Tag Archives: Cancer

Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the “shorter, kinder and cheaper” approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear test involves a technician taking a sample of cells from the cervix by way of… Read More »

“Dark Waters” Film Exposes Cancer Risks Behind Teflon [VIDEO]

A new film based on true events and starring actor Mark Ruffalo sheds light on how one of America’s most powerful corporations contaminated a town’s drinking water with a toxic chemical linked to cancer, reports Time. In Dark Waters, Ruffalo portrays the real-life corporate lawyer Robert Bilott, who in 1998 became an environmental crusader. That… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »