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Wrapper Danger
Neil Wagner

Chemicals in fast food wrappers can remain in your body for up to 10 years. Read more >


A Direct Line to Your Doctor
Neil Wagner

When patients can tell their doctors about symptoms as they happen, ER visits go down and survival rates go up. Read more >


Magic Mushrooms Ease the Fear of Death
Charlotte LoBuono

Psilocybin can be a wonder drug when it comes to helping cancer patients overcome the anxiety associated with their diagnoses. Read more >


Health By The Handful
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Want to lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, or death by up to 25 percent? Grab some nuts. But not too many. Read more >


Puff, Puff, Puff Yourself to Death
Neil Wagner

Putting graphic warnings on cigarette packs helps smokers quit and saves lives. Read more >


Why Environmental Regulations Are a Bargain
Neil Wagner

The health costs of toxic chemicals like pesticides and flame retardants can exceed $340 billion a year. Read more >


Another Myth about HRT Laid to Rest
Charlotte LoBuono

There are a lot of claims made regarding the risks and benefits of hormone replacement. A big study takes one off the list. Read more >


With Sunblock, The Customer Is Not Always Right
Charlotte LoBuono

The sunscreens we like may not give us adequate protection, depending on what we're doing outdoors. Read more >


Broad Support for Physician-Assisted Death
Neil Wagner

A survey found broad (75%) support for terminal patients being given access to life-ending drugs. Read more >


Can You Trust That Online Diagnosis?
Charlotte LoBuono

It's easy to send a selfie of that mole or skin tag to a telehealth site, but it may not be smart. Read more >


Meat and Mortality
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

A Mayo Clinic study finds that eating meat regularly shortens life spans. Read more >


Patients Turn to Social Media
Charlotte LoBuono

Social networking sites like Yelp can help you pick a hospital as well as a restaurant. Read more >


Hormones For The Heart
Charlotte LoBuono

Hormone replacement therapy can help reduce atherosclerosis if it is started early in menopause. Read more >


Light Therapy for Cancer Patients
Alice G. Walton

It is not uncommon for cancer patients to be depressed. Light therapy can be a non-invasive treatment. Read more >


Too Many Moles?
Charlotte LoBuono

Conventional wisdom has it that people with lots of moles need to be extra worried about skin cancer. But other factors are more important. Read more >


Protect Your Daughters: Fiber-Ize Them
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Eating a fiber-rich diet as a teenager, with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Read more >


A High Price to Pay For A Tan
Charlotte LoBuono

Tanning salon regulars raise their risk of melanoma by 500%. Read more >


Why “BPA-Free” May Not Mean Much
Alice G. Walton

Supposedly safer, BPA alternatives like BPS still seem to disrupt our hormones. Read more >


Coming To A Beach, Park, or Ski Slope Near You
Charlotte LoBuono

The best way to prevent skin cancer may be to make sun screen available for free wherever people go to be outdoors. Read more >


An Alternative to Mammograms?
Esther Entin, M.D.

Ultrasounds catch breast cancer early just as well as a mammogram does. And they cost far less. Read more >


Demand A Retest
Neil Wagner

If your PSA test score is high, go back and do it again. Scores can vary considerably. Read more >


Addicted To Pain
Alice G. Walton

Chronic pain affects the brain’s addiction pathways, suggesting new approaches to pain management. Read more >


Reduce The Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
Neil Wagner

Men who don't smoke, exercise and eat well can reduce their risk of prostate cancer by 70%. Read more >


More Dangerous Than Smoking
Neil Wagner

Smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, may be even worse for your health than lighting up. Read more >


A Vitamin To Prevent Skin Cancer
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

A form of vitamin B3, nicotinamide, can reduce the risk of certain skin cancers. It's also safe and inexpensive. Read more >


Breast Self-Exam? Forget It
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

The American Cancer Society has revised its guidelines on breast cancer. Forget self-exams. Read more >


The Angelina Effect
Alice G. Walton

When celebrities come forward about health concerns, the public gets informed. Read more >


The Mediterranean Diet's Grand Slam
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

The Mediterranean Diet is good for the heart, metabolism, keeping our brains healthy, and at least one form of cancer. Read more >


Coffee for Colon Cancer?
Alice G. Walton

Coffee may prevent the recurrence of colon cancer. Talk to your doctor. Read more >


Don't Douche
Charlotte LoBuono

Feminine hygiene products contain dangerous chemicals called phthalates. Don't bother. Your body does just fine on its own. Read more >


DDT Exposure in Utero Linked to Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life
Alice G. Walton

Daughters of mothers exposed to DDT are four times more likely to develop breast cancer. Read more >


Mammograms, More to Debate
Charlotte LoBuono

A recent report finds that in women over 50 and under 70, mammograms save lives. Read more >


A Prescription for Death from Prostate Cancer?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Men who eat lots of meat and fatty carbs have over twice the risk of dying from prostate cancer. Read more >


Cancer Screening: Tracking Costs and Benefits
Esther Entin, M.D.

A new set of guidelines to help decide when screening for cancer is —and isn't — a good idea. Read more >


Overnight Fasting Offers Big Health Dividends
Esther Entin, M.D.

The longer the period between your last food of the day and first of the next, the lower your risk of two major diseases. Read more >


Vitamin D in Health and Disease
Malcolm D. Kearns, M.D. and Vin Tangpricha, M.D., Ph.D.

