Category Archives: Cancer

Hormone replacement therapy and cancer: What’s the link?

Researchers in a recent study confirm the link between the use of hormone replacement therapy and cancer. What is hormone replacement therapy? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, fatigue) and reduce bone losses. There are two main types of HRT: Combination HRT contains the hormones estrogen and…

How accurate are stool tests for colon cancer?

Fecal immunochemical tests may improve diagnostic pathway for colorectal cancer. Bowel symptoms are an imprecise indicator of colorectal cancer (CRC). Essentially the bowel symptoms produced by colon cancer can also be caused by a range of other conditions. However, such is the seriousness of bowel cancer that when symptoms are present, patients will usually be…

How should healthcare systems manage cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic?

New proposed approach to managing bladder cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past three months, healthcare systems the world over have understandably focused their resources almost entirely on the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, other diseases haven’t gone away. As many countries begin to get to grips with coronavirus, attention is…

Reduced incidence of advanced breast cancers with regular mammogram screening

A team of Swedish scientists found a significantly reduced incidence of advanced breast cancers and breast cancer deaths when women get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Improvements in cancer treatment options, the promotion of breast self-exams, and the adoption of regular breast cancer screenings using mammography (mammograms) in the…

Can cancer patients’ quality of life be improved by watching Disney movies?

A clinical trial assesses the effect of watching Disney movies on the quality of life of women with gynecologic cancer.  Research shows that music has a positive effect on quality of life and reducing anxiety, fatigue, and distress in cancer patients. Studies also identify that when shown to children, Disney movies emphasise the importance of…

Pembrolizumab improves treatment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer – Medical News Bulletin

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using these links we earn a commission that helps support the website – at no extra cost to you – allowing us to continue to bring you up to date health and medical news. A randomized phase 3 clinical trial has shown that pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy…

Can eating yogurt prevent breast cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Lancaster University recently studied whether eating yogurt may lessen the risk of breast cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. While the rate of breast cancer deaths has gradually decreased since 1999, in 2016 the death rate was 20 deaths per 100,000 women. That equaled to…

Lifestyle factors reduce breast cancer risk, supported by new study – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study supports previous research suggesting lifestyle factors such as diet can reduce breast cancer risk. Previous research has linked lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status to breast cancer risk. A recent study published in Nutrition Journal further supports this previous research. Researchers examined lifestyle factors and how they affect…