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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.

One Doctor's Confession: Basal And Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Are NOT Benign

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

The Flu Is One Gift That We Don't Have To Keep On Giving For People With Cancer

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

Cancer Protein Linked to Cell Migration and Metastasis

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 […]

New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer

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.

Too Many Pap Tests Continue in Low Risk Women, Despite Risks of Unnecessary Treatments

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. […]

New Study Reviews Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low

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 […]

Younger Patients More Often Affected By Breast Biopsy Side Effects

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

Multi-Drug Approach Could Target High Genetic Variation Within Ovarian Tumors

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 […]

How to care for skin during and after radiation

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.

Change in Certain Type of DNA Drives Aggressive Breast Cancer

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 […]

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