Mis. Cancer News

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2/21/2017
Exercise a Powerful Ally for Breast Cancer Survivors

Those who worked out were about 40 percent less likely to die from disease, review suggests

2/21/2017
Cancer Isn't 'One Size Fits All' for Hispanics

Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affected

2/20/2017
Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma's Return

Patient-detected symptoms were most common way of detecting return of deadly skin cancer, study finds

2/17/2017
Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug

But patients shouldn't try this on their own, researcher warns

2/14/2017
'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

2/12/2017
Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

2/9/2017
Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

2/8/2017
Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA

Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

2/7/2017
Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

2/6/2017
Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

2/6/2017
Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health

Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

2/2/2017
Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer

Such testing could cut death rate by 20 percent, American Cancer Society says

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

2/2/2017
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy

Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

2/1/2017
Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But, newer and possibly more effective drugs now available and being studied

2/1/2017
Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too

This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

2/1/2017
What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You

Too few Americans realize that obesity, alcohol and inactivity boost risk for disease, survey finds

1/31/2017
Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer?

Type 2 diabetes onset or worsening may be early sign of deadly, hard-to-detect cancer, study suggests

1/31/2017
Can Breath Test Detect Stomach Cancers Earlier?

New technology may also spot esophageal cancers sooner, but more study is needed

1/27/2017
Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

1/27/2017
Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments

Researchers suggest that dealing with a patient's distress may lead to better choices, improve quality of life

1/26/2017
Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities

20 million Americans have thyroid disease, but only 4 out of 10 know it, doctors say

1/26/2017
Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer

Early research suggests anxiety, depression might raise risk of dying from certain malignancies

1/25/2017
Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

1/25/2017
Is Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients?

Study found the treatment often wasn't beneficial, but cancer expert says more research is needed

1/24/2017
HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test

Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

1/24/2017
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades

But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

1/24/2017
Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

1/23/2017
Exercise Rates Often Decline After Cancer Diagnosis

But researchers say physical activity can improve recovery and survival chances

1/23/2017
U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated

Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

1/22/2017
Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

1/19/2017
Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds

Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

1/19/2017
Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

1/18/2017
Could Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer?

Study can't prove cause and effect, but raises questions about beef, pork, lamb cooked at high temps

1/17/2017
Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

Walking or gardening 30 minutes daily was linked to better prospects for advanced-stage disease

1/11/2017
'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says

1/9/2017
Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer had nonthreatening tumors, while number of advanced cases didn't change

1/6/2017
Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never

Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

1/5/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

1/4/2017
Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

1/3/2017
Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

12/29/2016
Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/28/2016
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

12/23/2016
Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival

Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

12/21/2016
U.S. Melanoma Rate Is Rising, Study Finds

1 in every 54 Americans will develop invasive form of the skin cancer in their lifetime

12/20/2016
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Chinese-based study, analysis of previous research point to everyday use decreasing the odds

12/16/2016
Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

12/16/2016
Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

12/15/2016
Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes

One in 6 diagnosed under 50 has at least one gene mutation that ups risk, study says

12/15/2016
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries