Tag Archives: Cancer

Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

Breast Cancer Rates Fell When Regular Hormone Therapy Decreased

Breast cancer rates dropped by half in tandem with the discontinuation of hormone replacement therapy, according to a study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was reported in the Telegraph in the United Kingdom. The Telegraph said: “Dr Prithwish De, of the Canadian Cancer Society, and colleagues, found that… Read More »

Cancer symptoms: Signs the deadly disease is multiplying in the large bowel – full list

If cancer is diagnosed, treatment will depend on whether it’s colon or rectal cancer, and the stage of the cancer. The main treatment options for colon cancer are surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery In the early stages of colon cancer, the surgeon can remove the cancer from the bowel along a border of healthy tissue; this… Read More »

An emerging treatment option for men with recurring prostate cancer after radiation therapy

Prostate cancer is often a multifocal disease, meaning that several tumors can be present in different parts of gland at the same time. Not all of these tumors are equally problematic, however. And it’s increasingly thought that the tumor with the most aggressive features — called the index lesion — dictates how a man’s cancer… Read More »

Marlboro maker Altria asks FDA to spread the word that nicotine doesn’t cause cancer

A Marlboro cigarette. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Marlboro parent Altria is asking the Food and Drug Administration to help it spread the word that nicotine doesn’t cause cancer. CNBC on Thursday obtained a copy of a letter Altria sent to the FDA asking the agency to help get the message out about… Read More »