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Sugar and Cancer—Is There a Link?

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You may have seen the headlines, “Sugar Causes Cancer,” but is the sweet substance that is so tough to avoid really linked to an increased cancer risk? Does it exacerbate an existing cancer diagnosis? If you cut out the sugar can you, in effect, cut down your cancer risk?
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Ask the Doctor: Radiation Therapy; Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

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Q: I’m about to start radiation therapy after cancer surgery. What are the possible side effects that might occur?

A: The most common side effects from radiation therapy are fatigue, changes in the skin, hair loss, and eating/digestion problems. Radiation has different effects on different patients, so, until your treatment begins,  … Read More

Keep Cancer from Coming Back

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After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That’s understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Although many factors affect cancer risk and survival, following a healthy diet and  … Read More

Newsbriefs: Lung Cancer; Knee Arthritis

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Few Who Need Lung Cancer Screening Get It
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending in December 2013 that people at high risk for lung cancer have yearly screening with low-dose CT scans. However, few people who could benefit from lung cancer screening—mostly current and former smokers—are getting it,  … Read More

Ovarian Cancer Remains Difficult to Diagnose

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More than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. each year, and more than 14,000 die from it. The current five-year survival rate for the disease is less than 46 percent, though this is an improvement on the 36 percent of women who survived for five years  … Read More

New Drug Combo Treats Certain Cancers

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A research team at the Biozentrum (Center for Molecular Life Sciences) of the University of Basel, Switzerland, has found that metformin, the widely prescribed drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, also has anti-cancer properties when combined with syrosingopine, which has been used to treat hypertension since 1960. The drug  … Read More

How Much Should You Worry About Meat and Cancer?

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Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines about the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat raises the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers. The expert panel of 22  … Read More

Lowest Colorectal Cancer Risk: Vegetarian Diet Plus Fish

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Eating a more plant-based diet could reduce your risk of colorectal cancer—and especially so if it includes regular consumption of fish. Surprisingly, the latest findings from the Adventist Health Study-2 report that pescovegetarians—people who are otherwise vegetarians but also eat fish at least once a month—were at the lowest risk  … Read More

Nicotinamide Linked to Fewer Recurrent Skin Cancers

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If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to  … Read More



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