Eating walnuts may help to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.The nuts contain ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that may all reduce the risk of the disease. Mice fed the human equivalent of two ounces (56.7g) of walnuts per day developed fewer and smaller tumours. The US study was presented to the American Association for Cancer Re Read More »
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By Emma WilkinsonBBC News health reporterVitamin D is an effective treatment for prostate cancer in some patients, a UK study suggests.A once daily dose reduced PSA level - an indicator of severity of disease - by as much as half in 20% of patients. There has been much interest in vitamin D in prostate cancer after studies linking risk of the disease to sunlight exposure, the researchers said. On Read More »
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A glass of wine each evening is enough to increase your risk of developing cancer, women are being warned.Consuming just one drink a day causes an extra 7,000 cancer cases - mostly breast cancer - in UK women each year, Cancer Research UK scientists say.The risk goes up the more you drink, whether spirits, wine or beer, the data on over a million women suggests.Overall, alcohol is to blame for ab Read More »
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New evidence of a link between hormone replacement therapy and a raised risk of breast cancer has been put forward by US researchers.The New England Journal of Medicine research found breast cancer risk fell sharply when women stopped taking HRT.A UK expert said a 50% drop in HRT use in recent years had probably stopped up to 1,000 breast cancer cases a year.But another group of experts said the Read More »
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One in three of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our life.The disease tends to affect older people - but can strike at any time.Excluding certain skin cancers, there were more than 270,000 new cases of the disease in 2001 - and the rate is increasing by about 1% a year.Some cancer, such as breast, are becoming more common, while new cases of lung cancer fall away due to the drop in the num Read More »
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Six male cancer patients have been told they can claim damages after a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their frozen sperm.Five said they had psychiatric problems after the freezer tank at Bristol's Southmead Hospital malfunctioned.On Wednesday the Court of Appeal ruled the samples, given after the patients were warned chemotherapy could make them infertile, belonged to the men.The judge Read More »
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The current generation of children faces a far higher risk of cancer later in life due to their unhealthy habits, a specialist has warned.Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones said western countries should prepare for an "explosion" of weight-related cancers.The president of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology said governments should act now.An estimated 300 million adults worldwide are curren Read More »
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Scientists say they have discovered a missing link in the way cells protect themselves against cancer.They have uncovered how cells switch a gene called p53, which can block the development of tumours, on and off.The researchers say the finding has important implications for cancer treatment and diagnosis.The study, published in Genes And Development, was carried out by teams in Singapore and the Read More »
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