Radiation News

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6/10/2011
Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests

A push to recognize and treat heart attacks in women has unintended consequence, expert says

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/6/2011
Jury Still Out on Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

There's too little evidence to say it's superior to 'watchful waiting,' study says

5/25/2011
Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues

More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

5/4/2011
Breast Shield Better for Women Getting Chest CT Scan: Study

Radiation exposure reduced more than with other technique, researchers find

4/29/2011
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

4/22/2011
Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

4/12/2011
Japanese Radiation Called No Threat to North American Fish Fans

Radioisotopes diluted by vast Pacific, and U.S. imports 1% of its fish from Japan, scientists say

4/8/2011
Coping With Graves' Disease Lasts a Lifetime

Georgia woman lives with consequences of radioactive treatment

4/5/2011
As CT Scans of Kids Soar, Experts Urge Oversight

Imaging most often ordered for head injury, abdominal pain and headache, study finds

3/31/2011
Despite Radiation in Japan, Little Shift in Americans' Views on Nuke Power: Poll

Many respondents acknowledge health concerns, but believe plants can be made safer

3/30/2011
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

3/28/2011
Airport Scanners Appear Safe, Study Finds

But cancer risk may be higher than risk of terrorism, one expert says

3/18/2011
Trace Amounts of Radiation Reach California; No Health Risk, Experts Say

The reason: the radiation dissipates as it travels 5,000 miles from Japan across the Pacific

3/18/2011
Rush to Buy Iodide Pills Unnecessary in U.S., Experts Say

Little, if any, radioactive iodine will reach American shores from Japan, they insist

3/17/2011
Not Even Experts Agree on Safety of Airport Scanners

Whether benefit exceeds risk for those that emit radiation sparks debate

3/16/2011
Radiation From Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: the radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
U.S. Unprepared for Major Radiation Emergency: Survey

Lack of comprehensive response plans puts public health at risk in many states, experts say

3/15/2011
Explosions Continue to Rock Japanese Nuclear Complex

More radiation released into atmosphere, government officials report

3/14/2011
Explosion Rocks 2nd Nuclear Reactor in Japan

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the site and beyond

3/13/2011
Crisis Worsens at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Reports

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactors and beyond

3/12/2011
Radiation Declining at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Official

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactor and beyond

2/24/2011
Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure

Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

2/18/2011
Smoking During Head & Neck Cancer Therapy Tied to Poor Outcome

Survival, recurrence and complications worse among those who don't quit, study finds

2/14/2011
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device

Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

2/11/2011
Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

2/8/2011
Removing Many Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer Not Always Needed: Study

With lumpectomy and radiation, only taking out one or two did not harm survival

1/17/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

1/7/2011
Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters

Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

1/4/2011
U.S. Kids Getting Lots of Radiation Scans, Study Finds

Experts say more X-rays, CT scans require greater effort to ensure safety

12/22/2010
Recurrence of Oral Cancer Found to Signal Poor Outcome

Prognosis varies by timing and location of disease, study suggests

12/20/2010
Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy

Most patients had no lasting problems 3 years after chemoradiotherapy, study finds

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/8/2010
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return

Study also found tamoxifen reduced risk of localized disease recurring

12/1/2010
CT Scans May Pose Less Cancer Risk Than Thought, Study Contends

But expert still advises using as little radiation as possible

11/29/2010
CT Scan Use Surging in Hospital ERs

Study authors extol benefits, but note concerns about increasing exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation

11/23/2010
Airport Body Scanners Safe, Experts Say

Reassurances come as busiest travel day of the year approaches

11/16/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study

Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/26/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation Doesn't Fade With Age

Vulnerability may not diminish between 30 and 60 years of age, researchers report

10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/25/2010
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer

Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half

10/21/2010
Demand for Radiation Therapy Predicted to Exceed Supply

Need for treatment may be 10 times greater than increase in new radiation oncologists, affecting access

9/27/2010
Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study

Researchers report radical prostatectomy can extend survival rates

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

9/23/2010
Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

9/20/2010
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?

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

9/15/2010
Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer

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