0 comments on “Some cancer drugs are helping making tumor cells more stem-like and in turn they may only cancer may grow larger and farther!”

Some cancer drugs are helping making tumor cells more stem-like and in turn they may only cancer may grow larger and farther!

Cancer TreatmentEpigenetic therapies, which target enzymes that alter the genes that are turned on or off in a cell, are of growing interest in oncology as a way to make cancers less aggressive or less malignant.

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“In terms of preventing cancer, Is the door is closed? Do you think there is anything there?”

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

The largest study to test vitamin D and omega-3 pills in healthy adults found they did little to prevent cardiovascular disease, but hinted at benefits for groups including African-Americans.

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In recent years, many Americans have embraced vitamin D and fish oil pills, their enthusiasm fueled by a steady trickle of suggestive research studies linking higher levels of vitamin D with lower rates of cancer and other ills, and fish consumption with reduced heart disease.

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Tobacco was never cool.Is vaping next?

F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

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As part of its campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction, the Food and Drug Administration plans to seek a ban on sales of menthol cigarettes. It’s a measure long sought by health advocates, who said the products were marketed heavily to African-Americans.CreditCreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press
0 comments on “Yoga to Offer Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Patients!”

Yoga to Offer Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Patients!

meditationg452696009_12175201In an earlier ASCO Reading Room article on the pros and cons of exercise for lung cancer patients, Chinese researchers suggested that studies on physical activity in this patient population focus on methods such as Tai Chi and yoga.

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Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Scientific KnowledgeThe World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. can be attributed to lifestyle factors such as body weight, physical activity (or lack thereof), alcohol consumption and/or nutrition.

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Should I be worried if a doctor asks for a bone marrow biopsy?

BMBThe indications, contraindications, technique, and complications of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are to be carefully known by both the patents and the clinicians.

0 comments on “Does a reconstruction plate used for jaw fixation become radioactive after the patient goes through radiation therapy on the head and neck? If yes, does it affect other family members?”

Does a reconstruction plate used for jaw fixation become radioactive after the patient goes through radiation therapy on the head and neck? If yes, does it affect other family members?

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There are types of Reconstructions in head and neck cancers. Also the timing of reconstruction is necessary keeping in mind the therapy that soon follows such reconstructions. what one needs to know?