Ark launches stomach cancer blood test for early stage stomach cancer detection
Ark, a Singapore-based medtech enterprise focused on early cancer detection, has raised a record US$40 million in Series A funding. Ark ’s vision is “a world without late-stage cancer” and its mission is to eliminate late-stage cancer related death by 2048 through the introduction of accurate, affordable, and actionable cancer detection technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trying to quit smoking? Acupuncture can help
(Natural News) Smoking does nothing good to the body. In fact, it’s a leading cause of disease and disability for almost every organ in the body. It increases the risk of multiple cancers, such as that of the lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, liver, and kidneys. At least 90 percent of lung cancer cases, in particular,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It Looked Like a Beer Belly. It Turned Out He Had a 77-Pound Tumor.
As his stomach grew and the rest of his body got thinner, Hector Hernandez knew something was wrong, but he never suspected it was cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Tumors Hector Hernandez Downey (Calif) Surgery and Surgeons William Tseng University of Southern California Cancer Source Type: news

Kenya: Cancer of the Oesophagus is Kenya's Deadliest
[Nation] Oesophagus cancer is now the leading killer in Kenya, overtaking cervix, breast, stomach and prostate cancers, according to recent data from World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fluorescent Imaging Aids Lymphadenectomy in Gastric Cancer Fluorescent Imaging Aids Lymphadenectomy in Gastric Cancer
Fluorescent imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) can effectively guide lymphadenectomy in patients being operated on for gastric cancer, according to Korean researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Woman ignored small lump in her stomach until it was a tumour the size of a baby 13 years later
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Beverly Jaundrill, from Preston, had to support her heavy stomach lump with her hand until doctors diagnosed her with sarcoma, a form of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Bloated stomach and pain: Could bloating indicate stomach cancer? When to see a GP
BLOATED stomach pain is most commonly caused by trapped wind, but can also be a symptom of stomach cancer. How do you know if bloating indicates cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloated stomach and pain: Bloating is a symptom of stomach cancer - when to see a GP
BLOATED stomach pain is most commonly caused by trapped wind, but can also be a symptom of stomach cancer. How do you know if your bloated tummy is a sign of cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with cancers of the gullet, stomach and bowel respond well to new anti-HER2 drug
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown promising signs of anti-tumor activity in a number of cancers including those of the gullet (esophagus), stomach and bowel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Treating stomach cancer
Stomach cancer: Diagnosis and treatment November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about treating this disease.?Your health care provider will consider the stage of your cancer, as well as your overall health and personal preferences, to determine your treatment plan. This may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Metformin Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication Metformin Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication
Metformin use is associated with a lower risk of gastric cancer in diabetic patients after eradication of H. pylori, researchers from Hong Kong report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer
The false-negative rate of intraoperative consultation (IOC) on surgical margins during resection of gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma is less than 2% overall, according to a retrospective study at a specialty center.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UCLA cancer treatment gave this woman more than just hope
Denise Delatorre, 59, has always been a problem solver. As a real estate agent and single parent to her now 24-year-old son, she had to be.“If you’re working off straight commissions and you’re a single parent, it can be very taxing,” Delatorre said. “I’ve become an expert fixer, and I’m really good at helping other people. I enjoy doing that.”But in 2015, when she started having hot flashes, night sweats and feeling bloated, Delatorre knew she needed to focus on herself. She made an appointment with a doctor, hoping he would say that her symptoms were caused by menopause.But...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

