Mis. Cancer News

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8/28/2013
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer in Study

Chemo, radiation doses to the stomach found to raise odds

8/27/2013
New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

NIH study focused largely on black patients, who haven't fared as well with current treatments

8/27/2013
Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?

Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day

8/26/2013
Too Many Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies Performed, Experts Say

Simplified guidelines could reduce number of uncomfortable, worrying procedures

8/26/2013
Terms Docs Use Can Influence Patients' Cancer Choices

Clearer definitions might avoid unnecessary treatments, study says

8/26/2013
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

8/22/2013
Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk

Gene mutation tied to ginger tresses may also play role in promoting cancer, mouse study suggests

8/22/2013
Kidney Cancer Drugs Equal in Prolonging Survival: Study

But pazopanib gives patients a better quality of life than sunitinib, researchers report

8/21/2013
Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds

Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

8/20/2013
Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

Decade-long study covered 2.5 million U.S. patients

8/19/2013
Many Teen Girls Using Tanning Beds: Report

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a 'healthy glow'

8/16/2013
Study Sees Risk of Childhood Cancer Among Those With Specific Birth Defects

Researchers looked at non-chromosomal conditions

8/16/2013
High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection

Combo of ultrasound and MRI zeroes in on tumors, helping some men avoid biopsy, experts say

8/15/2013
Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent

8/15/2013
Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test, CDC Study Confirms

Routine testing urged to prevent liver damage

8/15/2013
Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/14/2013
18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia

8/14/2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

8/14/2013
MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

8/14/2013
'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study

Aggressiveness doesn't seem to change over time, researchers say

8/14/2013
More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

8/13/2013
Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study

Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

8/9/2013
Family Members of Kids With Cancer Also at Risk

Study found doubled odds for parents, siblings and children of young patients

8/9/2013
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone

8/7/2013
Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery

Tumors with specific cell pattern might indicate need for more extensive procedure, study suggests

8/5/2013
Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found

8/5/2013
Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study

Offering a free colonoscopy or at-home test increased participation among uninsured

8/5/2013
Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say

Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study

8/5/2013
Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women

8/1/2013
Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris

Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

7/31/2013
Helping Men Resolve Conflicts About Prostate Cancer Screening

Printed or web-based materials are useful for informed decision-making, study finds

7/31/2013
Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say

Case studies show it can happen, and dermatologists say people should keep moles free of ink

7/30/2013
Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?

Certain lesions probably won't progress to cancer, study finds

7/30/2013
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'

Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

7/29/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

7/29/2013
Mapping Link Between Blood Cancer, Industrial Pollutant in Georgia

Benzene appears to raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers say

7/26/2013
Survival Picture No Better for Patients With HIV-Related Lymphoma: Study

Researchers found higher risk of death for those who had antiretroviral therapy

7/25/2013
Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

But the research only uncovered an association between height and malignancy risk, not cause-and-effect

7/25/2013
Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

7/25/2013
Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients

Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

7/25/2013
Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors

Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

7/24/2013
HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer

Review found higher rates of esophageal cancer in people infected with virus

7/24/2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

7/23/2013
New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer

Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

7/23/2013
Menthol May Boost Cigarettes' Addictive Properties: Study

And FDA says the chemical makes it easier for young people to start smoking and harder for smokers to quit

7/23/2013
Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

7/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study

Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

7/19/2013
Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds

7/18/2013
Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors

But these women may cope better than others, study also found