Nearly half of the population is deficient in Vitamin D. Age, skin color and weight can put you at risk. Read more >


Vegetarian Diets Appear to Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancers
Charlotte LoBuono

Adults worried about colorectal cancer might want to think about what they eat. Read more >


Skin Damage Continues After You're Out of the Sun
Neil Wagner

Exposure to the sun can cause skin damage hours after you go indoors. Read more >


Discovery Paves Way for Early Detection of Blood Cancer
Sami Hocine

Two new studies identify the genetic mutations that lead to some cancers and offer hope for treating precancerous conditions early. Read more >


Immersion Blenders May Leak Toxic Chemicals into Food
Neil Wagner

Some brands of hand blenders contain toxic chemicals that may be transferred to food. Not good for kids. Read more >


Health is a Partnership, Not Solely Physicians' Responsibility
Neil Wagner

When a doctor tells a patient to exercise or take a medication and the patient doesn't, who is responsible? Read more >


BPA Exposure Linked to Handling Register, Gas, and ATM Receipts
Sami Hocine

Thermal papers like register and ATM receipts can transfer the endocrine disruptor BPA to the skin, especially if skin lotions are used. Read more >


Increasing Skirt Size Linked to Greater Breast Cancer Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

Has your skirt size been steadily increasing over the years? If yes, so has your risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Smokers Need the Right Message to Quit
Charlotte LoBuono

Some smokers need to be scared into quitting; others do best with a gentler, more positive approach. Figuring out who needs what. Read more >


Higher Body Mass Can Lead to Cancer
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

It's not just about your heart. Many types of cancer are far more likely to occur as your body mass index (BMI) rises. Read more >


Re-Classifying Cancers to Improve Treatment
Sami Hocine

Cancer is usually identified by where it occurs. But its genetic qualities can be more important when choosing treatment. Read more >


Mammograms Benefit Women Even Past Age 75
Charlotte LoBuono

Mammograms can help even women over 75 enjoy longer and cancer-free lives. Read more >


Are Electronic Cigarettes A Threat to Public Health?
Leslie Carr

Electronic cigarettes may help some smokers go smokeless. But kids are picking them up like they're harmless consumer products. Read more >


A Gel to Fight Breast Cancer, without the Side Effects
Alice G. Walton

Treating breast cancer with a gel on the skin may be as effective as oral drugs, and without the risks. Read more >


Are Routine Pelvic Exams Unnecessary?
Charlotte LoBuono

They're sometimes painful, intrusive and now it appears they offer little benefit. The ACP comes out against routine pelvic exams. PAP smears not included. Read more >


Cancer “Partnership” Provides Hope for New Drug Targets
Sami Hocine

Researchers have uncovered a genetic combo that drives cancer's spread. Luckily, there also seems to be a chink in its armor. Read more >


High Cholesterol Appears Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Women with high cholesterol are more likely to develop breast cancer. But there's a possible treatment. Read more >


Skip the Hotdogs; Help Your Heart
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Processed red meats raise the risk of heart trouble — and death — by a lot. Have a fish taco. Read more >


At the Intersection of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer
Sami Hocine

The obese suffer from chronic inflammation in fat cells. This not only can bring on diabetes, it may also promote cancer. Read more >


3D Mammography Detects More Tumors, Reduces Recalls Versus 2D Alone
Charlotte LoBuono

Breast cancer screening may soon be far more accurate and far more reassuring. Read more >


Sun Worshipper or Sun Addict?
Leslie Carr

Some people need the sun the way an alcoholic needs a drink. And the health risks can be just as severe. Read more >


Eating Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

Women who regularly eat red meat from a young age have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Researchers Dispute Claims that Supplements Offer Little or No Benefit
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Several studies find nutritional supplements provide little or no benefit. But not everyone agrees. Read more >


Are You Ever Too Old for Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Charlotte LoBuono

Colorectal cancer screening can benefit even those over 75. But it is a good idea to discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. Read more >


Fasting May Reboot the Immune System
Alice G. Walton

A couple days of fasting may help the immune system reboot. But don’t try it at home just yet. Read more >


Daily Coffee Fix Could Reduce Liver Cancer Risk
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

People who drink more coffee have a far lower risk of HCC, a common liver cancer. The more one drinks, the better. Read more >


Young Women Often Unaware of the Cancer Protection Offered by the HPV Vaccine
Charlotte LoBuono

Human papilloma virus spreads easily with sexual contact. It can make girls vulnerable to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is the answer. Read more >


Study Calls Need For Yearly Mammograms Into Question
Charlotte LoBuono

Yearly mammograms don't prevent cancer deaths. Where does this leave women over 40? Read more >


New Treatment Would Force Cancer Cells to Kill Themselves
Alice G. Walton

A new treatment can trick cancer cells into killing themselves. And the success rate is nearly 100%. Read more >


Yoga's Benefits for Cancer Survivors
Alice G. Walton

Yoga can increase cancer survivors' energy, reduce fatigue, and lower inflammation at the cellular level. Read more >


BRCA Mutations and Breast Cancer, New Recommendations
Esther Entin, M.D.

Women, like Angelina Jolie, and men with BRCA gene mutations have much higher risk for breast cancer. Read more >


A Tomato-Rich Diet Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

A tomato-rich diet increases the levels of a hormone that improves insulin sensitivity, and reduces the risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Chemical in Grape Seed Extract Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
Charlotte LoBuono

A compound in grape seed extract selectively kills prostate cancer cells. Read more >


Vitamin Supplements Offer Few, If Any, Health Benefits
Charlotte LoBuono

We spend billions on nutritional supplements every year. Three studies say it's money down the drain. Read more >


Another Type of Sunray Ages Skin Prematurely
Alice G. Walton

Low exposure to UVA1 light can cause skin damage. And most sunscreens do not offer protection. Read more >


A Cholesterol - Breast Cancer Connection
Alice G. Walton

Having high cholesterol raises the risk of breast cancer and appears to fuel its spread. Read more >


A Handful of Nuts Daily Lowers Heart Disease and Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Eating a handful of nuts regularly can cut the risk of heart attack by almost a third. Cancer, too. Read more >


Even Light Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

Walking an hour a day can cut the risk of breast cancer by a significant amount. Read more >


Mammograms for Women in Their 40s May Be Lifesavers after All
Alice G. Walton

Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women, making routine mammograms in women under 50 a good idea. Read more >


Compound in Vegetables Offers Protection from The Effects of Radiation
Neil Wagner

