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Two new kidney cancer drugs 'work'

<b>Two new therapies for hard to treat advanced kidney cancer could change treatment of the disease, say experts at the European Cancer Congress.</b><p>Both drugs increased survival in trials which are also published in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>One drug takes the brakes off the immune system while …

What Women Ages 35-44 Need to Know about Cervical Cancer

This is one case in which ignorance is definitely not bliss.<p>Even if you consider yourself an expert on your lady parts, you probably didn't know that more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. every year and about one-third of those women die from the disease. Scary, …

Cancer

Unhealthy Lifestyle Accounts For More Than Half A Million Cancer Cases, UK Study Finds

Unhealthy lifestyle is to blame for at least 600,000 cancers in the United Kingdom in the last five years, according to a shocking finding by Cancer …

Cervical Cancer is Preventable

4,000<p>More than 4,000 women die of cervical cancer each year.<p>93%<p>As many as 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV (human …

8 Million Women Are Missing Out On This MAJOR Health Test

Are you one of them?<p>You probably think you’ve been screened for cervical cancer. After all, that’s what a pap smear is for, right? But the CDC just released a startling new report: 10 percent of American women (aged 21-65) say they haven’t been screened for cervical cancer in the last five …

Cancer

Are CT scans for lung cancer worth the cost? - Futurity

Using CT scans to screen older smokers for lung cancer may be more cost-effective than doing nothing at all. But only if certain assumptions prove …

Cancer

Collateral Damage: How A Cancer Diagnosis Hurts Employment And Finances

Two new studies examine work-related and financial setbacks experienced by cancer survivors. Both were presented at the recent Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in Boston. While preliminary, the findings add to the growing perception that collateral damage – side effects of a cancer diagnosis, …

Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

In life you may come across a strong, bold, beautiful and courageous woman. One who inspires, motivates and has a zeal for life. These three extraordinary women are inspiring to me, women in general and to breast cancer patients/survivors. In the midst of their darkest hours, these women decided to …

How the American Cancer Society Fights Lung Cancer

We're working to answer the critical questions about lung cancer: What causes it? How can it be prevented, detected, and treated successfully? How …

Screening For Multiple Cancers May Soon Be Possible, Finds UK Study

Scientists are hoping to develop a screening test for multiple cancer types from the 800 biomarkers identified in the blood of cancer patients.<p>The …