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Higher Body Mass Can Lead to Cancer
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
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
Mammograms can help even women over 75 enjoy longer and cancer-free lives. Read more >


Are Electronic Cigarettes A Threat to Public Health?
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
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?
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
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
Women with high cholesterol are more likely to develop breast cancer. But there's a possible treatment. Read more >


At the Intersection of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer
The obese suffer from chronic inflammation in fat cells. This not only can bring on diabetes, it may also promote cancer. Read more >


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


Are You Ever Too Old for Colorectal Cancer Screening?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yoga can increase cancer survivors' energy, reduce fatigue, and lower inflammation at the cellular level. Read more >


A Tomato-Rich Diet Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
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
A compound in grape seed extract selectively kills prostate cancer cells. Read more >


Vitamin Supplements Offer Few, If Any, Health Benefits
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
Low exposure to UVA1 light can cause skin damage. And most sunscreens do not offer protection. Read more >


A Cholesterol - Breast Cancer Connection
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
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
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
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
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
Preventive medicine means treating unhealthy lifestyles just as you would treat disease. Read more >


The Future of Medicare: The Great Divide
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
Hormone replacement therapy doesn't seem to offer many health benefits beyond easing the symptoms of menopause. Read more >


Celiac Disease and Lymphoma Risk
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
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
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
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
Certain blood pressure medications significantly raise a woman's risk for breast cancer. Read more >


Even Young, Healthy Smokers Show Signs of Lung Damage
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
Phthalates are found in air fresheners, toys, plastic storage containers and reduce IVF success. Read more >


Antibiotics Harm Bacteria...and The Machinery of Our Cells
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
Maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle keeps you healthy, and may help you live longer. Read more >


Making Smoking Cessation Part of a Routine Health Assessment
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
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”
Cognitive exercises can help improve brain function after chemotherapy. Read more >


Eating Peppers Reduces the Risk of Parkinson's Disease
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
Race, SES, and age are predictors of survival in women with breast cancer. Read more >


Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer, A Closer Look
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies may provide relief for women transitioning to menopause. HRT helps, too. Read more >


Dietary Carotenoids Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
The pigments that give some fruits and veggies their vibrant color help protect the body from breast cancer. Read more >


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


Cat Ownership Not Linked To Increased Brain Tumor Risk
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
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
Adding a glass of grapefruit juice can enhance the effect of an anti-cancer drug. And with no... Read more >


Heartburn and Cancer
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
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
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
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?
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
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 >


Patients' Opinion of Medical Care May Differ from Reality
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
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
Aspirin may reduce your risk of developing cancer. But there are some risks. Read more >


Harmful Chemicals, Unlisted on Labels, Can Lurk in Everyday Products
Worrisome compounds can appear in even the most "natural" household products... Read more >


FDA Makes Plans to Correct Cancer Drug Shortage in the U.S.
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
Researchers discover exactly what makes BRCA mutations so dangerous for breast cancer risk... Read more >


Mid-Morning Snacks May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Snacking may be hazardous to your diet. It can be a sign of mindless eating. Read more >


Wider Waists May Up Colon Cancer Risk
Being overweight is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. Read more >


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


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


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


Broccoli, the Key to a Longer Life?
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
From a chance discovery, scientists develop a new way to shut down cancer growth. Read more >


The "Best" Hospitals May Be No Better Than the One around the Corner
Hospitals rated the best by big publications may not be any better than others. Read more >


ACE Inhibitors May Increase Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk
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
Doctors would often choose different treatments for themselves than those they would recommend... Read more >


Lasers Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately than Current Techniques
A laser probe finds deadly melanomas better than current methods, potentially saving time, lives... Read more >


High Disease Rate May Not Mean Poor Health
We tend to think a low disease rate means that doctors are doing a good job... Read more >


The Tomato: A Multi-Talented Food
Tomatoes are one of the few fruit and vegetables that are even better for you when cooked. Read more >


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


Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Men who have had prostate cancer can improve their chances of survivial considerably by being active. Read more >


Cancer: Quit Smoking for Pain Relief
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
In certain conditions, cancer cells signal the immune system to "eat" them, leading to powerful... Read more >


Anti-Smoking Laws Clean Up the Air
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
According to the Surgeon General, there is no safe level of cigarette smoke, even if it is secondhand. Read more >


Daily Aspirin May Lower Cancer Risk
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
Just in: Another new study finds that early mammograms may bring big benefits to women under 50. Read more >


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


Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk for Colon Cancer
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
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
Doctors are over-prescribing some colon cancer screening, and ignoring other tests. Healthcare... Read more >


Why Aren't People Eating Whole-Grain Foods?
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
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
HRT may affect how doctors interpret the tests, leading to diagnoses diagnoses of breast cancer... Read more >


Alcohol Disrupts the Biological Clock
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
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
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
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
Mice "stressed" by living in stimulating environments fought cancer better than those not stressed. Read more >


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


Another Benefit of Broccoli: Breast Cancer Treatment
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
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
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
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
Beta-blockers appear to help reduce the spread of cancer. Read more >


A Healthy Diet and Less Alcohol May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
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
Aprepitant, already FDA approved, offered nausea relief to bone marrow transplant recipients. Read more >


Don't Worry, Be Active
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
The search is on to develop nanosensors that would detect biomarkers in blood or sputum to catch cancers early. Read more >


Milk Thistle May Help Chemo Patients with Liver Damage, Study Finds
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
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
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
A video game in which virtual smokers stomp out their cigarettes actually helped real smokers quit Read more >


Low Cholesterol May Signal Undiagnosed Cancer
Low cholesterol may be a sign of undiagnosed cancer. Read more >


Improving the Safety of Radiation Therapy
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vaccinating against HPV (Human Papillomavirus) may also prevent against certain forms of breast cancer. Read more >


Preserving Fertility in Stage I Ovarian Cancer Patients
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
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
Glycemic load is significantly correlated with estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer. Read more >


Researchers Discover How Cancers Metastasize to the Brain
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cooking meat at high temperatures produces suspected carcinogens. Marinating meat before cooking lowers the amount of these substances. Read more >


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


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


Breast Cancer Risk Remains Long After Quitting HRT
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
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
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?
Multivitamin use can create an overabundance of folic acid which may put people at risk for cancer. Read more >


Caffeine Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
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
There are five known genetic risk factors for prostate cancer. Read more >


Why Stopping Smoking Does Not Always Stop Cancer
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
Many fruits and vegetables get their color from chemical compounds called anthocyanins. Read more >


Low Cholesterol Associated with Cancer?
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
Believe it or not. Read more >


Red Wine Protects the Prostate
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
Studies find that consuming alcohol increases your chance of rapid tumor growth. Read more >


Frequent Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
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
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
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 >


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


Detecting a Killer
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?
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?
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"
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
Pomegranate juice greatly reduced the doubling time in prostate cancer patients. Read more >


Treatment Options for Resistant Lymphoma
New hope for patients with treatment-resistant lymphoma. Read more >


Fighting Fire With Fire
Viruses take aim at cancer cells. Read more >


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


Green Tea May Protect Women From Breast Cancer
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?
The more sexual partners a man has, the greater his risk of prostate cancer. Read more >


As Easy as (Cherry) Pie?
Cherries — whether fresh, frozen, dried, or canned — are a powerful triple threat in the body's battle against cancer. Read more >





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