Good news for cancer patients -- a substance in veggies protects against the effects of radiation. Read more >


Experts Urge Doctors to Treat Unhealthy Lifestyles Just Like a Disease
Alice G. Walton

Preventive medicine means treating unhealthy lifestyles just as you would treat disease. Read more >


The Future of Medicare: The Great Divide
Neil Wagner

Medicare is running out of money. Is it misuse of benefits, or too few doctors offering services? Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy Offers Little Protection from Disease
Alice G. Walton

Hormone replacement therapy doesn't seem to offer many health benefits beyond easing the symptoms of menopause. Read more >


Lifestyle Changes Reverse Aging in Chromosomes
Michael J. Gertner

When we eat right, exercise and receive emotional support, even our chromosomes look younger. Read more >


Celiac Disease and Lymphoma Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

Celiac disease can set the stage for cancer, if inflammation in the intestine is not controlled. Read more >


New Test Could Take the Guesswork Out of Treating Prostate Cancer
Neil Wagner

A new genetic test may take the guesswork out of figuring out which prostate cancers are deadly. Read more >


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Rates Higher Near Plants That Emit Benzene
Charlotte LoBuono

Rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma rose the closer a family lived to benzene-emitting plants. Read more >


Women with Certain Breast Tissue Abnormalities May Be Able to Avoid Surgery
Charlotte LoBuono

Monitoring certain tissue abnormalities picked up by mammograms is just as effective as surgically removing them in most cases. Read more >


Certain Antihypertensive Drugs Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

Certain blood pressure medications significantly raise a woman's risk for breast cancer. Read more >


Even Young, Healthy Smokers Show Signs of Lung Damage
Neil Wagner

Even very early on, smoking causes changes to stem cells that set the stage for cancer. Read more >


High Phthalate Levels in Women May Reduce Fertility
Alice G. Walton

Phthalates are found in air fresheners, toys, plastic storage containers and reduce IVF success. Read more >


Vaginal Changes After Menopause
Nancy A. Phillips, M.D. and Gloria A. Bachmann, M.D.

Pain during sex is a common experience among older women, but it doesn't have to be that way. Read more >


Antibiotics Harm Bacteria...and The Machinery of Our Cells
Alice G. Walton

Antibiotics can kill bacteria, but they also cause serious stress to our own cells. Read more >


A Gene Behind the Body's Clock Affects Aging
Alice G. Walton

Maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle keeps you healthy, and may help you live longer. Read more >


Liposuction, A Possible Source of Stem Cells
Michael J. Gertner

A lab catastrophe leads to a discovery that may give "fat farm" new meaning — stem cells from fat cells. Read more >


Making Smoking Cessation Part of a Routine Health Assessment
Charlotte LoBuono

Doctors often don't address the obvious when it comes to smokers with lung disease. But remedies exist. Read more >


Regular Sunscreen Use Reduces Aging of Skin
Charlotte LoBuono

It's official: Exposure to the sun's rays ages your skin. But is the problem the same for all skin colors? Read more >


Brain Exercises Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors with “Chemo Brain”
Alice G. Walton

Cognitive exercises can help improve brain function after chemotherapy. Read more >


Eating Peppers Reduces the Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Alice G. Walton

Eating peppers regularly lowers your risk of Parkinson’s disease. Nicotine is the active ingredient. Read more >


Treatment Delays and Survival Rate for Breast Cancer Differ by Race, Socioeconomic Status
Alice G. Walton

Race, SES, and age are predictors of survival in women with breast cancer. Read more >


Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer, A Closer Look
Charlotte LoBuono

Moderate alcohol consumption may offer some benefit to women who have had breast cancer. Read more >


Prostate Screening Decisions: Have a Man to Doctor Talk
Neil Wagner

Most men don't need PSA testing. The risks are too great, the benefits too few. But you will likely need to bring it up. Read more >


Processed Meat Increases Risk for an Early Death
Alice G. Walton

Processed meats like bacon and sausage have been found to shorten life, especially if eaten frequently. Read more >


A Troubling Pattern in End-of-Life Care
Alice G. Walton

When a person is dying, it is important to discuss hospice care with doctors to avoid unnecessary treatments and offer more hospice time. Read more >


Smartphone Apps Delay Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Cancer
Charlotte LoBuono

Using a smartphone app to analyze a mole or skin lesion for melanoma is a potentially deadly mistake. Read more >


No Need for Yearly Mammograms in Women 66 and Up
Neil Wagner

Yearly mammograms are unnecessary for women over 65. Worse, they are the source of frightening false-positive results. Read more >


BPA Exposure Damages Male Reproductive Tissue
Neil Wagner

A new study finds human fetal cells are highly sensitive to the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A. It's not just about lab animals anymore. Read more >


Exposure to Stress Interferes with Prostate Cancer Treatment
Neil Wagner

Being under stress seems to interfere with the effectiveness of cancer drugs. Beta blockers may help Read more >


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Menopausal Symptoms
Charlotte LoBuono

Complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies may provide relief for women transitioning to menopause. HRT helps, too. Read more >


Resource Center: Cancer



Dietary Carotenoids Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

The pigments that give some fruits and veggies their vibrant color help protect the body from breast cancer. Read more >


Endocrine Disruptor Compounds: What We Know; What We Suspect
Esther Entin, M.D.

