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Most breast cancer patients satisfied ‘going flat’ after mastectomy

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Jan 05, 2021 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A mastectomy can be a life-changing decision for women dealing with or at high-risk for breast cancer. While many women opt for breast reconstruction, a new study finds more women are “going flat” after surgery. Researchers from UCLA say although most of these women are happy with their choice, nearly a quarter…

Breast Cancer Risk Lower For Women Living Near Urban Green Spaces

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Jan 19, 2019 … BARCELONA — Many studies tout the benefits of living near city parks and foliage-filled areas, and now research shows it can be especially beneficial to women. A study by Spanish researchers found that the risk of developing breast cancer in women was lower for those who lived closer to urban green spaces than others. Researchers…

Study: Tiny Bubbles In Our Bodies Could Be Used To Deliver Cancer-Fighting Drugs

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Oct 04, 2019 … Microscopic bubbles prove capable of carrying, activating drugs to tumors in mice. Scientists say this new approach to cancer treatment may even be more effective than chemotherapy. EAST LANSING, Mich. — The medical community is constantly searching for new and better ways to prevent, treat, and beat cancer in all of its forms. Now, researchers from…

Ringing The ‘Cancer Bell’ Can Do More Harm Than Good For Patients, Study Finds

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Jan 31, 2020 … LOS ANGELES — Since 1996, it’s been common for cancer clinics to ring a celebratory bell whenever a patient successfully beats cancer and ends their treatment plan. In fact, according to a 2018 report, in 51 out of 62 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, ringing the cancer bell is a routine practice. This ritual is intended…

Common antidepressant Zoloft stops cancer cell growth in animal experiments

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Nov 19, 2020 … LEUVEN, Belgium — In advanced forms of cancer, malignant cells can grow and spread at a rapid pace. A new study finds an existing antidepressant which has been proven safe for patients can also cut this growth rate down. Researchers in Belgium say sertraline, commonly sold as Zoloft, has inhibited the growth of cancer cells…

Study: Dogs Detect Lung Cancer In Blood With Stunning 97% Accuracy

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Jun 20, 2019 … CHICAGO — Oncologists looking for highly-accurate, but not highly-expensive methods to diagnose lung cancer in patients may need not look any further than their local dog breeder community. That’s because a new study finds that beagles are capable of successfully detecting the disease by scent, a major breakthrough in identifying the specific biomarkers of the disease. Researchers…

Highly-Processed Foods Linked To Cancer, Study Finds

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Sep 01, 2018 … LONDON — Processed foods have been known to raise the risk for certain health problems, but a recent study by French and Brazilian scientists shows possible links between highly-processed foods and cancer. The researchers warn that consumption of these ultra-processed foods “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades.” Examples of the processed…

Study: Medicaid expansion has improved early cancer detection for low-income Americans

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Jul 06, 2020 … CLEVELAND — Today, low-income Americans have a much better chance of detecting cancer early on than in the past. Why? According to a new study, the answer to that question is the recent expansion of Medicaid coverage. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was introduced, expanding Medicaid coverage for U.S. adults with incomes up to 138%…

Cellular ‘death by iron’ may be promising new cancer treatment, scientists say

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Dec 03, 2020 … NEW YORK — There are few positives when it comes to the subject of cancer in general, but there’s actually a “silver lining,” so to speak, within cancer’s own biology. The very same characteristics that allow cancer cells to grow and spread also create opportunities to sabotage and combat cancer. According to researchers at Sloan Kettering,…

Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer In Blood With Near-Perfect Accuracy, Study Finds

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Apr 09, 2019 … ORLANDO, Fla. — Detecting cancer as early as possible is paramount to a successful treatment, and now scientists say that man’s best friend may be paramount to accurate, early detection. A new study finds that dogs can sniff out cancer in blood with almost 97 percent accuracy. Researchers from BioScentDx, a private health care company…

New Blood Test In Development Capable Of Detecting 20+ Types Of Cancer

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Oct 03, 2019 … BOSTON — Detecting cancer early on can make all the difference in treating the disease. That’s why a new cancer-detecting blood test, while only in the developmental stage, has already made waves in the medical community. Researchers with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston say trial runs of their new test have illustrated its ability to…

Breakthrough Study: Virus Injected Into Blood Attacks Brain Cancer, Stimulates Immune System

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Jan 11, 2018 … WEST YORKSHIRE, England — Scientists may have made a major breakthrough in treating — and potentially defeating — cancerous brain tumors by injecting patients with a virus that actually stimulates the immune system. Researchers at the University of Leeds conducted a study on nine patients battling fast-growing gliomas, which are aggressive tumors that are tough to…