There’s some good news in the battle against cancer: The overall rate of death from the disease declined about 20 percent between 1980 and 2014, a new study says.
Several research studies suggest that our four-legged friends may be able to help our health in even more life-saving ways: by picking up the scent of chemical compounds present in melanoma and cancers of the prostate, bladder, lung and breast.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you might think about quitting smoking and wonder, “Why bother?” Here are three good reasons that may surprise you.
How you can give some of your time and experience to change the lives of current and future lung cancer patients.
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One question cancer patients often ask is “What can I do to help myself fight this cancer?” This question, this essential human need to take control and not simply let cancer do what it pleases to your body, is rarely addressed by physicians. A cancer specialist offers advice.
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If you are 50 or older, you probably know you need regular screenings to prevent colon cancer. But did you know that some people need screenings much earlier in life? For people with Lynch syndrome, the most common genetic cause of colorectal cancer, the risk starts as early as age 25. Fortunately, knowing if you … Read More
What do a new and improved artificial heart, a “bionic” knee and a magnetic tool for detecting cancer have in common? They’re all in the works — and they’re all poised to reshape treatment. Below are eight examples of medical problems with high-tech solutions, from Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”104″ … Read More