March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer

Who should get genetic for breast cancer genes? Ms. G. is a 40-year-old woman with two small children. Like most women, she is concerned about her chances of developing breast cancer. She asks her doctor about her risks. Although breast cancer is a worry for most women, Ms. G. is

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March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Social Struggles Linger for Many Young Cancer Survivors

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many teen and young adult cancer survivors face social struggles, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 140 U.S. cancer patients who were 14 to 39 years old at the time of diagnosis. Patients answered questions when they learned

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Early Bone Cancer Symptoms

Early Bone Cancer Symptoms Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship.

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March 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment appears to extend the lives of older patients with brain cancer, new research finds. Latest Cancer News The study involved more than 560 older patients with glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain cancer in adults. The average age

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March 15, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests. The research indicated that people who were overweight in their 20s had a 60

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March 15, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than half of older American women with early breast cancer may get more radiation therapy than needed, which significantly boosts medical costs, a new study indicates. Analyzing 2011 data on breast cancer patients, researchers estimated

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