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Health News - Cancer/Oncology

New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic. (Medical News Today)

Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Facing a cancer diagnosis
My name is Chris Fry, and I received a diagnosis of terminal cancer this year. This is how I came to terms with my diagnosis, and what helped me cope. (Medical News Today)

Male breast cancer: What factors improve outcomes?
Male breast cancer is a relatively rare condition and has attracted little research. A new study examines which factors predict better outcomes. (Medical News Today)

Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreas
Following evidence that bacteria can travel from the gut to play a role in pancreatic cancer, a new study finds that the same is true of fungi. (Medical News Today)

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years
Researchers looking at indoor tanning and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma find that the overall number of tanning sessions links to increased risk. (Medical News Today)

Aging and cancer: A surprising two way relationship
Although aging is the greatest risk factor for cancer, a recent study demonstrates how aging cells might, paradoxically, hinder cancer progression. (Medical News Today)

How to help people with cancer stop smoking
Quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis can improve survival rates. A recent study tests a tailored tobacco treatment program for people with cancer. (Medical News Today)

New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption
A new set of reviews suggests that red meat may not be as harmful to health as previously thought. Why, and what recommendations do the authors make? (Medical News Today)

Does vaping without nicotine have any side effects?
Many people believe that vaping is a harmless alternative to smoking. However, research into the safety of vaping is still in its early stages. Learn what the current research says about the side effects of vaping without nicotine. (Medical News Today)

A new, single delivery therapy could fight many forms of cancer
A novel therapy that boosts the number of potent immune cells to suppress cancer has proven successful in preclinical research in mouse models. (Medical News Today)

Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer
The first population-based study of its kind examines the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer risk. (Medical News Today)

What causes unexplained weight loss?
Many medical conditions can cause unexplained or unintended weight loss. These include hyperthyroidism, depression, Addison's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. (Medical News Today)

Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water
Carcinogens in tap water could be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States according to a recent cumulative risk analysis. (Medical News Today)

4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment
New research shows four new gold based molecules to be safer and more effective at fighting cancer than cisplatin, the platinum based compound. (Medical News Today)

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?
A new meta-review of several existing studies has found links between gut microbiome composition and trends in bowel cancer development. (Medical News Today)

How does sunburn affect dark skin?
Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones can get sunburn or skin cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve
A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do, which could have implications for their effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter. (Medical News Today)

New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies
Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight
Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule
New research from the United Kingdom has now revealed the structure and function of a molecule that may help cancer develop and become treatment resistant. (Medical News Today)

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries
A new study finds that compared with cardiovascular disease, cancer is twice as likely to be the cause of death in higher income countries. (Medical News Today)

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk
A new study concludes that men who regularly eat mushrooms have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who rarely eat mushrooms. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation in late teens linked to mortality risk decades later
Experts know little about how inflammation in early life affects health later on. A new study links teen inflammation to mortality risk 35 years later. (Medical News Today)

New Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve Cancer
Title: New Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Exercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of Chemo
Title: Exercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of Chemo
Category: Health News
Created: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Head, Neck Melanomas Show Alarming Rise in Young Americans
Title: Head, Neck Melanomas Show Alarming Rise in Young Americans
Category: Health News
Created: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Alex Trebek Says Chemo Is Making Hosting 'Jeopardy!' a Lot Tougher
Title: Alex Trebek Says Chemo Is Making Hosting 'Jeopardy!' a Lot Tougher
Category: Health News
Created: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2019 (Medicine Net)

Fungal Invasion May Drive Some Pancreatic Cancers
Title: Fungal Invasion May Drive Some Pancreatic Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/7/2019 (Medicine Net)

Beyonce's Dad Reveals His Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Title: Beyonce's Dad Reveals His Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Category: Health News
Created: 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/7/2019 (Medicine Net)

Drug Trio Improves Odds Against Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Title: Drug Trio Improves Odds Against Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2019 (Medicine Net)

Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall
Title: Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall
Category: Health News
Created: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2019 (Medicine Net)

AHA News: Entertainment Exec Mathew Knowles: I Have Breast Cancer
Title: AHA News: Entertainment Exec Mathew Knowles: I Have Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2019 (Medicine Net)

Male Breast Cancer
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

Gene-Based Therapy Helps Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Title: Gene-Based Therapy Helps Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2019 (Medicine Net)

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