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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 18, 2017 - 07:00
Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...

Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 18, 2017 - 07:00
New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment - it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells.

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 18, 2017 - 07:00
FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - August 17, 2017 - 16:00
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 17, 2017 - 16:00
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 17, 2017 - 15:00
High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 17, 2017 - 07:00
Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to become human, but it comes at a price.

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 17, 2017 - 07:00
Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 17, 2017 - 07:00
In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2017 - 13:00
Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at...

Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

Cutaneous horn: Appearance, causes, and treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2017 - 16:00
A cutaneous horn is a type of growth that appears on the skin. It may be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn how to recognize this skin growth.

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2017 - 07:00
Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2017 - 07:00
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 14, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.

Smoker's cough: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 14, 2017 - 13:00
In this article learn how many smokers have smoker's cough. What are the symptoms and causes of smokers cough and how can it be treated?