Mis. Cancer News

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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

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