14 possible causes for irregular periods

What causes irregular periods? 1. Pregnancy 2. Hormonal birth control 3. Breastfeeding 4. Perimenopause 5. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 6. Thyroid problems 7. Uterine fibroids 8. Endometriosis 9. Being overweight 10. Extreme weight loss and eating disorders 11. Excessive exercise 12. Stress 13. Medications 14. Cervical and endometrial cancer When to call your healthcare provider […]

Financial checkup should be part of health screenings for childhood cancer survivors

Adult survivors of childhood cancer should be screened for financial problems that might cause them to delay or skip medical care or to suffer psychological distress. The recommendation from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers followed an analysis that found 65 percent of survivors reported financial challenges related to their childhood cancer diagnoses. The research […]

Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice

Cancer stem cells can be difficult to distinguish from standard tumor cells with conventional imaging (left), but the AlDeSense marker makes the cancer stem cells light up with fluorescence (right). Credit: Images by Chelsea Anorma Cancer stem cells can be difficult to distinguish from standard tumor cells with conventional imaging (left), but the AlDeSense marker […]

Breast tissue tumor suppressor PTEN: A potential Achilles heel for breast cancer cells

In an article published July 17, 2018 by Nature Communications, a highly collaborative team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Ohio State University report that normal breast cells can prevent successful radiation treatment of breast cancer due to dysregulation between tumor suppressors and oncogenes. Tumor suppressors act like brakes that […]

Novel drug cocktails strengthen targeted cancer therapies while lessening side effects

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that certain drug cocktails help targeted therapies attack cancer more efficiently while lessening common side effects, according to a study published today in Cancer Research. The cocktails could also help stave off cancer’s ability to become resistant to drugs, by attacking from multiple angles the cancer’s ability to grow. The […]