Cancer

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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Cancer ribbons are simple loops of ribbon that people wear to show their support for people who have cancer or to spread awareness about the disease. There are many different types of cancer ribbons, each with their own symbolic color. In this article, we list all the cancer ribbon colors and their purposes, as well
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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. Scientists reinvestigate aspirin and its impact on liver cancer. The findings — which appear in JAMA Oncology — support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin
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New research shows how a normal mechanism that helps the breast adapt to breastfeeding could lead to the accumulation of premalignant breast cells. Some of the mechanisms that enable breasts to lactate could also lead to the accumulation of abnormal breast cells. The link between breastfeeding and breast cancer has been the subject of several
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Levels of a particular protein in breast cancer cells that escape the primary tumor and migrate to the bone could be an indicator of lethal cancer recurrence, according to a recent study. Tests using a newly discovered protein marker ‘could further improve curative treatment of breast cancer,’ researchers say. The process of forming secondary tumors
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A muscle-relaxant first discovered in 1848 might soon be at the cutting edge of cancer treatment. Researchers from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center investigate. A new study approaches the challenge of hypoxia in cancer. There are a number of ways to attack cancer; one of the most commonly used is radiation therapy. Radiation
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Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically
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Cardiac tamponade is the accumulation of fluid around the heart muscle, which places excessive pressure on this organ. In people with cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, fluid or blood builds up between the heart and the sac that surrounds the heart. This sac is called the pericardium. The pericardium consists of two thin
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