Mis. Cancer News

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5/19/2014
Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer

Researchers say study shows it saves money, but others note it doesn't appear to save lives

5/16/2014
Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

5/15/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

5/15/2014
Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers

Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

5/15/2014
Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women

Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

5/14/2014
Some Prostate Cancer Patients Might Safely Delay Hormonal Therapy: Study

Even if PSA levels are rising, postponing the treatment may boost quality of life without lowering survival

5/14/2014
Unneeded Cancer Care Is Rare, Study Finds

Challenges belief that inappropriate treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says

5/14/2014
Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

5/14/2014
Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

5/13/2014
Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/12/2014
U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

Rates highest in women 65 to 69, and black women, say researchers using revised data

5/11/2014
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Most lesions are treatable if caught early, says expert

5/9/2014
Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

5/8/2014
One Woman's Cancer Battle Highlights Promise of New Treatment

Melinda Bachini received experimental therapy that used her own immune cells to shrink her tumors

5/7/2014
Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says

Findings are 'reassuring' for breast cancer patients, according to researcher

5/7/2014
Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

Study of various lamps at 16 salons suggests low carcinogenic potential

5/7/2014
Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

5/5/2014
Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends

Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

5/5/2014
Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

5/5/2014
New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

5/1/2014
Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

Adequate levels may help keep cell growth in check, but researchers say more study needed

4/30/2014
Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

4/30/2014
'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Less invasive procedure destroyed all cancer cells when tumor was 1 centimeter or less

4/29/2014
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

4/29/2014
Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

4/28/2014
Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men

But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

4/28/2014
Joblessness an Unwanted Side Effect of Chemo for Breast Cancer

Survey found over one-third who had the drug therapy were unemployed four years later

4/25/2014
Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer

Study found having both unhealthy habits doubled risk of malignancy compared to having just one

4/24/2014
FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer

Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

4/23/2014
Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

Benefit was seen only with enzyme present, but study isn't definitive

4/23/2014
People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer

4/23/2014
People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

4/21/2014
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study

While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

4/18/2014
So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

4/17/2014
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

4/17/2014
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

4/16/2014
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

4/16/2014
Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

4/15/2014
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

4/14/2014
Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

4/14/2014
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

4/11/2014
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

4/11/2014
Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

4/10/2014
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

4/9/2014
High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

4/9/2014
A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests

But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

4/9/2014
Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

4/9/2014
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

4/9/2014
Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why