Stacey Mai

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How I overcame my fears and saved my life from cancer

I had ignored it for weeks, thinking maybe it would clear up on it’s own. I’d been feeling a pressure in my groin for a month, and when I examined myself, there it was, a slightly elevated bump the width of a pencil eraser on my testicle. But the bump kept growing. The truth is, I was embarrassed. …

Three hits to fight lung cancer

In experimental models of lung cancer, researchers show that a combo of 2 drugs plus radiation could make a subset of treatment-resistant lung …

Cancer

Sugar found in ketchup and Coke linked to breast cancer

Researchers find high-sugar Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer<p>A common sugar found in drinks such as Coke and food like ketchup, cereal bars and biscuits could be driving breast cancer, scientists warn.<p>The high-sugar Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and the …

Eight Milestones Of 2015 In The War On Cancer

Fourteen the 45 novel drugs that hit the market in 2015 were approved by the U.S. Food & Drug administration to treat cancer—offering new hope for patients battling multiple myeloma, colon cancer, thyroid cancer and many other forms of the disease. It was a good year for pharma companies working in …

What Is Needed After Breast Cancer Surgery

For any woman facing breast cancer surgery, you have a team of great medical professionals to handle all of your medical needs. Hopefully, you will also have lots of support from family and friends to take care of the cooking and cleaning and chauffeuring duties as well as arrangement for travel to …

Cooking Through Cancer

What we eat directly affects how we feel—especially true for those going through the various stages of cancer treatment. When you’re encountering …

Wellness

Cervical cancer - Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis<p>Pap test<p>Screening<p>Cervical cancer that is detected early is more likely to be treated successfully. Most guidelines suggest that women begin …

For Cancer Patients, Eating Right Is Part of the Therapy

Having cancer changes everything, including how people eat.<p>I’m sitting in the cafe at the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eating a raisin that Kenny Wagoner, executive chef, offers me. It tastes good, like a regular raisin. He then asks me to chew on some <i>gymnema</i> …

Scientists root out the 'bad seeds' of liver cancer

USC researchers have discovered the Achilles heel of hepatocellular carcinoma, a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide<p>Researchers have found the …

Treatment plan for pancreatic cancer unique to each individual

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> How do doctors determine whether or not chemotherapy or surgery is appropriate for treating pancreatic cancer? Why do some people …

Cancer

Why approving new cancer drugs isn’t always a good idea

Just over five years ago, Gardiner Harris wrote a profile of Dr. Richard Pazdur for the New York Times. Pazdur was—and still is—the man in charge of …

Volume 22 Issue 1, January 2016

• Previous Issue |<br>• Volume 22 |<br>• Next Issue<p>Dickey <i>et al</i>. (p 37) report a role for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPAR-δ) dysfunction in …

Neuroscience

Gene that stops tumors may spread colorectal cancer

A gene that is known to suppress the growth and spread of many types of cancer has the opposite effect in some forms of colorectal cancer.<p>The …

Cancer

There's Not Enough Proof That Cancer Screening Works, Researchers Say

The next time you see a message that urges you to get cancer screening because it “saves lives,” you might want to consider this.<p>In an analysis …

Cancer

Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, ahead of heart disease

Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.<p>Nationwide, heart disease is still the leading cause of death, just ahead of cancer. While death rates for both have been falling for nearly 25 years, heart disease has …

A startup that wants to change the way we test for cancer just raised nearly $100 million

A startup that wants to make cancer testing as simple as taking a blood test just raised nearly $100 million.<p>Guardant Health, a Redwood City-based cancer diagnostics company, said it's completed a series D funding round led by OrbiMed. The healthcare-investment firm is joined by Silicon Valley …

Could CT scans cause cancer?

Jean Hanvik decided that enough was enough. When a painful intestinal inflammation flared in 2014, the 55-year-old benefits communications consultant balked at her doctor's recommendation that she undergo another abdominal CT scan — her fourth in eight years.<p>"I'd just read about how abdominal CTs …