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2008-10-30 15:00:39

The Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG(TM) Young Adult Alliance will host the nation's largest conference on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, "This time it's personal - Using our collective experiences to advance young adult oncology," at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, Nov. 12-14, 2008. Doug Ulman, President and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and three-time cancer survivor, and Eric Shanteau, Olympic swimmer and testicular cancer survivor, will give a joint...

2008-10-30 15:00:38

A Swedish study suggests women who experience severe gestational hypertension may give birth to boys who are at lower risk for testicular cancer. Medical researchers aren't certain why that occurs, but Dr. Andreas Pettersson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said the protective effect of gestational hypertension might be due to the hormones that are released when a placenta malfunctions. "Ironically, a malfunctioning placenta may lower the risk," said Pettersson. "One possible...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

Carboplatin, which is often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer, can replace radiotherapy to cure early-stage seminoma, a Medical Research Council study has found.The drug is being hailed as a "safer cure" for the cancer by experts, with fewer long-term risks.About 40 to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are early-stage seminoma and between 780 and 880 men are diagnosed with this stage of the disease each year in the UK.In the early stages the cancer is either confined to the testicle or...

2008-10-06 18:00:11

A single jab of a chemotherapy drug can cure a common type of testicular cancer, researchers said today. Carboplatin, which is often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer, can replace radiotherapy to cure early-stage seminoma, a study found. The drug is being hailed as a "safer cure" for the cancer by experts, with fewer long-term risks. About 40 to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are early-stage seminoma and between 780 and 880 men are diagnosed with this stage of the disease each...

2008-10-06 08:15:00

By LYNDSAY MOSS HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A COMMON form of testicular cancer can be cured with a single jab of chemotherapy, researchers revealed yesterday. Carboplatin - currently often used to treat ovarian and lung cancer - could replace the need for radiotherapy in men with early- stage seminoma. Experts say the drug is a "safer cure" for the cancer, with fewer long-term health risks. Up to 45 per cent of testicular cancers are classed as early- stage seminoma, amounting to between 780 and...

2008-10-02 15:01:04

To: HEALTH EDITORS Contact: Theresa Morrow of Men's Health Network, +1-202-543-6461 ext. 104 WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) is pleased to announce it is joining forces with Men's Health Network (MHN). The partnership will help spread the message to men and their families about symptoms of testicular cancer and the importance of self-examination. While the reason is unknown, the incidence of testicular cancer is...

2008-09-17 21:00:25

By Paul Westmoore A state study of cancer incidents released Tuesday for the towns of Lewiston and Porter, including the Lewiston-Porter School District campus, apparently turned up no conclusive results. Keith Fox, a School Board member, told the board he briefly reviewed the 19-page report which covers studies of the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works, (LOOW), the Niagara Falls Storage Site, (NFSS), and the school campus, before last night's board meeting and found nothing ominous. "Frankly,...

2008-09-16 18:00:33

ENGLAND ace Theo Walcott has backed a Merseyside- based testicular cancer awareness charity. The 19-year-old, who scored a hat-trick for England last week, offered his support to charity www.checkemlads.com, run by testicular cancer survivor Philly Morris, of Wirral. Mr Morris set up the charity in 2003 after receiving treatment for the disease at Clatterbridge centre for oncology. Walcott said: "I did not know testicular cancer was a young man's illness. "I hope checkmelads can...

2008-08-23 18:00:30

DOCTORS have called on the Welsh Assembly Government to develop policies to tackle serious issues of men's health. The call comes as Wales' Grand Slam-winning captain RyanJones is raising awareness of testicular cancer in young men. The British Medical Association (BMA) Wales said the campaign highlights the "desperate" need for decision makers to focus and develop specific policies that target men's health. Dr Richard Lewis, Welsh secretary of the BMA, said: "All the evidence shows...

2008-08-20 03:00:00

TRADITIONALLY, Scottish men have had the strong, silent approach when it comes to their own health. While always ready to treat a head cold as a terminal illness, they can also show an infuriating disinterest in taking a preemptive approach to good health - very often not willing to bother their doctor with what might be a minor problem. Some topics are guaranteed to give the coolest of characters the heebiejeebies - such as testicular and prostrate cancers, or sexually transmitted...