RSSArchive for May, 2009

Colds And Flu Used To Destroy Cancer

Colds And Flu Used To Destroy Cancer

New research, carried out in the UK, indicates that a cold virus can be altered to enable it to attack cancerous cells with no adverse effect on other healthy cells. Cancer Researcher Dr Lesley Walker, explained that there has been many different methods of cancer treatment discovered in the last few decades, thanks to diligent […]

Testicular Cancer And Fertility Interrelated

Testicular Cancer And Fertility Interrelated

Testicular cancer may affect a man in the prime of his life when he is planning to have a family. Some men that have this type of cancer end up having very few, if any, sperm. In some cases, removal of your testicle will be necessary, but you may still be able to have children. […]

Farrah Fawcett's Case Puts Spotlight On Anal Cancer

Farrah Fawcett’s Case Puts Spotlight On Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is rare but has been in the spotlight recently because of the former Charlie’s Angel actress Farrah Fawcett’s ongoing battle with the disease. Notably a television show aired in America following the last number of years of her life. Most cases are believed to be caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV […]

Cancer Patients Need Help Meeting Nutritional Needs

Cancer Patients Need Help Meeting Nutritional Needs

When you are receiving treatments for cancer, it is common to suffer from nausea, vomiting, a lack of appetite, and sometimes difficulty eating and swallowing. In fact, between 31 and 87 percent of cancer patients not only lose weight during the course of their treatment, but they also become malnourished. This is a problem because […]

Aggressive Treatment Not Beneficial In Early Bladder Cancer

Aggressive Treatment Not Beneficial In Early Bladder Cancer

Common knowledge says that when you find cancer early and treat it aggressively, you can expect better outcomes. New research is finding otherwise in the case of bladder cancer found in its early stages. After looking at more than 20,000 patients who were treated for early stage bladder cancer, researchers found no difference in outcomes […]

Kidney Disease Linked To Cancer, But Only In Men

Kidney Disease Linked To Cancer, But Only In Men

A recent study shows that men who are suffering from kidney disease are at greater risk from lung cancer therefore suggesting that preventing kidney disease could save lives. Australian, Dr. Germaine Wong from Westmead Hospital, looked at over three thousand people between fifty years and one hundred. A third had kidney disease but not in […]

An Apple A Day May Keep The Oncologist Away

An Apple A Day May Keep The Oncologist Away

A new study shows that having bad health habits can mean worse outcomes if you have cancer.  Patients with head and neck cancer were studied by researchers who asked about five health habits: smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and sleeping well. Those shown to have the shortest survival rate were […]

New Test May Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis Risk

New Test May Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis Risk

Every year almost 40,000 women die from metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer that has spread out of the breast tissue to affect other organs in the body. Breast cancer metastasizes in about 40 percent of breast cancer patients. Researchers have now identified a marker called TMEM (Tumor MicroEnvironment of Metastasis) which may predict when breast […]