Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet study

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on a woman’s ovary. They are very common and usually don’t cause any symptoms. However, in some cases they can trigger pelvic pain and bloating

Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet studyWomen may not need to undergo immediate surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, thereby avoiding potential surgical complications. This is the finding of new research, by a team of international scientists from institutions including Imperial College London and KU Leuven, published in The Lancet Oncology. The two-year study followed 1919 women from 10 different countries, including […]

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapy

Many medicines that treat tumours are removed from the body by the kidneys and can damage certain cells within the kidneys. People with advanced tumours were 41 percent more likely to have acute kidney injuries than patients with early-stage cancer

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapyNearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalised for serious kidney injury, suggests a new Canadian study. The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious kidney […]

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causes

Adults who skip recommended cancer screenings may be more likely than those who don’t skip them to die prematurely from causes unrelated to malignancies,  suggests an American study 

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causesResearchers think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting one’s own health. “It was not a direct effect of missing the cancer screening that led to the increased mortality in the non-compliers,” said study co-author Dr Paul Pinsky of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. “Rather, we believe that non-compliance with […]

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds study

Previous research has suggested that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the risk of developing HNSCCs. However, the recent study is the first to link the use of aspirin and other NSAIDs to longer survival in some people who already have HNSCC

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds studyRecent research has tied regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for this purpose. They suggest that the effect that […]

Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off disease

Understanding the dynamic that is at play within cells is, therefore, key to preventing and overcoming cancer and many other chronic diseases. New research may have broken new ground in this respect, as three scientists have discovered a new mechanism of cell regulation: chaos

Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off diseaseModern research has unearthed many of the faulty mechanisms that are at play in cancer, yet science has plenty left to discover. On a cellular level, some of these mechanisms revolve around what medical experts call signalling pathways. Cell signalling pathways regulate the growth, survival, and proliferation of cells. In cancer, some signalling proteins are […]

New combination of diabetes and hypertension drug can effectively kill cancer cells

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumour growth - this was discovered by researchers two years ago. In a follow-up study, scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply

New combination of diabetes and hypertension drug can effectively kill cancer cellsMetformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from the liver and the absorption of sugar from food in the gut. The drug also treats insulin resistance by sensitizing the body’s cells to insulin, as well as treating obesity and aiding […]

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancerTumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use. “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Pesticides and animals eating human food may also be driving the disease. Humans are putting animals at risk by making the environment better for them. Like humans, bird hormones are affected by light, driving cancer rates. Researchers plan to compare cancer rates in animals living in different areas. They hope educating children will improve conservation efforts in the future

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals studyAnimals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetes

Cancer patients were 35 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumours persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetesPeople who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people […]
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