Mis. Cancer News

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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

4/8/2014
Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

4/8/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

4/8/2014
Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

4/7/2014
DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return

New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

4/7/2014
4/4/2014
Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?

Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say

4/4/2014
Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say

4/3/2014
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

4/2/2014
Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study

You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

4/2/2014
More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey

Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

4/1/2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

4/1/2014
Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

4/1/2014
Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests

Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are