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Skin cancer may predict future cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 10, 2018 - 10:00
A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body.

Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 10, 2018 - 07:00
Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 8, 2018 - 15:00
Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health?

Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 8, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen.

What are the most curable cancers?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

What are the most curable cancers?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

What are the health benefits of goji berries?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 11:00
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.

New compounds 'put cancer cells into a permanent sleep'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a new class of compounds able to 'put cancer cells to sleep,' thus halting tumor growth.

New drug may improve liver cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 6, 2018 - 07:00
Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is fast growing, has poor survival rates, and has inefficient current treatments. Can they be improved?

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 2, 2018 - 14:00
New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets.

'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 2, 2018 - 07:00
Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.

Cellular mechanism may change cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 16:00
A newly discovered cellular mechanism could change our understanding of how cancer cells spread, paving the way for new treatments.

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 15:00
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers.

Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What's the link?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 13:00
Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 12:00
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.

Can coffee cause cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 10:00
Many people worry that drinking coffee may cause cancer. This is because roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a substance that experts classify as a probable carcinogen. However, there are also claims that drinking coffee may prevent certain types of cancer. Here, we examine the link between coffee and cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2018 - 10:00
Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound.

What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 30, 2018 - 18:00
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here.