Saturday, May 25, 2019

New guidelines call for more intense exercise for cancer patients

CANCER DIGEST – May 25, 2019 – People under treatment for cancer have long been advised to take it slow and easy in terms of exercise, but new guidelines are recommending a personalized exercise program including high-intensity workouts to achieve the best outcome for their treatments.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Study finds diet can reduce risk of dying of breast cancer

CANCER DIGEST – May 19, 2019 – Eating a low-fat diet reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, a new analysis of data from a Women’s Health Initiative study shows.

The study of 20,000 women who were randomly assigned to one of two groups shows that among the women who were in the low-fat, more fruits, vegetables and grains group has a 21 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer compared to the group who consumed their usual diets.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sunscreen lotions don't block vitamin D synthesis

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CANCER DIGEST – May 11, 2019 – You know that sun screen blocks harmful UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, but does it also block the production of vitamin D stimulated by sunshine? 

That’s the question researchers at King’s College London asked. Their findings appear in the May 8, 2019 issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tumor left after ovarian cancer surgery makes significant difference in survival

CANCER DIGEST – May 4, 2019 – Ovarian cancer patients whose surgeries are able to remove all of the cancer before undergoing a combination chemotherapy survived an average of a little more than 8 years, a new study shows.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Lung cancer risks in never smokers under recognized

Air pollution is an overlooked  risk factor for lung cancer 
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CANCER DIGEST – April 27, 2019 – About 30,000 Americans who have never smoked die of lung cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society

Now a group of British respiratory therapists and public health experts are calling for greater recognition of lung cancer in never-smokers.