Cancer

New research now published in the Journal of Natural Products shows that a vine compound is highly effective in the fight against treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer cells. A type of rainforest vine may hold the key to effective cancer treatments. Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, and the condition has a poor outlook. According to
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There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, but medical innovations in recent years mean that oral treatments can cure most people. However, these newer drugs have a high cost that can make paying for hepatitis C treatment difficult. This article details information about hepatitis C medications, and how, under certain circumstances, people may be
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The pancreas is an organ that helps facilitate digestive function and blood sugar regulation. When cancer spreads from the pancreas to other parts of the body, doctors classify it as stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to research from 2015, about 53 percent of people with pancreatic cancer receive a diagnosis when the cancer is in
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Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk. A new clinical trial looks into the effects of aspirin and fatty acids on key elements that
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Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin problems, and decreased inflammation. We also cover
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Cancer causes cells to divide uncontrollably. This can result in tumors, damage to the immune system, and other impairment that can be fatal. In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer were living as of January 1, 2016, according to a 2018 report from the American Cancer Society. In
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Cancer is a disease that causes cells to divide without stopping, leading to tumor growth and reduced function in the immune system. Many cancers are ultimately fatal if an individual does not receive treatment or if the cancer is incurable. As a general rule, the earlier doctors can confirm a diagnosis in a person with
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New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to a certain protein, new research finds. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat.
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Adrenal cancer affects the adrenal glands. These glands are located above each kidney and produce hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as the possible risk factors and treatment options. What is adrenal cancer? Adrenal cancer can cause a range of symptoms
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Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell. This can be useful in the medical world, as dogs are able to sniff out certain diseases, including cancer. Humans have put dogs’ remarkable sense of smell to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. Their powerful noses can also detect viruses, bacteria, and
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According to a recent large-scale study, women who are “morning people” might have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Women who function better in the morning may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a study shows. Sleep and circadian rhythms have received a great deal of attention in recent years. A daily cycle
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Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is the most aggressive form of melanoma because it grows and spreads quickly and can often go unnoticed. This article will explain what nodular melanoma is and describe the symptoms to look out for. What is nodular melanoma? Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin
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Oral chemotherapy kills or weakens cancer cells, and it usually comes in the form of a pill. As with other prescription medications, people can take oral chemotherapy drugs at home. While intravenous chemotherapy can be life-saving, it can also be inconvenient and potentially painful. The individual has to go to the hospital or a clinic
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Many people use baby powder to absorb moisture and cut down on friction. This can help prevent rashes and skin irritation from chafing. Some, but not all, baby powders are talcum powder, made with talc. Talc is one of the softest minerals in the world. As a powder, it can absorb oils, moisture, and odor,
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New research suggests that having a larger brain could put people at risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The findings are likely due to the large number of brain cells involved, the researchers think. New research finds a link between brain size and the risk of brain cancer. According to current estimates, doctors will diagnose
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Penile cancer is a type of cancer that affects the penis and other male genitalia. It is rare and often easy to treat with an early diagnosis. Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of penile cancer. What is penile cancer? For men, penile cancer accounts for less than 1 percent
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Nicotine is the primary substance in cigarettes that causes addiction, but most experts agree that it does not directly cause cancer. Most research points to cigarette smoke, not nicotine, as being the primary contributor to cancer among smokers. However, although most experts agree that nicotine does not directly cause cancer, some research suggests that nicotine
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Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment — without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. When normal cells mutate into cancer cells, ‘punching in’ a kill code may cause the cancer cells to self-destruct. In
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Common drugs that doctors prescribe to treat heart problems, arthritis, and cancer can actually pose a threat to lung health, and this problem “affects a considerable number of people.” This is the conclusion of a new review of the literature conducted by researchers from the United Kingdom. Drug-induced interstitial lung disease affects more people than
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Opioid use can lead to constipation. The person may notice that they pass formed stools less often than usual, and the stools that are hard and difficult to pass. Opioid-constipation is a common problem for people using some types of pain relief medication. Figures suggest that between 21 and 90 percent of people who use
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Pancreatic cancer is often very aggressive and treatment-resistant, and survival rates are typically low. The authors of a new study in mice, however, may have found a fresh way of attacking these stubborn tumors. Researchers have now identified a protein that is a very promising therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer. According to estimates by the
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Neuropathy is nerve damage that can cause tingling, numbness, and other sensations, often in the feet and hands. Neuropathy is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Doctors believe it happens because chemotherapy damages healthy cells, including nerves. Chemotherapy can damage nerves that affect feeling and movement in the hands and feet. Doctors call this condition
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