You can't see, smell or taste these environmental toxins. But even lose doses can cause cancer. Read more >


Tea's Many Health Benefits
Charlotte LoBuono

Tea is a plant food. And much like a serving of fruit or vegetables, it provides important health benefits. Read more >


Doctors Often Misdiagnose Patient Preferences
Charlotte LoBuono

Patients often surprise their doctors by choosing different treatments than their doctors expect. Knowing all the options helps. Read more >


Antioxidant in Red Wine Could Enhance Prostate Cancer Treatment
Alice G. Walton

Dr. Tip: The antioxidant found in red wine and red grape juice could help enhance prostate cancer treatment. Read more >


Increased Calcium Intake Reduces Risk of Hyperparathyroidism
Charlotte LoBuono

Parathyroids are only the size of grains of rice, but can cause bone loss, cancer, and depression... Read more >


HPV Vaccine Does Not Change Sexual Behavior in Girls
Charlotte LoBuono

Good news for parents: protecting girls with the HPV vaccine does not encourage sexual activity. Read more >


Hormone Replacement Offers a Benefit When Started Soon After Menopause
Charlotte LoBuono

A new study finds HRT has protective benefits. But another study found it to be risky. Who can keep up? Read more >


TMI? The Debate About Celebrities and Illness
Charlotte LoBuono

When Robin Roberts, Padma Lakshmi or Kylie Minogue talk about their health, they raise awareness... Read more >


Molecularly Targeted Therapy for Malignant Brain Tumors
Nicole A. Shonka, M.D. and Mark R. Gilbert, M.D.

Chemotherapies for glioblastomas aim to prevent tumor cell growth or promote cell death. Read more >


Cat Ownership Not Linked To Increased Brain Tumor Risk
Charlotte LoBuono

You can pick up the T. gondii parasite simply through contact with contaminated soil or vegetables; direct exposure to cat feces is not... Read more >


How Red Meat (and the Way You Cook It) Can Lead to Cancer
Alice G. Walton

We're learning more about why eating red meat may increase our risk for cancer. Read more >


Grapefruit Juice Could Help Reduce the Necessary Dose of Chemotherapy Drugs
Alice G. Walton

Adding a glass of grapefruit juice can enhance the effect of an anti-cancer drug. And with no... Read more >


Heartburn and Cancer
Neil Wagner

Heartburn appears to be linked to esophageal cancer. The rates for both are up and it may not... Read more >


Concern over UV from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Neil Wagner

Place lamps with CFL bulbs at a distance, or put the bulbs behind glass to avoid exposure to UV radiation that can damage skin. Read more >


While Still Controversial, PSA Testing Does Save Many Lives
Alice G. Walton

New research tells us not to be so fast to drop PSA testing, as it still saves a lot of lives. Read more >


Popularity of Spray-On Tans Prompts Concerns about Their Safety
Charlotte LoBuono

Spray-on tans definitely reduce chances of skin cancer, but a chemical in the sprays is not good... Read more >


Can Bees Help Fight Prostate Cancer?
Neil Wagner

Caffeic acid phenethyl ester from the substance bees use to patch their combs, stops tumor growth... Read more >


Exercise May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Risk, Regardless of Age
Charlotte LoBuono

Exercising just 10 to 20 hours a week can reduce breast cancer risk by almost a third. And it doesn't have to be a hard workout. Read more >


Pancreatic Cancer: Treating and Managing the Disease
Parvin Peddi, M.D., and Andrea Wang-Gillam, M.D.

The death of Steve Jobs made more people aware of pancreatic cancer, but it remains tough to treat. Read more >


New and Controversial Recommendations on PSA Tests
Neil Wagner

For most men the risks connected with PSA tests for prostate cancer outweigh the benefits. Read more >


Patients' Opinion of Medical Care May Differ from Reality
Alice G. Walton

Your opinions - both good and bad - about the medical care you receive may not be reality-based... Read more >


Teens, Alcohol and Benign Breast Disease
Esther Entin, M.D.

Teen girls who drink have an increased risk of benign breast disease and ultimately, breast cancer.. Read more >


Aspirin Could Significantly Cut Your Risk of Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Aspirin may reduce your risk of developing cancer. But there are some risks. Read more >


Tracking Disease Clusters in the US: Elusive Prey
Alice G. Walton

Disease clusters were made famous by Erin Brockovich, but they are harder to pinpoint than you might think. Read more >


Harmful Chemicals, Unlisted on Labels, Can Lurk in Everyday Products
Alice G. Walton

Worrisome compounds can appear in even the most "natural" household products... Read more >


Less Frequent Pap Testing Recommended
Susan H. Scher, MD

Pap tests save lives, but new guidelines urge women to be tested less often. It's safer. Read more >


FDA Makes Plans to Correct Cancer Drug Shortage in the U.S.
Alice G. Walton

Worrying shortages of two major cancer drugs propel the FDA to find new ways to boost supplies. Read more >


Researchers Gain Insight into How BRCA Mutations Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Researchers discover exactly what makes BRCA mutations so dangerous for breast cancer risk... Read more >


Mid-Morning Snacks May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Snacking may be hazardous to your diet. It can be a sign of mindless eating. Read more >


Endometrial Cancer: The Most Common Reproductive Cancer in Women
Yevgeniya Ioffe, M.D., and Israel Zighelboim, M.D

Endometrial carcinoma can be detected early if you know what to look for. Read more >


Wider Waists May Up Colon Cancer Risk
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Being overweight is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. Read more >


Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Risks As Well As Benefits
Neil Wagner

Some studies of supplements actually found they increase the risk of death. But it may depend on how you crunch the numbers. Read more >


Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Aids Reconstruction
Alice G. Walton

For some women, nipple-sparing surgery can help their breasts look more natural after breast cancer surgery. Read more >


Teaching Doctors Empathy
Neil Wagner

Can listening to their own encounters with patients help doctors become more responsive... Read more >


Antioxidants Explained
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Eating a wide variety of plant foods is the best way to fend off the oxidation that "rusts" our cells. Read more >


Colon Cancer Linked to Bug
Alice G. Walton

Colon cancer tissue was infected with a specific bacterium. Could this mean a cancer antibiotic... Read more >


National Drug Shortages: The Story No One's Following
Neil Wagner

Drug shortages have more than tripled. Patients in smaller hospitals suffer as less profitable... Read more >


Researchers Pin down Significant Genetic Predictor of Ovarian Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Having a faulty RAD51D gene means a 1 in 11 chance of ovarian cancer. Knowing your status can help.. Read more >


