Tag Archives: Cancer

Cancer symptoms: The first warning sign of nasopharyngeal cancer – a painless swelling

In addition, having a job where you’re regularly exposed to hardwood dust is a risk factor. Having a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, who’s had the condition, also increases your risk of the condition. If you’re worried, the first step to take is to speak to your GP – they will be… Read More »

Cancer survivor creates curly wigs after not being able to find any during chemo

Loading the player… Diane Austin shared with PEOPLE the inspiration behind her hair company, Coils To Locs, and opened up about her journey through cancer and motherhood. Read More: Dr. Jackie urges women to screen for cervical cancer Austin revealed a nervousness to share with her now 23-year-old daughter Paige her cancer diagnosis. At the… Read More »

Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Microfluidic Device to Test Pancreatic Cancer Drugs

Certain varieties of pancreatic cancer exhibit multiple tumor cell subtypes that work, somewhat mysteriously, to quickly become resistant to chemotherapy agents. Researchers at Purdue University have now built a unique microfluidic device that can be used to test a cancer drug on multiple tumor cells subtypes. Using this technology the researchers believe that new drug… Read More »

Pfizer’s Ibrance kisses early breast cancer hopes goodbye with second study failure

After Pfizer’s Ibrance failed a crucial study in HR-positive, HR-negative postsurgery breast cancer patients, the company clung to hope that it could still show a benefit in a high-risk subset of those patients. But new data have officially snuffed out those hopes. There’s “no saving adjuvant for Ibrance,” SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges wrote in… Read More »