Kcancer Cancer Update

  • Why certain diets may increase your cancer risk
    on January 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    If you were privy to the great bacon freakout of 2015, you know that eating processed meat — including hot dogs, bacon, and lunch meats — seems to slightly increase a person's risk of colorectal cancer, according to a World Health Organization review of the available research. Now a new study, ... […]

  • Breast and ovarian cancer: All woman over 30 'should be tested for gene mutations'
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Actress Angelina Jolie has previously revealed she carries the "faulty" BRCA 1 gene, which sharply increases the risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. In 2013 the actress had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer. Researchers believe a ... […]

  • Radioactive Cancer-Causing Gas Discovered in Elementary School in Kansas City And Parents ...
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The EPA warns that the odorless, colorless gas can undermine air quality to the point of causing lung cancer. The radon emits radiation that can damage cells in the body, according to The American Cancer Society. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be traced to soil and rock breaking down. […]

  • 16-year-old leukemia survivor raising $84000 for cancer research
    on January 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    As a young boy, Mabry loved Transformers, and he got a new Transformer toy every time he went for a cancer treatment. Family vacations during that time were courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation and other organizations that provide support for children with life-threatening medical conditions. […]

  • Lung Cancer Screening
    on January 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Kentucky has one of the highest incidences of lung cancer in the country, killing more people in our commonwealth than the next 8 cancers combined. […]

  • 'Alaskan Bush People' star cancer-free after being given 3 percent chance to live
    on January 18, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    21 after several months of painful radiation and chemotherapy treatments that forced her family to move from their home in Alaska to Southern California. At her worst, Brown reportedly dropped to a dangerous 77 pounds. The outlet reports that all signs of her cancer, which had at one point spread to her ... […]

  • Researchers find a way to 'starve' cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    "Cancer cells exhibit unique metabolic demands that distinguish them biologically from otherwise healthy cells," said Charles Manning, Ph.D., scientific director of the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes and the paper's corresponding author. "The metabolic specificity of cancer cells affords us rich ... […]

  • Sex After Cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:52 am

    At diagnosis, quite a few cancer patients spy Eros rushing out the door. I know I did. For some, eroticism vanishes during or after treatment. Anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure, can afflict both men and women with cancer. We often get more help from one another than from the medical specialists ... […]

  • The global burden of cancer in young adults
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality across all age groups in both developed and transitioning countries. Although substantial research on cancer in children and older age groups has been undertaken, the burden of cancer among young adults (20-39 years) has rarely been studied in ... […]

  • Child in heartbreaking hospital photo with her grandfather dies of cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    A little girl who went viral in a photo last week has died from cancer. Five-year-old Braylynn Lawhon from Pensacola, Florida sadly died from the most deadly form of brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), for which there is no cure and no survival rate. A picture of Lawhon went viral last ... […]

  • How do I talk to people about having cancer?
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

    When you're diagnosed with cancer, it can be challenging to tell others. Here are some tips to help you talk about cancer with those closest to you. […]

  • Newlywed with late-stage cancer hopes to crowdfund her honeymoon
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:22 am

    CINCINNATI -- Even after the proposal, the acceptance and the selection of a dress, Ashley Morrow-Rodriguez wasn't sure she would be getting married. It wasn't a question of wanting it. She and her fiancée, Lionel Rodriguez, had been together for 12 years. It was a question of making it to the day. […]

  • Five cancer-preventing foods to get in your diet
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

    In 2020 – now only two years away – it's estimated that almost one in every two Britons (47pc) who die will have had a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. And the rate of diagnosis is rising – in 2010 it was 44pc, and in 1992 it was 32pc. If the trend continues, it will soon be fair to say that the majority of us ... […]

  • Girl, 5, survives cancer only to be killed by driverless car that hit her at school gates
    on January 18, 2018 at 8:35 am

    But as he lay recovering in his hospital bed he was given the devastating news that his little girl's organs were failing. She died on Monday night after suffering internal bleeding. Emotional Amilcar is quoted as saying: “She was a very special girl – she had problems before, she had cancer – but she was ... […]

  • Anti-aging proteins may treat diabetes, obesity, and cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 8:15 am

    The scientists, from Yale University in New Haven, CT, believe that their findings have implications for the future treatment of many conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. There are two proteins in the Klotho family: alpha and beta. Both are receptors that sit on the membranes of ... […]

  • How gum disease could lead to cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 8:15 am

    They noted that Treponema denticola and some gastrointestinal cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, share an enzyme: Treponema denticola chymotrypsin-like proteinase (Td-CTLP). This enzyme, which was observed in certain cancerous tumors, is typically found in the mouth and acts as the main ... […]

  • 5-year-old who survived cancer dies after being hit by car in Toronto
    on January 18, 2018 at 6:45 am

    TORONTO: She bravely beat cancer when she was three years old, but was taken from her family just a couple of years later in a "freak accident" outside her kindergarten. Five-year-old Camila Torcato and her father were about to get in their car to go home from St Raphael Catholic School at about ... […]

  • Polyol pathway links glucose metabolism to the aggressiveness of cancer cells
    on January 18, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Polyol pathway links glucose metabolism to the aggressiveness of cancer cells. Annemarie Schwab, Aarif Siddiqui, Maria Eleni Vazakidou, Francesca Napoli, Martin Böttcher, Bianca Menchicchi, Umar Raza, Özge Saatci, Angela M Krebs, Fulvia Ferrazzi, Ida Rapa, Katja Dettmer-Wilde, Maximilian J ... […]

  • Free workshop explains cancer
    on January 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Gilda's Club Quad-Cities, 1234 E. River Drive, Davenport, will host “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What do I tell the kids?” workshop for those impacted by cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 6 - 8 p.m. Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome. Dinner is included. To register ... […]

  • Screening all women over 30 for cancer could lead to 64000 fewer breast cancers, study reveals
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Either mutation makes women up to 22-times more likely to develop ovarian cancer and 6-times more likely to develop breast cancer over their lifetime. Now researchers say screening all women aged over 30 could result in 17,000 fewer ovarian cancers and 64,000 fewer breast cancers. […]


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