Metastatic bone cancer usually can't be cured, but instead the goal is to provide pain relief and control further spread through treatment.
Mayo Clinic expert discusses how colorectal cancer develops and triggers for screening, doctor visits.
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Making a few simple changes can help you be more balanced and engaged, which will help you let go of stress, find a sense of peace, and become more resilient, according to a new Mayo Clinic book.
Living with uncertainty may be the most difficult aspect of ovarian cancer survivorship. Try various support strategies.
I have made a resolution for 2014: I will never, never, never again call basal and squamous skin cancers "benign" cancers. Why would I make such a strange commitment? The explanation is simple: I spent 4 hours on New Year's Eve sitting in the surgeon's chair getting a skin cancer taken off my nose. Show More Summary
It's the holiday season, a time of reflection, celebration and for many, giving gifts. But there is at least one gift that no one wants to get, and certainly no one wants to give: the flu. And for people with cancer, and those they come in contact with, the flu can be a very serious event. Show More Summary
A protein named for its role in a cancer of the eye has been found to influence metastasis in other types of cancer. The protein, named Retinoblastoma, has been found to regulate the movement of cells, which underpins metastasis. The retinoblastoma (Rb) protein plays a critical role in suppressing the multi-step process of cell migration […]
Researchers have found that triple negative breast cancer is more common in younger women and in African-American women. It's challenging to treat and cure.
Aggressive screening campaigns for some diseases can actually cause more harm than good, as it can lead to unnecessary and stressful treatments in patients at low risk for the disease. A new report suggests this is the case for pap testing for cervical cancer in older women, leading to millions of patients receiving unnecessary treatments. […]
Despite that the HPV vaccine can prevent cervical and other types of cancer, vaccination rates remain low. A new study has investigated how public health authorities could better work with parents to increase the number of children getting the vaccine. Barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents in the U.S. range from financial concerns […]
Undergoing a breast biopsy is stressful, and researchers have recently sought out to study how exactly patients are affected. Their work shows that younger women in particular are significantly affected by short-term side effects, including pain and anxiety. Show More Summary
Many anti-cancer drugs target a specific gene or protein in a tumor. However, new research suggests that the cells making up ovarian tumors are extremely varied, which may be why these tumors often resist single-drug approaches. One of the most comprehensive studies of genetic mutations in ovarian cancer was published today, demonstrating an unprecedented level […]
Most side effects from radiation therapy are limited to the area being treated and go away within weeks. Use these tips to care for your skin.
All cells contain mitochondria, structures that produce energy for a cell. Researchers have found that these structures, and the DNA found within them, have a major role in aggressive forms of breast cancer. For years, scientists have observed that tumor cells from certain breast cancer patients with aggressive forms of the disease contained low levels […]
New research suggests that the microbes that live in our gut play a key role in the development of colorectal cancer. A recently published study has found that mice that receive the gut flora in mice with colorectal cancer have a doubled rate tumor development. Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors […]
Concern rises with possible overtreatment of some people who have low-risk thyroid cancers.
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For men who have undergone surgery to remove precancerous polyps of the colon, increasing their physical activity could help ward off recurrence of the disease. A new study has found that sedentary time correlates with the recurrence of polyps, which increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Men who spend the most time engaged in […]
A subtype of leukemia, acute dendritic leukemia, is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat. By examining the genome of these cancerous cells, researchers have found that biologically, they resemble another type of leukemia, suggesting the disease might respond to a similar therapy. Acute dendritic leukaemia is a rare type of leukaemia, but one with the […]