Cancer

This app can help spot signs of skin cancer just by taking a photo

The SkinVision app photographs, analyzes and tracks changes in moles to help detect signs of skin cancer.

Skin Cancer

Using the pill can protect women from certain cancers 'for up to 30 years'

From data compiled over 44 years, researchers found women were protected from bowel, endometrial and ovarian cancer by taking the contraceptive pill<p>Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years after they stopped taking it, according to …

Ovarian Cancer

FDA Agrees With WHO, Links Breast Implants To Rare Cancer. How Worried Should Women Be?

The Food and Drug Administration has received nine reports of women dying of a rare blood cancer years after getting breast implants, according to information the agency released Tuesday.<p>The FDA says it now agrees with the World Health Organization that such cases are linked to the breast implants …

Breast Cancer

New Reports May Help Men Choose Prostate Cancer Treatment

Once diagnosed with prostate cancer, men often face a difficult decision of choosing the best treatment. Should they have surgery, radiation or simply watch to see if the disease spreads?<p>Two new studies give doctors and patients the clearest information yet about the possible adverse effects of …

Prostate Cancer

Losing Obamacare Could Kill Me

Jennifer England was a 39-year-old mom and small business owner when she got a shocking diagnosis. Now she's worried that her life is on the line again.<p>First you need to know why I needed Obamacare to begin with. Back in 2009, I worked as a manager for Starbucks and had great medical benefits. But …

Health Care

It's Not An Old Man's Disease: A Young Widow's Cautionary Tale This Colon Cancer Awareness Month

“He won. Jim won. He was at peace and without pain. Our sons came in and he took two more breaths and he was gone. My heart is aching and shattered. But love lasts forever.” Catherine Gainey wrote these words on the evening of January 11th, 2016, after losing her husband at the age of 34. He was …

Colon Cancer

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage …

Environment

Dreaded colonoscopy prep could get easier — and more delicious

In a sense, children have had it better than grown-ups when it comes to patient-friendly care. They get to take flavored medications and at least one vaccine (oral polio) that is needle-free, with more probably on the way. Moreover, kids probably also still get the occasional lollipop (or stickers) …

Health

Erytech Looks To Pancreatic Cancer Data For Uplift

The French company Erytech (OTC:EYRYY) is offering a novel approach to cancer treatment with Graspa, a red blood cell-encapsulated version of the …

Pancreatic Cancer

You Should Fill Up Your Plate With These Foods If You’ve Ever Smoked

Protect your lungs by loading up on these nutrients<p>If you’ve ever smoked, you might want to pay extra close attention to your diet if you want to protect your lungs. That’s because eating a good amount of foods high in plant pigments called carotenoids—which provide the bright orange, red, or …

Lung Cancer

Cancer Prevention, Occurrence And Treatment: A Game Of Probabilities

<i>“The Prevent-Cancer Diet!” “A New Molecular Target for Treating Pancreatic Cancer!”</i><p>We are constantly bombarded with media announcements of miraculous breakthroughs, giving the false impression that cancer is well on the way to being eliminated as a serious threat, but non-experts–including most …

Opinion

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>Thuy Truong thought her aching back was just a pulled muscle from working out. But then came a high fever that wouldn't go away during a visit to Vietnam. When a friend insisted Truong, …

Personalized Medicine

Womb Cancer: Symptoms And Treatment For 'The Fourth Most Common Cancer Among UK Women'

'Rates of womb cancer are set to double by 2030.'<p>On Wednesday, news broke that women who carry extra weight around the waist have an increased risk of developing womb cancer.<p>A study found that for every 0.1 unit increase in the ratio between a woman’s waist and hip, the risk of developing the …

Pregnancy

Myths about ovarian cancer you need to stop believing

It's time to take action against ovarian cancer<p>Every March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and research charity Ovarian Cancer Action is …

Ovarian Cancer

3 Stocks at 52-Week Highs Still Worth Buying

With the broader markets hovering around their all-time highs at the moment,the idea of buying individual stocks that are at or close to their 52-week highs may not sound all that appealing. Stocks with the richest valuations, after all, are likely to be the hardest hit in the event of a marketwide …

Investing

Will Array Biopharma's Melanoma Drugs Keep the Stock Soaring?

A setback this week illustrates the challenges, but Array still has plenty of opportunity.<p>Success in trials of new drugs for metastatic melanoma …

Melanoma

Colon cancer rates rising in adults in 20s and 30s

Sarah DeBord was 24 when she first noticed blood in her stool. She saw a gastroenterologist who did a procedure called a flexible sigmoidoscopy to examine her lower colon and rectum, then gave her a diagnosis of hemorrhoids.<p>“I don’t see any hemorrhoids, but that’s probably what it is,” DeBord …

Colorectal Cancer

The Women We Forget When We Talk About 'Defunding' Planned Parenthood

"I probably would not have lived...had Planned Parenthood not been there."<p>In 1970, Carol Corbin was a nervous, newly sexually active 19-year-old when she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to get birth control for the first time. Instead she left with orders to get a tumor on her ovary looked at …

Women's Rights

Moleculin Leukemia Drug Gets Orphan Status (MBRX)

Moleculin Biotech Inc. (MBRX) announced that its leukemia drug candidate, Annamycin (also called Liposomal Annamycin), secured Orphan Drug …

Leukemia

Halozyme: Exploring The Potential Of PEGPH20

PEGPH20 has great potential in Hyaluronan (HA) positive Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.<p>There are ongoing and upcoming trials of PEGPH20.<p>The market …

Pancreatic Cancer

FDA says breast implants have possible link to rare form of cancer

There are new concerns about the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S.: breast augmentation. The FDA is investigating a possible link between certain breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare and potentially fatal cancer. NBC’s Morgan Radford reports for TODAY

Jason Day withdraws from event, reveals his mother is battling lung cancer

Defending WGC match play champion Jason Day withdrew from the event Wednesday just six holes into his opening match against Pat Perez. While many …

Golf

There's an Easy Way to Calculate Your Cancer Risk

While it's difficult to figure out just what triggers many cases of cancer, doctors know that certain health habits can increase your chances of …

Lifestyle

Why flu shots fail even when the match is right

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?<p>The …

Immunotherapy

The little known side effect of chemotherapy that no-one talks about

For people with cancer, having it treated often brings with it a range of side effects which can be extremely debilitating.<p>Patients undergoing …

Lifestyle

Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday after six holes to be with his mother when she has lung cancer surgery.<p>Day says his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and was told she had 12 …

Golf

Chelsea Handler, Gabrielle Union Highlight Planned Parenthood’s Cancer-Fighting Work as Non-Profit Faces Cuts

As Planned Parenthood faces the loss of federal funding under the House Republicans’ proposed plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, celebrities …

Gabrielle Union

​Spider Venom Injections May Protect Your Brain

​Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news<p><i>Every day, an</i><i>estimated</i><i>6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries</i> …

Diabetes

Mum's death from cancer could have been caused when she was a child at asbestos-filled school

A mum's death from cancer may have been sealed when she was a pupil at an asbestos-filled school, an inquest heard.<p>Artist Claire Hughes, 42, died …

This cancer survivor has been collecting ‘Bald Buddies’ to try and normalise being bald

Losing your hair can be one of the most traumatic elements of undergoing cancer treatment.<p>On top of feeling awful, you no longer look like …

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