Surgery associated with better survival for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer

Patients with advanced laryngeal cancer appear to have better survival if they are treated with surgery than nonsurgical chemoradiation. Approximately 11,000 to 13,000 cases of laryngeal cancer are diagnosed each year and squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the vast majority of these tumors. Prior to 1991, total surgical removal of the larynx with postoperative radiation … Continue reading Surgery associated with better survival for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer

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Scientists map risk of premature menopause after cancer treatment

Women treated for the cancer Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different treatments. The findings, set out in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, are based on the experience of more than 2,000 young women in England and Wales … Continue reading Scientists map risk of premature menopause after cancer treatment

14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing experience. It can be hard to handle the news at first, and even harder to know how to proceed, no matter your prognosis. While everyone’s journey is unique, knowing that others before you have been through something similar can give you the strength and inspiration you need … Continue reading 14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Aspirin may slow recurrence in breast cancer patients

New findings published today in the journal Cancer Research reveal that some postmenopausal overweight breast cancer patients who use common anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates. Researchers from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas … Continue reading Aspirin may slow recurrence in breast cancer patients

Injected bacteria shrink tumors in rats, dogs and humans

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. noyvi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. In its natural form, C. novyi is found in the soil and, in certain cases, can cause tissue-damaging infection in cattle, sheep … Continue reading Injected bacteria shrink tumors in rats, dogs and humans

Pancreatic survival rates at standstill for 4 decades

Long-term survival from pancreatic cancer has failed to improve in 40 years – with the outlook remaining the lowest of the 21 most common cancers, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK. Today just over three per cent of pancreatic cancer patients survive for at least five years, only a fraction more than the … Continue reading Pancreatic survival rates at standstill for 4 decades

Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors

Chinese-speaking breast cancer survivors are the focus of this study Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston (UH). "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. … Continue reading Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors

Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from ‘tumor-softening’ treatment

Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective. The team from The University of Manchester, funded by the Medical Research Council, found that patients whose bladder tumour had high levels of a protein, called 'HIF-1α', were more likely … Continue reading Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from ‘tumor-softening’ treatment

Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors

Study reveals acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients using drugs to prevent recurrence Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage … Continue reading Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors