Drug rapidly shrinks metastatic breast cancers in mice

(James Kingsland/ Medical News Today) –– Every year, around 255,000 women and 2,300 men in the United States receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. Approximately three-quarters of cases are a type called estrogen receptor-positive, in which the cancer cells have a receptor in their membranes that binds to the sex hormone estrogen. This type of breast cancer is […]

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7 in 10 gynecologic cancer patients report cannabis helped ease symptoms

(Angela Stelmakowich/ Healthing) — A small U.S. study involving 45 gynecologic cancer patients prescribed medical marijuana (MM) for symptom management found 71 per cent self-reported improvement in at least one symptom. Investigators considered patients prescribed MM from May 2016 to February 2019 and reviewed the formulation prescribed, usage patterns, length of use, symptom relief and […]

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Thyroid cancer now diagnosed with ultrasound imaging

(Medical XPress) — A lump in the thyroid gland is called a thyroid nodule, and 5-10% of all thyroid nodules are diagnosed as thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer has a good prognosis, a high survival rate, and a low recurrence rate, so early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Recently, a joint research team in Korea has […]

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What are the early warning signs of Ovarian Cancer?

(Pallavi Suyok Uttekar/ Medicine Net) — Ovaries are small glands on each side of the uterus responsible for producing eggs as well as the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. In ovarian cancer, a mutation in the genetic material of ovarian cells leads to uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Unfortunately, early-stage ovarian cancer often goes undetected because it rarely causes symptoms […]

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Sunscreen recall: cancer-causing chemical benzene found

(Sandee LaMotte/ CNN News) — The burning heat of summer has us all reaching for sunscreens. But before you slather that product on your skin, first check to see if it is part of a voluntary recall by sunscreen brands Neutrogena and Aveeno. The companies recently pulled several sunscreens from market shelves after independent testing had […]

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7 ways to boost your confidence during breast cancer treatment

(Alex Whitaker-Cheadle/ Healthline) — Through my battle with breast cancer, I overcame many obstacles. In the past 3 years since my diagnosis, I have learned that the mental obstacles were just as challenging to overcome as the physical obstacles. Many of the treatments and surgeries I underwent left me feeling like only a shadow of my […]

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Most people with cancer respond well to COVID-19 vaccines

(Liz Highleyman/ Cancer Health) — Most cancer patients with solid tumors had good antibody responses after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but the response rate was lower for those with blood cancers, such as leukemia or lymphoma, according to study findings published in Cancer Cell. People with severe immune suppression, including cancer patients who use immune-suppressing therapy and transplant […]

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Cervical cancer is preventable, and Ciara Is spreading the word

(Jane McKenzie/ Glamour Magazine) — Let’s be honest: Many of us have been putting off getting Pap and HPV exams for cervical cancer because of the pandemic. We get it. But a new campaign from the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Hologic’s Project Health Equality, and Grammy-winning singer Ciara is here to put you back on schedule with your […]

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Breast and cervical cancer screenings fell sharply during COVID-19 crisis

(Liz Highleyman/ Cancer Health) — Breast cancer and cervical cancer screening fell by more than 80% in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program for low-income women during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a recent study. This could lead to more diagnoses at advanced stages of cancer and worse outcomes—especially for women of color. “This […]

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Aspirin could cut risk of cancer deaths by 20%, study suggests

(Sky News) — Cancer patients who take aspirin as part of their treatment could cut their risk of death by 20%, according to a major review of studies. Researchers at Cardiff University said the medication – commonly used as pain relief – not only has “biological mechanisms” that help reduce mortality risk, but they also […]

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