Taking vitamin D supplements daily may help keep cancer patients alive longer

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HEIDELBERG, Germany — Naturally produced by our bodies in response to sunlight, vitamin D is a key nutrient for maintaining healthy bones. Now, a new study finds vitamin D can also promote better health among cancer patients. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (GCRC) say daily intake of vitamin D supplements could reduce cancer mortality …

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Popular obesity drug can also help destroy cancer cells, scientists discover

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KILDARE, Ireland — A popular drug doctors typically prescribe to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes may hold cancer-killing benefits as well, according to new research. A team from Maynooth University explains that glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analogues are already a gold-standard pharmacological approach for fighting obesity, but these latest findings show that the treatment is also …

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Cancer appointments by phone or online better than going in-person, surprising research shows

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cancer appointments conducted via phone or online are more effective than in-person visits, according to a new study. The researchers analyzed survey responses from over 39,000 patients across more than 50,000 visits. They compared telemedicine experiences, which include phone or online appointments, with in-person appointments during and after the height of the pandemic. …

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Weight-loss surgery could slash risk of cancer by more than half


BETHESDA, Md. — Weight-loss surgery could reduce the risk of cancer by more than half, a new study suggests. While most people undergo such surgery to lose weight and decrease the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers are discovering additional benefits. In a 10-year follow-up, only 4% of patients who had weight-loss surgery developed …

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Cannabis can help cancer patients using chemotherapy avoid brain fog

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BOULDER, Colo. — Cancer patients go through a lot, not only from the disease itself, but from harsh treatments like chemotherapy as well. Along with side-effects such as pain and nausea, some chemo recipients end up experiencing sleep issues and cognitive problems that scientists call “chemo brain” or “brain fog.” Now, researchers from the University …

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AI technology could lead doctors to misinterpret mammograms, study warns

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OAK BROOK, Ill. – AI technology could lead to misinterpretations of mammograms, potentially putting patients at risk, according to a new study. Researchers contributing to the Radiological Society of North America warn that incorrect advice from AI-based decision support systems could seriously impair radiologists’ performance when reading mammograms — a key tool for detecting cancerous tumors. …

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Here’s why prostate cancer is still a concern for transgender women

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SAN FRANCISCO — Transgender women still face a major risk from prostate cancer, a new report warns. In the largest study of its kind, researchers in California estimate that the risk of developing the disease leads to about 14 cases for every 10,000 people. The study explains that gender-affirming surgery does not remove prostates from …

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New urine test can detect cancer early with just a piece of paper

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many patients with cancer would likely have better outcomes if they or their doctor caught the disease earlier. With that in mind, MIT engineers have designed a new nanoparticle sensor that could make this possible. Even better, researchers say the test uses a simple piece of paper and a urine sample. When …

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