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Cancer

Editor’s Note: Sugar’s Link to Cancer

· · Cancer

Want to reduce your risk of cancer? Cut back on processed foods that are high in rapidly-digested sugar, such as sodas, cookies, and other sweets, says Lewis Cantley, MD, director of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine.

According to Dr. Cantley, there are several links between sugar and cancer.  … Read More

A Type of Obesity You Can’t See May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk

· · Cancer

In their quest to gain a better understanding of what causes breast cancer, researchers have identified several risk factors, including getting older, early menstruation (before age 12) and/or late menopause (after age 55), family or personal history of breast cancer, mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, having dense breasts,  … Read More

News Briefs: Penile Cancer; Lifestyle Choices & AD; Irregular Heart Rate & Thyroid Hormone Levels

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Many Men with Penile Cancer Forgo Treatment
Not all men with penile cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes receive recommended treatments that could improve their survival, according to a large retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. Using records from a national cancer treatment database, researchers found that about one-third of these men did not  … Read More

Hope, Options, and “Cures” for Cancer

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Telling patients that their cancer could be cured has long been taboo in the oncology world. But in his remarks to the 2018 attendees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Norman Sharpless, MD, National Cancer Institute (NCI) director, said that’s changing. “We are, in fact, curing patients  … Read More

Melanoma Rate Rises Among Seniors

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A recent study reveals that melanoma rates are on the increase among older Americans. The study (JAMA Dermatology, March) is the first to focus on how this lethal form of skin cancer affects different age groups, and Arash Akhavan, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai, says the  … Read More

A Colonoscopy Might Save Your Life

· · Cancer

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among American adults, even though there is a highly accurate test—a colonoscopy—that can treat as well as diagnose it.

If you are at low risk for colon cancer, you are advised to schedule your first colonoscopy at age 50. However, many  … Read More

Include These Cancer-Fighting Foods in Your Daily Diet

· · Cancer

A healthy diet is more than just a way to control weight and keep gut health in check; it’s also associated with lower risks for certain cancers. One of the core elements among the healthiest dietary plans is the importance of eating a rich variety of plant-based foods. The following  … Read More



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