Mis. Cancer News

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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

8/12/2011
Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

8/12/2011
Music Eases Cancer Patients' Anxiety: Study

Music may also have a positive effect on mood, pain and quality of life, study finds

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study

Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/9/2011
High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/4/2011
Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer

Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

8/3/2011
Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers

Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

8/2/2011
Cancer Patients May Be at Greater Risk for Sun Damage

Radiation therapy can cause skin to lose some of its natural protective capacity, experts say

8/1/2011
For Many, Risks of Lung Biopsy May Outweigh Benefits: Study

Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

8/1/2011
Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds

Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/29/2011
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade

Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/27/2011
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease

Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/26/2011
Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders

Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

7/25/2011
Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines

Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

7/22/2011
Tarceva Battles Lung Cancer in Some

Study found drug tripled survival -- 13.1 months versus 4.6 months for chemo group -- in those with EGFR mutation

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/20/2011
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s

Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

7/19/2011
Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

7/18/2011
Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

Self-screening helps, but doctors better at finding early stage melanoma, study shows

7/18/2011
Statins Don't Seem to Raise Cancer Risk

Large study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs don't increase chances of malignancies

7/17/2011
Barbeque May Contain Hidden Dangers

Simple safety measures are key to avoiding food poisoning, burns, expert says

7/16/2011
Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts

Tips for staying healthy while having fun outdoors

7/13/2011
For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, Combo Treatment Improves Survival

For men at 'intermediate risk,' radiation plus 4 months of hormone therapy improves survival, study finds

7/13/2011
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer

Changing styles leave ears, feet unprotected, dermatologist warns

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/12/2011
Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer

Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

7/12/2011
More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

7/12/2011
Bladder Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Care: Study

Complex guidelines rarely followed in full for high-grade tumors, researchers find

7/12/2011
Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers

Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

7/8/2011
A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say

From wrinkles to skin cancer, risks increase with exposure to UV rays indoors or out

7/8/2011
From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery

Cancer victim blames only herself for 'terrifying' experience