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Can You Ward Off Cancer With Exercise?

Oct 29, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, studied the effects of physical fitness on lung and colorectal cancer. 

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Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammogram Screenings

Jul 16, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

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Penn Medicine Researchers Find a Way to Make Some Cancers Self-Destruct

Jul 09, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Researchers at Penn Medicine have found a way to cause some cancer cells to self-destruct, a finding that could lead to new treatments.

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Does Poor Oral Care Cause Liver Cancer?

Jun 26, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Controversy remains as to whether poor oral health is independently associated with certain cancers of the digestive system, which include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. 

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The Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

Jun 13, 2019 by Total Access Medical

In a recent study, researchers looked at the 13 types of cancer that have traditionally been associated with being overweight and having obesity.

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What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

Jan 23, 2019 by Total Access Medical
Ovarian cancer refers to any cancerous growth that begins in the ovary. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women and the tenth most common cancer among women in the United States. 
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Exercise May Increase Lifespan After Breast Cancer Treatment

Jan 15, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to National Cancer Institute estimates, there were about 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the United States in 2017. The life expectancy following treatment for this type of cancer is quite good, with a 5-year survival rate of 89.7%.

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Breast Cancer: Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammogram Screenings

Dec 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

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Alcohol & Cancer: What's The Relationship?

Nov 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), esophageal, breast, liver, and bowel cancer.

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New Research: Exercise Is Best For Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Sep 26, 2018 by Total Access Medical

New research highlights key recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyle to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

The research was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

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