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What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include:

Poor posture: This is a major risk factor

Robotic Surgery May Be Better Treatment for Prostate Cancer

An observational study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments like hormone or radiation therapy than patients who have traditional

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Drug; Junk Food Diet; Bone Fractures in Ethnic Women

Drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer
Researchers from UCLA recently announced final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time pa-tients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called “progression-free survival”) was doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib. Palbociclib is an

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Getting a cancer diagnosis is distressing enough, but for some people, concerns about treating the cancer with chemotherapy can be equally as troubling.

A woman might worry about how chemotherapy for breast cancer may cause hair loss or otherwise alter her appearance. Or a man might be concerned about how chemotherapy

New Drug Combo Treats Certain Cancers

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

Successful Cancer Treatment Often Dependent on Early Detection

The earlier cancer is detected, the greater the chance it can be treated successfully. Yet, most cancers are only diagnosed after patients report red-flag symptoms to their doctors, and/or through invasive, painful, or annoying tests, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, Pap tests, or biopsies. By then, many cancers may be well

Alpha- and Beta-Carotene Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A dietary pattern high in vegetables and fruits such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, peppers, cantaloupe and dark leafy greens might help protect you against breast cancer. According to a new analysis of data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, women with higher blood levels of

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

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

Gum Disease Linked to Rare, but Deadly, Mouth Cancer

Previous research has indicated that that poor oral health and hygiene can increase the risk of mouth cancer. Now, a small study has found evidence of a link between gum disease and the onset of a deadly form of mouth cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS).
Researchers writing in the Journal of

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