Tag: forms of cancer

A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,

Slash Colon Cancer Risk With 4 Healthy Eating Tips

Scientists are studying how avoiding excess inflammation, keeping a healthy population of gut bacteria, limiting carcinogen exposure, and supporting normal cell processes may all guard against colon cancer, one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Fortunately, eating choices can provide protection on multiple fronts.

“Inflammation is one of several hallmarks

Top 10 Healthy Vegetables You May Be Missing Out On

Bored with broccoli? Had it up to here with green beans and asparagus? Seen enough carrots and peas to last a lifetime? Maybe you need to branch out a little in the produce aisle.

“Some often-overlooked vegetables deserve a second glance for their nutritional benefits,” says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, Tufts

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a

Recognize Lymphoma Symptoms Early: The Key to Beating This Cancer

Recognize Lymphoma Symptoms Early: The Key to Beating This Cancer

There was a time when receiving a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. Any treatment with chemotherapy or radiation could only postpone the inevitable, and only for a relatively short time. Today, that statement no longer holds true for many cancers, including lymphoma, as evidenced by the fact

Reduce Your Risk Before Stomach Cancer Symptoms Develop

Reduce Your Risk Before Stomach Cancer Symptoms Develop

Many years ago, stomach cancer was among the most lethal forms of cancer in the United States. Today, though, the disease is less common in the U.S., although it remains a leading cause of cancer death in less developed parts of the world.

Stomach cancer often begins as precancerous changes in

Newsbriefs: Heart Disease; Anticoagulants; Statins

Heart Disease Remains A #1 Health Threat.
The mortality rate from heart disease has fallen 40 percent since 2001. Nevertheless, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, said the American Heart Association in its latest update, published December 17, 2014 in its journal Circulation. Every day,

What Is Lymphoma? One Disease, Two Distinctive Forms of Cancer

What Is Lymphoma? One Disease, Two Distinctive Forms of Cancer

An estimated 761,659 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, lymphoma, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Lymphoma is not just one disease, but rather two distinctive forms of cancer with many subtypes. As such, the answer to the question of “What

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