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New brain cancer treatment shows promise

Cancer treatment may be shaken up by a new medical device in the near future that will aid in the fight against glioblastoma, the most aggressive cancer that begins in the brain. The “electric cap” is a device that zaps tumors with electrical currents with the hopes of boosting survival in patients with the deadly here to read more

Upwards trend in rate of cancer survival

Cancer is often associated with both emotional and financial strain for those diagnosed with it and for their families. However, the overall cancer death rates in the United States have been seeing a downward trend, but racial gaps still do exist, according to a new report. Between 2010 and 2014, death rates fell for 11 here to read more

Approximately one third of cancers preventable through diet: Research

French researcher Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault recently addressed how diet and environmental factors can affect your cancer risk. She explained that the risk of certain cancers can increase based on dietary changes, stating “When Japanese people emigrate to Hawaii and start eating processed products, their cancer risk increases by a third.” Changing from a diet comprised of here to read more


Diabetes and blood pressure medications may help treat cancer

Researchers found that combining a common drug for diabetes and a high blood pressure medication could possibly treat cancer. The researchers reported that this drug combination helped target specific cancer cells. One of the drugs is metformin, which is commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes and has been well known to have some anti-cancer properties. here to read more

Your eye color puts you at risk for this

We don’t usually think much about our eye color. Many people favor blue eyes, and some of us may try contacts to change our eye color if we aren’t happy with what we’ve got. Regardless, eye color rarely comes across as a possible health indicator. However, there may be more to eye color than simply here to read more

Low cholesterol may increase mortality risk in kidney cancer patients: Study

Low cholesterol may increase mortality risk in kidney cancer patients, according to research findings. The researchers analyzed the blood cholesterol levels in 867 patients with renal cell carcinoma prior to kidney surgery. The patients were then followed for a median of 52 months. The researchers found that low blood cholesterol was associated with greater tumor here to read more

Eat this daily to ward off illness

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men. In 2013, prostate cancer accounted for 176,450 newly diagnosed cases, along with 27,681 deaths in the U.S. A key gland of the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, prostate secretes a protective fluid that constitutes here to read more

Diverticulitis surgical treatment outcome in older Medicare beneficiaries shows racial disparities: Study

Diverticulitis surgical treatment outcomes in older Medicare beneficiaries shows racial disparities, according to research findings. The objective of the study was to examine disparities in treatment types and mortality in patients insured through Medicare with surgically treated diverticulitis. The study was a retrospective analysis of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review of inpatient data. The patients here to read more

Colon cancer vs. Crohn’s disease: Causes, symptoms, risk factors, and complications

The colon cancer vs. Crohn’s disease debate is generating a lot of interest in the medical community, and rightly so. Every year in the U.S., approximately 57,000 people die from colorectal cancer and 147,000 new cases are diagnosed. According to the journal Oncology, there is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating that chronic inflammation is here to read more

Pneumonia risk higher with breast cancer treatments, personalized treatment protocols may help reduce pneumonia mortality

Pneumonia risk has been found to be higher in patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. There has been a consensus among the medical community that pneumonia in cancer patients was a result of a weakened immune system and exposure to multiresistant bacteria – also known as superbacteria – causing the lung infection. Cancer patients, in particular, here to read more

Pneumonia vs. lung cancer: Causes, symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Pneumonia and lung cancer both affect the lungs, but while the former is easily treatable and the latter is oftentimes life threatening. Different types of pneumonia can occur in lung cancer patients – who are more susceptible to the infection – complicating the course of the disease and prolonging the recovery. Both illnesses may begin here to read more