Mis. Cancer News

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10/18/2011
Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause

Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

10/17/2011
Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results

But every-other-year screening may also raise risk for late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds

10/17/2011
Skin Cancer Check May Come With New Hairdo

Hairdressers, barbers often first to spot skin changes that signal melanoma, experts say

10/14/2011
Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment

Method allows doctors to determine what will work best for each woman

10/14/2011
Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life

Her advice to others: Take time to think about your decisions

10/13/2011
Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves

People in developing nations most at risk from fumes from cooking, heating units, experts say

10/13/2011
Oral Bacteria Might Signal Early Pancreatic Cancer

Simple 'spit' test might someday help screen for disease, small study suggests

10/12/2011
Esophageal Cancer Risk Less Dire for Certain Patients: Study

Large Danish analysis finds lower-than-expected risk from Barrett's esophagus

10/12/2011
Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery

Researchers say various factors, including biology and health care access, may be to blame

10/12/2011
Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease

Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

10/12/2011
10/11/2011
Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival

Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

10/11/2011
Extra Vitamin E May Be Associated With Prostate Cancer

Increase in risk is small, but finding suggests that supplement use can be harmful, researchers say

10/11/2011
Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey

Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

10/11/2011
Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer

But study is too small and preliminary to recommend the herb as a cancer-fighter, experts say

10/11/2011
Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study

But people found to be at low risk for disease by mail-in kits may make poor health decisions, researchers say

10/7/2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

10/7/2011
Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors

Cord blood donation moves her from imminent death to 'good to go'

10/7/2011
Panel's Rejection of PSA Test Spurs Mixed Reaction From Experts

Many still stick by the prostate cancer screen, claiming it saves lives

10/7/2011
Report: Task Force to Recommend Against PSA Test

The exam for prostate cancer has been controversial for some time

10/6/2011
Pancreatic Cancer: A Stubborn Foe

Because the organ is located deep inside the abdomen, disease symptoms can be tough to detect

10/6/2011
Tanning Beds May Be Even Riskier Than Thought

The UV ray type found in sunbeds might reach into skin's most vulnerable layer, study says

10/6/2011
Steve Jobs, Visionary Leader of Apple Inc., Dies at 56

Prognosis for his rare form of pancreatic cancer was poor

10/5/2011
Health Woes Still Strike Women Exposed to Banned Pregnancy Drug

Cancer, infertility continue to emerge in women whose moms took DES decades ago, study finds

10/5/2011
Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely

Study suggests anthracyclines not needed to treat HER2-positive breast cancer, can pose heart risks

10/5/2011
Breast Cancer Appears Less Deadly for Men Than Women

But study notes male patients more likely to have advanced disease when diagnosed

10/4/2011
Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

Regular physical activity offers survivors a slew of physiological and psychological benefits, experts say

10/4/2011
Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

10/3/2011
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds

Oral sex may be means of tumor-causing virus transmission in many cases, experts say

10/3/2011
General Anesthesia Does Not Boost Cancer Risk, Study Finds

New research doesn't support previous reports of a link between cancer and anesthesia

9/30/2011
Cancer Patients at Risk for Serious Blood Clots: Study

Clots may develop within a year of chemo in certain patients, increasing cost of care, analysis shows

9/30/2011
Study Says Big Tobacco Covered Up Info on Cancer Risk

Industry knew of potentially deadly radioactive particles in smoke since 1950s, researchers contend

9/29/2011
Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer: Study

Yet younger men with other serious health issues may be overtreated for the cancer, research shows

9/29/2011
Modern Shift Work Patterns May Be Less Harmful to Health

Newer schedules may reduce negative effects caused by sleep and hormone disruption: study

9/28/2011
Cancer Patients Should Ask Doctors to Use Simple Terms

Patients making treatment decisions need clear explanations of options, experts say

9/28/2011
TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

But review also finds the drugs don't heighten risks for other cancers

9/27/2011
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

9/27/2011
U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

9/26/2011
Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer

Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found

9/26/2011
Broccoli, Cabbage, Other Veggies May Protect Against Colon Cancer

Apples and dark yellow vegetables also tied to drop in malignancies, study says

9/26/2011
Bone Drug Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Routine use of Zometa not warranted, but some postmenopausal cancer patients may benefit

9/23/2011
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms

But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

9/23/2011
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

9/23/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

9/22/2011
Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

But more studies are needed to see if this preliminary finding is accurate, researchers say

9/22/2011
Too Few Uninsured Women Get Info on Breast Reconstruction

All women should be informed of post-mastectomy options, researchers say

9/22/2011
In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization

Experts stress procedure is not benign, strong antibiotics should be given beforehand

9/21/2011
Japan Reactor Fallout Reached San Francisco Bay Area: Study

But, radioactivity level was very low, posed no health risk, researchers report

9/20/2011
Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say