Colon cancer screening: Weighing the options

Colon cancer screening: Weighing the optionsColon cancer screening is an important part of routine health care. If you’re not sure which colon cancer screening test is best for you, ask yourself these questions.By Mayo Clinic Staff If your doctor has recommended colon cancer screening, you might be able to choose from various colon cancer screening…Continue Reading

Ending Cancer Treatment Marks the Beginning of a Long, Challenging Health Journey

A look at what issues can linger, from fatigue to anxiety. Getty Images The final day of treatment or the moment a scan shows no signs of disease are joyful major milestones for patients battling with cancer. But unfortunately, they rarely signify the end of cancer-related health issues. The emotional and physical impacts of cancer…Continue Reading

Transgender Cancer Patients May Not Realize Treatment Can Interact With Their Hormone Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender cancer patients often were not told of potential interactions between cancer treatment and gender-affirming hormone therapy, a case series reveals. “We found few patients had documentation of conversations regarding how cancer care may affect their prior, ongoing, or future gender-affirming care,” Dr. Daphne Haas-Kogan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital…Continue Reading

Cancer: Dismantling the web of death

Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably, which could lead to tumor growth. In addition to radiation therapy, cancer is often combated with chemotherapy: The chemicals administered affect various biochemical processes of the body, especially of the cancer cells ensuring that a tumor can no longer grow and slowly dies. Chemotherapy, however, is…Continue Reading

Cancer survivors: Reconnecting with loved ones after treatment

Cancer survivors: Reconnecting with loved ones after treatmentFriends and family provide an important circle of support for cancer survivors. Learn how to nurture relationships so that you can avoid common problems.By Mayo Clinic Staff Your friends and family love you and are worried about you — but they sometimes have strange ways of showing it.…Continue Reading

Personalized cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease

Patients receiving care for advanced cancer at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health were more likely to survive or experience a longer period without their disease progressing if they received personalized cancer therapy, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers. Led by Razelle Kurzrock, MD, director of the Center for…Continue Reading

Poor parts of UK have 20,000 more cancer cases each year than rich areas, report finds

The UK has 20,000 more cancer cases each year in low-income areas than in the wealthiest parts of the country, according to a new report by Cancer Research UK. The charity called on Boris Johnson’s government to address long-standing health inequalities and the “widening gap” between rich and poor areas when it comes to cancer…Continue Reading