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Food may influence cancer spread

Food may influence cancer spread

There is mounting evidence the food on your plate can alter cancer’s growth and spread, say Cambridge scientists. Animal research, published in the journal Nature, showed breast tumours struggled without the dietary nutrient asparagine. It is found in the foodies’ favourite asparagus, as well as poultry, seafood and many other foods. In the future, scientists hope to […]

5 Foods That May Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

5 Foods That May Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

It’s no secret that certain lifestyle habits like smoking and using tanning beds can up your risk of cancer. But did you know that some foods can also put you at an increased risk for the big C? While there’s no single food that directly causes cancer, certain cooking methods, growing techniques, and ingredients have been linked […]

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

SIMPLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES could significantly lower people’s risk of developing cancer, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Four out of 10 cancer cases are preventable and 40% of cancer risk has been attributed to five lifestyle factors — tobacco, diet, being overweight or obese, alcohol intake and low physical activity, according to the National […]

THIS EXTREMELY COMMON DRUG GIVEN TO ALCOHOLICS ALSO KILLS CANCER CELLS, AND WE FINALLY KNOW WHY

THIS EXTREMELY COMMON DRUG GIVEN TO ALCOHOLICS ALSO KILLS CANCER CELLS, AND WE FINALLY KNOW WHY

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to have an unexpected side effect: fighting cancer. Now, new research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has revealed the biological mechanism behind Antabuse’s effect on cancer. The study, published earlier this week in Nature, is […]

Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk

Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle. The results, presented […]

An old drug for alcoholism finds new life as cancer treatment

An old drug for alcoholism finds new life as cancer treatment

By age 38, the patient’s breast cancer had spread to her bones, a typically fatal turn of events. She became an alcoholic, and her doctors stopped all cancer treatment, instead giving her a drug to discourage her drinking. She died 10 years later, after an inebriated fall from a window. But an autopsy revealed something […]

It’s Time to End Mammograms, Some Experts Say

It’s Time to End Mammograms, Some Experts Say

Prevention is the best medicine, doctors say, and nowhere is that truer than in cancer. Picking up early signs of disease is the best way to prevent cancer from taking root, so doctors have urged people get screened for all types of cancer on a regular basis. The assumption is that screening will save them […]

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

There’s arguably no scarier diagnosis a patient can receive from their doctor than cancer. But the grim reality, based on data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, is that 38.5% of all people, men and women, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. This year alone, […]

Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings highlight the need for early identification, careful monitoring, and treatment […]

‘Breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs approved

‘Breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs approved

Two new “breakthrough” drugs have been approved, giving new hope to women with previously untreatable breast cancer. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given the go-ahead for palbociclib and ribociclib to be used on the NHS in England. Palbociclib had previously been refused because its cost was judged to be too […]

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