Health News

Popular Diabetes Rx May Not Cut Bladder Cancer Risk
Widely given to patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin has been linked to reducing the risk for many types of cancers. The medication, however, may not be effective against one certain cancer.
Cancer Treatment That May Lead to Another Cancer
Treating most cancers takes a multi-pronged approach. Surgery is often followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy. But one type of radiation may encourage the development of another cancer.
It's Not Too Late to Quit Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis
It's never too late to quit smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis, according to recent research.
Experts Say Outdoor Air Pollution Causes Cancer
Not long ago, scientists declared that diesel fumes were cancer-causing and linked to lung cancer. An international body has now gone a step further in classifying outdoor air pollution.
Radiation vs. Surgery for Bladder Cancer
Even though surgery is commonly used to remove solid tumors, some patients are unable or unwilling to undergo the operation. In such cases, doctors rely on other forms of treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Nourishment for Bladder Cancer Surgery
Surgery can put the body under a great deal of stress. That’s why surgeons want their patients to be as healthy as possible before going under the knife. Recently, researchers found that being in good shape nutritionally is also important.
Robotic or Human Hands for Cancer Surgery?
From a surgeon’s point of view, robotic surgery is sort of like a video game. The surgeon sits at a console and controls the robot’s arms and hands. As with all types of surgery, a great deal of training is required. A new review compared robotic and open surgery for treating bladder cancer.
Fruits, Vegetables and Bladder Cancer
How many times have you heard, “Eat more fruits and vegetables”? Maybe your mother was the first one to give you this advice. But do fruits and vegetables make a difference in your cancer risk? Depends on who you ask.
The Signature of Toxic Herbs
Chinese herbal medicines have been used for centuries to treat everything from asthma and allergies to yellow fever. Recently, an ingredient widely used in these treatments has been shown to be dangerous.
Smells Like Cancer
Did you know that dogs are able to sniff out certain types of cancer? Man’s best friend can be trained to pick up odors in urine that signal bladder cancer. But having labs in the lab isn’t practical.