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What to expect with bladder removal surgery

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 31, 2018 - 16:00
Bladder removal surgery or cystectomy is a procedure to remove the urinary bladder. It is commonly used to treat bladder cancer or other pelvic tumors. A person should go into surgery knowing what to expect, during and after the procedure, including recovery times, outlook, and the effect on quality of life afterward.

What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 31, 2018 - 16:00
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 31, 2018 - 15:00
In a study investigating how an acidic environment influences tumor growth, researchers find that baking soda might be the key to improving immunotherapy.

Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer

Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth.

Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 31, 2018 - 07:00
Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth.

What can cause a testicle lump?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 30, 2018 - 20:00
Lumps and swellings in the testicle are typically harmless, although some can be a sign of testicular cancer. Regular self-exams can help spot the early signs of testicular cancer. In this article, we look at how to do a self-examination, and when to see a doctor. We also cover causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 30, 2018 - 16:00
Could a long noncoding RNA that has a role in androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer be a treatment target that does not lead to resistance?

Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 30, 2018 - 16:00
Could a long noncoding RNA that has a role in androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer be a treatment target that does not lead to resistance?

One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 29, 2018 - 16:00
One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells.

What are the symptoms of cancer of the spleen?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 29, 2018 - 12:00
The job of the spleen is to filter toxins in the blood and keep infections at bay. Cancer of the spleen usually occurs when another type of cancer spreads. Symptoms include an enlarged spleen and pain in the abdomen. Learn more about the causes, how doctors diagnose it, and treatment options for spleen cancer here.

Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 29, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists have designed a way to reprogram viruses. They have trained them to attack cancerous cells but leave healthy tissue unscathed.

How should you prepare for a colonoscopy?

Preparation is important before a colonoscopy. Eating particular foods and stopping certain medications can help doctors to get as clear a view of the colon as possible. In this article, we look at the steps that people should take before having a colonoscopy, along with what to expect during the procedure.

How should you prepare for a colonoscopy?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 25, 2018 - 19:00
Preparation is important before a colonoscopy. Eating particular foods and stopping certain medications can help doctors to get as clear a view of the colon as possible. In this article, we look at the steps that people should take before having a colonoscopy, along with what to expect during the procedure.

Letter from the Editor: Onward and upward

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 25, 2018 - 15:00
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals what articles piqued your interest in May. And, of course, there is mention of a certain wedding.

Gut bacteria control cancer immunity in the liver

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 25, 2018 - 14:00
Scientists discover that a Clostridium gut microbe species blocks the liver's immune response to primary and metastatic tumors by altering bile acids.

Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook

New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.

Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 25, 2018 - 07:00
New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.

Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 24, 2018 - 19:00
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.

Carcinogens in BBQ smoke absorbed more by skin than lungs

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 24, 2018 - 14:00
A new study examines how carcinogens enter our bodies when exposed to fumes from a barbecue. They find that more enter through our skin than our lungs.

Can BPH cause kidney failure?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 23, 2018 - 19:00
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.