Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found
(George Institute for Global Health) A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tackling Stigma
Sadly, stigma around health conditions remains a part of many patients ’ lives. Many will not disclose a diagnosis for fear of being judged by peers, employers, health professionals, colleagues and wider society. In fact, there is clear evidence that such negative societal attitudes impact health outcomes, resulting in diagnosis delays and impaired treatment.Some diseases are heavily stigmatized – including mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and some skin conditions – leading people to restrict their participation in society, impairing their chances of living happy, healthy lives.However, to one extent or...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: This sign when you go to the toilet could indicate the disease
STOMACH cancer symptoms can be vague, and are easily mistaken for other less serious conditions, but it ’s important to recognise all the signs as the disease is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. One of the indicators is linked to the colour of your stool when you go to the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE backs specialist nurse care for oesophago-gastric cancer
Patients with oesophago-gastric cancer should receive support and information from a specialist clinical nurse to help them adapt to physical changes, according to draft guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Does your poo look like this? Black stool should never be ignored
BOWEL cancer symptoms include a change in bowel habit, stomach pain and unexplained weight loss. But your poo could also reveal your risk of bowel cancer signs. This is why you should never ignore black-coloured stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Not Better Than PTX for Advanced Gastric Cancer
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- For patients with previously treated advanced gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction cancer, pembrolizumab does not result in a significant improvement in overall survival compared with paclitaxel, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal
A gastrectomy is a procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Often, it is a treatment for stomach cancer. Here, we explore this and other uses of a gastrectomy. We also describe the procedure in detail and discuss the types of surgery. Learn about possible complications, life after a gastrectomy, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

TAS-102 Could Tackle Unmet Need in Advanced Gastric Cancer TAS-102 Could Tackle Unmet Need in Advanced Gastric Cancer
Patients with advanced/metastatic gastric cancer could experience a significant increase in overall survival with combination TAS-102 compared with placebo, phase 3 trial results indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Endoscopic Surveillance Detects Early Gastric Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But low yield shows need for better tests to identify patients at risk of progression (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope. Here, learn what to expect before, during, and after a gastric biopsy, including results and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tomato extracts KILL stomach cancer cells, new study shows
(Natural News) When you think of cancer-fighting foods, what usually comes to mind? Perhaps you think of turmeric, ginger, or green tea, but what about tomatoes? You’re probably aware they’re good for you, but did you know they can actually reduce your risk of stomach cancer? That was the finding of a study carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who took illegal cannabis oil to battle cancer recovers
Joy Smith, from Coventry, was told she would only have six weeks to live when she was diagnosed with incurable stomach and bowel cancer in August 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes coffee ground vomitus?
Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Does your poo look like this? What your stool says about your health
BOWEL cancer risk could be spotted by looking at your poo. This is everything you need to know about your poo, and it ’s link to bowel cancer symptoms - which include a change to your toilet habits, finding blood in your stool, and stomach pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Nutritious drinks could be causing your stomach bloat and discomfort
STOMACH bloating is an uncomfortable sensation when your stomach becomes enlarged due to a variety of reasons. It could be a bad reaction to food, or a sign of something more serious like bowel cancer. You could stop your bloating by avoiding these nutritious drinks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is intestinal metaplasia?
Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Signs and symptoms revealed
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, finding blood in your stool, and a persistent change to your toilet habits. You could also be at risk of the disease if your poo is tinged with a dark red colour, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Five signs the feeling could be more serious - what you need to know
STOMACH pain and bloating is often due to diet, but could be due to something more serious such as bowel cancer or an intestine blockage. It may also indicate an exciting event, such as pregnancy. These five signs indicate that your stomach bloating may not be caused by a meal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FIBCD1 Predicts Poor Prognosis in Gastric Cancer FIBCD1 Predicts Poor Prognosis in Gastric Cancer
This study evaluated a newly identified acetyl group recognition receptor, FIBCD1, as a novel biomarker to evaluate the prognosis of gastric cancer.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can slow advance of esophogeal cancer
New study looked at patients with Barrett ’s esophagus, usually caused by stomach acid, which is considered a precancerous conditionTaking aspirin with acid reducers can help patients with chronic acid reflux slow the advance of cancer of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach, a new study has found.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza in Chicago Tags: Cancer Aspirin Science Health Society Source Type: news

Could Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Ever Be Obsolete?
