Rheta Mankin

Rheta Mankin

Joined: July 2nd, 2015
Articles Posted: 18


Fertility and Cancer: It?s a Concern for Men, Too
When cancer is the diagnosis, helping people win their battles is generally the top priority. Thanks to advances in the medical arena, more and more people are living years after this diagnosis is handed down. Quality of life issues, however, also play a role in determining treatment options. Treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can have long-term...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

Acrylamide in Food May Increase Cancer Risk
While the jury remains out on the potential link between acrylamide and cancer in humans, researchers have found this chemical does increase cancer risks in rodents. With that in mind, people who want to take steps to lower their cancer risks may find limiting exposure to this chemical, sometimes found in food, is a good step to take.Acrylamide is a chemical...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 4 Years Ago

Healthcare Professionals Want Red, Processed Meat Consumption Guidelines
An estimated 95,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Another 40,000 or so face a positive diagnosis of rectal cancer. Combined the two forms of the disease are responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths. Curbing the numbers associated with colorectal cancer is the aim of a push to get better dietary guidelines put into place in relation to the ...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

Older Cancer Patients Won?t Necessarily Refuse Treatment, Study Finds
Facing down rigorous cancer treatments at any age is not an eventuality anyone would relish. For older patients, the difficulties and complications can be especially overwhelming. Despite the rigors, however, researchers are finding that popular belief is incorrect in regard to cancer treatment and older patients. They are no more likely to refuse potentiall...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 4 Years Ago

Radiation May Help Enhance Lifespan in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Enhancing the life expectancy for men with advanced stage prostate cancer is the aim of a recent study conducted in the United Kingdom. While hormone therapy is often the main treatment protocol in these cases, the use of radiotherapy in addition to hormone is soundly showing itself to be beneficial. Researchers are finding, in fact, that combining these two...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 4 Years Ago

Congress Called to Act on Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage
Nearly 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. An estimated 50,000 people die from this largely preventable condition annually. Colonoscopies, when performed on a regular basis, enable doctors to detect and treat polyps that may someday lead to this type of cancer. Unfortunately, many people avoid this routine scr...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

New Gene Mutations Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a rare form of the disease, but it is an especially deadly one. With only an estimated 22,000 new cases reported annually in the United States, this form of cancer doesn’t get the recognition others might. Even so, some 14,000 women die from the disease each year. Overall, the lifetime risk of a woman getting this form of cancer is ab...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

Researchers Find Way To Trick Immune Cells To Make Radiation More Effective
An estimated 50 percent of all Americans who live to the age of 65 or beyond will face a positive diagnosis of skin cancer at some point in their lifetimes. While many will find that surgical removal of damaged cells is enough to treat the condition, some will be diagnosed with more aggressive or advanced cases of the disease. When that happens radiation may...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

Tobacco and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination for the Esophagus
Esophageal cancer isn’t one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of the disease in the United States, but it’s among the deadliest. The American Cancer Society estimates just under 17,000 men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with this form of cancer in the coming year. More than 15,000 will die from the cause. Considering its loca...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 3 Years Ago

New Treatment May Offer Help For High-Risk Children?s Cancer Patients
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in infants younger than age 1 in the United States. About 700 new cases are diagnosed annually with nearly 90 percent of all patients receiving diagnosis by the age of 5. The five-year survival rate for some risk groups is quite high, but those in the highest risk category only have about a 40...
Posted by Southlake - Posted 4 Years Ago

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