Mis. Cancer News

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9/20/2011
New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy

Series of questions given prior to treatment could help men decide on type of care, researchers say

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/20/2011
The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

9/20/2011
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study

Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

9/19/2011
'Journaling' Might Ease Depression in Testicular Cancer Patients

Keeping a positive daily journal can aid in men's recovery and quality of life, study shows

9/19/2011
Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

9/16/2011
U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

9/16/2011
Wikipedia Accurate on Cancer Facts, But Hard to Read: Study

About 98% of cancer info from the online source matched textbooks, researchers say

9/15/2011
Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women

CDC report also finds continued long-term drop in cases among men

9/15/2011
Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds

More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

9/14/2011
Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe

Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

9/14/2011
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study

But experts urge women to continue to get screened

9/13/2011
Screening Lots of Lymph Nodes Little Help for Colon Cancer Patients

Study found checking more after surgery did not seem to increase chances of survival

9/12/2011
IUDs May Lower Women's Risk for Cervical Cancer: Study

Intrauterine contraceptive device appears to prevent progression of HPV to cervical cancer, researchers say

9/12/2011
Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before

Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

9/12/2011
Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics

Not all see new technology as better way to screen for colon cancer

9/9/2011
Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control

Making decisions about who they wish to communicate with is empowering, study finds

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

9/7/2011
Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer

Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/6/2011
Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

9/2/2011
Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House

Natural materials, a lush garden, proximity to walking trails encourage healthy lifestyle

9/1/2011
Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause

Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

9/1/2011
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market

Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

8/31/2011
Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study

Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

8/31/2011
Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

8/31/2011
For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden

Trying to help loved one from miles away often harder than being close by, experts say

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/25/2011
Steve Jobs Faces Uphill Battle Against Cancer: Experts

Prognosis for rare neuroendocrine disease is poor, doctors say

8/24/2011
Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says

Experts note patient safety at risk in some cases

8/23/2011
Nurses at Risk for Accidental Exposure to Chemo Drugs: Study

Nearly 17% said the highly toxic drugs had come into contact with their skin or eyes

8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/23/2011
HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear

Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

8/22/2011
Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/18/2011
Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

8/18/2011
Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study

Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

8/18/2011
Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

8/17/2011
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug

Agency gave nod to Zelboraf, which targets a mutant gene found in half of cases of the deadly cancer

8/17/2011
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer

Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

8/16/2011
Some Thyroid Cancer Patients May Get Radioactive Iodine Unnecessarily

Study found chances of treatment varied widely from hospital to hospital

8/16/2011
Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought

Increase may be due to change in composition of cigarette smoke, researchers suggest

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/16/2011
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Identifying men with aggressive disease can help customize treatment, researchers say

8/16/2011
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

8/15/2011
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But link doesn't mean vitamin caused the cancer, researchers say

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found