Mis. Cancer News

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5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/16/2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

5/16/2013
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later

Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

5/15/2013
Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds

Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

5/15/2013
Some Types of Skin Cancer Linked to Lower Chances of Alzheimer's

A weak immune response might allow skin cancer but protect brain from inflammation, expert suggests

5/15/2013
Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report

Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

5/15/2013
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

Xofigo was fast-tracked for approval and is meant for tumors that have spread to the bones

5/14/2013
Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics

Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

5/14/2013
No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco

Lower taxes on products like chew, snuff may be a factor, study says

5/14/2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study

Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/14/2013
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests

Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure

5/14/2013
Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy

Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

5/13/2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

5/13/2013
Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Findings from U.S. veterans should raise awareness of chemical warfare's hazards, researcher says

5/13/2013
Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer

Disease risk is strongly tied to family history

5/11/2013
Grilling Tips to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Use less red meat, marinate and precook indoors, nutrition expert advises

5/10/2013
Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

But experts question the study's design and are skeptical of the conclusion

5/10/2013
Look for New, Improved Sunscreen Labels

Choosing effective sun protection should be easier now, experts say

5/9/2013
Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer

Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

5/9/2013
Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia

Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

5/9/2013
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

Dermatologists say redheads must take extra care to check skin, avoid sun

5/8/2013
Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

5/7/2013
Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival

Study finds statin medications tied to lower death risk after nearly 4 years of follow-up

5/7/2013
Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon

5/7/2013
Half of People With Hepatitis C Don't Complete Needed Tests: CDC

Without treatment, virus can lead to liver cancer

5/7/2013
Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival

5/7/2013
Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

Men least likely to nod off were most likely to have severe disease, researchers found

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Study Links Timing of ER Visit to Prostate Cancer Survival Odds

In patients whose disease has spread, weekend admissions tend to have worse outcomes

5/4/2013
Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

5/3/2013
Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test

Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor

5/3/2013
At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows

Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

5/2/2013
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted

Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

5/1/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer

Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

5/1/2013
Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

4/30/2013
For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice

Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

4/30/2013
Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

4/29/2013
Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study

'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

4/27/2013
Too Much Drinking, Weight May Harm Liver

Study suggests women at higher risk for chronic liver disease

4/25/2013
Soaring Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients, Experts Say

$100,000-a-year meds seen as obstacle to treatment

4/25/2013
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/24/2013
Many Who Got Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl Still Alive: Study

Finding gives hope to those exposed to radiation in other nuclear disasters, researchers say

4/23/2013
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers

Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

4/23/2013
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese

4/22/2013
Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

4/22/2013
Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds

For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

4/22/2013
Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff

Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot

4/22/2013
Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes

Could help efforts to develop drugs to starve tumors, researchers say

4/19/2013
Minorities Less Prone to Think They'll Get Cancer: Study

But researchers say attitudes might not match actual risk