BPA-Free Water Bottles Pass the Test, Some Aluminum Bottles Don't
Neil Wagner

It pays to do a little research to be sure that water bottle is BPA-free, especially if you plan to drink hot liquids from it. Read more >


Social Causes Kill as Many as Heart Attack, Stroke and Lung Cancer
Neil Wagner

Proof that public health must be seen in a broader light than it currently is... Read more >


The Latest Cell Phone - Cancer Study Finds No Link
Alice G. Walton

A new review study finds no good evidence of a cell phone-brain tumor connection... Read more >


Broccoli, the Key to a Longer Life?
Neil Wagner

Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables - like broccoli and cauliflower - appears to be related to a longer life. Read more >


New Clues to Turning Off Cancer Growth
Alice G. Walton

From a chance discovery, scientists develop a new way to shut down cancer growth. Read more >


Coffee May Reduce the Risk of Cancer - But It Depends on the Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Coffee reduces the risk for cancers — some cancers, anyway. But is coffee always good for you? Read more >


The "Best" Hospitals May Be No Better Than the One around the Corner
Alice G. Walton

Hospitals rated the best by big publications may not be any better than others. Read more >


Some Long-Held Links between Genes and Diseases Called Into Question
Alice G. Walton

Some of the connections between genes and disease that we accept as fact may not be so strong after all. Read more >


ACE Inhibitors May Increase Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk
Neil Wagner

A popular blood pressure medication appears to increase the risk of recurrence among survivors. Read more >


Doctors Would Often Choose Different Treatments for Themselves than for Their Patients
Alice G. Walton

Doctors would often choose different treatments for themselves than those they would recommend... Read more >


Lasers Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately than Current Techniques
Alice G. Walton

A laser probe finds deadly melanomas better than current methods, potentially saving time, lives... Read more >


Dangerous Exposures: Sun and Skin
Esther Entin, M.D.

Sun exposure in childhood and adolescence than can set the stage for skin cancers and problems later. Read more >


The Emperor of All Maladies, A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.



High Disease Rate May Not Mean Poor Health
Neil Wagner

We tend to think a low disease rate means that doctors are doing a good job... Read more >


The Tomato: A Multi-Talented Food
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Tomatoes are one of the few fruit and vegetables that are even better for you when cooked. Read more >


Alternatives to Colonoscopy
Neil Wagner

You may be able to avoid this dreaded test with fecal occult blood tests or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Read more >


Cancer Patients on Opioid Drugs Have More Cognitive Deficits
Alice G. Walton

Cancer patients on opioid painkillers often experience confusion, disorientation and forgetfulness. Read more >


Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

There's more evidence that at high doses vitamin D greatly reduces cancer risk. But what about... Read more >


Doctors Turn to Surgical Biopsies Too Often, Study Finds
Alice G. Walton

Doctors are ordering surgical breast biopsies when needle biopsies would suffice. What's the cost... Read more >


Waiting Longer to Begin HRT May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Waiting longer than five years to begin hormones after menopause may reduce the risk of breast cancer associated with HRT. Read more >


Avastin May Do More Harm than Good
Neil Wagner

The cancer drug Avastin appears to reduce a person's chance of surviving when administered with certain chemotherapies. Read more >


Menopause Symptoms Are Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Say Researchers
Alice G. Walton

Hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may actually have a protective effect when it comes to certain cancers. Read more >


Breast Cancer Success Rate May Depend on the Doctor Treating It
Alice G. Walton

Success rate in treatment is linked to the surgical skill and radiation strategy of your oncologist. Read more >


Women without Family History of Breast Cancer Are Still at Risk
Alice G. Walton

Women without a family history of breast cancer are still at risk: so talk to your doctor about the right time to screen. Read more >


Prostate Cancer: Exercise Means a Longer Life
Neil Wagner

Men who have had prostate cancer can improve their chances of survivial considerably by being active. Read more >


Cancer: Quit Smoking for Pain Relief
Neil Wagner

Is it that smoking actually increases cancer pain, or that greater pain increases smoking? Read more >


Researchers Are Figuring Out How to Turn Cancer Cells Off
Alice G. Walton

In certain conditions, cancer cells signal the immune system to "eat" them, leading to powerful... Read more >


Anti-Smoking Laws Clean Up the Air
Neil Wagner

Wisconsin passed a law banning smoking in bars and restaurants. Now the air in them is not dangerous Read more >


Even A Little Smoke Poses "Immediate" Risk to the Body
Alice G. Walton

According to the Surgeon General, there is no safe level of cigarette smoke, even if it is secondhand. Read more >


CT Scans or X-Rays? Lung Cancer Screening Trial Raises Some (Ethical) Dilemmas
Alice G. Walton

CT scans can detect lung cancer early and save lives, but there are risks and costs to be weighed. Read more >


Daily Aspirin May Lower Cancer Risk
Neil Wagner

A study found that low daily doses of aspirin greatly reduced the risk of several types of cancer. Read more >


More Evidence That Mammograms Under 50 May Reduce Risk
Alice G. Walton

Just in: Another new study finds that early mammograms may bring big benefits to women under 50. Read more >


Secondhand Smoke: Worse for Children
Neil Wagner

Don't smoke at home. Secondhand smoke appears to affect children even more than it does adults. Read more >


Colon Cancer: The Necessity of Getting Checked
Robin Baradarian, M.D., FACG

A primer on colon cancer screening, from virtual colonoscopies to the real thing. Don't sweat it. Do it. Read more >


Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk for Colon Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Low doses of aspirin may be quite effective in fighting off colon cancer in those at high risk — but how it works is still a mystery. Read more >


Hormones Raise Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of developing breast cancer and of dying from it. Read more >


Doctors Aren't Following Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
Neil Wagner

Doctors are over-prescribing some colon cancer screening, and ignoring other tests. Healthcare... Read more >


