Sitting and Cancer Risk

Modern man spends a lot of time sitting down, either while relaxing or at work.  Some jobs involve long stretches of sitting down at a desk with little physical activity.  Many people have recreational activities that also involve a lot of sitting — like watching television or using the...

Gene Flaws Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

A new study into breast cancer and race has determined that gene flaws are surprisingly common in black women with breast cancer. The study was one of the first comprehensive race specific studies into breast cancer. Nearly one-fifth of these women have BRCA mutations, a problem most commonly...

Vinegar to Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

In developing countries, many people don’t have a great deal of money for expensive medical tests to check for cancer. This is true in India where many women cannot afford to have a pap smear to check for cervical cancer. However, in a medical breakthrough that took many years to achieve, doctor...

Low Dose CT Scans for Detecting Lung Cancer

Healthday has reported that a new study has found a new way of detecting lung cancer early. The study has found that by using low dose CT scans on high risk patients, lung cancer can be spotted much early than with previous detection methods. CT scans are able to detect anomalies in the lungs earlier...

Bone Cancer Fundamentals

Bone tumors are a neoplastic growth (abnormal growth) of tissue inside your bones. The abnormal growths can be found to be either benign or malignant, so don’t always mean that cancer is present. Bone tumors are placed into two categories, “primary tumors” and “secondary...

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