chemotherapy drug. Read More


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