Cancer

Big Breakthrough in Cancer Detection
Cancer

Big Breakthrough in Cancer Detection

Nima Nabavizadeh, MD | June 11, 2024

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans die from cancer. But here’s an equally disturbing statistic—seven out of 10 of those…

When the Doctor Says “Cancer”, What to Do Next
Cancer

When the Doctor Says “Cancer”, What to Do Next

 Kathy Giusti | June 11, 2024

When doctors say the word “cancer,” patients feel fear. Kathy Giusti certainly felt it when she learned that she had…

New Weight Loss Drugs Reduce Cancer Risk
Cancer

New Weight Loss Drugs Reduce Cancer Risk

Rong Xu, PhD | June 11, 2024

The new weight loss drugs are called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA). The first drug, exenatide (Byetta), was approved to…

New Study Supports Air Pollution as a Breast Cancer Risk
Breast Cancer

New Study Supports Air Pollution as a Breast Cancer Risk

Chris Iliades, MD | April 11, 2024

It’s no surprise that air pollution is bad for our bodies, especially respiratory systems. But what about cancer? A recent…

New Diabetes Drugs Can Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer

New Diabetes Drugs Can Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

Chris Iliades, MD | April 11, 2024

Trulicity, Ozempic, Victoza, and Rybelsus…you’ve probably heard of at least a few of these brand-name drugs on TV. They’re a…

New Study Supports Medication for Breast Cancer Prevention
Breast Cancer

New Study Supports Medication for Breast Cancer Prevention

Chris Iliades, MD | April 11, 2024

Certain drugs can help prevent breast cancer in women who are high risk. From previous studies, breast cancer researchers know…

A False-Positive Mammogram Is a Cancer Warning
Cancer

A False-Positive Mammogram Is a Cancer Warning

Chris Iliades, MD | March 26, 2024

Breast cancer screening with mammography reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by 20 percent by finding cancer early…

How to Catch Cancer Early
Cancer

How to Catch Cancer Early

Yuri Fesko, MD | December 14, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic itself was bad enough, but it had a negative effect that few anticipated: more cases of advanced…

Cancer Treatment Gets Personal

Cancer Treatment Gets Personal

Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD | September 9, 2023

Cancer treatment has come a long way since Hippocrates proposed that it was caused by a buildup of black bile.…

Alternatives to Colonoscopy
Colon Cancer

Alternatives to Colonoscopy

Robert Bresalier, MD | August 23, 2023

Colon cancer screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Taskforce, the American Cancer Society and gastroenterology organizations call for most…

An Aspirin a Day May Make Cancer More Dangerous for Older Adults
Cancer

An Aspirin a Day May Make Cancer More Dangerous for Older Adults

March 30, 2021

For older adults with cancer, taking a low-dose aspirin every day could make cancer more deadly. Here, the recent research findings…

3-D Mammography Is Best for Breast Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer

3-D Mammography Is Best for Breast Cancer Screening

March 24, 2021

Evidence is mounting that a breast imaging study called digital breast tomosynthesis is the best choice for breast cancer screening…

A Chinese Herb May Reduce the Risk of Colon Polyps
Cancer

A Chinese Herb May Reduce the Risk of Colon Polyps

March 23, 2021

A Chinese herb reduced the risk of precancerous colon polyps from returning, according to a new study.

Earlier Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Breast Cancer

Earlier Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

March 16, 2021

The age to start breast cancer screening has long been the subject of controversy. Starting earlier than US guidelines saves lives, a new study found…

A Fasting Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Treatment
Cancer

A Fasting Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Treatment

March 10, 2021

A diet with periods of fasting may increase the response of breast cancers to hormone treatment. Read on for the research findings…