Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of cells in the tissues of the lungs. If lung cancer is not treated on time, the cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body and ultimately lead to death. This process is known as metastasis. Lung...
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Vitamin D can prevent breast cancer

New studies indicate that maintaining sufficient levels of serum vitamin D can prevent breast cancer. A study conducted by Yin L and colleagues from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany found evidence that vitamin D can prevent cancer. The findings were published in the Sep 2010...
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What Does Cancer Metastasis Mean?

What is Metastasis Metastasis is defined as– “The process by which cancer spreads from the place at which it first arose as a primary tumor to distant locations in the body.” What is Cancer Cancer is a class of diseases in which a cell, or a group of...
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Merck drug shows promise in treating pelvic cancer

Merck drug shows promise in treating pelvic cancer An anti-cancer pill developed by Merck & Co can fight tumors and is safe in combination with palliative radiotherapy for patients with advanced pelvic cancer. The drug, known as vorinostat and available in the United States as Zolinza is a...
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Cancer Risk from Airport Scanners Very Low–Study

A new study indicates that the risk of cancer from airport security scanners is very low. This is because these units emit low radiation levels if operated correctly. The risk of developing cancers from such low radiation levels is very low. The amount of radiation absorbed in a...
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New ways to detect, treat breast cancer

Belgian researchers have reported the most comprehensive analysis yet of the epigenetic modifications present in breast cancer that reveals potentially important new ways to detect and treat the disease. Epigenetics is a term used to describe modifications to the DNA molecule that affect way its code is translated...
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Colon Cancer Prognosis

Colorectal cancer or colon cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum which are part of the large intestine. It can also occur in the appendix. Common symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss and changes in bowel habits. Colon...
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Estrogen-Blocking Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Estrogen and Breast Cancer New studies finds that drugs that block estrogen may reduce the risk of breast cancer for 10 years in women. Postmenopausal women in the studies who took drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), such as tamoxifen, were 38 percent less likely to develop...
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New breast cancer drug discovered

American researchers have found that a new type of treatment for metastatic breast cancer has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic in Florida has presented the results of the drug trastuzumab-DM1 to the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical...
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Oral Cancer–An Overview

Oral Cancer–An Overview The term “oral cancer” includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). It can be life threatening if not properly diagnosed and treated early. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include: – lumps,...
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