Health News

Cancer Risks May Be Fishy
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements have been praised for their health benefits. Now, these benefits are being called into question.
Soy Didn't Destroy Prostate Cancer
Some research has suggested that there may be a relationship between high soy consumption and a lower prostate cancer risk. New research put this to the test in a clinical trial. 
Cancer Screens: Agreeing to Disagree
For years, people have been told that cancer screenings save lives. Recently, though, some organizations have said that some cancer screenings may be more harmful than helpful.
Very Low-Risk Cancer Not Black & White
Recently, men have been told to consider carefully watching instead of immediately treating prostate cancer. These recommendations reflect the fact that, in many men, prostate cancer is slow growing and may never cause a problem.
Eating Away Prostate Cancer
Once a person is diagnosed with cancer, can diet and exercise make a difference? You bet! Lifestyle is hugely important to keep cancer from progressing or returning.
Cancer Food Fight!
Scientists have found that certain foods are really good for us. These so-called “super foods” are high in antioxidants which protect the body from stress that can lead to disease.
Is it Safe to Watch Instead of Treat Prostate Cancer?
Once learning they have cancer, most people want to do whatever is necessary to get the disease out of their bodies. In some cases, though, treating the disease may be unnecessary and more harmful than helpful.
Olives, Nuts and Avocados, Oh My!
You are what you eat, right? That may be especially true with regards to diet and cancer. More and more research shows that healthier dietary choices lead to reduced cancer risks. 
Personalizing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Angelina Jolie has put BRCA gene mutations on the red carpet. But changes in this gene play a role in more than breast and ovarian cancers. Faulty BRCA 1 and 2 proteins can also be involved in pancreatic and prostate cancer.
Cancer Treatment: Cost Vs. Effectiveness
As technology advances, physicians and patients tend to want to use the latest treatment options. These new therapies typically come with a higher price tag. But are they better?