Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer and Family History

Researchers in Milan, Italy have recently published their research in the Annals of Oncology. The study followed  some 12,000 patients with cancer at different sites in the body including bowel, pancreatic, liver, breast, ovarian, cervical and prostate cancer.   The patients were compared with approximately 11,000 people without the disease. Researchers collected specific information on the [...]

Cancer Misdiagnosis Common

Sources: Best Doctors and the National Coalition on Health Care Joint Study; American Journal of Medicine; BMJ Quality and Saftey Cancer is diagnosed more commonly than most physicians, themselves are aware.  A series of recently published studies indicate a misdiagnosis rate from 15% to 28% of the time. There are a number of reasons cited by [...]

Skin Cancer, Aspirin Cuts Risk?

Source: Cancer (online Journal, March 11, 2013); American Cancer Society ASPIRIN  is one of the most widely used medications in the world, with an estimated 40,000 tons of it being consumed each year.  In countries where Aspirin is a registered trademark owned by Bayer, the generic term is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). Plant extracts, including willow [...]

Childhood Cancers Increasing!

Sources: National Cancer Institute; US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) ON AVERAGE 1 to 2 out of every 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with some form of cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age.  Over the past 20 years, [...]

Pancreatic Cancer Continues to Rise

Sources: National Cancer Institute; National Institutes for Health PANCREATIC cancer will kill 38,460 of the 45,220 people who are diagnosed with it in 2013 in the US.  Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas. Also called exocrine cancer.  The pancreas makes pancreatic juices. These [...]

Breast Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Cancer Death for Women

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MAJOR findings contained in the most current comprehensive report of cancer statistics, compiled in the United states reveals that Breast Cancer is still a leading killer of women.  The three most common cancers with which women continue to be diagnosed are: 1. Breast cancer (123.1 per [...]

Quiting Smoking Relieves Anxiety.

Sources: The British Journal of Psychiatry; BBC Health News Notwithstanding the belief that smoking can relieve stress, a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has found that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious than their smoking peers. Researchers found a "significant" decrease in anxiety levels among the 68 smokers who had quit after [...]

Liver Cancer May Not Be Your Primary Cancer

Sources: National Cancer Institute; American Cancer Society; PUBMED THE LIVER is one of the largest organs in the body. It has four lobes and fills the upper right side of the abdomen inside the rib cage. Among it's important functions are: Filtering harmful substances from the blood;  Making bile to help digest fats from food; and, [...]

Future Gene Therapy for Prostate Cancer?

Source:  ScienceDaily; R. L. Vinall, J. Q. Chen, N. E. Hubbard, S. S. Sulaimon, M. M. Shen, R. W. DeVere White, A. D. Borowsky. Initiation of prostate cancer in mice by Tp53R270H, 2012 Researchers from University of California Davis, have found that a genetic mutation may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer.   [...]

Re-thinking Chemotherapy.

Source:  Medical News Today; Science journal Chemotherapy used to be a very blunt instrument.  The chemicals used in chemotherapy were originally developed for destruction of human life of the battlefields of World Wars (ie. Mustard gas).  This is once of the reasons why chemotherapy causes injuries to other organs, damaging symptoms such as hair loss, [...]