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  • Biosensors and Your Health

    Michael Snyder, PhD, was on a flight to Norway when he noticed some of his health stats weren’t normal. Several biosensors showed his heart rate and temperature were up. His blood oxygen levels were down. At the time, he was taking part in a study about the potential roles of biosensors in managing health. Snyder, […]

  • New Tests and Treatments for Childhood Cancer

    When doctors found a mass on the kidney of Heather Garnett’s son, they wasted no time starting his care. “His tumor had ruptured, so they wanted to get it out quickly. They found it on a Tuesday and had the surgery right away on Thursday,” says Garnett, an account manager and 39-year-old mother of three […]

  • How to Manage Your Emotions During Chemotherapy

    If you’re starting chemotherapy, you may already know about the effects on your body, like nausea and fatigue. But are you prepared for the emotional changes that may come along with treatment? “They can be hard to predict,” says Susan Englander, a clinical social worker at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Over the course […]

  • Hugh Jackman Urges Followers to Wear Sunscreen After Skin Cancer Scare

    In a recent Instagram post, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman opened up about his treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. He posted a photo with his post-op bandage covering his nose and captioned it, “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks […]

  • Insights on Tumor Growth Lead to New Treatments

    Recent discoveries that shed light on how tumors grow are giving doctors new tools to fight cancer. It’s just the beginning and there’s a long way to go, experts say, but they’re hopeful about the future of cancer treatment. The Role of Genes in Cancer In 2003, scientists completed the Human Genome Project, which gives […]

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options

    Getting the right treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor (NET) starts with a little fact-finding. The most important thing you need to figure out is where the disease started and if it’s spread to a new spot. If your tumor is small and is growing slowly, you may not need treatment. If you have to take […]

  • Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

    Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can be hard on your body. Fortunately, making healthy food choices can help you feel better and speed your recovery. Choose Healthy Foods “When you’re being treated for cancer, it’s important to avoid extreme diets that may leave you short on key nutrients,” says Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, director […]

  • Tests May Bring New Wave of Cancer Detection

    March 28, 2017 — Detecting cancer may be getting easier. New kinds of tests that promise to be less invasive are beginning to exit the lab and enter the market — with more under development. By using blood, urine, and saliva, researchers hope these new tests may reduce the need for often painful, risky biopsies, […]

  • ASCO Conference Highlights 2017

    One of the biggest cancer conferences of the year–The American Society of Clinical Oncology–is underway in Chicago. Here’s what’s making news: Patients with advanced cancer that has spread to their spine can suffer from pain, numbness, tingling, and difficulty walking. A new study shows that a single dose of radiation may help to ease those […]

  • Browned Toast, Potatoes May Raise Cancer Odds

    Jan. 23, 2017 – Toast and potatoes should be cooked to a golden color, not browned, to reduce our intake of a chemical that may increase the chance of having cancer, say U.K. government scientists. Acrylamide is not deliberately added to food. It is a natural byproduct of the cooking process. “Acrylamide is a natural […]

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