RSSArchive for August, 2009

Pet Scans: What Are They And What Information Can They Give Us?

Pet Scans: What Are They And What Information Can They Give Us?

There are a number of diagnostic tests your doctor may order if he suspects you have cancer. Specifically, if one level of radiographic technique, like an x-ray, has shown a suspicious mass, but the mass is too deep or too dangerous for safe biopsy, but whether or not the mass is cancerous or an infection, […]

Possible Genetic Connection Between Multiple Myeloma And Environmental Toxins

Possible Genetic Connection Between Multiple Myeloma And Environmental Toxins

Recently researchers found genetic link between environmental toxins and bone disease related to multiple myeloma. Myeloma is a cancer developed due to presence of cancerous cells in bone marrow that affects production of blood cells and consequently damages the bone. Earlier it was considered as a rare disease mainly diagnosed in elderly people, but now […]

Minute Spread Of Breast Cancer Ups Risk Of Recurrence

Minute Spread Of Breast Cancer Ups Risk Of Recurrence

A new study by Dutch researchers suggest that even tiny stray of tumor or minute spread of breast cancer to a lymph  node raises risk of recurrence in later years and requires treatment more than just surgery. For years, doctors and patients have struggled with what to do about a microscopic tumor or stray cancer […]

'Thiazole' May Block Cancer-Causing Proteins

‘Thiazole’ May Block Cancer-Causing Proteins

Researchers are closer to analyze how new class of antibiotics approved recently help in blocking cancer causing proteins. ‘Thiazole’ is newly approved drug to fight against FoxM1, one of the most over-produced cancer causing protein. Researchers believe that FoxM1 plays an important role in producing cancerous cells and may present a promising target for further […]

Study Says Aspirin Cuts Death Risk For Colon Cancer Patients

Study Says Aspirin Cuts Death Risk For Colon Cancer Patients

U.S. researchers said, taking aspirin not only keeps colon cancer from coming back, but it also can lower the death risk for patients. Using aspirin in low doses daily can prevent the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes, as well as avoid pains and aches. The new study, published in the journal of American Medical […]

Breastfeeding Reduces Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk

Breastfeeding Reduces Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk

Recent reports suggest that women with family history of breast cancer can reduce their risk of developing the disease before menopause through breastfeeding a child. It was found that many women around the world develop breast cancer than any other malignancy and the most common risk factors include family history, early beginning of menstruation, not […]

Bone Cancer: Difficult To Diagnose And Treat

Bone Cancer: Difficult To Diagnose And Treat

Bone cancer is one of the most difficult types of cancer to diagnose, one of the most painful types you can have, and one that has a mixed response to treatment efforts. Bone cancer in many ways can be broken down into two types based on its origin, neither of which changes its prognosis considerably. […]

Radiotherapy For Brain Cancer May Affect Brain

Radiotherapy For Brain Cancer May Affect Brain

Dutch researchers found that radiotherapy used in the treatment of brain tumors may lead to decline in patient’s brain function. Researchers conducted a study of 65 patients, 12 years after they treated, found that individuals who had radiotherapy were more prone to have problems with memory and attention. Writing in The Lancet Neurology, the researchers […]