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Aging population, lifestyle choices, and increased lifespans influencing lifetime cancer risk

Health Headlines Commentary for June 19, 2017

Source: Nearly half of Canadians to develop cancer in their lifetimes: Cancer Society Reference: Canadian Cancer Statistics annual report for 2017

Study suggests that pregnancy presents same risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to control group

Health Headlines Commentary for June 9, 2017

Source: Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors Reference: Presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference.

Certain lung cancer cells have greater ability to capture sugar to promote rapid tumour growth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 26, 2017

Once again, the Daily Mail shows itself for the rag it is for science news and gets the study completely wrong. It is not the amount of sugar consumed¬†That increases the risk of lung cancer growth but rather the fact that the lung cancer cells are more […]

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates¬†recommendations Topics today include: An excellent review of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update on prostate cancer screening with a great graphic to outline the issues. Your calls about blood pressure medication, osteoporosis medication choices and is drinking Ensure when […]

Proof-of-concept blood test that screens for certain cancers shows promise

Health Headlines Commentary for March 8, 2017

Source: Could this new blood test detect and locate cancer early on? Reference: Identification of methylation haplotype blocks aids in deconvolution of heterogeneous tissue samples and tumor tissue-of-origin mapping from plasma DNA

Study to compare MRI vs PSA screening for prostate cancer. It will not be able to answer if it improves survival

Health Headlines Commentary for November 18, 2016

Source: Toronto oncologist plans study to test which prostate cancer screening is better  

New prostate screening guidelines possible effect on prostate surgery rates studied

Health Headlines Commentary for November 3, 2016

Source: Prostate Surgery Rates Fall After Screening Advice, Study Finds Reference: National Trends in Prostate Biopsy and Radical Prostatectomy Volumes Following the United States Preventative Services Task Force Guidelines Against Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening

No magical supplements or vacuous pseudoscientific practices needed for disease prevention. Basic lifestyle changes are all that is required

Health Headlines Commentary for September23 , 2016

Source: How to cut YOUR chances of getting cancer: Expert reveals 8 proven ways to help protect against the deadly disease    

10-year outcome similar for monitoring, surgery, or radiotherapy for localized early stage prostate cancer

Health Headlines Commentary for September 15, 2016

Source: Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same Reference: 10-Year Outcomes after Monitoring, Surgery, or Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer   Commentary: Invasive early prostate cancer treatments not always needed

Exercise offsetting cancer risk from alcohol consumption is tenuous at best and a sham at worst

Health Headlines Commentary for September 9, 2016

Source: Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study Reference: Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts For proper analysis read this: Can exercise offset some of the harms of […]

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