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
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Certain types of cancer may be bad news for your skin but good news for your brain, new research suggests. A study of 1,102 individuals with an average age of 79 found that participants who developed non-melanoma skin cancers were 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than
In the 4th century BCE, Greek physician Hippocrates transformed medicine with his holistic understanding of health and disease. Whereas previous generations of healers attributed illness to demons and cures to magic, Hippocrates based treatments on experimentation and rational evaluation of evidence, however limited on both counts. He saw the human
Policymakers are looking at ways to help nudge Americans to make healthier food choices. Two possible approaches: 1) raise the prices of unhealthy foods to discourage their consumption and 2) subsidize the prices of healthy foods to encourage their consumption. The payoff from either one? Lower risk of death from
You may have seen the headlines, “Sugar Causes Cancer,” but is the sweet substance that is so tough to avoid really linked to an increased cancer risk? Does it exacerbate an existing cancer diagnosis? If you cut out the sugar can you, in effect, cut down your cancer risk?
Q. Is it safest to avoid grilling foods because of increased risk of colon cancer?
A. Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts professor of medicine and nutrition, answers, “Although the existing evidence falls short of being ‘proof positive,’ scientific studies continue to be published on a regular basis that suggest that regular
About a third of America’s most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. But the wide range of cancer myths can make it hard to figure out what those healthy eating choices involve.
Six cancer-preventing dietary guidelines, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, emphasize a diet rich in plant foods, and warn about the links between cancer and alcohol, red and processed meats, dairy, and meats cooked at high temperature, according to the June 30, 2014 issue of the Journal of the
With advances in treatment and early detection, the incidence and death rates of nearly all of the most common cancers in the United States are on the decline, according to a recent report. However, liver cancer is bucking the positive trend, as rates of this disease continue to climb. The
Affecting more than 38,000 men and 23,000 women in the United States annually, kidney cancer ranks among the 10 most common cancers in American men and women. Each year, more than 14,000 people die from kidney cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) says.
Kidney cancer symptoms typically manifest only after the