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Month: October 2015

European Code against Cancer – 12 ways to reduce your cancer risk

Among the 504.6 million inhabitants of the member states of the European Union (EU28), there are annually 2.64 million new cancer cases and 1.28 million deaths from cancer. It is estimated that this cancer burden could be reduced by up to one half if scientific knowledge on causes of cancer could be translated into successful prevention. The Code is a preventive tool aimed to reduce the cancer burden by informing people how to avoid or reduce carcinogenic exposures, adopt behaviours to reduce the cancer risk, or to participate in organised… Read more European Code against Cancer – 12 ways to reduce your cancer risk

Radiotherapy for DCIS – Does it prolong life?

Treatment for Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has been criticised for being excessive with unnecessary mastectomies and conventional therapy including chemo and radiotherapy. This criticism stems from  knowledge that 50% of women with DCIS do not end up having invasive cancer and in some instances the lump will vanish within 6 months without any intervention. However for the remaining women DICS remains. Common treatment includes a lumpectomy, followed by radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy.   This study finds that radiotherapy treatment after initial diagnosis does not prolong mortality at the 10 year period. This suggest a women with… Read more Radiotherapy for DCIS – Does it prolong life?