The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation tackles diagnostic delays
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(The Canadian Press) — Exasperated by the wait to obtain a breast cancer diagnosis, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is launching a pilot project to determine where the bottlenecks are, support women awaiting such a diagnosis and, to ultimately, reduce waiting times.

The foundation launched, Friday in Montreal,   …

7 ways to prevent colon cancer
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(Pamela Kaufman/ Everyday Health) — As with all diseases, prevention is the best medicine when it comes to colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer and rectal cancer, typically grouped together as colorectal cancer because they are both diseases of the large intestine, affect approximately 1 in 20 Americans.

Colorectal  …

Loneliness and social isolation increase cancer incidence in men
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(Science Direct) — Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Loneliness has been suggested as a risk factor for cancer mortality. However, connections between loneliness, social isolation, and cancer are poorly understood.

In our longitudinal study (mean follow-up: 20.44 years) of 2570 middle-aged men,  …

11 foods that beat fatigue
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(Brian Krans/ Healthline) — Your body runs off what you feed it. The best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure you’re giving yourself the best food possible.

Besides what you eat, when you eat can also impact your energy. Did you ever notice how you feel sluggish after a big lunch or dinner? That’s because your  …

New gel treatment shows promise for skin cancer
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — An innovative gel treatment has shown early promise for treating the most common type of skin cancer. The new results from a clinical trial were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research and investigated the topical gel which contained the drug remetinostat.

Basal cell carcinoma  …

Heart failure tied to increased cancer risk
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(Nicholas Backalar/ The New York Times) — People with heart failure may be at increased risk for cancer.

Cancer patients are usually monitored for heart failure because some cancer drugs can damage the heart. Now a new study suggests that heart failure patients, who may live for many years with the condition, might benefit  …

Women’s cancer screenings fell by 80% or more during COVID
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(Hannah Sparks/ NY Post) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging women, especially those of low-income and minority backgrounds, to get screened for cancer as a new study has revealed that breast and cervical cancer screenings plunged by more than 80% among these underprivileged groups.

The results  …

Overweight men have higher odds of developing prostate cancer
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(Maria Loreto/ LA Weekly) — Being overweight has long been correlated with conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But a new study has found surprising links between males who are overweight and having higher odds of developing prostate cancer.

A Canadian study published in Cancer Causes &  …

Skin cancer: Why men are genetically more prone
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(Marie Moucarry/ McGill Faculty of Medicine) — As COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and summer is finally here, Canadians are eager to spend more time outdoors, get their barbeques out and make the most of the sunshine.

A new study from McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is a reminder why caution  …

New radiation drug shows improved survival in prostate cancer patients
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(Carla K. Johnson/ Global News) — Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells.

Few such drugs are approved now, but the approach may become a new way to treat patients with other hard-to-reach or inoperable cancers.  …

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