A cancer treatment with no harsh side-effects?
Is it really possible?
You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re stuck in a sci-fi dream when you see the fibre-optic cables and rods emitting fluorescent red, green, blue or
yellow lights into your body.
But this new, weird, minimally-invasive therapy is taking scientists by surprise…
It not only exposes tumours, allowi... ››› more
Are you newly diagnosed with localised prostate cancer?
A brand new study published in the Journal of Urology has found that prostate cancer patients who are stressed and anxious are likely to opt for unnecessary treatments, such as radiation therapy and surgery.
Keep reading to learn more about this American study that linked stress and anxiety to more aggressive prostate cancer treatment, ... ››› more
Did you know that a computerised tomography (CT) scan can damage your cells? That's right - just ONE scan is enough to do damage, a new study found. But whether or not this causes cancer or any other health problems is unclear, it reported.
“The use of medical imaging for heart disease has exploded in the past decade,” study senior author Dr Joseph Wu, director of the Stanford Cardiovascula... ››› more
Good news, ladies!
You might fear mammograms because of the radiation risk tied to them. But there's no longer a need to!
New research has revealed that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is 20% to 35% lower than they previously assumed. That's a significant difference…
But what's the reason for this lowered risk? Read on to find out…
Why the radiation risk associated wi... ››› more
If you're in remission from breast cancer, congratulations.
But that doesn't mean you can let your guard down.
Not only are you never really out of the woods if you've had cancer once, but a study, presented at this year's Endocrine Society annual meeting just two weeks ago, showed there's a new risk you need to worry about:
And if you're in the first five years of ... ››› more
If you've been through a vicious fight against breast cancer and your doctor has given you a clean bill of health, don't let your guard down. You need to be aware of these five risks that affect breast cancer survivors…
Be on guard for these five risks that affect breast cancer survivors
It’s the last thing you want to think about – another health scare. But it’s important that... ››› more
If your doctor's diagnosed you with breast cancer, he probably suggested chemotherapy, surgery and radiation as the best course of action.
But do you need all three?
A new study from India shows you may not! This common breast cancer treatment could be deadly
Indian researchers studied 350 women with late-stage breast cancer to test the benefit of chemo, surgery and radiation.
All ... ››› more
She's a vibrant lady in her early 40s. Her name is Ivelisse and she lights up a room. She's one of those passionate and bubbly people - full of life... At least, that's how she is today. Less than half a decade ago, Ivelisse was on the brink of death.
In her late thirties, she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Her chances of survival were less than 10%.
Then, just five weeks afte... ››› more
Spending too much time in the sun this summer? You'll regret it when your skin reacts to UV radiation from all the sun exposure with wrinkles, freckles and even skin cancer. But that doesn't mean staying out of the sun is your best bet to prevent skin cancer either…
TVNZ reports that New Zealand’s current ‘brilliant’ summer has resulted in more exposure to skin cancer-causing ultraviole... ››› more
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