Research Round Up Podcast: Side Effects, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma

Research Round Up Podcast: Side Effects, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma

Cancer research, such as the research presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, is not only about finding new and better treatments for cancer. Often, the goal of the research is to find ways to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer. This includes finding new ways to prevent and manage the side effects of cancer treatment and looking at ways to safely reduce the amount of treatment. In today’s Research Round Up podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editors discuss this theme across 4 areas of cancer care: side effect…

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To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests. University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found that Medicaid patients were more likely to get screened if they received stool-testing kits by mail instead of just reminders. “There has been a national push to increase colorectal cancer screening rates since colorectal cancer is a preventable disease, but screening rates are only about 63 percent, and low-income, and otherwise vulnerable populations, tend…

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Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn. Along with being painful, sunburns can cause lasting damage that can lead to a number of skin problems, including skin cancer, warned Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, chief of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. “The sun’s UV rays damage the DNA in the cells of your skin,” she explained in a medical center news release. “These harmful DNA changes can be quite profound and…

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Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Gym rats are trying to get healthy. So why do so many U.S. gyms have tanning beds, researchers want to know. Since indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, this common combo sends a conflicting message to gym users, University of Connecticut researchers say. “By pairing exercise with tanning beds, gyms send the message that tanning is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is not,” said study author Sherry Pagoto. She’s a professor of allied health sciences. Pagoto and her colleagues surveyed…

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Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

Loriana Hernandez-Aldama is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and former news anchor and medical reporter turned cancer survivor, advocate, and speaker. After being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, she launched ArmorUp for LIFE,  a nonprofit organization that encourages people to change their lives through diet, exercise, and lifestyle before a life-threatening illness like cancer hits and inspiring people to stay healthy during and after treatment. I’m a mother, wife, and Emmy Award-winning journalist who spent all of 2014 facing a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. In the midst of in vitro…

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