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A new oncology study published in The Lancet shows that people who take aspirin daily for a period of two years or more can lower their risk of hereditary colon cancer by as much as 63 percent. The researchers studied 861 patients who were found to be high risk for colorectal cancer. Other studies have … Read more

Numerous oncology studies have shown that women who are obese have a greater chance of developing breast cancer, especially after menopause. Women who are overweight are also more likely to suffer more severe cases of breast cancer, as well as more frequent recurrences. Their risk of death from the disease is also higher. This has … Read more

Hand surgeons have begun to alert breast cancer patients that carpal tunnel syndrome may be a health issue they experience after cancer. This has been found to be particularly true of patients who have a mastectomy, and the condition sometimes necessitates hand surgery. This is because so many fluids build up within the lymphatic system … Read more

A study conducted in the Bahamas by the University of Miami School of Medicine over a period of many years has pinpointed a genetic mutation that makes a patient 70 to 80 percent more likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women with the gene mutation were also found to have a 30 to … Read more

A new study conducted by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicates that people who take steroids are more at risk of having low levels of vitamin D in the body. Researchers gathered information from a survey of 23,000 people taken from 2001 … Read more