Women experience more cancer treatment side effects than men
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — Previous research has shown that women typically experience more side effects from chemotherapy than men and now a new study shows that this is also the case with targeted therapies and immunotherapy.

The work published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked at data from   …

Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer
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(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding  …

Sex after cancer: The midlife woman’s edition
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — When it comes to sexual dysfunction caused by cancer treatment, most women suffer in silence.

With significant advances in oncology care, the majority of women and girls diagnosed with cancer will go on to become long-term cancer survivors. An estimated 89 percent of female cancer survivors  …

Chris Evert’s diagnosis shines spotlight on challenge of diagnosing ovarian cancer
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(Peter B. Laird/ Baptist Health South Florida) — During her dominance of women’s tennis in the 1970s and 80s, former world number one and 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert faced down many impressive adversaries on the court. Throughout her remarkable run, Ms. Evert was tested many times, but never like she’s been   …

Ants can learn to ‘sniff out’ cancer in patients
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(Chris Melore/ Study Finds) — Ants may be the answer when it comes to creating an affordable test for diagnosing cancer. Researchers in France say they have successfully trained these ordinary insects to sniff out cancer cells. In lab experiments, the tiny cancer screeners could actually tell the difference between the  …

Vitamin D may reduce ovarian cancer’s ability to spread to other organs
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(Allana Akhtar/ Insider) — Vitamin D helped cells outside major organs ward off ovarian cancer cells in a Japanese university lab.

Researchers at Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found vitamin D counteracted a process ovarian cancer cells use to spread into different organs.

Dr. William  …

Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs may affect cancer survival
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(Timothy P. Hanna/ The Conversation) — Unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer pandemic has raged on for centuries, though it similarly afflicts people in all corners of the world. In 2020 alone, over 19 million people were diagnosed with cancer globally, and almost 10 million people die from cancer every year.

The COVID-19  …

Endometriosis may be linked to ovarian cancer – but it’s not all bad news
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(Jamie Priest/ Cosmos Magazine) — Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects the health of one in women of reproductive age, in which tissue similar to the uterus lining grows in other parts of the body, such as the bladder or bowel.

It’s thought to be the cause of up to half of all unexplained infertility, and in  …

DOvEEgene aims to detect ovarian cancer at an early stage to improve prognosis
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(Yahoo Canada) — In Canada, it is estimated that endometrial and ovarian cancers affect approximately 10,000 Canadian women per year. The majority of affected women are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when the disease has spread and is often incurable. This happens because early-stage ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic  …

Electronic nose sniffs out cancer in blood samples with over 90% accuracy
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(Michael Irving/ New Atlas) — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an electronic nose (or e-nose) that may be able to sniff out signs of cancer from blood plasma samples. In tests, the device was able to detect a range of cancer types with over 90 percent accuracy.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  …