302015Jul

New Way to Test for Esophageal Cancer

A new way to test for esophageal cancer is being studied.  Researchers are using a something called a Cytosponge to test tissue cells from the esophagus to detect esophageal cancer.  The Cytosponge is a vitamin like capsule that is attached to a sting. The physician will have the patient swallow the capsule while holding onto…

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252015Jan

VITAMIN D SHOWN TO HELP LOWER RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  A new study shows that people with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.  The study found vitamin D improves the…

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12014Sep

Study on Mice Tests Botox Treatment on Stomach Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, 11,000 people in the United States will die this year from stomach cancer.  Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer.  It can be very difficult to treat because it is usually “silent” which  means that is usually isn’t diagnosed until it is so advanced that patients need extensive…

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