News Bites: Vitamin D and Cancer; Diabetes Apps; Omega-6

· · Cancer

Vitamin D and Cancer

A randomized trial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation improved relapse-free survival among cancer patients with gastrointestinal cancers (such as cancer of the esophagus, stomach, or colon). Observational studies have suggested that higher blood levels of … Read More

Medical Advances in Ovarian Cancer

· · Cancer
A 67-year-old woman goes to her primary care physician concerned about abdominal pressure, bloating, and pain. The new symptoms were sudden, severe, and have been ongoing for several days. A blood test followed by an ultrasound revealed a mass in the patient’s abdomen, the result of late- stage malignant ovarian … Read More

Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes With Prehabilitation

· · Cancer
If you are one of the estimated 1.7 million Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, your treatment program will depend on the type of cancer you have, how far it has progressed, your age, and your overall health, among other factors. As you and your doctors decide what … Read More

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