Mis. Cancer News

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4/11/2016
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression

Study found a 23 percent increased risk compared to men who received other treatments, but overall risk relatively low

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/11/2016
Marriage May Be a Cancer Fighter

Study suggests patients with spouses have survival advantage over single people battling disease

4/6/2016
Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some Brain Cancer Patients: Study

Those with slow-growing gliomas lived five years longer, on average, than those who got only radiation

4/6/2016
High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Study finds no benefits in disease progression, survival

4/6/2016
Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

4/6/2016
Food Choices and Cancer Risk

Regular consumption of sugary beverages and processed foods may increase cancer risk, new study finds.

4/5/2016
Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers

Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet

4/1/2016
A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

The brew, in any form, might cut colon cancer risk; the more you drink, the lower the risk, study suggests

3/31/2016
Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say

3/31/2016
Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People

Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

3/31/2016
More Evidence Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk a Bit

But odds are small, and experts want it to remain on market, although newer drugs are available

3/30/2016
Study Asks, What Is a 'Good Death'?

Discussions must go way beyond treatments and deal with the patient's sense of peace, experts say

3/28/2016
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

3/28/2016
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

3/25/2016
Distance Matters for Quality Rectal Cancer Care

The farther a patient has to travel for radiation therapy, the less likely it will happen, study finds

3/25/2016
Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

3/23/2016
3/22/2016
Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management

Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

3/21/2016
Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

3/18/2016
Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening

Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

3/18/2016
Generic Gleevec Will Likely Cut Millions in Health Costs

Over 5 years, researchers estimate more than $9 million in insurance savings

3/16/2016
Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

3/14/2016
Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Money problems can affect their mental health, quality of life, researchers say

3/11/2016
Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

3/11/2016
Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo

Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

3/10/2016
Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

3/10/2016
Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says

Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

3/10/2016
Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

3/10/2016
Certain Biopsy Method Tied to Better Outcomes After Kidney Cancer

Image-guided testing of tissue from the kidney mass may lead to improved treatments, researchers say

3/9/2016
Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

3/9/2016
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer, experts say

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/8/2016
Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/4/2016
New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says

Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

3/4/2016
Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?

Study suggests link for regimens rich in refined carbs, potatoes, but it can't prove cause-and-effect

3/4/2016
Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread

Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

3/3/2016
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks

Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

3/3/2016
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?

Study suggests it has untapped potential for linking patients to clinical trial enrollment websites

3/3/2016
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers

The effect was seen most strongly with colon, gastrointestinal tumors, researchers report

3/2/2016
Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

Research suggests people with many of the blemishes not necessarily at higher risk for the cancer

3/2/2016
Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

Better understanding needed to improve prevention, detection, treatment, U.S. panel notes

3/2/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

3/1/2016
Is Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Raised Risk of Certain Cancers?

Study suggests, but doesn't prove, that odds increase for some types of tumors, but drop for others

3/1/2016
Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems

Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later

2/29/2016
For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle

Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

2/24/2016
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Cancer-fighting drugs were able to reach tumors, but the technique still in preliminary stage

2/24/2016
Brain Cancers Both Common and Deadly Among Teens, Young Adults: Report

But types of tumors start to vary as people age, researchers add