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Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - May 29, 2019 - 07:00
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 29, 2019 - 07:00
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.

What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 28, 2019 - 21:00
A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a type of thyroid nodule that appears dark on an ultrasound scan and typically indicates a solid mass rather than a fluid-filled cyst. Thyroid nodules are common and most are harmless. However, they can sometimes develop into thyroid cancer. Learn more here.

Is the acrylamide in coffee harmful to health?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 28, 2019 - 17:00
Coffee products that contain roasted beans contain small amounts of the compound acrylamide. There are concerns that acrylamide may be carcinogenic, but research suggests that coffee is generally safe to drink and may actually protect against a number of cancers and other conditions. Learn more here.

These 5 tropical plants may 'provide anticancer benefits'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 27, 2019 - 07:00
New research examined several plants that people have used to treat cancer since ancient times. The study identified five plants with anticancer benefits.

Should I get checked for cancer?

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - May 24, 2019 - 05:00
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Should I get checked for cancer?

The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Should I get checked for cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 24, 2019 - 05:00
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Different types of nipples

There are many types of nipples, including puffy, hairy, protruding, and inverted. These types are based on appearance and come with no health risks. Learn more about types of nipples here.

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here.

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2019 - 18:00
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here.

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2019 - 15:00
New research analyzing a large dataset suggests there may be a link between sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer, especially in women.

What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2019 - 02:00
Ulcerative colitis (UC) causes inflammation in the digestive system. This may increase the risk of certain cancers. Learn more about the link between UC and cancer, as well as when to see a doctor and how to reduce the risk of cancer, here.

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2019 - 16:00
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals.

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - May 20, 2019 - 15:00
New research shows that a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning detects lung cancer more accurately than radiologists can.

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain.

How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

A new study looks to both humans and mice to understand how some whole grains can help maintain gut health and prevent diabetes and cancer.

Why don't whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 15, 2019 - 10:00
Whales have a minimal risk of developing cancer, despite factors that may lead us to think otherwise. Why is this, and how can this knowledge help us?

Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

After conducting a study in mice, researchers claim to have found 'pivotal evidence' that a common food additive is harmful to gut health.