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Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 8, 2018 - 11:00
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?

What are the complications of HIV?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 6, 2018 - 19:00
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here.

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 6, 2018 - 17:00
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs.

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 6, 2018 - 00:00
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here.

PSA levels after prostatectomy

Medical News Today: Prostate News - December 5, 2018 - 21:00
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

PSA levels after prostatectomy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 5, 2018 - 21:00
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - December 5, 2018 - 19:00
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 5, 2018 - 19:00
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 5, 2018 - 17:00
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test.

Does HIV increase cancer risk?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 4, 2018 - 20:00
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However, effective treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing these cancers. Learn more here.

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - December 4, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.

Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 30, 2018 - 17:00
Either reducing glucose supply or altering its metabolism in cancer cells could greatly improve effectiveness of virus-based treatments, a study reveals.

What are the most likely causes of upper back pain?

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - November 29, 2018 - 13:00
Causes of upper back pain include herniated discs, muscle overuse, osteoarthritis, and a pinched nerve. Learn more about these and other reasons for upper back pain, and how to prevent it, here.

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - November 28, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 28, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - November 28, 2018 - 13:00
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here.

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 28, 2018 - 13:00
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here.

Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - November 27, 2018 - 08:00
New research uncovers a mechanism of tumor growth that may explain why some breast cancer tumors are more aggressive than others.

'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 26, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug.

What you need to know about breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - November 26, 2018 - 16:00
Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. But breast cancer is still the most invasive cancer in women. Find out who might have a greater risk, what symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options a person might face. Plus, learn about the types of breast cancer and the stages.