All brain tumours are associated with significant sickness and death, even if they are benign.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
Kenya needs to develop effective cancer testing and treatment options.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
Different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
There is usually no one factor that causes breast cancer. It's likely a combination of the effects of a person's risks combined with an element of bad luck.
Palliative care patients talk far more of life than of death.
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A palliative care doctor discusses his interactions with his patients: "I wouldn't know what I would want were I in their shoes," he says.
Dr. Karen Lindfors, a professor of radiology and chief of breast imaging at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, examines the mammogram of a patient.
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The majority of research suggests the benefits of mammography screening greatly outweigh the harms for women over age 40.
You don’t need to hit the gym to reduce your chance of early death.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.
Palliative care involves a team of specialised health professionals who provide an extra layer of support to the person and their family.
When a person has a serious illness, palliative care aims to improve that person's quality of life.
African-American women are about three times more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease.
Researchers have long been looking for clues into how to treat triple negative breast cancer. Could fighter blood cells that infiltrate the tumor provide insight?
Bladder cancer has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Filters were engineered to make cigarettes taste better, and seem safer.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada since July 2016, but there are no ‘specialists’ responsible for doctor-assisted suicide and many doctors are overwhelmed with requests.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
This study didn’t actually measure sitting and its relationship to inflammation - which causes disease.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
For patients with chronic pain, the answer isn’t simple.
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If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
Close-up of abnormal cells from Pap smear.
The Pap smear test is used for screening for cancer, but it could be repurposed for diagnosing cervical cancer, according to new research.
Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
We’ve known for over three decades that cancer risk increases with alcohol consumption.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
Most common childhood cancers are leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn't always readily available.
Patients need to be at the centre of consultations about their treatment.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer should be given all their options for treatment before they make a decision. In Australia today, this isn't the rule, but the exception.
Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems.
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Study uses satellite data to add to growing evidence that nighttime light exposure raises risk of breast cancer, with the strongest link among young women.