Blood Test to Detect Risk of Breast Cancer Being Developed

While strides have been made in detecting breast cancer still 1 in 8 women will get the disease at least once in their lifetime. That’s according to United States Breast Cancer statistics.

It is the most common cancer in women and the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women. Now researchers from University College London are developing a blood test to help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer.
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Regular Aspirin Use May Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

 You’ve probably heard that some doctors recommend taking a daily aspirin to lower risks of heart attacks. Well now a new study says taking a low-dose aspirin could lower the risk for pancreatic cancer
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Study Suggests Nicotine Patch Might Cause Cancer

The nicotine patch has been considered one of the most successful ways to help smokers kick the habit. A new study suggests it may actually cause more harm than good.

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute found that nicotine is a carcinogenic substance that causes thousands of mutations of cells, which is a precursor to cancer.
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Too Much Sitting Tied to Risk for Certain Cancers

When preparing for alarming news one might suggest you sit down to deal with the shock. But in this case you might want to stand.

A new study suggests if you sit a lot you may be at a higher risk for certain cancers. The findings were published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers collected data from 43 studies that looked at the link between sitting and nearly 70,000 cases of cancer.
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Colon Cancer Screening Cost-Effective for Elderly Patients

 

Adults over the age of 75 who have never been screened for colon cancer would benefit from screening according to a new study.

The study authored by Frank van Hees, of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, used data from observational and experimental studies and statistical analysis to determine the risks of colon cancer for groups ranging in age from 76 to 90. The study found that colorectal cancer screening was cost-effective for persons without major health issues up to age 86.
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Four new genes added to the ‘inherited breast cancer’ risk list

Most of us have heard of the abnormal genes inherited in certain breast cancer cases called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Well now researchers have located four more genes that increase the risk of breast cancer when mutated.
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Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the top cancer killer in the United States. A new device may revolutionize the screening process for lung cancer as well as diagnosis. And we know screening can substantially impact survival.
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Second Opinions Common For Athletes

If you’re injured and receive a diagnosis from a medical professional your next step should be to seek a second opinion. Professional athletes do it all the time because an injury can sideline them for the season or potentially ruin a career.
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A Sense of Purpose May Increase Lifespan

We’ve heard that a healthy lifestyle, eating nuts and increasing fiber can help us live longer. Even marriage is supposed to increase lifespan.

Now a new study says having a “purpose in life” could also have an effect on how long we live.  Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada and Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York combined research to publish these findings in the journal of Psychological Science.
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Man’s Best Friend Sniffs Out Cancer

Pet owners know how important their pets are to the family. Well now the medical profession is learning how valuable dogs can be in detecting disease.

We all know dogs have extraordinary sense of smell. Humans have around 5 million olfactory cells in our noses. Dogs have approximately 200 million.
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