Melanoma and Pregnancy

Nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Third-Hand Smoke: DNA Damage Risk for Infants and Toddlers

Third-hand smoke, the gunk that settles on floors, furniture, draperies, and even kids' toys, has the potential to damage DNA. ... read more »

Proliferation Capacity of Human Sperm

Vitrification is a relatively new freezing method commonly used to preserve unfertilized eggs to preserve fertility. Vitrification, unlike other freezing methods, does not produce ice crystals on eggs. ... read more »

Reproductive Breakthrough: Sperm Developed From Cells

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have developed normal sperm from mouse cells. The cells were extracted from the testicles of mice. ... read more »

Communication Barriers Between Oncology Nurses and Testicular Cancer Patients

Nurses are caregivers who provide support and information to patients in a clinical setting. In oncology, support may take on a sensitive note, especially with patients fighting testicular cancer. ... read more »

Cancer Treatment in the Premenopausal Woman

Researchers believe keystone research into ovarian reserve, markers are crucial to the future of reproductive medicine. Thousands of women undergo cancer treatments each year, some of which affects fertility by destroying follicles that play a crucial part in egg maturation and overall fertility. ... read more »

Fertility and Young Male Cancer Patients

Fertility preservation is important to cancer patients, no matter the age, according to a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Parents of young male patients treated for cancer said they would take part in fertility preservation. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment, Pregnancy and Endometrial Cancer

When a young patient is diagnosed with endometrial cancer, fertility may come into question. Women without children may be skeptical about having a hysterectomy before parenting at least one child. ... read more »

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer affecting women today. In fact, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. ... read more »

Consuming Green Veggies While Pregnant May Prevent Cancer

New research from the Linus Pauling Institute gives pregnant women another very good reason to eat their veggies. ... read more »

Freezing Sperm Before Treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Men with a Hodgkin's lymphoma who want to have children after cancer treatment stand a better chance of fatherhood if they have their sperm frozen and stored before beginning treatment. ... read more »

Teen With Cancer Chooses Cryopreservation to Retain Fertility

One day when Hailey was playing with her baby sister, she realized how important it was for her to become a mother herself someday. ... read more »

Gene Manipulation May Overcome Infertility Caused by Cancer Treatments

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have found a way to reverse the damage done to the immature eggs (oocytes) of female mice exposed to radiation. ... read more »

Fertility Preservation for Childhood Cancer Survivors

About 1 in every 500 children is diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 75% of these children beat the disease, but aggressive treatment protocols leave many of these children infertile. ... read more »

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility

New research indicates that chemotherapy has a bigger impact on female fertility than many reports reveal. The new research results could give doctors and patients more appropriate and realistic information on the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fertility. ... read more »

Fertility Questions for Cancer Patients

Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish ... read more »

Absence of DNA-Organizing Protein Affects Male Fertility

A study conducted in 2007 revealed a protein, Chd5, re-organizes the DNA of a cell in a way that stops development of cancerous tumors. ... read more »

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy: No Developmental Problem Risk

Using chemotherapy during pregnancy for the treatment of cancer comes with great concern for the health of the fetus. Researchers have recently completed a study involving a small number of children born after in-utero exposure to chemotherapy. ... read more »

Colon Cancer in Women: Causes and Risk Factors

According to data from the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the US. The good news is that diagnosing colon cancer early can often lead to a cure. ... read more »

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: HER2 Targeted Therapies

In addition to chemotherapy, another systemic treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is HER2 targeted therapy. If your cancer tests positive for HER2 proteins, HER2 targeted therapy is almost always included in the treatment plan. ... read more »

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: Chemotherapy

After the total profile for invasive ductal carcinoma has been determined, including the stage, grade, and hormone receptor status, your treatment team will put together a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate your cancer and, hopefully, prevent its return. ... read more »

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Signs and Symptoms

A carcinoma is any cancer that originates in the tissues covering or lining internal organs. In situ literally means that the cells are located in their original place. The most common form of breast cancer that is non-invasive is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). ... read more »

Low Sperm Count Can Increase Cancer Risk in Men

Researchers have recently found that men who are diagnosed as azoospermic, which is infertility because of an absence of sperm in ejaculate, are more likely to develop cancer at some point in their life. ... read more »

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe During Pregnancy?

