Cancer

X-ray Treatment for Childhood Cancer Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Cancer

X-ray Treatment for Childhood Cancer Linked to Heart Disease Risk

March 10, 2021

Children with tumors of the pelvis or abdomen who are treated with radiation therapy may be at increased risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

New Treatments Are Increasing Lung Cancer Survival
Cancer

New Treatments Are Increasing Lung Cancer Survival

March 9, 2021

Genetic-based treatments are decreasing the death rate for the most common type of lung cancer, says a study from the National Cancer Institute.

Combining Cancer Drugs Improves Leukemia Survival
Cancer

Combining Cancer Drugs Improves Leukemia Survival

March 9, 2021

Acute myeloid leukemia can be hard to treat, but a new combination of cancer drugs may change the way this disease is treated and improve survival.

Honeybee Venom Kills Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer Cells
Cancer

Honeybee Venom Kills Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer Cells

February 26, 2021

Honeybee venom destroyed certain types of hard-to-treat breast cancer cells in a laboratory study. The finding could lead to effective new therapies…

Natural Cure for an Abnormal Pap Smear
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Natural Cure for an Abnormal Pap Smear

Andrew Rubman, ND | February 13, 2021

An abnormal Pap smear could simply be inflammation or could be pre-cancerous. This natural treatment yielded a clean retest at the three-month follow-up.

The Oxygen Factor: Nobel Prize Winner Opens Door for Groundbreaking Medical Advances
Cancer

The Oxygen Factor: Nobel Prize Winner Opens Door for Groundbreaking Medical Advances

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD | April 30, 2020

Medical breakthroughs don’t happen overnight. Now, Nobel Prize-winning research that began 24 years ago may lead to new treatments for cancer and more…

Tracking Your Family Cancer History
Cancer

Tracking Your Family Cancer History

April 29, 2020

Use our helpful downloadable to create your family cancer history...

The HPV Vaccine: What You Need to Know Now

The HPV Vaccine: What You Need to Know Now

Shobha Krishnan, MD | March 17, 2020

Gardasil is preventing HPV infection and lowering rates of cervical cancer...but the vaccine is still controversial. A top HPV expert explains...

Heads Up, Women: Hair Dye and Chemical Straighteners Linked to Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

Heads Up, Women: Hair Dye and Chemical Straighteners Linked to Breast Cancer

January 6, 2020

New research shows a real link between these hair products and breast cancer—a risk that has perplexed scientists for years due to mixed findings…

Common Mouth Bacteria Make Colon Cancer More Dangerous
Colon Cancer

Common Mouth Bacteria Make Colon Cancer More Dangerous

December 17, 2019

The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis, periodontitis) can trigger colon cancer to become more aggressive. Learn more.

When Cancer Spreads to the Brain: New Treatments Offer Hope
Cancer

When Cancer Spreads to the Brain: New Treatments Offer Hope

Nduka Amankulor, MD | September 16, 2019

When melanoma or some other cancer spreads to the brain, the prognosis used to be grim. Now, treatment advances are dramatically improving outcomes…

Don’t Mess Up Your Colonoscopy! My Secret for More Effective—and Gentler—Prep
Colon Cancer

Don’t Mess Up Your Colonoscopy! My Secret for More Effective—and Gentler—Prep

August 12, 2019

The typical bowel prep for colonoscopy is often inadequate, which can make the test less accurate. Tips for more successful—and gentler—prep here…

Beware This Hidden Cause of Lung Cancer

Beware This Hidden Cause of Lung Cancer

August 12, 2019

Most people associate lung cancer with cigarette smoking. But there’s another risk factor that’s hidden in millions of US homes. How to stay safe…

Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know
Breast Cancer

Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know

August 12, 2019

Mammograms are the “gold standard” for detecting breast cancer. But women with dense breasts may need additional tests to find breast malignancies…

The Best PET Scan for Finding Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Prostate Cancer

The Best PET Scan for Finding Prostate Cancer Recurrence

August 7, 2019

New, FDA-approved prostate PET scan finds cancer recurrence earlier than other imaging tests.