Researchers Identify which prostate cancers are lethal before surgery.

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Researchers report a new analytical method to improve the detention of lethal prostate cancer. Based upon a small scale biopsy sample the method promises more accurately identifying men who need surgery from those who do not. Despite the large number of yearly prostate cancer cases 98.6% will be alive 5 years following diagnosis according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though it may not be lethal many men die because it is so common....

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Some Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Tart Cherry That Reduced Joint Pain, and Sore Muscles

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A new study reported in Science Daily concluded that tart cherry decreases joint pain and sore muscles in some breast cancer patients by reducing the musculoskeletal effects of aramatrase inhibitors. These inhibitors are a standard treatment for hormone receptive-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women and help prevent recurrence by inhibiyting the action of amomatasew that is an enzymew that converts androgens to estrogens. Almopst half...

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Radiation Increases Cardiac Problems for Lung Cancer Patients

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A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Carediology concluded that thoracic radiotherapy for lung cancer patients led to more than 10% of patients having heart attacks, heart failure, and other cardiac problems. Rates for those considered at high risk for cardiac problems were even higher for those with no history of cardiovascular disease. In the study researchers evaluated data for 748 patients with non-small cell lung...

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Vitam D Increase Longevity of Cancer Patients

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New research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting earlier this month concluded that Vitamin D. if taken for at  least 3 years could extend cancer patients lives. Although the research showed vitamin D could extend the lives of cancer patients it did not show it could prevent cancer.  Researchers looked at data from cancer prevention from more than 79,000 patients in multiple studies randomlly comparing the use...

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New Early Blood Test for Lung Cancer detection.

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The Arizona Daily Star reported a study on a new blood test to identify to detect and quantify early cancer cells carried out at the University of Arizona. Researchers combined the latest in epigenetics that reports genes that turn on and off with informatics that includes advanced data-processing and analytics. Researchers said they could successfully detect early stage lung cancer that iws commercialized in a new company, DesertDx LLC. The...

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Childhood Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk of Adult Heart Problems

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A new study published in the European Heart Journal concluded that survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood. In the study survivors of childhood cancer were followed into adulthood and compared with a non cancer sample from the general population,. The study population as adults were at higher risk of high blood pressure and dyslipidaemia (unusually high levels of...

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Some skin bacteria may protect against cancer.

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A new study published in Science Advances concluded that there is a potential role for some bacteria on the skin—protecting against cancer. S epidermidis. a common bacteria on healthy skin, exerts a selective ability to inhibit the growth of some cancers, They said “This unique strain of skin bacteria produces a chemical that kills several types of cancer cells but does not appear to be toxic to normal cells.” The researchers...

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Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased with Nitrates in the Water.

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A new study carried out in Denmark and published in the International Journal of Cancer  concluded that there is an increase risk of colorectal cancer in connection with nitrates in drinking water. The dangerous rates are also at concentrations far below the current drinking water standards and are mainly seen in private water supplies. It is often from fertilizer used in agricultural production. Researchers calculated how much nitrates the...

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Chemo-Brain is part of Cancer Progression and Chemotherapy

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Chemo brain or chemo fog are the memory and thinking problems experienced by cancer survivors are not just the result of chemotherapy but may start as the tumor forms and develops  before chemo was used according to a new study published in the journal Neuroscience.  Researchers found that female mice with a form of breast cancer demonstrat4ed impaired performance on learning and memory tests before chemotherapy drugs were used., They said...

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Metastatic Prostate Cancer predicted with new Biomarker in Lab. .

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Many.prostate cancers that are usually diagnosed in older men are slow growing and not considered fatal.  But some become aggressive and spread beyond the prostate, making them difficult to treat and life-threatening. With current knowledge doctors are unable to determine which will be slow growing and which will spread to other sites. In this study published recently in Clinical Cancer Research  report discovering a genetic signature .within...

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Increased Breast Cancer risk in Women Related to Night Lights

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A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives concluded that women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor lights at night may be at a greater risk of breast cancer than women in areas of lower light,  The link was stronger among women who worked nights  Previous studies have found that exposure to light at night may lead to decreased levels of the hormone melatonin that can effect our circadian rhythms and lead to breast...

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New Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Test has Minimal Discomfort.

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A new diagnostic test for cervical cancer that could replace the colposcope (usually used following an abnormal pap smear) is less painful and minimizes discomfort according to new research published in Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease .In the colposcope a metal instrument is used  to obtain a small sampling of cells inside the cervix that is often painful for the patient and does not always provide good results. An alternate device...

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