Daily Oncology News Alerts

Cancer Survivor Numbers Triple From 40 Years Ago: Report (9/17/2014) - About 1 in 22 Americans is a cancer survivor, triple the percentage seen 40 years ago, according to a report that suggests science may be slowly catching up with the deadly disease. About 14.5 million people in the U.S. have outlasted cancer or lived with a malignancy for more than five years, according to a […]
Senators Push for Research into Prostate Cancer (9/17/2014) - Two U.S. senators have proposed a bill to support research into prostate cancer, calling for “a national strategy to combat prostate cancer.” Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) have introduced the National Prostate Cancer Council Act, which would establish a body made up of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts. It would coordinate […]
6 Causes Of Cancer That Can Be Prevented (9/17/2014) - One in 22 people is a cancer survivor in the U.S., according to a new report. The report, released today (Sept. 16) by the American Association for Cancer Research, takes a look at the current state of cancer in our country, from available treatments, to the latest breakthroughs in research, to how cancer survival has […]
‘The Silent Killer’ Group Raises Ovarian Cancer Awareness in GR (9/16/2014) - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — People in West Michigan who are affected by ovarian cancer spent Sunday raising awareness at the John Ball Zoo. It was the second annual run/walk in Grand Rapids, with women currently fighting ovarian cancer also taking part in the activities. Organizer Drew Parker said that ovarian cancer has seen few breakthroughs […]
What Not to Eat: Alcohol and Breast Cancer (9/16/2014) - Does consuming alcohol boost your risk of breast cancer? “Alcohol is related to both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer,” says Walter Willett, chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. “And the more you drink, the higher your risk.” Drinking over more of your life also matters. “Women who started drinking […]
Drug Pricing: A New Prescription (9/15/2014) - What would happen if a company invented a drug that, taken once, cured a major disease like diabetes or Alzheimer’s, which affect millions of Americans? The answer: Our health care system could not afford it, even if the drug were priced extremely reasonably by today’s standards (say, $20,000). That’s the sad realization from the ongoing […]
Should You Get Cancer Screenings? (9/15/2014) - Doctors Recommend Weighing Pros and Cons Does the risk of overdiagnosis mean people should stop getting cancer screenings? Doctors on both sides of the debate increasingly say patients should weigh all the pros and cons—including their health, age, family history and tolerance for uncertainty—and decide for themselves. That may sound obvious, but the concept of […]
Some Cancer Experts See ‘Overdiagnosis,’ Question Emphasis on Early Detection (9/15/2014) - Debate Among Doctors Looks at Whether Zealous Screening Leads to Overtreatment Early detection has long been seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against cancer. But some experts now see it as double-edged sword. While it’s clear that early-stage cancers are more treatable than late-stage ones, some leading cancer experts say that zealous screening […]