Tag Archives: cancer

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 »

Telehealth’s uncertain future raises alarm bells for cancer patients

The relaxation of telehealth regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of interest and support, with patients noting the convenience, discretion and safety of virtual care as major selling points.   But another, perhaps less publicized advantage of telemedicine is the availability of specialists for patients – particularly those with chronic… Read More »

Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 — If Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is repealed, pediatric cancer patients could lose critical insurance coverage, a new study warns. Kids with cancer often require intensive treatment and long-term follow-up to beat the disease. The ACA allows them to stay on their parents’ insurance coverage to age 26… Read More »

Low carb diet cancer risk

Low a ketogenic diet with standard chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic options may help improve tumor response, although more cancer is needed. One randomized trial in humans- designed to examine cardiovascular endpoints — revealed an diet in lung cancer and a doubling of cancer-related deaths in men randomized to a high vegetable rizk diet. Carb Reports Inthe… Read More »

Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating childhood cancer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to ‘kinder’ treatments for children with bone cancer, and save lives. Current treatment is gruelling, with outdated chemotherapy cocktails and limb amputation. But despite all of this, the five-year survival rate is poor at just 42 per… Read More »