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Health News - Cancer/Oncology

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer. (Medical News Today)

What to know about non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to a group of cancers that start in the white blood cells. This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer
A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context. (Medical News Today)

Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies. (Medical News Today)

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination. (Medical News Today)

Using anthrax to fight cancer
Current treatments for bladder cancer need improvement. A new study combines a growth factor with anthrax toxin to create a quick, effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pubic hair loss
Some people may experience hair loss in the pubic region. Learn about the causes and additional symptoms. We also provide information on the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Stem cell discovery could improve treatments for leukemia, other diseases
Scientists have found a way to boost blood stem cell self-renewal in the lab. The finding could improve treatments for leukemia and other blood diseases. (Medical News Today)

Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects
According to a survey of people who had undergone treatment for cancer, about one-third wished that they had received more information on the side effects. (Medical News Today)

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer
While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one. (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer: AI shows who will benefit from immunotherapy
A team of researchers has developed a machine learning model able to predict which individuals with lung cancer will most benefit from immunotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Anal cancer mortality rates have more than doubled in the US
Researchers warn that the incidence and mortality rates of anal cancer have been increasing steeply in the United States over a period of only 15 years. (Medical News Today)

Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation
New research has found that lithium improves memory and learning capabilities in young female mice that have undergone radiation treatment. (Medical News Today)

Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test
A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer. (Medical News Today)

What to know about colon pain
Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is 'rarely accurate'
Single-number survival estimates for people with late stage breast cancer are unhelpful, research shows. So what approach would be more beneficial? (Medical News Today)

Lymphoma rash: What to know
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that can cause symptoms on the skin, such as a rash. In this article, learn more about a lymphoma rash and how doctors diagnose it. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone marrow transplants
Bone marrow transplants help treat certain health issues by replacing damaged blood cells with healthy cells. Here, we look at the types and risks of these transplants, as well as how to prepare and the recovery process. (Medical News Today)

How a virus might protect against skin cancer
A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer. (Medical News Today)

Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma
Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles. (Medical News Today)

Running, no matter how little, is linked to 27% lower death risk
Running, even infrequently and for short periods, is associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, a new review suggests. (Medical News Today)

Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur. (Medical News Today)

Radiation of Just Part of the Breast Can Stop Cancer's Return
Title: Radiation of Just Part of the Breast Can Stop Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power
Title: Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer
Title: Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Two Drugs Make Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancers
Title: Two Drugs Make Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Breast Cancer
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Lymphedema
Title: Lymphedema
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/13/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Breast Cancer Facts
Title: Breast Cancer Facts
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Title: Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Breast Cancer Treatment
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Title: HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

What Is the BRCA Gene?
Title: What Is the BRCA Gene?
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

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