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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 […]

Study looks into declining use of cervical cancer treatment

Study looks into declining use of cervical cancer treatment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine looked into why the use of a particular treatment that is “best” for treating cervical cancer has been declining. The treatment is called brachytherapy, and it’s a form of radiation therapy that delivers large doses of treatment in a targeted manner […]

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: Protection against cervical cancer

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: Protection against cervical cancer

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide. A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer. The systematic […]

A step closer to treating oral cancer without surgery

A step closer to treating oral cancer without surgery

Using photothermal ablation oral cancer can be treated in 30-40 minutes as an outpatient service Researchers in Mumbai have moved a step closer to treating surface tumours such as oral, breast and cervical cancer and other tumours such melanoma and colon cancer through photothermal ablation using gold-polymer nanoparticles and near infrared light. The researchers from Mumbai’s Indian […]

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

While most HPV infections are cleared by the body’s immune system, persistent HPV infection can lead to the development of precancerous lesions and cervical cancer, shows research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The main author is Hilary K. Whitham, PhD, MPH, a research associate […]

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as A.I.—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I. to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes quicker and with more precision than any breathing marketing analyst. And, soon, A.I. will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than […]

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, creating an opportunity for researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them, while sparing normal cells. This concept is called “synthetic lethality” because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering […]

Globally, Women’s Cancers Need a Fix, Not Just With Drugs

Globally, Women’s Cancers Need a Fix, Not Just With Drugs

Global efforts are needed to end preventable deaths from breast and cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as country-led efforts have failed, say the authors of a three-paper series in The Lancet New estimates generated as part of the series — “Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers” — show that the cost of inaction […]

Clues to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by HPV

Clues to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States and has been identified as a primary cause of cervical cancer in women. Now, an international team of researchers led by the University of Missouri has completed studies on fruit flies with a condition that mimics a form of […]

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