Mis. Cancer News

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11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/21/2011
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

11/18/2011
FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer

Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says

11/18/2011
Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

11/17/2011
Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients' Pain

It remains under-recognized and under-treated, survey finds

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Side Effects May Spur Men to Drop Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

Weight gain, loss of sex drive common complaints, study finds

11/15/2011
Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study

Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

11/15/2011
Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?

New finding is highly speculative and doesn't demonstrate cause-and-effect, expert says

11/14/2011
Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study

Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/11/2011
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

11/9/2011
Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

11/9/2011
New Treatment May Boost Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Cases

Patients on 'epigenetic' combo lived an average of two months longer than expected in small, early study

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

11/8/2011
Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise

Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

11/7/2011
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

11/7/2011
Erbitux Approval Expanded to Include Head and Neck Cancer

Most common in men, people older than 50

11/4/2011
Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says

Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

11/3/2011
More Targeted Treatments Key to Progress in War on Cancer: Report

Major cancer organization also calls for streamlined clinical trials

11/3/2011
Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

11/3/2011
Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study

Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

11/3/2011
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

But, surgery might even improve survival more, expert says

11/2/2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

11/1/2011
'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer

One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

11/1/2011
As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk

But exposure is cumulative, and occasional drinkers shouldn't worry, expert says

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

10/31/2011
Not All Women at Higher Risk in Families Carrying Breast Cancer Gene

New research refutes earlier findings, should assure women, experts say

10/31/2011
Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?

It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

10/28/2011
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk

People with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary form of cancer, might benefit from 2 tablets a day: study

10/27/2011
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies May Be Right for Some

Women who undergo procedure to ward off cancer may be among those best suited, study finds

10/27/2011
Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Research also found extra pounds, black tea and fruit might all shield against the disease

10/27/2011
Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy

Risk of nonfatal growths higher than usual in women who had in-vitro fertilization, study finds

10/26/2011
HPV Vaccine Might Help Prevent Anal Cancers: Study

Research in gay and bisexual men suggests it reduces infections, lesions

10/26/2011
X-Ray Screening Doesn't Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths: Study

Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

10/25/2011
U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys

The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

10/25/2011
Drinking More Fluids Could Lower Men's Bladder Cancer Risk

The association was not as strong in older males who typically drank less water, study finds

10/24/2011
More Evidence Links Tanning Beds to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Rates of 3 types of malignancies rose along with frequency of use, new study finds

10/24/2011
Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers find association between caffeine consumption, basal cell carcinoma

10/24/2011
Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer

U.S. mandate to cut wieners' nitrite levels hasn't led to lowered incidence of the disease

10/24/2011
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study

Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

10/24/2011
Breast Reconstruction Boosts Women's Emotional Well-Being: Study

Surgery using abdominal tissue led to rapid psychological recovery, but had physical side effects

10/24/2011
Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk

Extra pounds put on after menopause could up the odds, research suggests

10/24/2011
Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?

Consistent use of aspirin, ibuprofen associated with about 30% lower death rate, study found

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