Why Aren't People Eating Whole-Grain Foods?
Neil Wagner

Afraid you won't like whole grains? Popcorn is a whole grain. And there are many ways to eat and prepare them. Experiment. Read more >


To Screen or Not to Screen? That is the Question
Alice G. Walton

Two new studies add to the debate about whether mammograms should be standard for women in their 40s Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy Makes Mammograms Hard to Read
Alice G. Walton

HRT may affect how doctors interpret the tests, leading to diagnoses diagnoses of breast cancer... Read more >


Alcohol Disrupts the Biological Clock
Neil Wagner

Reduced messenger RNA activity appears to be behind the sleep and mood problems in drinkers. Read more >


Luckily, Cancer Risk Does Not Depend on Personality, Researchers Find
Alice G. Walton

The idea that one's personality can contribute to cancer has not been found to be true. Read more >


Think You're Safe with Just a Cigarette a Day? Think Again
Alice G. Walton

Smoking just one cigarette a day, or being around smokers, can lead to damage to your airways. Read more >


Cancer Cells Use Fructose to Multiply
Alice G. Walton

Cancer cells actually prefer fructose over glucose to fuel themselves and multiply. Read more >


Is a Little Stress Good for The Body? New Research Shows It Might Help Fight Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Mice "stressed" by living in stimulating environments fought cancer better than those not stressed. Read more >


Study Says PSA Test Saves Lives
Neil Wagner

Screening for prostate cancer may pick up small cancers that really shouldn't be treated. Read more >


HDL or "Good" Cholesterol May Reduce Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

HDL, the “Good” cholesterol, has been linked to lower cancer risk in addition to its contribution to heart health. Read more >


The Genetics of Breast and Associated Cancers
Jennifer Barrick, M.S., C.G.C., Nancie Petrucelli, M.S., C.G.C., and Michael S. Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Genetics plays a role in breast cancer risk, so do other hereditary syndromes. Learn what to look for. Read more >


Another Benefit of Broccoli: Breast Cancer Treatment
Alice G. Walton

A compound in broccoli called sulforaphane may stop the growth of breast cancer stem cells. Read more >


Researchers Find Way to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier
Alice G. Walton

A new approach yields cells that provide a look at a genetic marker which may predict cancer... Read more >


Weight Gain over Time Significantly Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Significant weight gain (over 30-pounds) during middle-age can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer after menopause. Read more >


New Study Shows Only Small Connection between Fruits, Veggies and Reduced Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

While the exact relationship between fruits, vegetables, and cancer risk has not yet been determined, it can't hurt to continue eating... Read more >


Blood Pressure Meds Might Reduce the Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Says
Alice G. Walton

Beta-blockers appear to help reduce the spread of cancer. Read more >


A Healthy Diet and Less Alcohol May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Heavy alcohol consumption and a fatty diet raise the risk of breast cancer by up to 20%. Read more >


Reducing Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy
Neil Wagner

Aprepitant, already FDA approved, offered nausea relief to bone marrow transplant recipients. Read more >


Don't Worry, Be Active
Neil Wagner

Exercise can reduce the anxiety people may feel when living with a chronic illness. Read more >


Six Months of Nicotine Patches Work Better Than Two
Neil Wagner

Nicotine patches tend to be more effective when used for longer periods of time. Read more >


New Studies Help Researchers Predict and Detect Pancreatic Cancers
Alice G. Walton

Two studies have identified different to detect the risk and presence of pancreatic cancer early... Read more >


Quitting Smoking after Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis Doubles Survival
Alice G. Walton

It's never too late to quit smoking. When people diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer quit smoking, they double their chances of survival. Read more >


Adequate Selenium in Diet May Reduce Esophageal, Stomach Cancers
Alice G. Walton

Selenium is found in meats, grains and nuts. It can be toxic if too much is taken, but adequate amounts seem to reduce cancer risk. Read more >


Researchers Discover Why Apples May Actually “Keep the Doctor Away”
Alice G. Walton

It appears apples provide beneficial bacteria and a pH environment that keep the intestines healthy and the doctor away. Read more >


Acupuncture May Reduce Hot Flashes (and Up Sex Drive) in Breast Cancer Patients
Alice G. Walton

Giving breast cancer patients acupuncture can help ease the side effects of hormone therapy and improves sex drive in some. Read more >


Researchers Break Code for Skin, Lung Cancers
Alice G. Walton

The genetic mutations causing skin and lung cancer have been mapped, and nearly all of them are the result of exposure to sun or smoke respe Read more >


Nanosensors May Detect Cancers Sooner, Finds Study
Alice G. Walton

The search is on to develop nanosensors that would detect biomarkers in blood or sputum to catch cancers early. Read more >


Unnecessary CT Scans and Excessive Radiation Raise Cancer Risk
Neil Wagner

CT scans have benefits, but they also have some very real cancer risks. Read more >


Milk Thistle May Help Chemo Patients with Liver Damage, Study Finds
Alice G. Walton

The herb milk thistle appears to help keep levels of two key liver enzymes low during chemotherapy. Read more >


Eating Soy-Rich Foods May Reduce Risk for Ovarian, Endometrial Cancers
Alice G. Walton

Soy-based foods mimic estrogen's effects and may lower women's risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Read more >


Spices Halt Growth of Cancer Stem Cells
Alice G. Walton

Compounds in tumeric and pepper slow the growth of cancer stem cells, which can in turn prevent tumor formation. Read more >


Quitting in a Virtual World Helps Smokers Quit for Real
Alice G. Walton

A video game in which virtual smokers stomp out their cigarettes actually helped real smokers quit Read more >


Low Cholesterol May Signal Undiagnosed Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Low cholesterol may be a sign of undiagnosed cancer. Read more >


Improving the Safety of Radiation Therapy
Neil Wagner

Researchers have found a way to protect healthy cells from radiation therapy, using a cell signaling inhibitor and making the therapy far more effective. Read more >


