Researchers in King County, Washington have completed a study that reveals a possible link between circumcision and prostate cancer risk. According to the study, men who are circumcised before their first sexual experience are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy.
Pregnancy more often than not does not affect cancer progression and it's usually not necessary to stop the pregnancy.
Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer.
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.
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital across various hospital departments recently published the results of an 11-year study on the treatment of pediatric brain tumors with proton radiotherapy (PRT).
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.
Researchers believe keystone research into ovarian reserve markers is 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.
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.
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.
The birth control pill has been around for decades and despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear negative rumors about possible side effects of taking the pill.
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.
The Pap smear is a procedure used to stain and examine cervical cells for certain changes such as cancer. George Nicholas Papnicolaou lived from 1883 to 1962.
Researchers have published their findings in BMJ Open linking prostate cancer with the use of oral contraceptives, such as birth control pills.
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.
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.
From a young age, men are taught to shake off your pain and keep onmoving ' you're men afterall. And while this attitude may mean fewerdoctor's visits, there are some common health threats that hide behindsimple visages.
According to a new preliminary study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, male infants born to mothers exposed to radiation in early pregnancy may suffer from increased risk of testicular cancer later in life.
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.
What is I am receiving cancer treatments while I am pregnant? Will the treatments effect the fetus?
Endometriosis is a common women's health problem and one of the topthree causes of female infertility, yet many women go for years without a diagnosis. Endometriosis is characterized by unnatural growth ofendometrial tissue outside the uterus.
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.
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.
After surviving testicular cancer, Lance Armstrong never thought he would, or could, conceive a baby naturally.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers presented a report at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology that may take a few oncologists by surprise.
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.