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How You Can Avoid Esophageal Cancer

Smoking, often associated with lung cancer, is also one of the leading causes of esophageal cancer. Smokers have a 500 percent greater chance than non-smokers of developing cancer in the esophagus, a muscular tube in the digestive tract that transports food from the mouth to the stomach. Alcohol also increases...


Study: Extending Treatment Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Imagine being diagnosed with breast cancer, going through the treatment and hearing that you are cancer-free, only to receive another related cancer diagnosis 10 or 15 years later. That happens to many women with estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancer, which is fueled by their estrogen levels, says Dr. Sapna...

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Study: If You Have Prostate Cancer, Avoid Whole Milk

Nick Mulcahy Medscape Enjoying a tall glass of cold, whole milk on a regular basis is a no-go for men with prostate cancer, advise the authors of a new observational study. “Men with non-metastatic prostate cancer who choose to drink milk should select non-fat or low-fat options,” conclude the authors,...


FDA Approves Landmark New Gene Therapy For Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The Food and Drug Administration last week approved the second revolutionary gene-altering treatment that turns cells into “living drugs” to kill cancer. The FDA has approved Yescarta ™ (axicabtagene ciloleucel) developed by Kite Pharma, A Gilead Company, for the treatment of adults with aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after progression...


Learn How To Help Body Heal At ‘Qi Gong for Cancer’ Workshop

If you’re battling cancer, you may be seeking ways to help relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms without additional medication. Then consider Qi Gong, a centuries-old, mind-and-body practice. It combines certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation. The movements can be practiced or adapted while walking, standing...


Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. ...


These Weight-Related Cancers Are On The Rise

Nick Mulcahy Medscape Overall cancer rates have been declining in the United States since the 1990s. But contrary to this trend, some weight-related cancers were on the rise annually from 2005 to 2014, new data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate. Excessive body weight is associated with...