Breast Tenderness with HRT Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

Hormone replacement therapy often causes breast tenderness, which appears to be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Green Tea May Help Fend off Certain Cancers
Alice G. Walton

Drinking lots of green tea can reduce the risk of cancers of the blood and lymph system. Read more >


A Chink in the Armor of Pancreatic Cancer
Neil Wagner

Pancreatic cancer is treatment-resistant, as evidenced by the death of Patrick Swayze. New research has found a way to turn off the TAK-1 enzyme... Read more >


Watchful Waiting as a Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer
Neil Wagner

Prostate cancers are classed from low to high risk based on three factors: size, location and microscopic appearance. Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Alice G. Walton

There are a number of things to consider when thinking about beginning hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Read more >


Vaccinating for HPV May Also Prevent Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Alice G. Walton

Vaccinating against HPV (Human Papillomavirus) may also prevent against certain forms of breast cancer. Read more >


Preserving Fertility in Stage I Ovarian Cancer Patients
Alice G. Walton

For women with Stage 1 ovarian cancer, it may not be necessary to remove the uterus or both ovaries, thus preserving fertility. Read more >


Vigorous Daily Exercise May Cut Cancer Risk in Half
Alice G. Walton

Working out with moderate to high intensity for at least 30 minutes per day may cut your overall risk of cancer by half. Read more >


Foods' Glycemic Index Linked to Risk of Breast Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Glycemic load is significantly correlated with estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer. Read more >


Researchers Discover How Cancers Metastasize to the Brain
Alice G. Walton

Cancers that spread to the brain but originate in other parts of the body outnumber those that begin in the brain by about 10 to one. Read more >


Researchers Find Growth Factor May Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms in Mice
Alice G. Walton

A growth factor (GCSF) often used to increase white blood cell production in the bone marrow of cancer patients may actually reverse Alzheimer‘s Read more >


Stopping Cancer from Spreading
Neil Wagner

Engineers have come up with a device that prevents cancer cells from spreading or metastasizing. It uses tiny molecular channels... Read more >


Ginger Helps Reduce Nausea from Chemotherapy
Alice G. Walton

Cancer patients suffering from ill effects of chemotherapy reported significantly less nausea if they took ginger supplements. Read more >


Researchers Home in on Why High-Fiber Diets Help Fight Colon Cancer
Alice G. Walton

Butyrate, an end-product of the breakdown of fiber in the gut, acts as an anti-cancer agent in a couple of different ways. Read more >


Secondhand Smoke Exerts Ill Effects Quickly, Researchers Say

Even a brief exposure to cigarette smoke can have a negative cardiovascular effect. Read more >


Eating Charred Meat May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Heavily cooked and charred meats are strongly linked to pancreatic cancer risk. Read more >


Wristbands May Ease Nausea Associated with Radiation Therapy
Alice G. Walton

Wearing a wristband during radiation therapy may lessen the nausea that often accompanies the treatment — and this may not by due to placebo effect, a new study reports. Read more >


Omega-3's Reduce Tumors in Mice
Alice G. Walton

The more Omega-3 fatty acids mice consumed, the more their tumors shrank. Other variables also showed improvement. Read more >


Prostate Screening via PSA Test May Be Unnecessary
Alice G. Walton

While some forms of prostate cancer may never pose a health threat, other forms are quite malignant and can be life-threatening. Read more >


Study Details Adverse Effects of Chemotherapy in Women
Alice G. Walton

When healthy cells are damaged by the chemicals used in the chemotherapy, the patient may experience unwanted side-effects. Read more >


Safer and Tastier: Marinating Meat Reduces Suspected Carcinogens
Neil Wagner

Cooking meat at high temperatures produces suspected carcinogens. Marinating meat before cooking lowers the amount of these substances. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Wins Again
Neil Wagner

A Mediterranean diet is a diet that's rich in grain, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil and includes a moderate amount of red wine. Read more >


The Scent of Skin Cancer Cells
Alice G. Walton

Some dogs are able to detect skin cancer because its cells emit an odor that is distinct from that of normal skin. Read more >


Melanoma's Alarming Rise
Kelli Dunham

In order to avoid melanoma, young women should wear plenty of sunscreen and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Read more >


Fertility Treatment Brings New Hope to Women Undergoing Chemotherapy
Alice G. Walton

A new fertility treatment for women facing cancer treatment significantly increases the odds that they will be able harvest their eggs. Read more >


Smokers Quit in Clusters
Alice G. Walton

When people close to you quit smoking, you are more likely to quit as well. Read more >


Gum Disease and Cancer Risk
Tom Gilbert

A few years ago they told us gum disease was associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Renata Urban, M.D., and Jonathan S. Berek, M.D., M.M.S.

By the time most women seek treatment for epithelial ovarian cancer, the disease has already reached an advanced stage. Read more >


Breast Cancer Risk Remains Long After Quitting HRT
Tom Gilbert

Results suggest that any woman who have taken combination HRT should continue to have regular mammograms. Read more >


Cleaning Products and Your Child's Lungs
Tom Gilbert

Using strong cleaning products while pregnant may put your child at risk for breathing problems. Read more >


Anemia Drugs Pose Possible Danger to Cancer Patients
Tom Gilbert

Anemia, or a shortage of red blood cells, is a common side effect of many serious diseases, including cancer. Read more >


Should We Take Multivitamins?
Tom Gilbert

Multivitamin use can create an overabundance of folic acid which may put people at risk for cancer. Read more >


Understanding Scientific Studies
Tom Gilbert

It is important to know if the information you are gathering on the Web is from a credible source. Read more >


Caffeine Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
Tom Gilbert

Caffeine reduces the risk of ovarian cancer; and alcohol and cigarette use had no ill effect. More Read more >


New Test for Prostate Cancer Risk
Tom Gilbert

There are five known genetic risk factors for prostate cancer. Read more >


Coming Soon? Targeted Therapies for Ovarian Cancer
Frederick Sweet, Ph.D.

