: ' Cancer'

Study: Eating Meat and Cheese as Deadly as Smoking

That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in [...]

Controlling Your Life During and After Cancer

By Dr. Stewart Fleishman Many of us take great pride in controlling our lives, or at least the parts of our daily life that we can control. Our access to information online or through other media [...]

Genes Can Predict Chemotherapy Pain

By Richard Lenti Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is not only painful – it’s hard to predict — affecting up to 40 percent of cancer patients who undergo treatment.  But now researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they [...]

Karen Black Takes Cancer Battle Online

By Richard Lenti Actress Karen Black’s online fundraising efforts to help pay for her upcoming cancer treatment has been an overwhelming success. Less than two weeks after launching an online campaign on the website GoFundMe.com, the [...]

Drug Shortages Costly to Cancer Patients

By Richard Lenti A chronic shortage of cancer drugs is having a severe impact on patients, forcing many to overpay for scarce drugs and delay getting treatment, according to a physicians group. In a survey of [...]

Antidepressant Relieves Mouth Pain from Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that a drug used to fight depression may also help alleviate the pain from mouth sores caused by cancer treatments. The results of a new study found that an [...]

Study Finds Multivitamins Reduce Cancer in Older Men

More than a third of Americans use them, making the multivitamin the nation’s favorite dietary supplement.  And though the jury is still out on their actual health benefits, the results of a new study show a [...]

Touch Therapy Helps Reduce Pain

A mother’s touch is sometimes all it takes to quiet a crying child. And touch is also proving effective at relieving pain, stress and nausea from cancer. A new study by the University of Kentucky’s Markey [...]

Marijuana Spray Proves Effective as Cancer Pain Treatment

A mouth spray containing cannabinoids is effective in reducing pain in cancer patients who are still in pain despite using opioid medicines, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pain. The oral mucosal [...]

Studies Find Link Between Opioids And Cancer

Addiction, nausea, constipation and respiratory depression aren’t the only health risks associated with opioid use. You can add cancer to the list. Two new studies have found the painkilling drugs may stimulate the growth and spread [...]