French Study Reveals Potential Mesothelioma Treatment Target
A team of French researchers led by Dr. Christophe Blanquart has identified a substance that may better define the severity of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in the body and provide clues to more effectively manage the rare cancer. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, as the name indicates, is a protein found in the brain. BDNF is a growth factor and also appears in other tissues in the body. “It seems that BDNF could be a prognostic marker for MPM patients,” Blanquart told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The level of BDNF in pleural fluids could reflect the severity of disease.” The...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Cancer warning - do you have this feeling in your tummy after dinner?
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You could be at risk of deadly tumour signs if you often have this feeling in your tummy or stomach after a big meal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mangoes for digestive health: A compound found in the fruit was found to be effective against H. pylori
(Natural News) The next big thing in cancer treatment might just come from a fruit we all know — mangoes. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that mangiferin, a bioactive compound found in mangoes, may reduce the likelihood of gastric cancer induced by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk
Mucosal-atrophy grade alone can be used to stratify gastric-cancer risk, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery for obese women prevents womb cancer
(University of Manchester) A study of women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity has found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women suffer more chemo side effects than men
Study focused on chemo for stomach cancer Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Antivirals cut liver cancer risk after hepatitis C NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AIUM launches new online member platform
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has launched a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM taps Barr as new editor in chief AIUM members elect new leaders AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women may experience more side effects than men during gastric cancer chemotherapy
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Women may experience certain chemotherapy side-effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth ulceration and hair loss more frequently than men, according to a new analysis of oesophageal and stomach cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
Title: Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - October 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do siblings lower your cancer risk? People with big families are less likely to develop the disease
The larger the family, the less frequently certain types of cancer occur, including brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovarian colorectal and cervical cancers as well as melanoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Should your poo soft or hard? The ‘ideal’ stool consistency revealed
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in toilet habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of bowel cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo be soft or hard? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Stomach pain is one of the signs - when to get a screening
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Signs can be similar to those of less serious conditions, putting people off seeing a doctor. How do you know if your stomach pain is a sign of bowel cancer and when should you get a screening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape
Noncolorectal gastrointestinal cancers include pancreatic, hepatobiliary, gastric, small bowel, and esophageal cancer. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Bug that causes stomach cancer could play a role in colorectal cancer
(Duke University Medical Center) A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: This common digestive problem could indicate the disease
STOMACH cancer symptoms are initially vague and can be easy to mistake for other, less serious conditions. The disease can often be confused with common digestive problems, such as indigestion and heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit: Annual report 2018
This report provides up-to-date information on the quality of OG cancer care provided by NHS organisations in England and Wales. It describes trends in patterns of care over a five-year period, between April 2012 and March 2017 and also documents the evolution of staging investigations, with an increased use of PET-CT scans among patients who are candidates for curative treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Three signs the disease has advanced and you need immediate help
STOMACH cancer symptoms can easily be mistaken for less serious health conditions, which means recognising the disease in its early stages can be difficult. Three signs to watch out for indicate the cancer has advanced. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scientific Secrets to Preventing Jet Lag
Traveling abroad can be exhilarating. But sometimes it’s easy to discount the crippling jet leg that can set in after traversing multiple time zones—leaving you exhausted, disoriented and possibly causing you to miss out on your vacation. Jet lag is “something that can ruin a vacation or plague athletes and musicians or have a businessman or woman not perform at their peak,” explains Charmane Eastman, a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the founding director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The number of passengers flyin...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized health jet lag Living sleep Travel Source Type: news

Monitoring serum Albumin can help patients recover from gastrectomy
(Bentham Science Publishers) Our result suggests preoperative albumin level as an independent risk factor for PPCs in elderly gastric cancer (GC) patients after elective laparoscopic gastrectomy. We also suggest that those elderly hypoalbuminemic GC patients may benefit from more intensive perioperative care including perioperative nutritional status improvement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Will Kill About 10 Million People This Year, Experts Predict
Nearly 10 million people around the world will die of cancer this year, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC’s report, which was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was based on cancer incidence data from 185 countries around the world. Researchers estimated that there will be 18.1 million new diagnoses of cancer and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018. Those numbers — a marked increase from just six years ago, when cancer diagnoses were estimated at 14.1 million, and deaths at 8.2 million —...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?
Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Will Kill Nearly 10 Million People This Year, Report Estimates
(CNN) — The number of people around the world who have cancer is “rapidly growing,” with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report. By the end of the century, cancer will be the No. 1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy, according to the report, released Wednesday by the World’s Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Cancer by the numbers The researchers used data from 185 countries, looking at all the places in the body cancer can occur and taking a deeper look at 3...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Local TV Source Type: news

Pilot study identifies strain of bacteria as chief risk factor for stomach cancer
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found a specific strain of Helicobacter pylori strongly correlated with stomach cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contrast US tops CT, MRI for classifying kidney tumors
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound predicted whether suspicious kidney lesions were...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound is effective for liver, kidney lesions Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound is effective for liver, kidney lesions
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers an effective, low-cost way to further evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Minimal functional driver gene heterogeneity among untreated metastases
Metastases are responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. Although genomic heterogeneity within primary tumors is associated with relapse, heterogeneity among treatment-naïve metastases has not been comprehensively assessed. We analyzed sequencing data for 76 untreated metastases from 20 patients and inferred cancer phylogenies for breast, colorectal, endometrial, gastric, lung, melanoma, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. We found that within individual patients, a large majority of driver gene mutations are common to all metastases. Further analysis revealed that the driver gene mutations that were not share...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Reiter, J. G., Makohon-Moore, A. P., Gerold, J. M., Heyde, A., Attiyeh, M. A., Kohutek, Z. A., Tokheim, C. J., Brown, A., DeBlasio, R. M., Niyazov, J., Zucker, A., Karchin, R., Kinzler, K. W., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C. A., Vogelstein, B., Nowak, M. A. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears
Does gastric-type mucin observed on Pap smears provide diagnostic value for endocervical adenocarcinoma and its precursors?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic tests for cancer leave potential patients with tough decisions
When Aaron Rosenberg's aunt was diagnosed with a genetic form of stomach cancer two years ago, a look at his family tree set off alarm bells (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-one, 36, has her stomach permanently REMOVED after cancer diagnosis
Jessica Solt, from New York City, was diagnosed with hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, a rare syndrome that puts one at a high risk of developing diffuse gastric cancer at a young age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Eight signs of the deadly disease to watch out for
STOMACH cancer symptoms can be mistaken for less serious conditions, so recognising the disease in the early stages can be difficult. There are eight signs to watch out for and you should visit your GP if you experience any of these. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news