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  • Eight stomach cancer risk factors you should familiarise yourself with
  • Eight stomach cancer risk factors you should familiarise yourself with
    Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, occurs when an abnormal groups of cells accumulate and form a mass in a part of your stomach. Approximately 732,000 cancer-related deaths are caused by stomach cancer each year globally, making it the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the fifth most common cancer around the world. Most people who are diagnosed with stomach cancer eit... ››› more
  • [17 August 2017]
  • Harvard study reveals the prostate cancer benefits of being a coffee addict
  • Harvard study reveals the prostate cancer benefits of being a coffee addict
    Dear men… You may shy away from drinking too much coffee too avoid feeling a bit jittery or high-strung. But guess what? A new Harvard study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that these side effects come with a surprising benefit: Lowered risk of fatal prostate cancer. According to the study, drinking six or more cups of coffee per day can lower your risk of... ››› more
  • [16 August 2017]
  • Mouth cancer cases are soaring! Make sure you know the symptoms
  • Mouth cancer cases are soaring! Make sure you know the symptoms
    Mouth cancer cases are soaring. Between 1993 and 1995, there were eight cases of mouth cancer per 100,000 people. In the years from 2012 to 2014, this rose to 13 cases per 100,000 people. For men under 50, the rate has risen by 67%. For men aged 50 and over, there used to be around 2,100 cases per year but now, there are 4,400 cases per year. While this type of cancer is more common in men, wom... ››› more
  • [15 August 2017]
  • Three of the most common breast cancer myths dispelled
  • Three of the most common breast cancer myths dispelled
    If you've done a quick Google search on what causes breast cancer, you've likely come across a number of claims about what can increase your risk of the disease. But here's the thing: Some of these so-called breast cancer facts are actually myths or misconceptions that aren't supported by scientific evidence. On that note, we've dispelled three the most common breast cancer myths… Don’t ... ››› more
  • [11 August 2017]
  • Why breast cancer patients should eat soy foods
  • Why breast cancer patients should eat soy foods
    In the past, doctors have warned breast cancer patients not to eat soy foods such as milk, tofu and edamame... Now, new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association represents “a complete turnaround” from the previous misunderstanding about the link between eating soy and breast cancer, according to Sally Scroggs, a registered dietician and senior health education s... ››› more
  • [08 August 2017]
  • Study ties prostate cancer recurrence and death to smoking cigarettes
  • Study ties prostate cancer recurrence and death to smoking cigarettes
    Men with prostate cancer who smoke cigarettes at the time of their diagnosis have a higher risk of experiencing a recurrence or dying of the disease compared with those who don't smoke cigarettes... This goes according to a new government-funded study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association - and it's one more very important reason to kick the habit of smoking! For the full... ››› more
  • [07 August 2017]
  • Researchers discover a potential silver bullet for treating and preventing colon cancer
  • Researchers discover a potential silver bullet for treating and preventing colon cancer
    Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States report that they have discovered a new way in which colon cancer - the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the US - develops as well as a new way to boost treatment and prevention for this type of cancer. According to scientists from VCU Massey Cancer Center, these findings may extend to prostate,... ››› more
  • [02 August 2017]
  • Your weight in adolescence may determine your colorectal cancer risk
  • Your weight in adolescence may determine your colorectal cancer risk
    A new study published online in the journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, uncovers that if you were overweight or obese in adolescence, you may have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in adulthood. Furthermore, the study found that obesity in adolescence was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. Keep reading for the f... ››› more
  • [31 July 2017]
  • There's a new HER2-positive breast cancer treatment on the block
  • There's a new HER2-positive breast cancer treatment on the block
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new early-stage breast cancer treatment called Nerlynx (neratinib). According to the FDA, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Extended adjuvant treatment is a type of therapy that patients take after an initial treatment to lower their risk of the cancer coming back even furth... ››› more
  • [26 July 2017]
  • New research provides hope for bringing sarcomas under control
  • New research provides hope for bringing sarcomas under control
    Effective treatments for sarcomas - tumours that occur in the bones and soft tissues - have been elusive up until now. Researchers are highly encouraged by a rapidly increasing immune response in sarcoma patients, which serves as a sign of its potential cancer-fighting effects and hope for a sarcoma vaccine - CMB305. CM305 is an immunotherapy strategy involving an engineered virus to train sarc... ››› more
  • [25 July 2017]
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