RSSArchive for January, 2011

cancer vaccine

Cancer Vaccines 101

Ongoing research and development has given rise to medical technology that helps control numbers of cancers that occur – either by preventing them from occurring or by treating existing cancers.  The way that cancer vaccines currently work is by preventing the occurrence of certain infections that are known to actually cause cancer. Certain kinds of […]

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Denmark Is Cancer Capital of the World – Why?

Denmark may have one of the best standards of living in the world, but it also has the dubious distinction of being the cancer capital of the world. One of the reasons why the highest rates of cancer in the world are found to be present in Denmark is the fact that when it comes […]

breast cancer

Wearing a Bra – What Does It have to Do with Breast Cancer?

There is often the view expressed that wearing a bra can increase one’s breast cancer risk – for this, there is an oft cited study of Singer and Grismaijer, who claimed that lymphatic flow of the breast was impaired or restricted by wearing bras, and hence that wearing one on a regular basis increased a […]

colorectal cancer

Researchers Identify Why Some Colorectal Cancers Respond to Therapy While Others Don’t

Researchers have identified the fact that there are those who have certain defective genes that could be responsible for the fact that radiotherapy works for some but not for other colorectal cancer sufferers. Researchers including Dr Laurent Pangon, and Dr Maija Kohonen-Corish found that the defective gene known has MCC had a dual impact of […]

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Testicle Self Exam – the Male Equivalent of Breast Self Exam (Part 2)

In part 1 of this post, Testicle self exam – the Male Equivalent of Breast Self Exam,we looked at the importance of men performing a self exam to detect testicle cancer, which can help save lives, even though this is among the rarer cancers. We also spoke about who are most at risk, and who […]

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Michael Douglas Declared ‘Tumor Free’

We have been following the story of 66 year old Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas’ diagnosis of stage 4 throat cancer, as well the treatment options and prognosis of his disease. The latest heartening news on the subject is that 7 weeks of intense radiation and chemotherapy has got rid of the throat tumor and […]

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Testicle Self Exam – the Male Equivalent of Breast Self Exam (Part 1)

Women are urged to perform breast self exams on a regular basis since this is a fairly effective means of detecting any lumps or anomalies of the breast that could mean the presence of cancer. Since early detection is the key to the successful treatment of any cancer, a breast self exam that detects a […]

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Blood Test May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Researchers are involved in developing a blood test that could be so sensitive as to detect even a single cancer cell, and thereby revolutionize cancer treatment by making very early detection possible. It is being termed a ‘Liquid Biopsy’, this hypersensitive blood test for cancer which could offer cancer sufferers to attack this fatal disease […]