92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: CDC

(Agence France-Presse) — An estimated 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through vaccination, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, adding that boosting immunization coverage was a key priority. Human papillomavirus was responsible for an estimated yearly average of 34,800 cancer cases between 2012 and 2016, according to […]

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Antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — New research suggests that just a single course of antibiotics may increase risk for colon cancer, and a full treatment with the drugs may increase it even more. Taking antibiotics for up to 30 days increases the risk of colon cancer by 8 percent, according to a study published this week […]

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Childhood cancer wipes out 11 million years of human potential each year

(Laura Santhanam/ PBS News Hour) — What does the world lose when a child gets cancer? Out of 2.2 billion children worldwide, more than 416,500 children are diagnosed and 142,300 are estimated to die from the disease each year. Though in hard numbers it’s a relatively small portion, each life lost is its own world […]

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Breakthrough that wipes out ovarian cancer cells unveiled

(Jim Leffman/ The London Economic) — A cancer research breakthrough that wipes out ovarian cancer cells has been unveiled. The cancer kills 11 British women every day with survival rates of only 35 per cent, according to Cancer Research UK. But researchers have developed what they call “one-two punch” that works by forcing cancer cells […]

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Her baby wouldn’t breastfeed. It turned out she had breast cancer. Is there a link?

(SurvivorNet) — Can breast cancer change the way your breast milk tastes to your baby? This question comes after a somewhat shocking story of a now 37-year-old British woman named Joanne Carr, who says she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after her then 14-month-old son, Dougie, refused to feed from her right breast. Carr, […]

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A new study suggests eating poultry may help to reduce your risk of breast cancer

(Yasmin Noone/SBS) — A new study, released this week in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that substituting lean poultry for red meat could decrease your risk of breast cancer. International researchers analysed the data of around 42,000 women from the USA and Puerto Rico, and then followed their results for almost eight years to […]

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How a dietary change might boost cancer therapy

(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health. In fact, it […]

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Should breast cancer survivors eat soy?

(KRON/ Nexstar Broadcasting) – For years, there’s been confusing debate over whether breast cancer survivors should eat soy. And now that soy is more popular in the American diet, knowing whether to eat it or not is important. Health expert, Karen Owoc, says soy is a good source of nutrition. Soy contains protein, fiber, and […]

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What can lead to a broken heart? How about cancer?

(Bruce Y. Lee/ Forbes) — Where do broken hearts go? Songs sang by Whitney Houston and One Direction didn’t really provide the answer, but a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association may provide one possibility: cancer screening. The study was an analysis of data on 1604 people who had been diagnosed […]

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Woman denied smear test three times diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer

(Hayley Richardson/ Daily Mail — A woman who was repeatedly denied a smear test due to her age is now battling fatal stage 3 cervical cancer. Katie Bourne, 25, from Teesville, U.K., was experiencing symptoms of the killer disease after beginning to suffer severe stomach pains in July last year. But doctors refused to perform […]

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