RSSArchive for November, 2008

Some Breast Cancers Spontaneously Disappear

The results of a mammographic screening study suggest that some invasive breast cancers may spontaneously regress over time. These findings “provide new insight on what is arguably the major harm associated with mammographic screening, namely, the detection and treatment of cancers that would otherwise regress,” Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, from the Department of Veteran Affairs […]

Natural Ways To Get Effective Cancer Treatment

While the very word cancer sends gruesome shivers down anyone’s spine in reality is not nearly as fatal as most people consider it to be, provided you take the proper precautions. With all the advancements in the medical sciences, nowadays treatment options include holistic and alternative approaches to treat even the most serious forms of […]

New Cancer Treatment Shrinks Pancreatic Tumor

A new cancer treatment is realizing outstanding results against pancreatic cancer. Following five weeks of treatment, a patient’s large, stage 4 tumor was reduced in size by 70%. After seven more weeks of treatment, it no longer could be definitely identified on scans. Pancreatic cancer usually is fatal six to nine months after diagnosis. NeoPlas […]

Pill As Good As Chemo Against Lung Cancer

Some advanced lung cancer patients already treated with chemotherapy might be able to skip some of the bad side effects of another series of chemo by taking a pill instead, a study suggests. An international study showed patients on Iressa, an expensive, newer targeted treatment, survived about as long as those on another course of […]

Too Little Sleep Tied To Increased Cancer Risk

Regular exercise can reduce a woman’s risk of cancer, but the benefits may slip away if she gets too little sleep, U.S. researchers said. The study involving 5,968 women in Maryland confirmed previous findings that people who do regular physical activity are less likely to develop cancer. But when the researchers looked at the women […]

Hot Flashes In Breast Cancer Treatment

If you are taking hormone replacement therapy for breast cancer, you should be aware of hot flashes. Studies have shown that women undergoing long-standing breast cancer treatment are more likely to develop hot flashes. If you are using tamoxifen in particular, you will be at increased risk of developing hot flashes. Hormone therapy and hot […]

Cancer Treatment May Result In Bone Loss

A new cross-Canada study has found that breast and prostate cancer treatment can foster bone loss. The scientists explain how loss of bone mass might affect 46,000 people diagnosed with breast and prostate cancer each year and place them at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures. “Our study also looked at possible medications that can […]

Liver Cancer Patients Have High Diabetes Prevalence

Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have a significantly higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) compared to the general population, according to findings from a case-control study conducted in Italy. “The association of type (DM2) … with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been long suspected,” Dr. Valter Donadon, at Pordenone Hospital, and co-authors note. “However, […]