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Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer

Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study. The researchers found that hormone therapy plus radiation reduced cancer deaths by nearly 50 percent in men aged 76 to 85 compared to men who only received hormone therapy.

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Men find it harder to come to terms with cancer than women

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new study has found that men find it more difficult to deal with a cancer diagnosis than women, and often adopt a 'stiff upper lip' approach instead of talking openly

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Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital.The findings, published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, confirm a strong link between diabetes and later stage breast cancer at diagnosis for Canadian women.

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Breast Cancer Genes: How Much Risk Do BRCA Mutations Bring?

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but a woman's exact cancer risk may vary greatly depending on exactly how her gene is mutated, or changed from its original form. A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk. “We …

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Childhood cancer survivors face chronic health problems

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Northwestern University ) Childhood cancer survivors have increased, but the majority of those who have survived face chronic health problems, diseases and disability related to treatment, reports a new study. The study is the first to estimate the national prevalence of treatment-related chronic disease among survivors of childhood cancer.

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New study reveals effective treatment program for breast cancer survivors

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 percent of post-treatment breast cancer patients.

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Can fish oil supplement hinder cancer treatment?

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Supplement's effectiveness has long been under scrutiny, and now a new study raises questions about its safety

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'Pay-for-performance' may lead to higher risk for robotic prostate surgery patients

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A 'perverse disincentive' for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out the procedure, concluded a new study. The study, which compared complication rates in hospitals with low volumes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomies to institutions with high volumes of the procedure, suggested that current pay-for …

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Midlife fitness may be a real cancer fighter for men

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

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Study Finds Closed HIPEC Technique May Be Better for Frail Mesothelioma Patients, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study suggests that certain peritoneal mesothelioma patients who undergo heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after surgery may have better outcomes with a closed abdomen technique than an open one. (PRWeb March 25, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12601942.htm

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