cancer

Most Women With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo, According to New Study

(CHICAGO) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and

Prostate cancer now kills more in UK than breast cancer

(CNN)Prostate cancer now kills more people in the United Kingdom than breast cancer, according to numbers released Friday by Prostate Cancer UK. The charitable organization said 11,819 men in the UK died from prostate cancer in 2015 — the latest year for which data are available — compared with 11,442 women who died of breast cancer. Lung cancer and bowel (colorectal) cancer remain the top two deadliest cancers in the

7 Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S., so it goes without saying that it’s crucial to stay informed about this disease. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misunderstandings floating around regarding breast cancer as well, so it can be difficult to determine which advice you should heed versus which claims have no evidence whatsoever to support them.   How are you supposed to know what

The Ovarian Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller is celebrating five years free of ovarian cancer by spreading awareness about the easy-to-miss symptoms of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest form of female reproductive cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2016, more than 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis and more than 14,000 women will die from the disease. When ovarian cancer is caught early, an overwhelming majority

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist said that the research was “useful”. The machine learning system was trained on information about

Why cancer rates are increasing in the world's 'top' countries

Australians have access to some of the best healthcare in the world, allowing us to avoid many preventable illnesses, receive good care when we’re unwell and live longer. Ironically, this advantage may be fuelling an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and, according to new research, cancer. The University of Adelaide study found that the world’s wealthiest countries have much higher rates of cancer than much poorer countries. Looking at cancer rates