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- Cancer-Preventing Diet: Lowering Your Risk for Disease
February 6, 2024 — Nutritionists are sounding the alarm on just how much your dietary consumption can affect your risk – or lack thereof – for cancer. A whopping 25% of the 18 million cancer cases in the U.S. could be prevented by improving your nutrition.
- Study: Alcohol, White Bread Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
November 30, 2023 — New research shows that consuming high amounts of white bread and alcohol is associated with a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer.
- Child and Teen Cancer Deaths Declined 24% Over 20 Years: CDC
November 17, 2023 — The cancer death rate for children and young people up to age 19 went down 24% from 2001 to 2021, the CDC reported.
- My Journey With Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Life as a thyroid cancer survivor can be joyous but also stressful. You may worry about recurrence. One patient shares how she copes.
- Sound Waves Treatment to Blast Liver Tumors Gains FDA Approval
October 18, 2023 — The FDA has approved a technique using sound waves against liver tumors, according to the University of Michigan, where it was developed.
- Survivorship Clinics a Crucial Part of Cancer Treatment
September 27, 2023 — Getting the word out about cancer survivorship resources is among the challenges the oncology field faces today, as well as innovating to meet the evolving needs of a more diverse population of cancer survivors.
- Artificial Nose Can ‘Sniff Out’ Diseases, Rotten Food
September 18, 2023 — The latest e-nose features an energy-efficient design that researchers hope will someday be used in food and health care settings.
- Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Your Risk of Endometrial Cancer
August 17, 2023 — A new study found that women with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of dying from endometrial cancer. This is important because gynecological cancers can be often be successfully treated, including stage I endometrial cancer, via surgery.
- Cancer Rates Rise Among People Under Age 50
August 17, 2023 — People under the age of 50 are becoming more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, according to comprehensive new data published this week.
- Men in Good Physical Shape Had Lower Rates of 9 Types of Cancer
August 16, 2023 — Research showed that men who had high cardiorespiratory fitness as young adults had a lower risk of getting nine types of cancer later in life These included cancers in the head, neck, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal system.
- Analysis: Depression, Anxiety Do Not Increase the Risk of Cancer
August 11, 2023 — While depression and anxiety have been linked to a wide range of other health problems, a new analysis shows there is no link between the two psychiatric disorders and the risk of most major cancers.
- Study: ‘Forever Chemicals’ Linked to Testicular Cancer in Military
August 9, 2023 — A new study shows a link between testicular cancer and “forever chemicals” found in the blood of thousands of military servicemen.
- Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Several Cancers, Study Finds
August 8, 2023 — A Harvard study says air pollution might increase the danger of developing colorectal and prostate cancer. Even low levels of air pollution exposure may make people particularly susceptible to these cancers as well as breast and endometrial cancers.
- New Oral Chemotherapy Shows Breakthrough Potential in Mice
August 2, 2023 — A promising new oral cancer treatment has been shown to selectively destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
- Short Bursts of Activity May Cut Your Cancer Risk
July 28, 2023 — People who do 4 to 5 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily can reduce their cancer risk by up to 32%, a new study published in JAMA Oncology says.
- Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk: Q&A with John Whyte, MD, MPH
In this WebMD webinar, viewers asked John Whyte, MD, MPH, about cancer and how it’s related to food, genetics, underlying conditions, and more.
- Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk
In this webinar, John Whyte, MD, MPH, spoke about cancer risk factors and explained the tools you can use to lower yours.
- Stomach Cancer Risk in Asian Americans: Expert Q&A
People of East Asian descent have a higher risk of stomach cancer than other groups. Here’s what Haejin In, MD, wants them to know about symptoms and screening.
- What Helps Cancer Patients
July 5, 2023 — From having hope to staying on top of screenings, here's what helps cancer patients, says Lidia Schapira, MD.
- ASCO President Eric Winer on Patient Partnerships
June 16, 2023 — ASCO’s president Eric Winer, MD, explains why good patient-doctor relationships are key for quality cancer care.
- Research Suggests Yoga, Walking Can Help Cancer Patients
June 7, 2023 — New studies suggest that walking and practicing yoga fight fatigue in cancer patients and lower the risk of it spreading, returning or resulting in death, The Guardian reports.
- Examining Doctor-Patient Relationships
June 5, 2023 — Studies prove that patients receive better care when they have a bond with their medical team. Here's how to strengthen that partnership.
- Test Company Says Hundreds Incorrectly Told They Might Have Cancer
June 5, 2023 — Cancer test maker Grail says a telemedicine vendor mistakenly told about 400 patients they might have cancer.
- Easing the Patient Burden
June 2, 2023 — Forty thousand medical professionals came together at the world's leading oncology conference to help improve the patient experience, treatments, and more.
