Cancer

Quality of life after breast reconstruction

Quality of life after breast reconstruction

After a mastectomy, women who underwent autologous breast reconstruction, reported greater psychosocial and sexual well-being than those who chose implant-based reconstruction, according to a...
Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness...
How much sun is good for our health?

How much sun is good for our health?

Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and...
How does penis length change after prostate cancer surgery

How does penis length change after prostate cancer surgery?

Many patients who have their prostate glands removed as a treatment for prostate cancer complain of shortening in the length of the penis. A new...
How to check your moles for signs of skin cancer

How to check your moles for signs of skin cancer

When is a mole not just a mole? The question can be a concern for many people, especially during the summer months when we are...
Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Diet is believed to play a role in cancer risk. Current research shows that an estimated 30% of cancers could be prevented through nutritional...
Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living...
Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Regular low doses of aspirin for at least six years was associated with a modestly reduced overall risk for cancer, primarily due to a...
Just One Alcoholic Drink a Day Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American...
Blood test spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Blood test spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed...