RSSArchive for April, 2009

Drug Promises Longer Life For Kidney Cancer Patients

Drug Promises Longer Life For Kidney Cancer Patients

Kidney cancer claims the lives of about 13,000 patients in the United States each year. This type of cancer is resistant to both cancer chemotherapy and radiation. The best treatment option has been surgical removal of the affected kidney. If the cancer was isolated to the kidney, the patient could hope to survive at least […]

One Drop Of Blood Cancer Test May Be Possible

One Drop Of Blood Cancer Test May Be Possible

Treatment for cancer involves long periods of waiting to see if a tumour shrinks, indicating that cancer radiation therapy or other therapy is actually working. If a system could be found where a patientís blood could be tested and compared instead this would be a major break through. This technique is being developed by a […]

Unemployment, Access To Health Care Play Big Part In Cancer Risk

Unemployment, Access To Health Care Play Big Part In Cancer Risk

A common assumption in regard to the different cancers is that hereditary genes are the biggest factor and that environment and economic issues play a very small part in assessing peopleís risks. [Gene therapy] However, a study looking at disparities between races pertaining to cancer survival rates in Michigan seems to suggest otherwise. Jaymie R. […]

Double Mastectomy Becoming More "Popular" With Breast Cancer Sufferers

Double Mastectomy Becoming More “Popular” With Breast Cancer Sufferers

Every year over two hundred thousand American women are affected by breast cancer, those with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have an almost 100% ten year survival rate. Research carried out in the University of Minnesota shows that increasingly women are choosing to have both breasts removed rather than risking the cancer spreading to the […]

Home Remedies To Ease The Effects Of Lung Cancer

Home Remedies To Ease The Effects Of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the foremost chronic diseases resulting in a high number of fatalities annually. Like all other cancers, lung cancer is caused by the rapid and uncontrolled development of abnormal cells. It starts in the lungs and the abnormal cell activity leads to the growth of tumors which sometimes spread to other […]

17 Ways To Reduce Cancer Hazards

17 Ways To Reduce Cancer Hazards

Although medical science is developing rapidly, cancer is still incurable. Checkout, which are the best ways to reduce substantial risks of cancer.

Changes During Pregnancy Can Lead To Higher Cancer Risk

Changes During Pregnancy Can Lead To Higher Cancer Risk

A recent report shows that 1 in 1000 pregnant women will be faced with the additional burden of cancer. For the medical profession this means that all care must be a careful balance between the requirements of the baby and the treatment of the mother to be. A lot of the reasons for the increased […]

New Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

New Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

A new type of radiation treatment may soon be offered for patients who suffer from prostate cancer. Rather than the standard radiation therapy currently given, this new therapy is called stereotactic body radiotherapy. It is a safe and effective alternative, and uses x-rays to more precisely target the sites where the radiation is to be […]