Tag Archives: cancer

Why coronavirus-related delays in cancer screenings are concerning, according to experts

Delayed cancer screenings amid the pandemic may result in more patients presenting with advanced forms of the disease in the future, doctors worry. “We are certainly worried about the impact of delays in screening and treatment for cancer patients,” Dr. Bob Keenan, chief medical officer of the Florida-based Moffitt Cancer Center, wrote in a statement. Keenan noted the… Read More »

Merck, Eisai detail Keytruda and Lenvima’s endometrial cancer win in confirmatory study

Merck and Eisai were eager to tout a headline phase 3 win in December for their combination therapy of Keytruda and Lenvima because it involves the regimen’s first FDA-approved indication in endometrial cancer. Now we know how big that win is. Keytruda and Lenvima cut the risk of death by 38% over physician’s choice of… Read More »

Herbs to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Herbs and spices have been used as food preservatives, flavorings, and in traditional medicines for thousands of years. More and more scientific evidence supports the medicinal properties of culinary herbs. Colon cancer is the the fourth most common form of cancer worldwide. Studies show that Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, and Peppermint all… Read More »

Cancer survivor creates curly wigs after not being able to find any during chemo

Loading the player… Diane Austin shared with PEOPLE the inspiration behind her hair company, Coils To Locs, and opened up about her journey through cancer and motherhood. Read More: Dr. Jackie urges women to screen for cervical cancer Austin revealed a nervousness to share with her now 23-year-old daughter Paige her cancer diagnosis. At the… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »