Mis. Cancer News

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6/4/2012
Avastin May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Ovarian Tumors

Study found it slightly lengthened the time before the cancer returned

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

6/1/2012
Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Bladder Cancer Odds

But the absolute risk of getting the cancer is small, researchers find

5/31/2012
Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

5/31/2012
Men and Women With Cancer May Receive Different Fertility Information

Small study found gaps in what was provided to women

5/30/2012
Pre-op Treatments Boost Survival for Esophageal Cancer Patients: Study

Experts say adding chemo, radiation before surgery is now standard treatment for most with the disease

5/29/2012
Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/29/2012
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study

Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

5/29/2012
Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

5/25/2012
Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

5/25/2012
Few U.S. Hispanics Screened for Skin Cancer

Only 7 percent had a doctor look over their skin for suspicious moles, study finds

5/25/2012
Cancer Patients Share Web Info With Docs for Insight, Advice

They are not typically challenging their treatments, study found

5/24/2012
States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds

Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

5/23/2012
Breast MRI Best at Tracking Response to Chemo: Study

It was better than clinical exam in determining if treatment was working before breast cancer surgery

5/23/2012
Cancer Docs Often Deal With Own Grief, Doubts When Patients Die

Study found some cope through physical, emotional distance as sadness becomes too much

5/22/2012
Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

5/22/2012
Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study

They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure

5/22/2012
Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study

Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

5/22/2012
Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks

Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

5/22/2012
Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk

Findings may help doctors diagnose and treat these problems, expert says

5/22/2012
Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say

New guidelines on prostate cancer screening don't supersede physician-patient relationship, experts note

5/22/2012
Do Bald Men Face Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Study finding is preliminary, and men with full heads of hair may still have equal risk

5/22/2012
U.S. Advisers Say 'No' to Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer

Benefits of prostate-specific antigen screening don't outweigh harms, panel contends

5/21/2012
Obese More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Study says they also were in the later stages, had more aggressive disease at diagnosis

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/21/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study

But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

5/21/2012
Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy

Research suggests the test can help prevent colon cancer incidence, deaths

5/21/2012
Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Cancer Death Risk

Cancer compensates, spreads in search for oxygen, researcher suggests

5/21/2012
Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk

But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

5/18/2012
Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men

They're less likely than women to take sun precautions and check for growths, survey results show

5/18/2012
Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Inflammation of tissue lining the esophagus could be the cause, study says

5/17/2012
Two-Drug Combo May Be Safe for Melanoma Treatment

Preliminary research found reduced skin-lesion side effect

5/17/2012
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

5/17/2012
Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage

In study, one-third benefited from taking Zytiga plus hormone therapy for 6 months before surgery

5/17/2012
Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey

Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

5/15/2012
Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought

Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

5/14/2012
Researchers Test Laxative-Free Colon Scan

But virtual procedure isn't ready for prime time yet, researchers say

5/14/2012
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

5/10/2012
Many Young Adults at Risk of Skin Cancer: CDC

Sunbathing, indoor tanning all too common, study finds

5/9/2012
New Drug Shows Promise for Myeloma Patients

Studies found lenalidomide lengthened time disease did not worsen, but risk of second cancers was doubled

5/9/2012
Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening

Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests

5/9/2012
Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome

Findings include genetic link to breast cancer, researchers say

5/9/2012
Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study

Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

5/8/2012
Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

5/8/2012
Eye Color May Help Predict Vitiligo Risk

People with blue eyes are less likely to have the autoimmune disease, study finds

5/8/2012
Cancer Cells in Bloodstream Show Great Diversity: Study

Some help disease spread more easily, while others may predict response to treatments