Cancer http://www.kunc.org en Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear? http://www.kunc.org/post/should-hpv-testing-replace-pap-smear Robin Reath was getting a routine checkup recently when her doctor brought up something new about cervical cancer screening.<p>"We might be doing something a little bit different than what we've been doing in the past when we've screened you," said <a href="https://www.medstarhealth.org/provider/andrea-jacobs-singer-md-internal-medicine">Dr. Andrea Singer</a>, an internist at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.<p>For years, doctors have been using the Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Rob Stein 56772 at http://www.kunc.org Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear? Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer http://www.kunc.org/post/faith-drives-father-create-test-childhood-cancer When Bryan and Elizabeth Shaw learned that their son Noah had a potentially deadly eye cancer, like a lot of people, they turned to their religious faith to help sustain them. But faith is also impelling Bryan Shaw to create software to detect eye cancer in children as soon after birth as possible.<p>The Shaws are Christians, and their faith is extremely important to them. When they were at their bleakest, "Bryan would pull out the Psalms and say, 'This is how King David suffered in the Psalms, and we're going through this," says Elizabeth. Wed, 07 May 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Joe Palca 56222 at http://www.kunc.org Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help http://www.kunc.org/post/chemo-can-make-food-taste-metal-heres-help Cancer patients often lose their appetite because <a href="http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/index">chemotherapy</a> can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.<p><a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com/about-hollye-jacobs/">Hollye Jacobs</a> was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 39. As a nurse she expected the extreme nausea that often accompanies powerful chemo therapy drugs. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:22:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 55241 at http://www.kunc.org Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer http://www.kunc.org/post/simple-blood-test-spot-early-lung-cancer-getting-closer One of these days, there could well be a simple blood test that can help diagnose and track cancers. We aren't there yet, but a burst of research in this area shows we are getting a lot closer.<p>In the latest of these studies, scientists have used blood samples to identify people with lung cancer.<p>At the Stanford School of Medicine, <a href="http://stemcell.stanford.edu/about/Laboratories/diehn/index.html">Dr. Maximilian Diehn</a> spends some of his time as a radiation oncologist treating patients with cancer, and some of his time delving into the world of DNA. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Richard Harris 55231 at http://www.kunc.org Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer Is It Time To Reconsider Breast Self-Exams? http://www.kunc.org/post/it-time-reconsider-breast-self-exams Perhaps your mother told you. Or your doctor. Maybe you learned it in gym class.<p>For me it was all three: "Once a month, do a breast self-exam," they all said. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:40:00 +0000 55117 at http://www.kunc.org Is It Time To Reconsider Breast Self-Exams?