National Cancer Institute

Birth control may help prevent some cancers in women

Birth control may help reduce the risk of breast, ovarian and other cancers in women.<p>Findings suggest that women who took oral contraceptives for …

Health

Pap test: Why you should get one

If you're a woman, you may view the Pap test as somewhat of an inconvenience, or even a few minutes of terror. This might put you off from getting …

Cancer

Oral Contraceptives Reduce Risk for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

The long-term use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancers, and the effect is especially evident in smokers, the obese and those who exercise infrequently, a new study found.<p>Earlier studies have demonstrated an association of previous oral contraceptive use with …

Cancer

Fort McHenry: Closed. Courthouse: Open. How a federal government shutdown would affect Maryland

Fort McHenry would close. You could still tour the Naval Academy, but not its museum. If, like two indicted Baltimore police detectives, you are …

Life After a Double Mastectomy at 33

A young, single New York City woman is diagnosed with the genetic mutation that gave her mother breast cancer. After removing her breasts, unanswerable questions about her future loom large.<p>“Why don’t you come to my double mastectomy?” my friend Caitlin Wilterdink asked me.<p>It was her annual fall …

Cancer

Study finds higher death rates in poor neighborhoods

Living in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood is likely to lead to death at an earlier age, especially among African-Americans, new research …

Research

Study devises efficient and economical strategy to screen breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations

A new study published yesterday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that, in comparison with just screening women who are at …

Ovarian Cancer

8 Steps to Cut Cancer Risk by 40 Percent

Few things are as frightening as receiving a cancer diagnosis. But there are healthy habits you can adopt that can cut your risk by up to 40 percent. …

Cancer

Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing Cholesterol

The White House released details about President Donald Trump’s health on Friday after his annual medical exam—and numbers don’t lie. A statement …

Diabetes

Severe Gum Disease Linked To 24 Percent Higher Risk Of Cancer, Tufts Study Finds

Support the news<p>Here's yet another reason to floss, and to end the baffling distinction that health insurers make between our mouths and the rest of …

Research

Here's a Presidential Workout Plan to Help Trump Drop a Few Pounds

We've got the moves to counteract Trump's beloved steaks and taco bowls<p>Donald Trump isn’t fit, but he wants you to know that he’s healthy. After his official physical on Tuesday, his physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson (who also served former President Obama), disclosed the details of Trump’s form. The …

Fitness

When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?

When I went to the imaging center for my regular mammogram last year, the woman behind the desk asked me if I'd like to get a "3-D" mammogram instead of the standard test I'd had in the past.<p>"It's more accurate," she said.<p>What do you say to that? "No, thanks, I'd rather have the test that gets it …

Cancer

10 Ways Pregnancy Affects Your Health Later In Life, For Better Or Worse

Pregnancy is a temporary condition (even though it doesn't always feel that way), but it can have some very permanent consequences — and we're not …

Women's News

Is marijuana a medical miracle? The truth is, we still don't know

What’s the evidence behind medical cannabis? While many attest to its healing powers, research into the full potential has long been legally restricted<p>The movement to legalize medical marijuana has its roots in the 1980s and early 1990s, the worst days of the US Aids epidemic. The disease was a …

Cannabis

What You Need To Know About Marijuana And Breast Cancer

As remarkable as it may seem, there is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of breast cancer …

Cancer

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

Researchers are experimenting with engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables in an effort to pave the way to a more effective weapon against …

Cancer

Dallas Cowboys: Getting back to football: Ex-Cowboy Babe Laufenberg shares son’s cancer battle | SportsDay

All those years his wife, Joan, a retired nurse practitioner whose specialty was pediatric oncology, came home with gut-wrenching stories from her …

Texas

A Gene That 'Causes Cancer' Probably Doesn't Increase Your Chances of Dying From Cancer

Two notorious genetic mutations linked with breast cancer may not impact how long a woman will survive, a new study has found. The paper, which only …

Cancer

FDA approves first drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.The Food and Drug …

Cancer

First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutation

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared the first treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations, which are genetic defects that raise the risk of malignancies.<p>The drug, called Lynparza, already is approved for certain patients with advanced ovarian cancer …

Cancer

The Question To Ask: Are We Doing Better?

Society is getting a (long-overdue) shake-up in terms of being challenged to do better. Calling out patterns of abuse in racism, sexism, class …

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

New research, published in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>, shows how our diet influences the bacteria in our gut, which, in turn, can alter the …

Medicine

Many women uninformed about breast cancer surgery options

(Reuters Health) - - Women with breast cancer often feel rushed to make a decision about surgery, and some of them might benefit from more time and better educational materials to inform their treatment choices, two recent studies suggest.<p>One study surveyed 487 women after they underwent either a …

Cancer

Pancreatic cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 53,000 patients in the U.S. were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016. The pancreas is an organ …

Cancer

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

Researchers are currently exploring the potential of a new drug in the fight against brain cancer. The drug targets the circadian rhythm, or …

Cancer

NIH researchers report first 3-D structure of DHHC enzymes

Finding promises to improve drug design for common forms of cancer<p>The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins--enzymes involved in many …

Biology

New treatments, screening methods dramatically reduce breast cancer deaths

Six groups of researchers, including one from Stanford, collaborated to study the effect of advances in breast cancer screening and treatment on …

Cancer

Understanding Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the eye and makes up around 3 to 4 percent of childhood cancers. It is found most often in young children and babies, …

Cancer

Being Prepared For Medical Crises

The word “rising” is very often associated with our country. Rising economy. Rising world power. Rising prosperity levels and so on. This is …

This Is Why Marijuana Should Be Legal Everywhere

A Gallup poll released on Tuesday reveals that for the first time in history, Americans are more in favor of legalizing marijuana than criminalizing …

Cannabis