Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Health / Diseases & Conditions / Cancer / New


Study Provides Intriguing Insight Into the Relationship Between Memory Problems and Cancer Risk

A study published in the April 9, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, revealed an interesting correlations between memory problems and the risk of death from cancer. The study found that older people who are starting to have memory and thinking problems, but do not yet have dementia […]

Circumcision May Cut Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

New research indicates circumcision may significantly reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer. However, the benefit only occurs if the procedure is performed when the patient is an adult and the research suggests the benefit is greatest for men of Black African ethnic origin. Researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have […]

The Haunting Memories When Screening Doesn't Work

I had the opportunity earlier this week to participate in a Twitter chat on the topic of colorectal cancer awareness. The chat was intended to bring attention to a nationwide campaign called "80 by 2018" designed to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% of the population over the next 4 years. Show More Summary

Progress In Colorectal Cancer Not Shared By Everyone

An article published this week in the American Cancer Society journal CA: A Journal for Clinicians received a lot of media attention. The report showed dramatic declines in the rate of people being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, as...Show More Summary

Intimacy and sex after cancer treatment is over

Emotions can have a strong effect on your desire for sex due to anxiety, fears and physical changes during and after cancer treatment. Be patient as you heal.

Colon cancer awareness: Check out the strollin' colon

Patients, families and the public are invited to get the latest updates from Mayo Clinic related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care of colon cancer.

It Helps To Know What Watchful Waiting Really Means In Prostate Cancer Treatment

News reports covering a prostate cancer study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine have all pretty much come out with the same message: men diagnosed with prostate cancer who had radical surgery did much better than men who...Show More Summary

New Research Identifies Compound that Can Prevent Bone Destruction

Loss of bone strength occurs in a number of diseases, including when cancers attack bones. To prevent this, it is essential to understand how bone is produced and broken down. New research has found that a particular signaling pathway controls bone destruction: inhibiting it with a drug can prevent bone breakdown. The skeleton is constantly […]

Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial

Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important.

The path to mindfulness and gratitude

Researchers have studied the effects of mindfulness meditation and found that the practice can reduce stress and anxiety which has a positive effect on the mind and body.

Treatment key to living with metastatic bone cancer

Metastatic bone cancer usually can't be cured, but instead the goal is to provide pain relief and control further spread through treatment.

Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history

Mayo Clinic expert discusses how colorectal cancer develops and triggers for screening, doctor visits.

Mayo Clinic celebrates 150 years reaching where you are

Mayo Clinic has a long history of forward thinking, collaboration and innovation continuing to this day as we reach out to cancer survivors where you are.

New resource can help you find peace and let go of stress

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 ovarian cancer

Living with uncertainty may be the most difficult aspect of ovarian cancer survivorship. Try various support strategies.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC