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What to expect from Lupron treatment
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread
Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk. (Medical News Today)

New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy. (Medical News Today)

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression. (Medical News Today)

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here. (Medical News Today)

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise. (Medical News Today)

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer
Scientists have issued a warning to cancer drug developers by revealing that p53, a protein that usually suppresses tumors, can also promote cancer. (Medical News Today)

How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer
New research finds that common nanoparticles from materials such as gold, titanium dioxide, and silver can facilitate the spread of cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells
New research looks at therapy using light beams to target and kill cancer cells. The investigators think that a compound of the metal iridium could be key. (Medical News Today)

How skin cancer becomes invasive
A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach. (Medical News Today)

Is fenugreek good for you?
Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about multifocal breast cancer
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?
New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could help identify the presence of pancreatic cancer. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer
Duodenal cancer develops in the first section of the small intestine: the duodenum. This type of cancer is rare, and symptoms can be vague, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis. (Medical News Today)

Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer
New research finds that a chemical analog of a compound found in the endangered Chinese fir tree 'Abies beshanzuensis' can help fight off cancer. (Medical News Today)

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects. (Medical News Today)

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer
Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene. (Medical News Today)

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country
A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be? (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about R-CHOP
R-CHOP chemotherapy uses a combination of five different drugs to treat specific types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Learn more about how this treatment works and the potential side effects here. (Medical News Today)

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
Title: Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
Category: Health News
Created: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
Title: Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
Category: Health News
Created: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

Esophageal Cancer
Title: Esophageal Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery
Title: More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young
Title: HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young
Category: Health News
Created: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Title: Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Category: Health News
Created: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

One Key Step Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Title: One Key Step Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Category: Health News
Created: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Vocal Cord Surgery Hits High Notes for Grammy Winners
Title: Vocal Cord Surgery Hits High Notes for Grammy Winners
Category: Health News
Created: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study
Title: Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface
Title: New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface
Category: Health News
Created: 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 (Medicine Net)

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too
Title: Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too
Category: Health News
Created: 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 (Medicine Net)

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