Frederick Sweet, Ph. Read more >


Why Stopping Smoking Does Not Always Stop Cancer
Tom Gilbert

As researchers have long known, when cigarette smokers quit, they reduce their risk of developing many — but not all — smoking-related diseases. Read more >


Cancer and Color
Tom Gilbert

Many fruits and vegetables get their color from chemical compounds called anthocyanins. Read more >


Low Cholesterol Associated with Cancer?
Tom Gilbert

Many studies show that lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) is one of the most important things we can do to prevent heart disease. Read more >


Fat Cells Can Kill Cancer
Tom Gilbert

Believe it or not. Read more >


Red Wine Protects the Prostate
Tom Gilbert

In the past few years, researchers have found evidence for all sorts of healthful effects of red wine, particularly on the heart. Read more >


First Evidence of Alcohol-Cancer Link
Tom Gilbert

Studies find that consuming alcohol increases your chance of rapid tumor growth. Read more >


Frequent Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
Tom Gilbert

New data suggest that long-term and intense physical exercise may help protect women against some types of breastcancer. Read more >


The Busier, The Better
Tom Gilbert

When it comes to breast-cancer surgery, a new study suggests that experience is crucial — far fewer patients die at hospitals that perform more surgeries. Read more >


Family Size Linked to Brain Tumor Risk

Believe it or not, the number of brothers and sisters you have, especially younger ones, could predict your chances of developing a brain tumor, according to a new study. Read more >


Three Ways to Lower Cancer Risk — Exercise, Aspirin Consumption and Childbirth
Tom Gilbert

We have long known that certain behaviors such as smoking and consumption of fatty foods lead to an increased risk of developing cancer. Read more >


Smoking, Quitting and Genetics
Eric Siu, M.Sc., Nael Al Koudsi, H.B.Sc., Man Ki Ho, H.B.Sc., Rachel F. Tyndale, M.Sc., Ph.D

Nicotine's addictive properties are a result of the activation of the special receptors in the brain. Read more >


Preventing Skin Cancer with — a Tan
Tom Gilbert

A recently released study has produced an improved understanding of the process of skin tanning, a breakthrough that may lead to a new way of protecting fair-skinned people from skin cancer. Read more >


Does Prostate Cancer Treatment Cause Diabetes and Heart Disease?
Tom Gilbert

A common treatment for prostate cancer puts men at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Read more >


Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Yes or No?
Tom Gilbert

For decades, women with breast cancer have struggled with a decision — whether or not to undergo chemotherapy. Read more >


Detecting a Killer
Tom Gilbert

While lung cancer is one of the more preventable cancers — the vast majority of the 160,000 annual deaths it causes in the United States result from smoking — it is also one of the deadliest. Read more >


Prostate Cancer Treatment: Too Much Too Soon?
Tom Gilbert

More than half of men with lower-risk prostate cancer received surgery or radiation treatment, when a wait-and-see approach might have been a better option, according to a new study. Read more >


Estrogen + Testosterone = Breast Cancer?
Tom Gilbert

Women who take a combination of estrogen and testosterone to treat the symptoms of menopause may be putting themselves at greater risk for breast cancer. Read more >


Cancer and the "Lance Armstrong Effect"
Tom Gilbert

Experts have long wondered why testicular cancer survivors like seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong do so much better than people with other advanced cancers. Read more >


Pomegranate 1, Cancer 0
Tom Gilbert

Pomegranate juice greatly reduced the doubling time in prostate cancer patients. Read more >


Human Papilloma Virus and Cervical Cancer
Susan C. Stewart, M.D.

Modern medicine's battle against cervical cancer is a tale of two worlds. Read more >


Dendritic Cell Cancer Vaccines
Woondong Jeong, M.D., Brier Rolando, M.D., and Robert G. Lerner, M.D.

Woondong Jeong is a hematology/oncology fellow, Brier Rolando is an internal medicine resident and Robert G. Read more >


Treatment Options for Resistant Lymphoma
Robert G. Lerner, M.D.

New hope for patients with treatment-resistant lymphoma. Read more >


Fighting Fire With Fire
Tom Gilbert

Viruses take aim at cancer cells. Read more >


Genetic Counseling and Breast Cancer
Dharmen Patel, M.D., Lawrence Shapiro, M.D., and Robert G. Lerner, M.D.

Both women AND men can get breast cancer from inherited breast cancermutations. Read more >


Killer Showers?
Tom Gilbert

Researchers find a link between showers and cancer, clear evidence shows the transfer of THM's from shower water into the blood. Read more >


Prostate Cancer
Rami Y. Haddad, M.D.

Earky detection is important for prostate cancer. All men 50+ should havean annual digital rectal exam. Read more >


Hospice and Palliative Care
Manoj Mittal, M.D., and Joseph H. Flaherty, M.D

Sit the terminally ill patient upright if they're having trouble breathing. Read more >


Green Tea May Protect Women From Breast Cancer
Tom Gilbert

Drinking green tea may help protect women from getting breast cancer — that's the good news from a study by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Read more >


More Sex, More Cancer?
Tom Gilbert

The more sexual partners a man has, the greater his risk of prostate cancer. Read more >


The Anticoagulant Heparin: A Possible New Cancer Treatment?
Leo Zacharski, M.D., and Robert G. Lerner, M.D.

Heparin may be the most effective treatment for cancer patients with bloodclots in their legs. Read more >


As Easy as (Cherry) Pie?
Tom Gilbert

Cherries — whether fresh, frozen, dried, or canned — are a powerful triple threat in the body's battle against cancer. Read more >


Testicular Cancer
Robert G. Lerner, M.D.

Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young adult males. Read more >


Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Women: Not Just a Man's Disease
Susan C. Stewart, M.D.

There is an odd perception that colorectal cancer (CRC) is a man's disease. Read more >


The Genetics of Breast Cancer
Susan C. Stewart, M.D.

Everyone of us has had a friend or relative concerned about their family history of breast cancer. Read more >





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