• Lack of Insurance Reduces Cancer Survival

    Lack of Insurance Reduces Cancer Survival

    A cancer diagnosis is not the death sentence it once was, with early diagnosis and treatment increasing survival in many cancer types, including testicular cancer. However, researchers have discovered one non-medical factor that can reduce cancer survival: lack of health insurance. The study comes from Christopher Sweeney, medical oncologist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

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  • Removing Appendix, Tonsils May Boost Fertility

    Removing Appendix, Tonsils May Boost Fertility

    Many women struggle with infertility, shelling out thousands of dollars on drugs and IVF treatments, but researchers have now discovered something else that seems to help improve fertility. In a new study, researchers report that women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed have a higher chance of becoming pregnant, although scientists have no

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  • No Breast Cancer Risk from IVF Treatment Hormones

    No Breast Cancer Risk from IVF Treatment Hormones

    Fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), can cause hormone levels to fluctuate wildly. Although some have worried these hormones could increase the risk of breast cancer, a new study has put those fears to rest. The study comes from Alexandra W. van den Belt-Dusebout and other researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.

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