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Price of Life: Cancer Treatment Cost

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

What Is the True Cost of Cancer? We all know someone whose family has been devastated by cancer, since over 15 million Americans fight some type of cancer in their lifetime. Not only do patients suffer physically, but the costs of cancer affect them and their families financially. In 2014 alone, patients spent over $4 […]

Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The prostate is a small gland in a man’s reproductive system which is responsible for protecting and transporting semen. Cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate multiply too quickly for the body to control or fight off.

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Breast cancer forms in the cells of the breasts. It is the second-most-common cancer in women, after skin cancer. Though more common in women, it can also occur in men. Breast tumors may be detected by mammography or felt as a lump in the breast area. The most common types of breast cancer are ductal […]

Giotrif Drug Information

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Giotrif is prescribed to patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Giotrif is a type of antiangiogenesis agent which belongs to a drug class known as kinase inhibitors. When used consistently, the medication helps to slow or stop the growth of cancerous cells.

A Complete List of All Cancer Drugs

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Cancer is any type of disease characterized by the development of abnormal cells that multiply and/or form new tumors. Cancerous tumors are malignant, meaning that they can spread to nearby tissues and throughout the body. There are more than 100 types of cancer. Although cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the US, advances […]

Glivec Drug Information

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Glivec is a chemotherapy medication often prescribed for patients with certain types of cancer like chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is also prescribed for those diagnosed with conditions affecting bone marrow, such as aggressive systemic mastocytosis and hypereosinophilic syndrome. Glivec may also be prescribed to treat patients with stomach and skin tumors.

Using Alternative Cancer Treatment Reduces Your Survival Chances

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

People who’ve treatable cancer and use complementary alternative medicine sometimes refuse to use conventional cancer treatments. According a new report, these patients are harming their survival chances. Many cancer patients use complementary medicines such as homeopathy, herbs and vitamins so that they can better manage the unwanted effects conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. […]

Does Coffee Increase Your Risk of Developing Cancer

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

While many people can’t imagine going through a day without having a few cups of coffee, especially the first cup immediately after waking up, many people abstain from coffee thinking it might cause cancer. On the other hand, many others believe that coffee is a healthful drink when consumed in moderation and might even offer […]

Cannabidiol Might Improve Survival Rates for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Monday, July 30th, 2018

While not a very common type of cancer, pancreatic cancer, unfortunately, has one of worst survival rates, with only 8.5 percent of patients surviving for 5 years after their diagnoses. New research done on mice hints an unlikely compound might lead to better treatment for pancreatic cancer. The name of this compound is cannabidiol, one […]

Having Your Dinner Early Might Lower Cancer Risk

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A lot of research has been done on how our diet affects our risk of developing cancer. For instance, a diet rich in vegetables is linked to lower cancer risk. On the other hand, eating red meat regularly is said to increase cancer risk. But does the timing of our meals affect our cancer risk? […]

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