Mis. Cancer News

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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

12/6/2012
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

12/3/2012
More U.S. Kids Get High-Radiation Scans, Study Says

Doctors urged to use lowest dose possible

12/3/2012
Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Ovarian Cancer Treatment

But large clinical trials are needed, researchers say

11/30/2012
Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer, Death From Liver Disease

Large, decade-long study also found some benefit from other NSAIDs

11/30/2012
Obesity Complicates Lung Cancer Surgery: Study

Greater body-mass index meant more time in operating room

11/29/2012
Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study

If testes don't descend, these males may need to be monitored for later malignancy

11/29/2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

11/28/2012
Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows

Worry about recurrence drives decision, experts say, but majority have low risk of cancer in the healthy breast

11/27/2012
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study

Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

11/27/2012
Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Individual risk is small, but make sure test is necessary, expert says

11/27/2012
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines

Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

11/26/2012
Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet

Fall favorites -- apples, cranberries, sweet potatoes -- are beneficial all year long, expert says

11/26/2012
More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds

Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

11/21/2012
Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

11/21/2012
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study

Large evidence review suggests standardized screenings aren't that helpful for the 'worried well'

11/20/2012
Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer

Knowing symptoms, early detection could cut rates of this deadly disease, expert suggests

11/15/2012
Prostate Cancer Websites Often Hard to Understand: Study

Most sites written for those with a reading level beyond that of the average American

11/15/2012
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

11/15/2012
Herceptin May Carry Higher Heart Risks for Women Than Thought

Breast cancer drug showed even greater chances of heart failure, cardiomyopathy among older patients

11/15/2012
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

11/14/2012
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report

They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says

11/12/2012
Antiviral Therapy May Cut Recurrence of Hepatitis B-Linked Liver Cancer

Patients who received the drugs after surgery seemed to do better, study found

11/12/2012
Black Patients With Kidney Cancer Fare Worse Than Whites: Study

Possible reasons for disparity include fewer blacks undergoing surgery

11/12/2012
Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer

Large study focused on Asian women who had never smoked

11/9/2012
Doctors Often Misinterpret Patients' Wishes, Study Says

Such 'preference misdiagnosis' can lead to costly, unwanted treatments

11/8/2012
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

CDC's graphic ads featuring ex-smokers appear to be getting people's attention

11/7/2012
Statins May Cut Risk of Death From Cancer, Study Suggests

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might benefit cancer patients, but more research is needed

11/7/2012
High-Carb Diet Linked to Colon Cancer Recurrence in Study

Other dietary factors also seemed to increase risk of cancer return

11/7/2012
Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer: Study

But whether heart failure is the cause isn't clear, expert says

11/6/2012
Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says

Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

11/3/2012
New Video Demonstrates Skin Cancer Self-Exam

Steps include using mirror to check back of head, scalp

11/2/2012
Stem Cell Therapy Reversed Chemo-Linked Infertility in Male Monkeys

Preliminary research looked at infertility caused by some cancer therapies

11/2/2012
Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer

Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

11/2/2012
Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study

But no link found among black women; more research needed, researchers say

11/1/2012
Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says

Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

10/31/2012
Black Breast Cancer Patients May Have Higher Death Risk in First 3 Years

Study found biggest gap between black, white women with specific tumor type

10/31/2012
Redheads May Face Higher Risk of Melanoma, Even Without Sun Exposure

Study in mice suggests independent threat from genetic mutation

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/29/2012
Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study

Use of the drug before and after radiation treatments may help men avoid erectile dysfunction