Mis. Cancer News

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11/20/2009
Discovery Boosts Boys' Prospects for Post-Cancer Fertility

Testicular cells could be preserved for later use, study suggests

11/20/2009
Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some

Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

11/20/2009
New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer

Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

11/20/2009
No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage

Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/19/2009
Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines

Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

11/19/2009
Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit

American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

11/18/2009
Morphine May Help Tumors Spread in Cancer Patients

Lab study finds that common surgical painkillers help cancer cells thrive

11/18/2009
Mammography: What to Do Now?

Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/16/2009
Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year

Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

11/13/2009
Chinese Scientists Develop Database on the Liver

Information on proteins could help guide treatments for hepatitis and more

11/12/2009
Lab Study Slows Breast Cancer Spread to Bone in Mice

Experimental drug may lead to therapy that inhibits metastasis, research suggests

11/12/2009
Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

11/11/2009
Cancer Can Strain Marriages to Breaking Point

But men much more likely to leave than women if spouse is sick, study finds

11/11/2009
New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver

Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

11/10/2009
Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots

Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

11/9/2009
Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too

Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

11/6/2009
Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps

Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

11/6/2009
Thyroid Cancer Higher in Volcanic Areas

Study finds exposure to toxic compounds may explain the increased cases

11/5/2009
Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer

Small study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties

11/4/2009
Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?

Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

11/4/2009
PSA Reading Could Predict Post-Radiation Survival

Rising level in prostate cancer patients may call for more treatment, study finds

11/4/2009
Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers

Three-week course comparable to six-week treatment, researchers find

11/4/2009
Focused Radiation May Help Some With Lung Cancer

Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

11/3/2009
Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer

Two studies dispel longstanding fears about possible connection

11/3/2009
Drug Could Help Treat Small HER2-Positive Breast Tumors

Researcher urges studies to determine benefits of anti-HER2 therapies

11/2/2009
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

11/2/2009
Five-Minute Survey Can Help Predict Lung Cancer

Office visit questionnaire led to screening in high-risk study patients

11/2/2009
Childhood Brain Cancer Causes Other Long-Term Problems

Treatment leaves survivors with significant cognitive decline, researchers find

11/2/2009
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

10/29/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Promote Cancer

No added risk among patients taking immunosuppressants, research shows

10/29/2009
Health Tip: Screening for Cancer

A list of available tests

10/28/2009
Testicular Cancer Survivors Face Other Ills

Treatment can cause long-term neurological, circulatory problems, study finds

10/28/2009
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients

Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

10/27/2009
Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer

How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

10/27/2009
Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring

Americans now get 6-fold more exposure than in 1980, researchers say

10/26/2009
Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks

Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

10/26/2009
Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women

Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

10/26/2009
Bowel Disease Treatment May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

Rates of non-melanoma cancer higher in patients with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, study finds

10/26/2009
Blacks at Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Race seems to play pivotal role, researchers say

10/25/2009
Is Smoking Tougher on Women?

Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

10/23/2009
HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots

Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

10/22/2009
Dying Wishes Followed More Often for Whites

Better communication needed for black patients, researchers say

10/22/2009
Study Finds Less Toxic Treatment for Myeloma

Lower dose of standard medication leads to better outcome, researchers say

10/21/2009
American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines

Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

10/21/2009
Radiation Treatments Made Safer for Cancer Patients

In mice, scientists say they can protect healthy tissue

10/19/2009
More Doctors Need to Learn to Spot Skin Cancers

Resident physicians should be taught to screen for suspicious lesions, researchers say

10/19/2009
U.S. Relaxes Opposition to Medical Marijuana

Prosecutors will no longer go after users or suppliers in states that permit use of the drug

10/18/2009
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not

Despite potential heart benefits, other risks await, experts warn