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Blood Clots a Common Risk for Some Cancer Patients
As if cancer treatment isn't rigorous enough, patients are often at risk of additional medical problems for months afterwards. New research has uncovered that some cancer patients face an increased risk of developing blood clots.
Tearing the Scab off Bleeding Myths
Bleeding during surgery is always a concern, particularly with operations involving the digestive tract. A new study shows these concerns may not be warranted in some cases.
Gastric Cancer's Two Tumors
For many years, people with stomach cancer have all been treated the same. Science didn't know any better. It's now understood that this disease is more complex, a finding that will improve treatment options.
The Protective Effects of Estrogen
Estrogen has been getting a bad name lately. The female hormone drives the most common form of breast cancer, but a new study suggests it also protects women from other types of cancer.
Urine Test for Cancer in the Works
Cancers of the stomach, gut and pancreas are usually diagnosed when they've already advanced, making treatment difficult. That could change soon.
Drinking and Cancer
Drinking too much alcohol has been linked to a number of diseases - ranging from gout to fatty liver. A new study expands the number of health conditions on the list.
Diabetes Increases Risks of Cancer
A new study shows that avoiding or controlling diabetes may reduce risks of developing or dying from cancer.
Fighting Cancer with Infection
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered an unlikely way to help cancer patients using salmonella - a bacteria that causes thousands of food borne illnesses in the United States each year.
A Snort of Prevention
Researchers have identified a potential vaccine capable of reducing the colonization of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a known cause of gastritis, ulcer disease and cancer.
Lights, Camera, Intestines!
Scientists in Germany have developed a more patient-friendly approach to inner-stomach imaging, using magnets to guide tiny swallowable cameras in patients with stomach cancer.