RSSArchive for September, 2009

Rare Cancers Support And Resources

Rare Cancers Support And Resources

While there is a lot of information available about the more common cancers, such as lung, breast and prostate cancers there are literally hundreds of kinds of cancers which are far less common and very rare in terms of occurrence. Cancers are classified as rare either because they appear in unusual areas within the body […]

Patrick Swayze Dies From Pancreatic Cancer, Is Source Of Inspiration

Patrick Swayze Dies From Pancreatic Cancer, Is Source Of Inspiration

Patrick Swayze, star of many hit films such as Dirty Dancing and Ghost passed away recently, battling pancreatic cancer. This form of cancer is one of the lesser known cancers and the actor and his struggle with the cancer has helped raise and increase awareness of what is known as a ‘stealthy disease’. He was […]

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world; second only to Lung cancer and so what is imperative is that awareness about this common but pernicious cancer be spread, in terms of preventive measures, early detection, cures and therapeutic options. So twenty five years ago, an initiative to spread awareness of […]

Stem Cell For Prostate Cancer Is Discovered

Stem Cell For Prostate Cancer Is Discovered

Prostate cancer is among the commonest forms of cancer among men and is therefore the subject matter of constant ongoing research. According to the BBC, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8241877.stm) in the UK alone, 34,000 men are diagnosed with the disease, and around 10,000 die from it. Now researchers have found that a particular stem cell, which is a […]

Sexually Transmitted Infection Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Sexually Transmitted Infection Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Recent research has found that a common sexually transmitted infection, trichomoniasis, may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer in men. Jennifer Stark of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues conducted a new study including 673 men with prostate cancer. It was found that risk of advanced prostate cancer is more in […]

New Genetic Test Aids Hope Of Better Cancer Treatment

New Genetic Test Aids Hope Of Better Cancer Treatment

British researchers are developing a new genetic test that could significantly improve the chances of survival and also reduces the side effects of cancer chemotherapy. A DNA extracted from a tiny blood sample in order to predict how each cancer patient responds to cancer drugs is being used in this particular new technique. Chemotherapy works […]

Smoking, Alcohol And Obesity Ups Risk Of Second Breast Cancer

Smoking, Alcohol And Obesity Ups Risk Of Second Breast Cancer

A recent research shows that obesity, alcohol consumption and smoking increases the chances of developing second breast cancer in women who already fought it off once. Earlier studies has already concluded that breast cancer survivors have greater chances of developing recurrent breast cancer than women without first breast cancer. According to  new study led by […]

Overweight Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

Overweight Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

According to results of a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Body mass and weight gain during younger and older adulthood may influence a man’s prostate cancer risk. Men who put on significant number of pounds are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer, when […]