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Chemo Fog: A Cognitive Side Effect Of Cancer Treatments

Chemo Fog: A Cognitive Side Effect Of Cancer Treatments

When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be overwhelming. Before you know it, you are inundated with tests, decisions to be made, and then very quickly treatment begins. If you are receiving cancer chemotherapy, you may have noticed that you are having trouble remembering things or concentrating. Maybe you feel scatterbrained and have trouble […]

WWII-Era Chemotherapy Drug Raises Cancer Hope

WWII-Era Chemotherapy Drug Raises Cancer Hope

According to UK researchers, one of the first chemotherapy drug shows effective results to work against a genetic fault that can trigger cancers and bowel disease. In latest lab tests Methotrexate, first administered in 1940s was found effective to kill cancer cells containing MSH2 gene. This particular research raises a new hope of targeted treatments […]

Sexually Transmitted Virus Linked To Penile Cancers

Sexually Transmitted Virus Linked To Penile Cancers

According to Spanish researchers, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer is found responsible for half of all cases of penile cancers. The findings suggest that cervical cancer vaccines are likely to be effective to fight against penile cancer. Penile cancer is much rarer and diagnosed in less than 1% of adult  male cancers […]

Married People More Likely To Survive Cancer

Married People More Likely To Survive Cancer

According to US researchers from Indiana University, being married may help in the battle to beat cancer, whereas those going through break-up have the worst chance of beating it. The data is analyzed on 3.8 million people diagnosed with cancer between 1973 and 2004. The journal Cancer reported that people who were married had a […]

Breast Cancer And Men: The Other Victims

Breast Cancer And Men: The Other Victims

We think of breast cancer as a woman’s disease, and for the most part it is. However, breast cancer can occur in men. About 10 percent of all cases of breast cancer in men are the type known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). These cancer cells form in the breast ducts and remain there. […]

High Insulin Levels May Up Prostate Cancer Risk

High Insulin Levels May Up Prostate Cancer Risk

New study in the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute have found that high insulin levels might increase the risk of prostate cancer. Lead researcher Dr Demetrius Albanes, of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md, have examined the link between serum insulin and […]

Low Estrogen Dose Safe And Effective If Breast Cancer Recurs

Low Estrogen Dose Safe And Effective If Breast Cancer Recurs

Researchers report that a very low dose of estrogen might help women whose metastatic breast cancer appears again after treatment. According to the research, if estrogen lowering drugs no longer control metastatic breast cancer, the opposite strategy might work. It was found that 30% women with metastatic breast cancer, who no longer responded to routine […]

Post Treatment Cancer Pain May Predict Survival In Cancer Patients

Post Treatment Cancer Pain May Predict Survival In Cancer Patients

Researchers have found that post treatment pain level in head and neck cancer patients may help to predict chances of patient survival with cancer. It was found that people with higher levels of post treatment pain appear to have lower survival rates. U.S. researchers conducted a study including 339 cancer patients and studied the information […]