Cancer

Male breast cancer is a relatively rare disease. For this reason, very few studies have evaluated the factors that have associations with better outcomes. A fresh investigation begins to fill this gap. Male breast cancer is rare but understudied. Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for just 1% of all breast cancer cases. However, some scientists
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Research has already linked indoor tanning to an increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma — a type of skin cancer. However, until now, scientists did not know how the frequency and duration of use affect the risk. A recent study investigates indoor tanning and squamous cell carcinoma risk. Globally, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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Helping people with cancer to stop smoking is vital because quitting improves health outcomes significantly. A recent study finds that nearly 46% of people with cancer quit smoking through a tailored tobacco treatment program. A recent study assesses a smoking intervention for people with cancer. It is no secret that smoking is bad for health
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The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content
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Carcinogens in drinking water could be the cause of more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States, according to a recent study. Is tap water safe? New research investigates. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, DC, used a new approach to analyze cumulative cancer risk due to cancer-causing chemicals in
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New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating more onions and garlic could keep breast cancer at bay. Onions and garlic are part of the allium genus, along with leeks, chives, and hundreds of other
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Unexplained weight loss occurs when people lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine. Most people are very aware of the dangerous consequences of weight gain, and many articles focus on ways to lose weight. However, unintended weight loss can also jeopardize a person’s health or indicate an underlying medical condition. People may gain
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Alternative splicing is a complex but insufficiently understood process. It is crucial to the production of proteins necessary to cell health. Researchers now believe that cancer cells also use this process to their own advantage. Research uncovers new information about a mechanism that cancer may ‘hijack.’ Proteins are large molecules that are absolutely crucial to
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Being able to identify someone’s risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered. New research explores bacteria’s impact on bowel
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New research finds that iron halves the absorption of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid full of antioxidants that is present in tomatoes. Adding iron-rich meat to tomato sauce might counter tomatoes’ health benefits. Tomatoes offer a rich variety of health benefits. These range from protecting against cancer and hypertension to maintaining the health of our
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Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. However, although dark skin tones are less likely to burn, people of almost every skin tone can get sunburnt or develop skin cancer. That said, people with the darkest of skin types may not get sunburn at all. Dark skin and light skin
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A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. A new blood test could help many people at risk of prostate cancer avoid unnecessary biopsies. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of
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Alopecia — or hair loss — when it results from cancer treatment can cause great distress. In the case of treatment with taxanes, hair loss can be permanent. Now, laboratory research has proposed a way that could prevent alopecia due to this type of chemotherapy. New research may have found a way to prevent chemo-related
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What is Opdivo? Opdivo is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s approved for use in adults with certain types of the following cancers: Opdivo is also approved for use in children ages 12 years and older with certain types of colorectal cancer. Opdivo contains the drug nivolumab. It’s a monoclonal antibody, which is a drug that’s
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In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer.
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For the first time, scientists have shown that a new type of immunotherapy can reach and treat brain cancer from the bloodstream in mice. The nano-immunotherapy stopped brain tumor cells multiplying and increased survival. Scientists who devised an immunotherapy that can cross the blood-brain barrier in mice hope that the findings may one day translate
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Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer and other forms of cancer before the age of 50 years. Doctors may also refer to it as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Lynch syndrome is responsible for 3–5% of colorectal cancers
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Nutritionists and health experts have spent years debating the benefits and risks of eating red meat in an attempt to determine whether it is good or bad for health. So far, results have been mixed. Researchers say that red meat contains important nutrients, including protein, vitamin B-12, and iron. However, there is evidence to suggest
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Appetite stimulants are medications, supplements, or other substances that increase a person’s feeling of hunger. An appetite stimulant is also known as an orexigenic. Some manufacturers specifically market their medications to increase appetite. Others simply have this as a side effect. Vitamins, minerals, and herbs may also act as orexigenics, as can lifestyle and dietary
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New research in mice suggests that keeping blood sugar under control using either the ketogenic diet or a diabetes drug could help treat certain cancers by boosting the efficacy of standard chemotherapy. The ketogenic diet restricts carbs to a minimum. The ketogenic diet consists of high fat foods, foods that contain an adequate amount of
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A recent study looking for a link between antibiotics and cancer risk uncovers a complex relationship. The researchers conclude that there is an association between antibiotic use and an increase in colon cancer risk, but a decrease in rectal cancer risk. A new study finds an association between antibiotics and certain cancers. With the advent
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Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnea. New research finds that women with a severe form of sleep apnea are more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis. The recent study, which features in the European
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