Mis. Cancer News

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10/21/2011
Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels

Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

10/21/2011
Femara May Beat Tamoxifen at Preventing Breast Cancer's Return

Estrogen-sensitive cancer responded better to Femara in study funded by drug maker

10/21/2011
Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk, Study Says

One of the largest, longest looks at possible dangers found none, researchers report

10/20/2011
Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines

Fourfold increase in three decades especially prevalent among women in 40s, experts say

10/20/2011
Breast Radiation After Lumpectomy Saves Lives: Study

Recurrence rate halved compared to those who undergo breast-conserving surgery alone, research shows

10/19/2011
U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

They say HPV blood test should supplant Pap smear in some cases, while task force says merits of newer test still unclear

10/18/2011
Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids

Health professionals would usually opt for supportive care alone, study shows

10/18/2011
Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium

Research could provide clues for diagnosing, treating malignancies, study says

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