Electronic e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is a health danger for pregnant women and developing babies and can damage a developing baby’s brain and lungs. In addition, some of the flavorings used in e-cigarettes may be harmful to a developing fetus. ... read more »

Chemotherapy: A Safe Option During Pregnancy?

As the average age of pregnancy is slowly increasing, so are the rates of pregnant women being diagnosed with various forms of cancer. ... read more »

Childhood Cancer Can Increase Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases. ... read more »

10 Best Superfoods for Men

Ahh, the superfood. According to some reports, superfoods will decrease your risk of cancer, improve overall health, help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight and live a longer, happier life. ... read more »

Introduction to Cervical Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Cervical cancer is a result of abnormal cell growth on the cervix. Fortunately, cervical cancer can often be cured if it is detected early. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer, which include frequent bloating, pain in the pelvis, difficulty eating, and urinary issues, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor. ... read more »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It turns out that hot sauce can add more than just tongue-burning excitement to a meal. Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Sunbathing, Sunscreens, and Sun Exposure During Pregnancy

Sunbathing in pregnancy may not be a good idea because the increased hormones of pregnancy increase your risks. ... read more »

Why is Folic Acid Important for Pregnancy?

What is folic acid and what does it do? ... read more »

Wigs and Your Insurance Company

There are different types of prostheses that come with cancer, and some you may not even realize qualify as a prosthetic device. ... read more »

Tips for Coping with Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

If you’re struggling with chemotherapy-induced nausea, here are a few more tips to help you ease it and cope with it. ... read more »

Marinol (Dronabinol)

Although it is not legal to smoke the natural plant form of this substance in many states, there is a synthetic form available in pill form called Marinol (Dronabinol) that is legal in every state by prescription only. ... read more »

Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

There is an ongoing belief that the birth control pill causes cancer. But is that a myth or a fact? ... read more »

Common Health Threats Men Should Learn About

From a young age, men are taught to shake off your pain and keep moving, you're men after all. And while this attitude may mean fewer doctor's visits, there are some common health threats that hide behind simple visages. ... read more »

Introduction to Breast Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths, next to lung cancer. ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Treatment

Early cervical cancer is often completely cured by removing cancerous tissue in the cervix. There are a number of surgical methods that can be used to remove cancerous tissue. ... read more »

Women's Health Guide: Topics A-Z

This women's health guide covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. ... read more »

X-Rays in Pregnancy - How Safe Are They

X-rays are generally safe in pregnancy. If your doctor finds you need x-rays for a medical problem or injury, it's OK to have them. ... read more »

Timing Important to Outcome of Carcinogen Exposure in Womb

Researchers have found a link between the outcome of fetal health when exposed to carcinogens and when the fetus was exposed during gestation. The study was completed by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University). ... read more »

Breast Exam Lying Down

The lying down breast examination involves an exam of the breasts while lying down. ... read more »

Cancer Antigen - 125 (Serum CA) During Pregnancy

Cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) is a protein. The protein is commonly found on cancer cells of the ovary, though it can be noted in other forms of cancer. Patients with ovarian cancer may be tested for CA 125 throughout treatment. ... read more »

Regaining Fertility After Cancer Treatments

Not all cancer treatments cause irreversible infertility. The only time a patient will be permanently affected by the treatment is if the eggs are all destroyed (in women) or the stem cells are destroyed (in men). ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Cervical cancer in the early stages is often asymptomatic. ... read more »

Fertility Perception in Young, Adolescent Girls with Cancer

While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy, female adolescent population. ... read more »

Powerful Phytochemicals Can Maximize Health During Pregnancy

You're eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains,low fat dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats, but did you know thatyou can give your pregnancy a nutritional boost by including certain'super foods?' ... read more »

New Cancer Drug Can Help Stop Infertility

Though not every cancer survivor becomes infertile, it’s common enough for researcher to construct a new treatment that will hopefully be much gentler and give women a greater chance to convince after going through cancer treatments. ... read more »

Aging Begins in the Womb

In recent weeks, medical science has delivered some pretty harsh blows to the forever-young wannabes searching for the Fountain of Youth. Seems one marker of the aging process - cellular senescence - begins in the womb. ... read more »

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