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Is a PET Scan the Right Option for You?
For cancer survivors, vigilance is a key part of remaining cancer free. But new evidence suggests one cancer detection tool is being overused — and that isn’t helping anyone.
What Aspirin Might Do for GI Cancer Patients
A common medication may help some cancer patients live longer, new evidence suggests.
Smoking Might Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
There are countless reasons to quit smoking. And new data may add 12 more reasons to the list.
Esophageal Cancer: What Happens After 5 Years
Reaching the five-year milestone after surgery to treat esophageal cancer is cause for celebration. And many patients may be reaching this milestone.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
FDA Approves Combo Treatment for Stomach, GE Junction Adenocarcinoma
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new combination treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric (stomach) or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.
FDA Gives Green Light to Ramucirumab in Combination with Paclitaxel
On November 5, 2014, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved ramucirumab (Cyramza, Eli Lilly and Company) for use in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.
Aspirin May Decrease Cancer Risk
Aspirin is one of the cheapest and most common medicines available. Regular use of aspirin has been linked to lower risk of heart problems, but it may also help prevent other serious conditions.
Cancer Signs Women Might Miss
Many cancers are not detected until it's too late. But there are some early signs of cancer that women might overlook. Knowing the symptoms to look for can help a doctor diagnose cancer early, which can boost the odds of successful treatment.
Smoking Plus Drinking: A Cancerous Mix for the Esophagus
Drinking alcohol and smoking are often vices that go together. That combination of vices also may also except when discussing the risk for esophageal cancer.