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Boy, six, is diagnosed with testicular cancer

Boy, six, is diagnosed with testicular cancer after his mother noticed one of his testicles was bigger than the other in the bath Jake Barksby, from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with the disease on June 4 Figures show only eight children under the age of nine are diagnosed each year His 35-year-old mother saw that one […]

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Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer

Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer – but others may cut rectal cancer risks, study suggests About 70 percent of an 11.3 million-person study group had taken antibiotics  71.5% of those who got bowel cancer had taken antibiotics, compared to 69 % of people who didn’t develop the disease  Penicillins had […]

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Novel combination of drugs may overcome drug-resistant cancer cells

Cancer cells can adapt and develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs, making it difficult to eradicate tumors. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests that a combination of three drugs, including a new class of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase inhibitors, could overcome cross-therapy resistance. The results of the study are published today in […]

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Hairdressers are willing to help customers detect skin cancers

(Reuters Health) – Most hair stylists at salons and barber shops may be interested in getting trained to detect skin cancers on the scalp, face and neck, researchers say. Since hairdressers see a customer’s head and neck skin up close and regularly, they’re able to look for unusual spots or changes that could be melanoma, […]

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Substituting poultry for red meat may reduce breast cancer risk

Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. The findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer. For the study, investigators analyzed information on consumption of different types of meat and meat cooking practices from […]

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Blood test detects if breast cancer will return a YEAR before scans

Pioneering blood test can detect if breast cancer will return almost a YEAR before secondary tumours appear on hospital scans The pioneering ‘liquid biopsy’ is almost 80 per cent accurate, tests have found It analyses a patient’s blood for DNA fragments released by their own tumours  Charities have praised the ‘extremely exciting’ results of the […]

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Does a vegan diet really starve cancer? Experts say no

Does a vegan diet REALLY starve cancer? New study claims meat proteins feed tumors in mice – but experts say it’s not that simple for humans A new Duke University study in mice found that diets that cut out a protein in meat called methionine deprived their tumors of food and stopped growth  Similar diets […]

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New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps: Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining

More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage lesions, known as polyps, is the best way to prevent colon cancer from developing. To reduce the risk of tearing the colon […]