Mis. Cancer News

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Staying on Gleevec Seems to Help Gastro Cancer Patients

Study patients whose therapy was interrupted had more disease progression

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?

More complications in women who get immediate reconstruction but need radiation later, study finds

Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

New Drug Promising for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

But results of early trial will need to be confirmed, expert says

Uninsured With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed With More Advanced Disease

Patients on Medicaid also more likely to have more severe cases, study finds

Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

But experts don't recommend taking aspirin for that reason alone

Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer

Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease

The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

Smokeless Tobacco Products Can Be Deadly

Snuff, chewing tobacco come under fire from American Heart Association

Prostate Cancer Screening No Benefit to Older Men With Low PSA Levels

Further testing, early cancer detection strategies more likely to do harm than good, researchers say

Multivitamins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Death Risk

Vitamins also failed to lower the risk of recurrence in survivors, study finds

Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer

Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer

Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

Pancreatic Chemo Comparison Finds No Survival Boost

Search for more successful treatments for the deadly cancer continues, expert says

Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls, Alarming Experts

And more than half of U.S. kids exposed to secondhand smoke, CDC report finds

'Magic Mushroom' Hallucinogen Might Help Cancer Patients

Study found it eased anxieties, lifted spirits in those with advanced disease

Low-Carb Diets Heavy on Meat May Raise Health Risks

But vegetable-based low-carb plans lowered death rates from cancer and heart disease, study finds

Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy

Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study

Comparison found no significant difference in breathlessness levels among terminally ill

Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat

Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Rate in Mice

Findings reflect those of population studies in humans, researchers say

Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk

Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

Review Finds No Statin-Cancer Link

Cancer death rates in 26 trials the same as those taking a placebo, researchers find

Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?

The wider the variety consumed by smokers, the greater the benefit, study suggests

Moderate Drinking May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer's Return

But it could reduce the risk of dying from other causes, study finds

Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert

Always check with a doctor, dietician before taking supplements, she advises

Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian Disruptions

Biological clock genes affected by too much alcohol, researchers report

Health Care Gap May Raise Rates of Colorectal Cancer Death in Blacks

Less screening, later diagnosis among black patients, researchers found

Nicotine Can Fuel Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Taiwanese researchers show a molecular connection

Vitamin D May Influence Genes for Cancer, Autoimmune Disease

Findings could underscore why deficiency plays role in host of serious ills

2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers

But expert notes several key differences in two spills

Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults

Actual number of cases among those under 40 still small, but trend raises flags, researcher says

Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed

In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

Virtual Colonoscopy Can Spot Cancers Outside Colon

Less invasive procedure raises chances of finding high-risk lesions, study finds

Drug Appears to Prolong Survival in Stomach Cancer Patients

But experts question whether high cost of treatment can be justified

Testing of Brothers May Boost Family's Prostate Cancer Rates

Increased diagnostic activity may lead to siblings finding more early stage disease, study suggests

Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival

While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival

Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

Novel Ovarian Cancer Test Shows Promise

In early experiments, new method displayed 100% accuracy, researchers say

Less Invasive Biopsies Gain Favor

Most now being done through the skin, guided by imaging, researchers say

Redheads at Higher Risk for Common Skin Cancer's Return

Better-educated, richer people also have higher odds for repeat of basal cell carcinoma, study finds

No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy

Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

Docs Shying Away From Drug That May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Erroneous fear that finasteride spurs more aggressive tumors has left some physicians wary, research shows

Less May Be More When Treating Early Hodgkin's

Fewer cycles of chemotherapy, lower dosage radiation may work just as well as more grueling treatment

No Significant Esophageal Cancer Risk From Osteoporosis Drug: Study

Analysis also finds no evidence of substantial gastric cancer risk from oral bisphosphonates

Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use

Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

Statins, Painkillers May Upset PSA Test Results

Common medications might affect prostate cancer diagnoses, researchers say