Oncologist Dr. Arek Dudek at Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes his clinical trial involving a novel immunotherapy combination could change the way doctors treat pleural mesothelioma. Dudek is opening the only Phase II trial evaluating the combination of nivalumab (Opdivo) and ramucirumab (Cyramza) for previously treated mesothelioma patients. “This strategy – if successful, like we think it will be – could make treatment with chemotherapy obsolete,” Dudek told Asbestos.com. “People can be really excited about this one.” He based his optimism on the pote...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Screening for noncardia gastric cancer may be cost  effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer - ‘game changing’ new drug puts patient’s tumour into remission
Ovarian cancer symptoms include stomach bloating, passing more urine than normal, and having pain during sex. A new “game-changing” treatment for tumours has been revealed today, and one patient’s cancer has been put into remission after taking the ‘niraparib’ tablets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Cancer Screening in High-Risk Groups Cost-effective Gastric Cancer Screening in High-Risk Groups Cost-effective
Gastric-cancer screening could be cost-effective in high-risk racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., according to a new modeling study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Disease-causing stomach bug attacks energy generation in host cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers report in a new study that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori -- a major contributor to gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer -- resists the body's immune defenses by shutting down energy production within the cells of the stomach lining that serve as a barrier to infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Magnetically Controlled Capsule Gastroscopy for Gastric Ca Screen Magnetically Controlled Capsule Gastroscopy for Gastric Ca Screen
Magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy may be a safe and clinically effective way to screen large asymptomatic populations for gastric cancer, Chinese researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of deadly skin cancer by more than 60%, study finds  
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that people who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral, Gastric Bugs May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Negative changes in microbe composition, interaction tied to gastric carcinogenesis stages (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What to have when you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: Eat this to reduce symptoms
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What you can eat if you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Should your stool sink or float?
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of the cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo sink or float? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Four early signs of the disease to look out for
STOMACH cancer symptoms can be vague, and are easily mistaken for other less serious conditions, but it ’s important to recognise all the signs as the disease is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. Here are the initial four symptoms of this type of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - this is when you should be worried about finding blood in your poo
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. But, blood in your poo could also be a sign of haemorrhoids - this is how to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How accurate is breath test for diagnosis esophagogastric cancer?
(JAMA Network) A breath analysis test to diagnose esophagogastric (esophagus or stomach) cancer showed good diagnostic accuracy in a study of 335 patients, including 172 patients already diagnosed with that cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer patient had a tumour on his oesphagus removed by robots
Neil Jones, 56, from Preston, who suffered from aggressive cancer of the foodpipe, was told the muscle between his throat and stomach had to be removed to help cure his condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient, 56, had an aggressive 7cm tumour on his oesphagus removed by ROBOTS
Neil Jones, 56, from Preston, who suffered from aggressive cancer of the foodpipe, was told the muscle between his throat and stomach had to be removed to help cure his condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer
In patients with resectable gastric cancer, bursectomy does not offer a survival advantage over the less radical omentectomy, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - how often should you poo for a healthy gut?
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. But, does how often you poo or use the toilet reveal if you ’re at risk? This is how often a ‘healthy’ person poos. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer: Weight loss and combating diabetes can reduce your risk
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms include stomach and back pain, nausea and blood clots. For diabetes type 2 sufferers, they are at greater risk of developing the condition owing to their symptoms. You should do this to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer breakthrough: New treatment hope for fifth biggest cancer killer in UK
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms include stomach pain, weight loss and nausea or vomiting. It affects the pancreas, which produces the hormone insulin that regulates blood sugar levels. The fifth biggest cancer in the UK, scientists have just discovered a way to slow the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist Takes Expertise to South Florida
Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin saw the steady flow of patients who traveled from Southeast Florida to New York’s renowned Mount Sinai Hospital for the specialized treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. He knew there was a better way, and he just made it happen. Bhagwandin made the 1,200-mile move himself — from Mount Sinai to the Jupiter Medical Center — to start the latest surgical oncology program that specializes in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). “This procedure can make a tremendous difference,” Bhagwandin told Asbestos.com. “And it makes a ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Prevent the condition with simple household exercises
BOWEL cancer symptoms include bleeding from your behind, unexplained weight loss and stomach pains. According to Cancer Research UK, more than half of all bowel cancer cases could have been prevented. You can reduce your risk by changing your diet and lifestyle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Durham pharma eyes potential approval of drug in roughly $5B market
RedHill Biopharma (Nasdaq: RDHL) – which continued to grow its U.S. commercial operations based in Raleigh over the course of 2017 – has its sights set on potential approval of a drug in a market worth roughly $5 billion.  RedHill expects to compete enrollment of close to 450 patients in an ongoing Phase III study for its dru g candidate TALICIA for the treatment of H. pylori infection – which can cause chronic gastritis, ulcers and gastric cancer – in the third quarter of this year. As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news