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Egg Consumption Linked to Lethal Prostate Cancer Risk

image Men who consume three eggs a week are at an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, warn experts. The researchers found that men who consume more than two and a half eggs on a weekly basis were up to 81 per cent more likely to be killed by the disease, the Daily Mail reported. They suggested the damage might be done by the large amounts of cholesterol or choline - a nutrient that help cells to function properly - that are found in eggs. The team at the H...
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Many are Unaware About Important Updates on Diet and Cancer

image New research has revealed that many do not update themeslves on the current developments about cancer and often hold on to 50-year-old ideas. On the positive side, however, the vast majority of people now believe cancer is curable. Experts at the University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals carried out the research to assess patients' beliefs about the causes of cancer, which was funded by the Leicestershire-based charity Hope Against Cancer. The study, ...
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Prostate Cancer – New Finding

image Levels of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) could allow for a more precise prognosis for prostate cancer, suggests study published in ICancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers (and) Prevention/I. The researchers evaluated men with localized prostate cancer diagnosed following a surgical procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Of these men, 228 died of prostate cancer and 387 were diagnosed with prostate cancer, but were still alive after 10 years. Those with PIN were 89 ...
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How Attitudes Affect Cancer Screening Rates

image Results of a new study show how certain attitudes affect cancer screening rates. Even if health care is free, colorectal cancer screening rates among those without financial means are still low, and results of a new study suggest that may be due to an idea psychologists call cancer fatalism. Anne Miles, Ph.D., a lecturer in psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, said those who felt that the cancer screenings wouldn''t help, or they were going to die of cancer anyw...
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Gardasil Appears More Cost-Effective Than Cervarix

image A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that Merck's cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, was more cost effective than the popularly used Cervarix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK). The Department of Health in Britain had picked Cervarix as the cheaper option to be made available through NHS. According to the list price posted by NHS, Cervarix costs the service around 80.50 per dose compared to Gardasil's price tag of 88.50 per dose. However the new ...
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Vegetables To Combat Colorectal Cancer

image Vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli could help combat colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the EMAmerican Dietetic Association. /EMThe impact, though, might vary depending on where the cancer originates. Researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) found that brassica vegetables (sprouts and the like) impacts positively in the case of cancers of proximal and...
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Expectant Mothers Suffering Cancer can Heave a Sigh of Relief

image A recent insight may provide a sense of relief to expectant mothers who are victims of cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy. Chemotherapy during pregnancy is safe for children and does not cause abortions or premature deliveries, researchers said. Babies that completed full-term, born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy, enjoyed normal health and intelligence. Often, doctors induce delivery following cancer diagnosis in the expectant mother so that trea...
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Research Says Unequal Access to Cancer Care can No Longer be Tolerated

image It goes without saying that cancer is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and its economic burden grows year by year. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability, excluding direct medical costs, was estimated to be US (Dollor) 895 billion. An expert report from The ILancet Oncology/I Commission [1], a group of some of the world's leading cancer specialists, from patient advocates to economists and healthcare professional...
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16 New Genes Linked With Breast Cancer Prognosis Identified

image 16 new genes that provide better prognostic information about breast cancer have been identified by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre. The discovery brings them one step closer to being able to better predict which patients have the best chance of surviving breast cancer. The researchers looked at 61 genes involved in iron regulation to see how many of them were related to breast cancer prognosis and found that almost half were. They next...
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Prostate Cancer Patients Can Expect Less Harmful Rectal Side Effects From IMRT Than 3D-CRT

image Men with localized prostate cancer treated with a newer technology, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), have more than a quarter (26 percent) fewer late bowel and rectal side effects and a statistically improved lower dose of radiation to the bladder and rectum, compared to those who undergo 3D-CRT, according to a randomized study presented at the plenary session October 3, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
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