Yahoo News: Cancer

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:06
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."

Cancer’s most controversial surgery

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:19
Today, about 60 percent of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer choose to undergo lumpectomy surgery followed by radiation as their course of treatment.

Midlife fitness may lower risk of some cancers later

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:52
“Among the men who developed cancer, those who were more fit at middle age had a lower risk of dying from all the three cancers studied, as well as cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr. Susan G. Lakoski of the University of Vermont in Colchester. “Even a small improvement in fitness (by 1 MET) made a significant difference in survival - reducing the risks of dying from cancer and ...

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:50
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."

TV documentary probes mysteries, treatments, advances in cancer

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:24
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - For documentary maker Ken Burns the film "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" has a special significance because the multiple Emmy award-winner's mother died of the disease when he was a boy. Burns was 11 years old when she lost her battle with cancer, an event he said robbed him of his childhood. Directed by Barak Goodman ("Scottsboro: An American ...

Sidney Farber and Lifting the Shame of Cancer

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:38
The idea seemed unthinkable: Inject children who are already gravely ill with a potent poison in an attempt to make them better. In 1947, a leukemia diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. It could kill a healthy child in just a few months.

VBL Therapeutics' brain cancer drug succeeds in mid-stage study

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:21
(Reuters) - Israel-based VBL Therapeutics said a mid-stage study of its experimental brain cancer drug met the main goal of increasing overall survival. The company said its drug, VBL-111, significantly improved overall survival when used in combination with Roche AG's cancer treatment, Avastin. VBL is also testing VBL-111 as a treatment for thyroid cancer and ovarian cancer. VBL Therapeutics is ...

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:54
All of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. In 1997, I had a great career, a wonderful husband and two beautiful young daughters, who were 5 and 1. In an instant, everything changed. That’s what cancer does, it changes everything in an instant.

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:24
A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the woman, who lived at the end of the 6th Pharaonic Dynasty, showed "an extraordinary deterioration". "The study of her remains shows the typical destructive ...

Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:18
It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said Tuesday. Carriers like the Hollywood star, who has had the surgery two years after a selective double mastectomy, face a "sky-high" risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, said Per Hall, an ...

Cancer patients want more info about CT risks

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:17
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - Some cancer patients would like more information on the health risks of their radiology tests, a new study found. “Before completing this study, I believed I understood what patients may wish to know and how to provide that information to them,” said Dr. Raymond Thornton, the study’s lead author from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City ...

Jolie: Movie star, champion in fight against cancer

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:59
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie once again became the world's most visible symbol in the battle against cancer, undergoing surgery last week to prevent an aggressive form of the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and aunt. Just two years after undergoing a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer, Jolie, 39, has again put a spotlight on women's health, undergoing removal ...

Angelina Jolie Removes Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes After Cancer Scare

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:46
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has undergone another preventive surgery in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, the 39-year-old actress – who lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease – has shared that she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a blood test showed markers that could be a sign of early cancer.

Angelina Jolie Removes Ovaries

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:46
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has undergone another preventive surgery in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, the 39-year-old actress – who lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease – has shared that she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a blood test showed markers that could be a sign of early cancer.

Angelina Jolie Removes Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes After Cancer Scare

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:46
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has undergone another preventive surgery in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, the 39-year-old actress – who lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease – has shared that she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a blood test showed markers that could be a sign of early cancer.

Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:10
LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:48
Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago. The actress, who has lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease, said she had the procedure last week after results from a blood test raised fears that she may be in the early stages of ...

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:33
(Reuters) - Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at the age of 56. The announcement in a New York Times column printed on Tuesday came nearly two years after the rights campaigner and mother-of-six had a double mastectomy after hearing she had also inherited a high ...

MOM WITH BREAST CANCER DOES NOT NEED SHIELDING FROM LIFE

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:01
DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years. Our children, 15 and 16, understand her disease, but don't really have a sense of how much longer we all have together.Recently we went out to dinner, and the kids started talking about my retirement plans and their college plans. Later that night, my wife told me how sad ...

Years later, stress training pays off for cancer patients

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:56
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - Eleven years later, women who took a stress management course after being diagnosed with breast cancer were still reaping the benefits of the training. Depression is common during cancer treatment and afterward, said senior author Michael H. Antoni of the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. Cognitive behavioral stress management techniques “such ...

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