New Study Looks at Cancer “Alarm” Symptoms

People ignoring potential cancer symptoms

A new study has taken a look at the number of people who attribute cancer symptoms to another less dangerous illness. By attributing the symptoms to a less dangerous illness, cancer diagnosis is delayed. The study, entitled “Attributions of Cancer ‘Alarm’ Symptoms in a Community Sample“, looked at potential cancer symptoms experienced by 1,724 people […]

Cancer Death Stirs up Euthanasia Debate

Brittany Maynard Euthanasia

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer, took her own life on Saturday. Maynard had pledged to take her own life 4 weeks ago. She took her life with euthanasia drugs legally available in Oregon for people with a terminal illness. Maynard vowed to end her life before the cancer symptoms reduced her […]

New Technology to Test For Cancer With a Single Drop of Blood

Miriam, microRNA cancer detection device

A simple 3-D printed device my be leading the way in cancer detection in the coming decades. “Miriam” is a device that can detect the presence of several different cancer from a single drop of blood. The best part is that the device only costs $500 to make! Currently, most forms of cancer detection are […]

How Scientists Used Shrimp to Help Detect Cancer

Mantis shrimp cancer detection

It seems like a strange concept, using the biological advantages that a sea shrimp has to create tools for detecting cancer. But that is just what researchers at the University of Queensland are looking into. The mantis shrimp has a unique ability that allows it to detect polarized light. The ability allows it to better […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The year is moving incredibly quickly and we are almost up to September. The American Cancer Society has reminded us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) aims to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. Breast Cancer continues to be one of the most […]

New Biomarker Discovered for Breast Cancer

p66ShcA Biomarker for Breast Cancer

Researchers have discovered a protein which may be able to act as a biomarker for the most dangerous forms of breast cancer. The protein p66ShcA, has higher expression levels in metastatic breast cancers. By detecting this protein, doctors will be able to determine if the breast cancer has started to spread. The research was published […]

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid gland is a large endocrine gland found in the neck below the thyroid cartilage that forms the adams apple. The gland controls how rapidly the body uses energy, how the body responds to hormones and it makes proteins. The thyroid gland does these things by producing thyroid hormones including triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine […]

Stomach Cancer Signs & Symptoms

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is responsible for nearly a million deaths each year and is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Unfortunately because the symptoms are often confused with other illnesses, the diagnosis of stomach cancer is sometimes delayed, leading to patients presenting with stomach cancer that has progressed to an advanced stage. Prognosis is […]

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is the 8th most common cancer in the United States. As the name implies, it is a form of cancer that affects women’s ovaries and it affects mostly older women. Women have 2 ovaries – small organs which make eggs and secrete hormones. Symptoms and Risk Factors It is a form of cancer […]

What is Mesothelioma?


Mesothelioma is one of the rarest types of cancer that has unfortunately become more common in the past few decades. This type of cancer affects the mesothelium, which is a protective coating that lines the internal organs. The illness has been more common in recent decades because one of the primary causes for this disease […]