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Cancer

Mindfulness helps cancer patients

New research shows that mindfulness-based therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

We lose control of our DNA at age 55

The body starts to seriously lose grip of its DNA after 55 years, and that increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Too much openness about breast cancer can be a burden

Many breast cancer patients speak openly about their disease and thousands blog about it. But such transparency isn’t positive for everyone.

Would you prefer to be thin or get bowel cancer?

The ongoing debate about low carbohydrate diets is far from over. Research shows that a bad diet is a more likely cause of cancer than tobacco.

Foetal cells reduce risk of breast cancer

Cells from the foetus live on inside the mother for decades after childbirth. This could explain why giving birth could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

More effective chemotherapy with focus on tissue

The tissue surrounding a malignant cancer tumour is probably more important than we had believed in a chemotherapy context.

Testicular cancer not affected by the mother’s sex hormones

Testicular cancer probably originates from hormonal disturbances at the embryonic stage, but is independent of the mother’s genes.

Fat bubbles and ultrasound fight cancer

Cancer treatment is now more precise. Encapsulated chemotherapy strikes the dangerous tumor right on. Ultrasound spreads the poison in the cancer tissue.

Hormone spirals stand up to uterine cancer

Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.

The hunt for prostate cancer

New biomarkers can make hunting for prostate cancer more accurate.