• Some older patients get unnecessary cancer screenings

    Added On : 25th January 2016

    Some older patients may receive screening for breast or prostate cancer even though the tests aren't recommended because they aren't expected to live long enough to benefit from treatment, a U.S. study suggests.

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  • This May Boost Leukemia Stem Cell Transplant

    Added On : 11th January 2016

    Image result for Leukemia Stem Cell TransplantStudy showed many were able to avoid graft-versus-host disease

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  • Having Chemotherapy? What You Need to Know Right Now

    Added On : 10th January 2016

    Image result for Having Chemotherapy? What You Need To Know Right NowSurgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy: these are the tools our doctors use to fight cancer. Of the four, chemotherapy (“chemo”) is probably the most fraught with patient anxiety. Will my hair fall out? Will I spend months vomiting? Here are the facts you need to know before you start chemotherapy.

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  • Obesity 'Linked to Cancer Rise'

    Added On : 8th January 2016

    Obesity illustrationRising levels of obesity and unhealthy weights could be linked to 670,000 extra cases of cancer in the next 20 years, a UK report predicts.

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  • Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer

    Added On : 6th January 2016

    Image result for Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate CancerResearchers suspect drug may help prevent spread of deadly disease

    Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

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  • How to Tell a Mole from Melanoma

    Added On : 22nd December 2015

    Skin checks are an important part of finding and treating skin cancer early. Many people notice some changes but wait several months before making an appointment with a dermatologist either because they want to see if there are further changes or because they are scared to get answers.

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  • Single dose of magic mushroom ingredient did months of good for cancer patients...

    Added On : 22nd December 2015

    Magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands on this Aug. 3, 2007 file photo.Single dose of magic mushroom ingredient did months of good for cancer patients, study finds

    People who receive life-threatening cancer diagnoses and find themselves battling depression and anxiety might consider munching on magic mushrooms, and that's not coming from a snake oil salesman.

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  • Ovarian cancer: Screening may cut deaths by a fifth

    Added On : 18th December 2015

    Blood sampleDoctors say there is now "encouraging" evidence that an annual blood test may cut ovarian cancer deaths by a fifth.

    Ovarian tumours are often deadly as they are caught too late.

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  • Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

    Added On : 13th December 2015

    Image result for Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?Procedure showed promise on tumors under 3/4 of an inch, but more study is needed

    Using a laser to heat and destroy tumors -- called laser ablation -- may be an effective way to treat small breast cancers, potentially saving some women from a lumpectomy, new research suggests.

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  • UK Pays Among 'Lowest Prices' for Cancer Drugs

    Added On : 5th December 2015

    Cancer drugsThe UK is paying less for new cancer drugs than a number of other high-income countries, according to a report in The Lancet Oncology.

    While the UK, Greece, Spain and Portugal pay the least, on average, for the drugs they use, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland pay the most.

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