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Technology based on dog's ability to smell cancer, aspirin and reducing cancer, and other cancer news

Technology based on dog's ability to smell cancer, aspirin and reducing cancer, and other cancer news

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Researchers in California discovered that dogs can smell cancer on a human’s breath with 99 percent accuracy.  Now, new technology mimics a dog’s olfactory sense to sniff out cancers.

watson-cancerIBM's supercomputer Watson is in New York City at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Watson is being groomed to be a bedside medical tooland is busy absorbing the latest in oncology research.  It will aid in diagnosing patients’ illnesses quickly and accurately by digesting medical textbooks, journals, treatment guidelines as well as information from patients' blogs.

A new study finds that overweight and obese breast cancer patients have an increased risk for recurrence of the disease.

Cancer cells found in blood can predict chances of survival and can aid in targeting breast cancer treatment.

A government task force recommends less frequent screening for cervical cancer and reverses its initial advice on HPV testing, allowing it for some women.

red-meatToo much red meat may shorten lifespan due to increased risk for heart disease and cancer.

Because prostate cancer can hit younger men, doctors say men should know risk factors and when to start regular screenings for prostate cancer, one of the leading cancers among older men.

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part I)

According to a recent study, circumcised men may have a slightly lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who still have their foreskin.

aspirin-reduced-cancerA new study shows that taking aspirin daily may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading.

Quality-of-life issues gaining prominence as long-term cancer survival rates increase.

"Gain Together, Lose Together: The Weight-Loss 'Halo' Effect"

What impact can stress reduction have on cancer treatment? Does stress increase your risk of cancer? Dr. Randall Oyer explains the relationship between stress and cancer in his latest blog.

An American psychologist and Israeli social worker discuss reinvigorating the sex drive after cancer treatment.

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