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
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In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media
For years, scientists have puzzled over why more males develop cancer than females: In some cancers, the ratio is two to one higher in males than females. Males carry about a 20 percent higher risk than females of developing cancer, which results in 153,000 new additional cases of cancer in
A new treatment for breast cancer, cryoablation, which uses extreme cold to kill cancerous cells, is currently under study at various sites across the U.S. Rache Simmons, MD, chief of breast surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, is the lead author on the initial clinical study of cryoablation and breast cancer, and
When you think of oats, you may picture a hot bowl of cinnamon oatmeal with berries that warms you up on a frosty morning. But there’s more to these grains than a feel-good breakfast: You can reap the powerful health benefits of oats in lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Unfortunately, many people
Virtually all cancers can form metastatic tumors, and a malignant tumor in one part of the body can spread with relative ease to distant locations, creating new and distinct cancers. Tumor cells can travel efficiently via blood, lymphatics, or even across body cavities. Lungs and liver, brains and bone are
Atrial fibrillation doubles silent stroke risk.
A review of 11 studies that reported on the link between atrial fibrillation (AF) and silent cerebral infarction (SCI) found that AF is associated with more than twice the risk of SCI. Patients with AF have up to five times greater risk for stroke and
For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such
Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber’s ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Wendy Dahl, PhD, RD, researcher at the University of Florida, and David Klurfeld, PhD, National
Holiday celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ev-er-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between a daily glass of wine and a healthier heart or other health benefits.