Cancer

Cancer

Processed Meats and Cancer: It’s Not Just Nitrates

· · Cancer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meats. While that number pales in comparison to the one million or so global cancer deaths related to smoking, it is significant enough to warrant a hard look at  … Read More

Coping With Cancer Treatment

· · Cancer

A recent report (Cancer, July 1) suggests that overall U.S. cancer death rates are decreasing, although progress in reducing mortality has not occurred for all cancers. Where improvement has occurred, it is likely due to improved methods of detecting and treating cancer. When it comes to the latter, radiation therapy,  … Read More

Internal Medicine Newsbriefs

· · Cancer

Minimally Invasive Surgery Riskier for Early Cervical Cancer
A stunning new study published in October in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that minimally invasive surery (MIS) is associated with a higher risk of cervical cancer recurrence than traditional surgery. In the study, 300 women had MIS to remove the  … Read More

Frontline: Breast Cancer Drug Trial; Muscle-Strengthening Exercise; Chronic Inflammation & Alzheimer’s Disease

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Drug Extends Survival Time for Breast Cancer Patients
An international clinical trial called PALOMA-3 evaluated the medication palbociclib in 521 women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer whose cancer had relapsed or progressed following treatment with hormone therapy. Palbociclib (brand name Ibrance) is a novel oral drug that inhibits enzymes that  … Read More

News Briefs: Blood Sugar Levels & Pancreatic Cancer; Depression & Brain Aging; Gut Bacteria & Pleasure Eating

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Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of studies by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology. “Pancreatic cancer is rapidly fatal after its diagnosis, with average  … Read More

Cancer Clues in the Genome

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Nearly 30 years ago, Mary-Claire King, PhD, made a discovery that would revolutionize the way the scientific community thought about inherited disease: She found a gene on chromosome 17 that was linked to countless cases of breast and ovarian cancer. The gene would later be named BRCA1, and it would  … Read More

5. Skin Cancer

· · Cancer

Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, if diagnosed and treated early, will be cured. If not, all three types of skin cancer—melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma—can be disfiguring and/or deadly.
Melanoma
Melanoma  … Read More

Early Detection of Gynecological Cancer Means Higher Cure Rates

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Approximately 100,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical, endometrial (uterine), or ovarian cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. For all of these cancers, the earlier they are diagnosed, the easier they are to treat successfully. However, of these three types of cancer, only cervical cancer has a  … Read More



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