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FDA Approval of At-Home Genetic Testing for Cancer

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new at-home test kit designed to identify genetic mutations that could raise the risk of developing breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. But many in the healthcare world have concerns about how individuals will interpret the results of these at-home tests.

Understanding more about the duration of adjuvant hormonal therapy in breast cancer

A new study shows that 7 years may be maximum time for adjuvant hormonal therapy for some breast cancer patients, in particular post-menopausal women.

Does processed food increase your cancer risk?

Many studies have shown a strong link between a diet high in processed foods and increased risk of certain cancers. However, the reasons for this increased risk are still under review.

Dental Health May Impact Your Heart Health

Your oral health is vitally important to your overall health and well-being. Gum disease, caused by lack of proper dental care, has been linked to chronic inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Mini Tumors Predict Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment

British researchers are using mini tumors to test the effectiveness of cancer therapies in the hope the new technique could provide faster results and help identify the most effective treatment for the individual patient.

What is breast density, and how does it impact cancer risk?

“I’ve been told I have dense breast tissue. What does this mean?” This is one of the most common questions my patients ask me. Breast density - and perhaps more importantly, the ramifications of having dense breast tissue - can be confusing topics for both patients and providers. But understanding the concept of breast density is very important, because your breast density may influence your individual breast cancer screening plan.

Does working nights increase your risk of cancer?

Night shift workers are at a higher risk for developing certain cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases linked to sleep cycle disturbance.

The Impact of Low Levels of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for your body - it keeps your bones and teeth healthy, reduces inflammation, and even fights off infection. But nearly 75 percent of people in the United States suffer from a vitamin D deficiency.

How 3-D Printing Technology Could Advance Cancer Treatment

Rapidly evolving technology means we no longer live, work or even practice medicine the way we did in past decades. From electronic medical records to telehealth, technology has taken the medical field by storm and cancer care is no exception. One example of technology that is making an impact in the field of cancer care is 3-D printing.

Reducing Risk of Heart Disease during Breast Cancer Treatment with Proton Therapy

A recent statement from the American Heart Association warned that some breast cancer treatments can cause heart disease. This news understandably triggered many questions and concerns for breast cancer survivors. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, such as proton therapy, that will protect your heart and other critical organs from damage during breast cancer treatment.

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