American cancer death rates have risen consistently since the 1900s; they peaked in 1991 at 215.1 deaths per 100,000 in the population. The 2009 death rate, which just became available, is 173.1 per 100,000. That’s a 20% decline in cancer death rates from 1991. However there is some bad news; obesity is likely to be [...]
Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday. Smoking is blamed for a third of all US cancer cases and being overweight leads to another 20 percent of the deadly burden that costs the United States some $226 billion per year in health care expenses and [...]
According to Fortune magazine “A noted USC oncologist and one of Steve Jobs’ doctors has written a book that turns much of what we thought we knew about medicine upside down.” He suggests that curing cancer starts with preventing cancer and says “that if you keep the soil healthy the bad seed won’t grow”.
Some women stop taking their breast cancer drugs early, and a study reveals why: side effects from the medication may be more than they can bear. The study included 686 postmenopausal women who were taking aromatase inhibitors, which halt estrogen production in postmenopausal women whose cancer cells are fueled by the hormone, thus reducing the risk of the cancer returning.