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Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer
A new trial confirms that a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy boosts survival rates for people with triple-negative breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors
New research finds that the derivative of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree bark can destroy drug-resistant pancreatic tumors. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'
A new study charts the slow build-up of genetic mutations. The researchers are surprised to find that even healthy human tissue carries many mutants. (Medical News Today)

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?
Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it. (Medical News Today)

How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study. (Medical News Today)

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction. (Medical News Today)

What is this white spot on my eyeball?
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation. (Medical News Today)

New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered
There are several risk factors associated with mouth cancer. A recent study conducted in Taiwan might add another to the list: air pollution. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer. (Medical News Today)

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice. (Medical News Today)

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

What to know about age spots (liver spots)
Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help. (Medical News Today)

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma
Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect. (Medical News Today)

Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds. (Medical News Today)

Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?
New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death. (Medical News Today)

Immunotherapy: 'Killer' cells get boost in fight against cancer
Nanoparticles can boost the immune system's natural killer cells in the fight against cancer, making immunotherapy successful in more patients. (Medical News Today)

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments. (Medical News Today)

What can cause flushed skin?
Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors
A new phase I clinical trial looks at whether a modified bacterial strain is safe and effective in attacking stubborn, treatment-resistant cancer tumors. (Medical News Today)

Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Extends Lives of Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer
Title: Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Extends Lives of Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 (Medicine Net)

Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study Finds
Title: Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2018 (Medicine Net)

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Title: Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Category: Health News
Created: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/18/2018 (Medicine Net)

Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?
Title: Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch
Title: Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 (Medicine Net)

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead at Age 65
Title: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead at Age 65
Category: Health News
Created: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?
Title: Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 (Medicine Net)

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
Title: Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 (Medicine Net)

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
Title: Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
Category: Health News
Created: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers
Title: Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
Title: Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2018 (Medicine Net)

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