North Texas Cancer Center at WiseJoined: February 24th, 2016
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4 Lifestyle Choices Can Make Cancer More Survivable: Study
An estimated 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancers other than skin in the coming year. While early detection and improved treatment methods have combined to make many forms of the disease much more survivable, there are other factors that may play a role in survivability. A recent study sheds light on the importance of healthy lifestyle choice...
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Secondary Cancer a Real Concern for Breast, Thyroid Cancer Survivors
As early detection and treatment protocols for cancer continue to improve and survivorship numbers rise, it is becoming clearer that a clean bill of health following treatment doesn’t necessarily mean patients are truly out of the woods. Secondary cancers have become an increasing concern for many survivors with one study showing they’ve grown to...
thyroid cancer, cancer survivors, secondary malignancies, shedding light, survivors, secondary, cancer - Posted by txcancercenter - Posted 3 Years Ago
Steps Women Can Take to Avoid Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates more than 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in the coming year. More than 40,000 American women will die from the disease. While risks for this disease may be linked to factors beyond a woman’s control, a new study suggests that even those with strong familial ties t...
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Breakthrough May Help Stop Metastasizing Cancer In Its Tracks
It’s long been established that cancer has the ability to spread from its main source to other points in the body where it also grows and thrives. Often quite distant from its initial site, metastasized cancer is considered especially perilous because it may prove resistant to standard treatment. While researchers have theorized about the mechanisms th...
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African-American Women May be at Higher Risk for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
More than 230,000 American are likely to face a diagnosis of breast cancer in the coming year. Thanks to early screening and a diversity of treatment options, many of those women will find their prognosis rather positive. Some, however, will learn their cancer is more aggressive and may pose a greater risk. Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the tumor t...
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Mammography Plays Critical Role in Saving Lives
More than 230,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. An estimated 40,000 die from this disease that is largely treatable when detected in its earliest phases. That is precisely why recent reports casting doubt on the importance of mammography are so terribly troubling to many healthcare professionals. While it is true that no...
breast cancer, over diagnosis, too harsh, healthcare providers, cancer, breast, diagnosis - Posted by txcancercenter - Posted 4 Years Ago
New Immunotherapy Drugs Helping Some, But Not Others
Patients with certain forms of cancer may soon find their doctors recommending the use of immunotherapy drugs as part of their overall treatment program. Research is showing that the drugs work tremendously well on their own in place of grueling chemotherapy for some, but not all patients. The outcomes for some patients have been so positive, in fact, that c...
immunotherapy drugs, lung cancer, side effects, immune system, patients, immunotherapy, drugs - Posted by txcancercenter - Posted 4 Years Ago
Cancer Survivors More Likely to Take Medicine for Depression, Anxiety: Study
Beating cancer is a great personal victory that thousands of Americans are able to claim on any given day. This status, however, doesn’t come without its own share of potential worries. After all, just because cancer has been beaten doesn’t mean it won’t return. What’s more, some cancer treatments can leave patients feeling changed wi...
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Understanding Risk Factors Can Make a Difference in Melanoma Detection
Each year an estimated 76,380 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma. Some 10,000 die from the disease annually. A new study, however, is helping shape a protocol that may someday save lives through the use of tailored screening protocols meant to target those at the highest risk.Melanoma is a type of skin cancer is that known to strike both men and women a...
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IBM Joins Fight Against Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in the coming year. In fact, it is believed that 1 in 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will contract cancer in one form or another over the course of their lifetimes. Ensuring the best possible outcomes in these cases calls for up-to-date, relevant and often patient-specific ...
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