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Stories tagged 'Cancer etiology - prevention - outcomes'

Acupuncture can curb treatment-related joint pain in breast cancer patients

Large, randomized trial shows integrative approach relieves common side effect of estrogen-suppressing drug

Dec. 7, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Results from a large multicenter trial released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offer good news to early stage breast cancer patients dealing with painful side effects from powerful estrogen-squelching drugs known as aromatase inhibitors.

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'Movember' a reminder for dudes to go to the doctor

Growing facial hair in November part of spotlight on men’s health awareness — and the lack thereof

Nov. 28, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many men loathe going to the doctor — often to their detriment — but the global organization Movember is trying to change that by encouraging men to grow mustaches (or “mo’s”) during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Pete Nelson weighs in.

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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Nov. 9, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Obesity and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical issues facing older men today, especially veterans. A new study aims to determine whether weight loss achieved through a diet and exercise will improve the health of men in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Beth Caldwell's impact on metastatic breast cancer

By living — and dying — out loud, @CultPerfectMoms gave a voice to #stage4 that will not be silenced

Nov. 3, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Determined that the rest of us pay attention to how urgently we need a cure for metastatic breast cancer, advocate extraordinaire Beth Caldwell lived — and died — with a candor that encompasses grit, grief, swearing, humor and a huge, huge heart.

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