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Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare – but aggressive – cancer that often remains undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. Although there are no clear-cut ways of identifying pancreatic cancer, recognizing possible symptoms can aid in diagnosis of the disease.

Overcoming the Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis can be very overwhelming and can cause a lot of emotions. This article can help you understand the best ways to cope.

Nutrition & Regular Activity Boosts Colorectal Cancer Survival Rates

Colon cancer patients who follow the American Cancer Society's Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors upon diagnosis saw improved disease-free survival and overall survival, according to a recent publication in the journal JAMA Oncology.

Limiting Alcohol Consumption May Boost Life Expectancy

Limiting alcohol intake to one drink a day may increase longevity, according to a large international study that recently appeared in The Lancet medical journal.

Coffee and Cancer: Is there really a risk?

Does drinking coffee really increase your cancer risk? Most research says no.

Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk Factors & Screening Options

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It's important to know the signs, symptoms, and screening options for colorectal cancers.

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.

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.

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