Mis. Cancer News

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1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/7/2014
Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk

BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/6/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren't prepared to deal with them, survey finds

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

1/2/2014
Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/30/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/27/2013
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu

Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

12/26/2013
Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study

Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say

12/26/2013
Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald's Outlets in Florida: Study

Indoor tanning has strong ties to skin cancer and Florida has one of the highest rates of the disease

12/23/2013
Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

12/23/2013
Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study

Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect

12/19/2013
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study

Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

12/18/2013
80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

12/17/2013
Rural Cancer Survivors May Retire Sooner, Get Less Paid Disability

Vermont study compared their work lives to those of urban peers

12/17/2013
Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

Study suggests that getting only general anesthesia raised risk of recurrence

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/16/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

12/13/2013
Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Older survivors should include physical activity in long-term care plan, researchers suggest

12/13/2013
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

12/12/2013
Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

But more research is needed before Sprycel could become part of standard treatment

12/12/2013
Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study

It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

12/12/2013
Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

12/11/2013
Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation

12/11/2013
New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Shows Some Promise

Early studies found small improvement with combo therapy for HER2-positive disease

12/11/2013
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms

However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

12/10/2013
Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds

Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

12/9/2013
Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality

But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

12/9/2013
Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds

Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases

12/9/2013
Health Tip: Caring for Someone With Cancer

Suggestions for managing medications

12/9/2013
Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

12/9/2013
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities

12/9/2013
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

12/9/2013
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

12/6/2013
Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk

Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

12/6/2013
Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy

Doctors should counsel patients about the risks, researcher says

12/6/2013
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk

Health-care providers should do more to help survivors quit, study says

12/6/2013
Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication

12/6/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

12/4/2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

12/4/2013
Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women

Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

12/4/2013
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

12/3/2013
Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study

Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

11/30/2013
Coping Tips for Winter Skin

Moisturize, cleanse (but don't overdo), expert says

11/27/2013
Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study

BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

11/25/2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents