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World Cancer Day Focuses On Cancer-Infection Link

With there being a widespread recommendation to use the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer and hepatitis B vaccine to prevent liver cancer, there is now an increasing focus among oncologists to try and understand the way that certain infections increase the risk of certain cancers. The recently concluded World Cancer Day, focused on the […]

The Future In Testing For Identification Of Prostate Cancer Metastasis

The Future In Testing For Identification Of Prostate Cancer Metastasis

The new investigation used to track and identify the metastasis in the prostate cancer has a very important role in the early and effective treatment of the persons suffering from this disease. As the technology is evolving daily into more and more progressive treatment methods the future of the cancer patients seems to look brighter […]

Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Cancer

Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Cancer

With world cancer day just gone past, much deliberation on cancer prevention took place and experts have opined that in many cases cancer is possible to prevent. By virtue of lifestyle changes and avoiding certain infections, cancer can in fact be avoided. Vaccines can help prevent cancer: For instance getting the HPV vaccine can help […]

Help Could Be At Hand For Leukemia Relapse

Help Could Be At Hand For Leukemia Relapse

Japanese Researchers have held out fresh hope for fighting leukemia according to this Reuters report. Reportedly the researchers have identified some 25 spots on leukemia cells which could come in useful in the process to develop new drugs against this cancer.  These spots are different stretches of DNA that were especially active in the leukemia […]

Recovering After A Brain Tumor

Recovering After A Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is created by uncontrolled and abnormal division of brain cells; it may either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). Brain surgery is the most-considered treatment to remove most, if not all of the brain tumor. The patient’s health at the time of the surgery, the extent of the disease, and the surgical […]

7 Biggest Cancer Causers In Your Cupboards

7 Biggest Cancer Causers In Your Cupboards

Seven dirty chemicals that could make you seriously ill.

Some Cancer Facts On World Cancer Day

Some Cancer Facts On World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer day and this Reuters article collates a number of sobering cancer related statistics: The number of cancer deaths may increase 45% by year 2030 globally (from 7.9 million to 11.5 million deaths) due in large part to an aging population Smoking is responsible for 1.8 million cancer deaths per year […]

Close Encounters With Prostate Cancer And Life After Cancer

Close Encounters With Prostate Cancer And Life After Cancer

The New York Times runs a viscerally honest and startlingly educational account of one man’s battle with Prostate cancer. Dana Jennings speaks about his brush with death and having had the ‘privilege’ of watching “death at work inside my body”. He talks about suicide crossing his mind, but also the reasons why he felt compelled […]