Are women with sleep apnea more likely to get cancer? Researchers recently investigated the relationship between sleep apnea and cancer. An estimated 50-70 million US adults suffer from sleep apnea. There are three primary types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form. It occurs when a
A molecule produced by tumour cells, known as perlecan, may be the key for targeting and treating pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that carries only a 7% survival rate at five years after the initial diagnosis. It is one of the largest causes of cancer-related death. Although there are options
A research team has developed a new type of blood test that may be much more sensitive than existing tests for monitoring early stages of breast cancer. Diagnosing breast cancer usually begins when an individual finds a lump in her breast or screening mammography suggests a problem with the breast. Currently, the diagnostics methods for
Identifying the presence of a specific high-risk gene mutation helped to reduce patient exposure to ultraviolet radiation The American Cancer Society estimates that 96,480 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019. They expect around 7,200 people will die from melanoma in the US in 2019. Melanoma rates have also been on
A study investigating the relationship between sleep and breast cancer found that being a morning person reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Circadian rhythms are our body’s internal clock that influences our waking and sleeping times. Changes in circadian rhythms have been linked to increased chances of developing cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular
Results from a recent study suggest that an inexpensive and affordable solution for early melanoma detection should be implemented in clinical practice. Early detection and diagnosis of melanoma in Stage 0 or Stage 1 can increase survival rate to as much as 98%, demonstrating the importance of improving melanoma detection methods. Researchers from the United
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. On-going research programs are searching for better ways of diagnosing and treating this serious disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer can be treated if caught early enough, however, there are few effective treatments for advanced prostate cancer.
Current options to treat cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy; but will there ever be a cancer vaccine? Vaccines are a powerful method to prevent infectious diseases. They work by stimulating the immune system to mount a reaction against dangerous germs. The success of vaccines in controlling infectious diseases prompted scientists to explore their use