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Doctors Want Yearly Prostate Cancer Screening

Doctors Want Yearly Prostate Cancer Screening

In the United States after skin cancer, prostrate cancer causes more male deaths, and there are over one hundred and fifty new cases each year. Despite the nearly thirty thousand American men that died last year from this disease, a group of doctors do not believe that annual testing is the right approach. Annually screening […]

Blacks More Likely To Have Colorectal Cancer

Blacks More Likely To Have Colorectal Cancer

Blacks are more likely to have aggressive colorectal cancer according to U.S. research studies. Now researchers have found a gene mutation which they believe may be at the basis of this. The presence of this gene, Pro72 allele of p53, was associated with more than twice as many deaths from colorectal cancer. Other known risk […]

Nanoparticles May Mean Less Cancer Drugs

Nanoparticles May Mean Less Cancer Drugs

The potential for the concentrations of drugs, used in cancer treatments, to be significantly lower could be the result of a new, man made, polymer being created by Rania Harfouche and his team. Electronically published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the data shows that the nanoparticles after being filled with cisplatin, […]

When Cancer Strikes A Young Child

When Cancer Strikes A Young Child

“Your child has cancer” is not something that any parent wants to hear. Childhood cancer is not a subject that most parents would like to discuss or consider. Cancer is the second cause of death among young children, but the odds are that your child will never get this awful disease. Although the chances are […]

Men Are Not On The Look Out For Dangerous Melanomas

Men Are Not On The Look Out For Dangerous Melanomas

Lack of awareness amongst middle aged men is causing unnecessary deaths from skin cancer. Although, less women are losing their lives from melanomas the number of males over fifty years old is rising steadily. A study carried out by the Stanford University Medical Center showed some alarming statistics from the over two hundred patients studied. […]

New Piece Found In The Cancer Puzzle

New Piece Found In The Cancer Puzzle

Almost all cancer-related deaths, 90% in fact, are due to cancer metastasizing. Metastatic cancer is the term used when the cancer has spread out of its original location and now involves other areas of the body. Once cancer has begun to spread through the body and infect other organs and systems, it becomes much more […]

Urine Test May Help Find Lung Cancer In Smokers

Urine Test May Help Find Lung Cancer In Smokers

Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer type, in the United States alone over one hundred and fifty thousand citizens died last year. Further more, there were more than 200,000 new reported cases, say the American Cancer Society. Certain chemicals found in the urine of smokers, it has been found, means that a […]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Signs, Symptoms And Ways To Find Relief

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Signs, Symptoms And Ways To Find Relief

Inflammatory breast cancer makes up 1 to 3 percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed yearly. While most types of breast cancer advance quickly, this type is one of the fastest growing. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest mortality rates, when compared with other forms of breast cancer. It has been found in […]