Mis. Cancer News

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12/8/2014
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

12/5/2014
Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs

Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found

12/5/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

12/4/2014
Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

12/2/2014
Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

12/2/2014
Many Ignore Cancer's Warning Signs, Survey Finds

While more than half had experienced a potential symptom, only 2 percent thought malignancy possible

12/2/2014
Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

12/2/2014
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

12/2/2014
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/24/2014
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

11/21/2014
Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

11/19/2014
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/19/2014
Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

11/19/2014
Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

11/18/2014
Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

11/13/2014
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

11/12/2014
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

11/12/2014
Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

11/12/2014
Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

11/11/2014
Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

11/11/2014
HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

11/11/2014
Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

11/11/2014
Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

11/10/2014
Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC

Findings underscore importance of prevention efforts

11/7/2014
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

11/7/2014
Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows

Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

11/5/2014
Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports

Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

11/5/2014
Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

11/5/2014
11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years

CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

11/4/2014
Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

11/4/2014
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

11/4/2014
Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease

10/31/2014
Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

10/31/2014
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

10/29/2014
Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

10/29/2014
10/29/2014
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

10/29/2014
Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?

Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests

10/29/2014
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

10/28/2014
After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

10/28/2014
Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Finding only held true when men's sex partners were female, not male, researchers say

10/27/2014
'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/24/2014
Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

10/22/2014
Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found

10/22/2014
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

10/22/2014
Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

10/21/2014
Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

10/20/2014
Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence