Mis. Cancer News

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5/6/2012
Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings

20% of Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, experts warn

5/4/2012
Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study

Newer technology missed half of tumors and yielded many false positives, researchers say

5/4/2012
Men's Breast Cancer Often More Deadly, Study Suggests

Males typically older at diagnosis, often have larger tumors, experts find

5/4/2012
Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated

Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

5/4/2012
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

5/2/2012
Lower-Dose Radioiodine Effective Against Thyroid Cancer

Patients may be able to skip high doses of radiation, painful thyroid hormone withdrawal, studies find

5/2/2012
Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

5/1/2012
For Breast Cancer Care, Radiation of Whole Breast May Be Best

Study finds poorer outcomes with localized, partial-breast approach

5/1/2012
Can Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?

Preliminary study found women who showed alterations in a specific gene were more likely to develop disease later

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

5/1/2012
Health Care Disparities Might Affect Black Kids' Cancer Survival

Access to clinical trials and more costly treatments may improve outcomes, study suggests

5/1/2012
Study Downplays Risk of CT Scans

Death from disease is much more likely, preliminary research finds

5/1/2012
Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

5/1/2012
Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer

Study comparing it to standard open surgeries found fewer infections, shorter hospital stays

4/30/2012
Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study

Regular screening recommended if you have family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, experts say

4/27/2012
Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study

Researchers created tool to measure patient risk following surgery

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/25/2012
Low-Radiation CT Scans Effective at Spotting Appendicitis: Study

Approach cuts cancer risk without raising number of unnecessary surgeries

4/24/2012
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Not Followed: Study

Many older men still get unnecessary PSA tests, researchers report

4/23/2012
Wife's Breast Cancer Can Hurt Husband's Health Too: Study

Effect on caregivers can last years, researcher says

4/23/2012
Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?

Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

4/23/2012
Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival

Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/18/2012
Chemo + Radiation Best for Bladder Cancer, Study Finds

Adding fluorouracil, mitomycin C led to significantly better survival rates

4/18/2012
Warren Buffett Has Early Stage Prostate Cancer

81-year-old billionaire's doctors spotted tumor before it had spread, prognosis good

4/17/2012
Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only

Survival rates were higher than for those whose kidney was taken out, researchers say

4/17/2012
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study

Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

4/17/2012
Study Casts Doubt on Value of Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy

Proton radiation treatments may offer little added benefit, more side effects, analysis suggests

4/17/2012
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Study found it added weeks of survival for patients with glioblastoma

4/16/2012
HIV Raises Anal Cancer Risk in Women, Study Says

Findings indicate gay men aren't only ones who need screening

4/16/2012
Surgery Rates Rising for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Study

Use of a particular procedure may be driving the trend

4/14/2012
Exercise May Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Study found physically active women were less likely to be depressed, fatigued during treatment

4/13/2012
Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors

4/12/2012
Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates

Total reaches nearly 21% of U.S. health care spending, study says

4/12/2012
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure

Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

4/12/2012
Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up

Danish study found stress of coping with disease did not raise chances of separation

4/12/2012
Huntington's Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study

Findings suggest shared genetic mechanism, researchers say

4/11/2012
Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia

Some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia may not require bone marrow transplant, researchers say

4/11/2012
Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

4/11/2012
Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years

Study finds lingering pain, swelling, fatigue, mobility problems in many women

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

4/10/2012
Short Walks May Ease Fatigue in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Patients were told not to push themselves, but to do what they could comfortably

4/10/2012
U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening

Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests may do more harm than good

4/10/2012
Many Patients Skip Recommended Colonoscopy: Study

Follow-through is more likely with other screening tests for colon cancer

4/10/2012
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors

Study found increased risk, but connection was not conclusive

4/9/2012
Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer

However, a top cancer expert argues that new analysis is flawed