Mis. Cancer News

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7/7/2017
Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma May Occur Together, Study Finds

Doctors should counsel patients that if they have one disease, they're at risk of the other

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

7/5/2017
FDA Widens Access to 'Cooling Cap' to Stop Hair Loss in Cancer Patients

Treatment now OK'd for patients receiving chemotherapy for solid tumors

6/29/2017
Many Women Mistaken on 'Side Effects' of Breast Cancer Drug

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often blamed on tamoxifen

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/29/2017
Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients

Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

6/28/2017
Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?

First step: Get to know your own skin markings, doctor says

6/28/2017
New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery

The instrument examines cells in 3D and may cut down on repeat surgeries.

6/26/2017
Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells

DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

6/26/2017
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

6/22/2017
Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says

Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/22/2017
Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers say

6/22/2017
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

6/20/2017
When Is Risk Highest for Women With Breast Cancer Gene Mutations?

Study narrows down peak times, possibly aiding in preventive treatment decisions

6/20/2017
Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/20/2017
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory

Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role

6/16/2017
Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users

Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers find

6/15/2017
Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk

Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

6/15/2017
'Couch Potatoes' May Face Higher Risk of Kidney, Bladder Cancers

Researchers say get moving, and point to national exercise guidelines

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

6/12/2017
Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

Language, cultural barriers may prevent them from receiving needed care, study authors say

6/11/2017
With Summer Sun Comes Heightened Skin Cancer Risk

Doctor shares tips for prevention, recognition

6/8/2017
Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?

Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds

6/7/2017
More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People

Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

6/6/2017
Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years

Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

6/6/2017
Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

6/5/2017
Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

Researchers attempt to turn immune cells into unerring killers of multiple myeloma cells

6/5/2017
Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers

Medications show promise for non-small cell type

6/5/2017
Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia

Dasatinib prolonged survival in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, study says

6/5/2017
Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence

6/5/2017
Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

Study found technology works because it cuts lag time between problems and care team's response

6/5/2017
Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes'

Lynparza may offer a new treatment for women with advanced BRCA-related disease, researchers say

6/5/2017
Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives

But the gene flaw is rare, affecting less than 1 percent of typical cancers, researchers say

6/5/2017
Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies

Findings could 'change clinical practice overnight,' leading oncologist says

6/2/2017
Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

6/2/2017
Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients?

Study suggests it works as well as a full week of treatments

6/2/2017
Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

6/2/2017
Dark Skin No Shield From Deadly Skin Cancer

Death rates from melanoma are higher for people of color, skin expert says

5/31/2017
Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

It cut risk of relapse, death by 30 percent over 5 years, trial found

5/26/2017
Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

But research is still in early stages

5/24/2017
New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker

First medication sanctioned for any cancer, regardless of origin

5/24/2017
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable

5/24/2017
Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

5/24/2017
FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

5/23/2017
Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

5/23/2017
3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds

Stay trim, exercise and cut back on drinking, review findings suggest

5/22/2017
Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study

Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say