Mis. Cancer News

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11/7/2016
Second Opinions Don't Seem to Sway Prostate Cancer Patients

Most choose treatment they originally planned to follow, study finds

11/4/2016
Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Leading cancer and women's health groups say probably not

11/3/2016
Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks

New report describes two melanoma patients who died of heart trouble after first doses of immunotherapy drugs

11/2/2016
Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

11/2/2016
Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World

HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

11/1/2016
Gene Test May ID Chemo Patients at Risk of Clots: Study

Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of cancer treatment

10/27/2016
Colon Cancer's Location May Determine Patient Survival

Study found 'right-sided' tumors had worse prognoses, with implications for screening and treatment

10/26/2016
High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/20/2016
Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

In Sweden, 90 percent with very low risk disease choose this option instead of immediate treatment, researchers report

10/20/2016
Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

10/19/2016
New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/17/2016
Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

10/17/2016
Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

10/14/2016
More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer

And type 2 diabetes more than doubles the odds, researchers say

10/14/2016
10/13/2016
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

10/13/2016
Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

10/12/2016
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

10/6/2016
Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs

Heavy toll of out-of-pocket spending might have some patients skipping meds, researchers warn

10/6/2016
Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

43 percent of study patients with the blood cancer had a complete response, researchers report

10/6/2016
More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

10/4/2016
Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

10/4/2016
3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

9/30/2016
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

9/30/2016
A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

9/29/2016
Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation

Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

9/29/2016
Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

9/29/2016
HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study

Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

9/27/2016
To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

9/26/2016
Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

9/26/2016
New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

9/26/2016
Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt

Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds

9/26/2016
Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

9/26/2016
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

9/23/2016
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

9/22/2016
Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study

Pretreatment ultrasounds may reassure women about their uterine cancer risk, researchers say

9/21/2016
Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia

In preliminary trial, 4 out of 9 people with acute myeloid leukemia had complete remission

9/21/2016
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

9/21/2016
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

9/20/2016
More Cancer Patients Gaining From Immune-Based Treatments

These therapies help arm the body to fight off malignancy, new report explains

9/20/2016
Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

9/20/2016
Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough

'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services

9/19/2016
Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All

Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/9/2016
Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

9/9/2016
Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms

Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

9/9/2016
FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer