Research shows that daily vitamins can prevent cancer

"In this large-scale, randomized, placebo-controlled trial among middle-aged and older men, long-term daily multivitamin use had a modest but statistically significant reduction in the primary end point of total cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up." ... 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 »

Cervical Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Women can greatly reduce their risk of cervical cancer by having routine Pap smears performed by their gynecologist. A pap smear is a basic test that is used to examine cervical cells. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any symptoms related to endometrial cancer, with the most common being abnormal vaginal bleeding, it is important to visit your doctor right away and undergo the appropriate testing. ... 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 »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer. ... read more »

Cancer During Pregnancy

Research is lacking, so there is very little proven fact to guide patients and doctors down the proper treatment path. We do know, however, that a woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Symptoms

Early cases of breast cancer normally do not have any symptoms. However, if breast cancer has progressed, it could cause the following symptoms: ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Men

Cancer not only affects the health and look of the outer body, but also the processes occurring inside the body. While cancer as a disease may not affect fertility, the treatments that are used to eradicate the cancer can leave men infertile. ... read more »

Why is Folic Acid Important for Pregnancy?

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

What Are X-Rays?

 X-rays are a form of radiation. This kind of radiation is invisible. X-rays are used to make "pictures" of the bones and organs. ... read more »

Clomiphene and Cancer Risk

Does clomiphene increase cancer risk? ... read more »

Are Tanning Beds Safe During Pregnancy?

Tanning beds in pregnancy are unlikely to harm the fetus but may damage your skin. ... 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 »

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 »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Ways to Prevent Your Family’s Risk of Chronic Diseases

It’s unfortunate that chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer have become increasingly popular among the U.S. population. The good news, however, is that families can easily reduce their risk of developing these conditions. ... read more »

Study: 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 »

Vaping E-Cigarettes Not 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 »

Introduction to Endometrial Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, also called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. ... 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 »

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 »

Bloom Syndrome

Bloom Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder first recognized and described by Dr. David Bloom. Another name for Bloom Syndrome is Bloom-Torre-Machacek Syndrome. ... read more »

Risk Factors Revealed for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there are several factors that may increase the risk of having children with a genetic predisposition to the cancer. ... read more »

Gel Application to Reduce Pain During PAP Smear

Insertion of the speculum during a PAP smear examination can be painful for some women. The fear of this pain may be enough to keep women from scheduling an annual examination. ... 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 »

Breast Lump During Pregnancy? Get It Examined!

Although most breast changes in pregnancy are benign and not cancerous, a lump always requires additional investigation. Until more tests are done, you won't know exactly what that lump is. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatments While Pregnant and Survival Rates

In a study completed by Jennifer Litton and associates, treatment for breast cancer during pregnancy was associated with improved cancer survival rates despite previous information to the opposite. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatment

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have a number of treatment options. One treatment that is recommended for one patient may not be the best treatment for another patient. ... read more »

Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Breast cancer treatment is likely to be much more successful if the cancer is detected early. Regular breast exams and mammograms are vital. ... read more »

Male Cancer Patients not Utilizing Sperm Banks

According to a report by the Annals of Oncology, male cancer patients are not being offered a chance to bank sperm before undergoing treatments ... read more »

Pergonal and Ovarian Cancer

Some studies have found an association between ovarian cancer and certain ovulation-inducing medications such as gonadotropins (Pergonal is a member of this drug group) while other studies have not. ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Men and Women

The diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, but it's important to know that most men and women can be successfully treated for cancer, live a long life and have children. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer and Pregnancy

When you have ovarian cancer pregnancy is something that should be avoided if at all possible until you have been treated successfully. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Infertility

Whether cancer treatments cause infertility depends mostly on whether and where radiation is being directed. Chemotherapy, on the other hand rarely affects fertility long-term. ... read more »

Sperm Banking Freezing Frozen Sperm

Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future. ... read more »

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy. ... read more »

Effect of Pregnancy on Cancer Progression

Pregnancy more often than not does not affect cancer progression and it's usually not necessary to stop the pregnancy. ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Women

Cancer can be a heart breaking thought for the woman who has yet to start a family. With the help of the cancer treatment team and advanced fertility options, motherhood is not out of the question in all cancer cases. ... read more »

Contraceptive IUD May Halt Endometrial Cancer

Published in the latest issue of Annals of Oncology, is a report by European researchers linking the use of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) with treatment of endometrial cancer. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Pregnancy

What is I am receiving cancer treatments while I am pregnant? Will the treatments effect the fetus? ... read more »

Talking About Infertility With the Cancer Team

When facing cancer treatment, the patient needs to being up their concerns about fertility and having children later in life early in the treatment plan. The fact that the patient wants to have children later can affect the treatment choices. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Fertility

Are some cancer treatments less harmful to fertility than others? Radiation is most harmful to fertility if it is directed towards the reproductive organs, but if it's outside that area then it does not have to affect fertility at all. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Breast-Feed After Treatment

Researchers presented a report at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology that may take a few oncologists by surprise. ... read more »

Lance Armstrong Says Hello to His Little Miracle

After surviving testicular cancer, Lance Armstrong never thought he would, or could, conceive a baby naturally. ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

X-Rays Still Unsafe for Use During Pregnancy and Infancy

A new study in the British Medical Journal warns doctors again about the risks associated with the use of X-rays during pregnancy and infancy. There may be a connection between childhood cancer risk and X-ray use during these times. ... 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 »

Male Circumcision: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

According to recent research, male circumcision (the removal of foreskin) can reduce the risk of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and infection. At the end of the day, however, choosing circumcision for your baby or as an adult is all about choice. ... read more »

STD Prevention Proves Better Selling Point for HPV Vaccine

Researchers from Ohio State University claim focusing on the ability of the HPV vaccine to prevent a nasty STD may prove to be a better selling point for young women, thus increasing the number of women receive the vaccination. ... read more »

Pages