- Weight-Loss Drugs Might Help People with Obesity Fight Cancer
May 10, 2023 — An ingredient in popular drugs used for weight loss, like Ozempic and Wegovy, could help people with obesity fight cancer, according to a new, small study published in the journal Obesity.
- Treating a Common Stomach Bug Curbs Stomach Cancer Risk
May 8, 2023 — Treating Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection – a common type of bacteria that infects the stomach – reduces the risk of stomach cancer, according to a new study.
- Can ChatGPT Help Adults Manage Their Liver Disease?
April 14, 2023 — ChatGPT delivered correct responses to commonly asked patient questions on cirrhosis and liver cancer, including how it is diagnosed and treated, and lifestyle and prevention strategies that may be useful.
- Bladder Cancer in Women: What to Know
April 14, 2023 — One in every 91 women will develop bladder cancer in her lifetime, according to data from the American Cancer Society. And Chinese research finds that women with the disease have a worse prognosis than men. Here's what to know.
- J&J Offers $8.9 Billion to Settle Baby Powder Claims
April 5, 2023 — Johnson & Johnson is now offering a combined $8.9 billion settlement to people who allege its asbestos-tainted baby powder caused cancer.
- Military Pilots, Ground Crew at Higher Risk of Cancer
March 20, 2023 — A study from the Department of Defense found that military air and ground crew have an increased rates of cancer when compared to the general population, but they were not more likely to die from cancer.
- New Cancer Screen, Same Issues: Can New Test Be Trusted?
February 17, 2023 — A cancer screening program in Arizona that offers the Galleri blood test to first responders provides some insights on how well the test can catch cancers in this high-risk group.
- You Have Cancer. Who in Your Life Do You Tell, and When?
February 10, 2023 — Are you considering having 'the talk?' Disclosing one's cancer status while dating or at work is a personal choice.
- Childhood Cancer Survivor Now Works to Help Others Like Her
February 6, 2023 — A cancer survivor as a child, Maggie Rogers now works with the American Cancer Society to help others like her.
- Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Ovarian, Other Cancers
February 1, 2023 — Eating more ultra-processed food is linked to an increased risk of getting and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study.
- Ants May Be Able to Detect Cancer, New Experiments Show
January 25, 2023 — New research points to the possibility that ants will someday help diagnose cancer in human beings.
- 3D-Printed Tumor Models Could Advance New Cancer Therapies
January 20, 2023 — The emerging technology of 3D bioprinting could help scientists discover new therapies, and doctors more accurately predict the best treatment for each patient.
- People With Cancer Should Be Wary of Taking Dietary Supplements
January 19, 2023 — Taking dietary supplements alongside cancer therapies can reduce the effects of treatment. Here's how patients and doctors can talk about supplements and their potential risks.
- Should We Be Testing Everyone’s DNA?
As sequencing becomes less expensive, genetic screening could support a kind of “precision public health” approach to medicine.
- Manicure Gone Wrong Leads to Cancer Diagnosis
January 14, 2023 — A California woman developed skin cancer after getting a cut during a manicure. She found out her cancer was caused by HPV.
- Experimental Vaccine Turns Cancer Cells Against Themselves
January 7, 2023 — Researchers are working on an experimental cancer vaccine that turns cancer against cancer. Scientists keep the cancer cells alive and modify them. The cells are meant to produce agents that kill tumors and to form other proteins that help the body develop immunity against the cancer.
- When You Have Two Separate Cancers
You can get cancer twice - even at the same time. Here’s what to know about diagnosis, treatment, and your risk.
- Could Timing Chemotherapy Make Cancer Treatment More Effective?
Scientists hope “chronochemotherapy” could make cancer drugs less toxic and more effective but say we’re not there yet.
- Getting Cancer Care in Rural America
With fewer oncologists in rural areas than in cities, there are challenges in getting cancer care. Find out what may help bridge that gap.
- When a Far-Away Loved One Has Cancer
Cancer caregiving is never easy, and when you’re doing it long distance, there are extra challenges. Here’s what you can do to provide support.
- Taking a Closer Look at the Misconceptions About Genomic Tests
There's a lot of confusion about the purpose of genomic tests. Find out how to separate fact from fiction.
- CAR T-Cell Therapy: Who Might Benefit?
CAR T-cell therapy may work when other treatments haven't. But it's not right for everyone. Could you be a candidate?
- Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?
How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.
- Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment
For some people, cancer treatment stops working. When the risks and side effects outweigh the possible benefits, people may choose to stop cancer treatment.
- Getting a Second Opinion for Cancer Treatment
When is it smart to consult a different doctor as part of your treatment process?