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Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

London: Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study. Women suffering with breast cancers were treated mostly with aromatase inhibitors — drugs that lower oestrogen levels in fatty tissue

Eat nuts to cut mortality risk from prostate cancer

New York: Men suffering from prostate cancer may significantly reduce their risk of mortality by consuming nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts, new research suggests. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men. “Prostate cancer should be considered seriously as more men are prone to such diseases,”

Not coffee or tea, but very hot drink causes cancer: WHO

United Nations: Let that steaming cup of coffee — or tea — cool a little while you imbibe the good news and watch out for the bad about it. Coffee, or tea, per se won’t cause cancer as previously thought, but drinking it very hot can lead to cancer of the oesophagus. Even hot water

Common painkiller could slow cancer growth

New York: Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs has potential to slow the growth of cancer. The study, focused on celecoxib (Pfizer’s Celebrex), showed that the drug slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could have the