Risk of Prostate Cancer Lower after Circumcision

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.

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

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

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.

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

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

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.

Proton Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors

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).

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.

Cancer Treatment in the Premenopausal Woman and Accelerating Ovarian Age

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 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.

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.

Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

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.

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.

Pap Smear

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.

The Link Between Oral Contraceptives and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have published their findings in BMJ Open linking prostate cancer with the use of oral contraceptives, such as birth control pills.

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.

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.

Common Health Threats Men Should Learn About

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.

Radiation Exposure May Affect Testicular Cancer Rates

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

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.

Cancer Treatments and Pregnancy

What is I am receiving cancer treatments while I am pregnant? Will the treatments effect the fetus?

Painful Endometriosis Best Treated With Excision Surgery

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.

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.

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.

Lance Armstrong Says Hello to His Little Miracle

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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