Mis. Cancer News

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1/9/2013
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds

Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

1/9/2013
Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/8/2013
Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

1/7/2013
Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

1/7/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

1/3/2013
Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC

But too many still get screened for cervical cancer after hysterectomy, report says

1/3/2013
Stem Cell Technology May Help Rejuvenate Immune Cells

Manipulation of aging T-cells might help them defend against diseases such as HIV and cancer, researchers say

1/3/2013
Some Complain of Shorter Penis After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Study

Researchers say doctors should discuss this rare side effect before treatment choices are made

1/2/2013
Clearing Up the Confusion on When to Get a Pap Test

An annual screen is no longer recommended in updated guidelines

1/2/2013
For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'

Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

12/28/2012
Going Online for Info May Reflect a Pro-Active Stance Against Cancer

People who did so typically didn't view their diagnosis as being 'just up to fate,' study found

12/28/2012
New Raccoon Virus May Offer Clues to Human Cancer

Rare brain tumors seen in 12 animals with polyomavirus, researchers say

12/28/2012
Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

12/27/2012
Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds

Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

12/21/2012
Pain Intensity May Help Differentiate 2 Skin Cancers

Both squamous cell and basal cell cause itch, but pain more common with squamous, study finds

12/21/2012
Children of Older Parents With Cancer May Be at Risk, Too

Swedish researchers say genetics must play a part in increased odds

12/19/2012
'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants

Study finds many in need of new organs have liver cancer

12/19/2012
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late

An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread

12/18/2012
Some Cancer Risks Higher in 9/11 Recovery Workers: Study

Cases of prostate, thyroid, multiple myeloma cancers seen over years

12/18/2012
With Testicular Cancer, CT Scan Benefit May Beat Risks

Study should reassure patients, doctors, expert says

12/17/2012
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study

Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability

12/17/2012
Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk

Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome

12/14/2012
EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air

Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

12/14/2012
Millions of Nonsmokers Exposed to Smoke From Neighbors' Apartments: Report

Multi-unit buildings need to become smoke-free zones, experts say

12/14/2012
Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection

Dogs like Cliff are giving a whole new meaning to 'pet scan'

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/13/2012
'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests

The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

12/12/2012
Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique

Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

12/11/2012
Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study

As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

12/11/2012
Avastin Shows No Benefit for Earlier Colon Cancer: Study

Experts say while it can help in advanced disease, that doesn't mean it works at all stages

12/11/2012
Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study

Drinking more than 4 cups per day also lowered odds of dying from a type of throat cancer

12/10/2012
FDA OKs Expanded Use of Prostate Cancer Drug

Zytiga shows benefits for treating late-stage disease, agency says

12/10/2012
Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study

Combining MRI, ultrasound allows doctors to better spot hidden, often aggressive, tumors

12/7/2012
No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer

One year of the drug was as effective as two in study of women with certain type of disease

12/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

12/7/2012
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

12/6/2012
Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study

Carotenoids are found in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, experts note

12/6/2012
Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers

Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

12/6/2012
Chemo May Extend Survival After Breast Cancer's Return

Study showed benefit when tumor was confined to in or close to the breast

12/6/2012
For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young

Study supports early intervention, before surgery, for patients under 35

12/6/2012
UV Nail Lamps Don't Appear to Cause Skin Cancer

Typical 10-minute exposure in lamps used at salons or home is likely safe, researchers say

12/5/2012
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

12/5/2012
10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study

Taking drug longer further reduced breast cancer recurrence, deaths, researcher says

12/5/2012
New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

Survival lengthened in studies of two experimental treatments

12/5/2012
Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy

12/4/2012
New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD

Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians