Radiation News

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1/8/2010
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts

One type relies on radio waves, another uses low level X-rays

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

12/14/2009
Studies Quantify Cancer Risks From CT Scans

An estimated 29,000 future cancers could be linked to scans performed in 2007

12/14/2009
After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women

Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

12/3/2009
No Increase in Brain Tumors Seen From Cell Phones

Despite new findings, doubts linger about whether they cause brain cancer

12/2/2009
Gains Made in Lung Cancer Survival

Modest improvement seen for advanced cases, study finds

12/1/2009
Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women

Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

11/30/2009
CT Scan Patients May Get Unnecessary Imaging

Mean excess radiation dose was equivalent to 113 chest X-rays, study finds

11/16/2009
Medical Tests Hit Heart Patients With High Doses of Radiation

Average amount more than five times higher than annual exposure outside hospital, study shows

11/10/2009
Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers

Nearly half of patients have chronic pain, researchers find

11/9/2009
Dense Breasts Raise Risk of Cancer Recurrence

Study didn't answer question of why this is so, however

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

11/2/2009
Hormone Therapy Can Help Some With Prostate Cancer

But often not needed for early-stage patients, long-running study shows

11/2/2009
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Melanoma Recurrence

But study did not find effect on overall survival

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

Treatment leaves survivors with significant cognitive decline, researchers find

10/28/2009
Adding Chemo Helps Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Study found it doubled survival time

10/27/2009
Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring

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

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

In mice, scientists say they can protect healthy tissue

10/8/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry

Certain forms of disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, study finds

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

9/21/2009
Head, Neck Cancer Treatment Often Not Completed

Surgical patients more likely to finish radiation course, study finds

9/18/2009
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/10/2009
Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects

Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

9/2/2009
New Technique Offers Hope for Kids With Immune Deficiency

Stem-cell transplant without chemo can help avoid treatment toxicity, research shows

8/26/2009
Medical Scans a Significant Source of Radiation

Study finds they more than double exposure, but actual amount still small

8/13/2009
MRI May Not Improve Breast Cancer Outcome

But it does increase likelihood of extensive surgery, researchers say

8/10/2009
Radiation for Brain Tumors May Affect Cognition

Whether finding applies to today's treatments remains unclear, experts say

8/6/2009
Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

UV exposure associated with skin inflammation in study of myositis

7/27/2009
Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study

7/14/2009
Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Adding radiation and hormone treatment to brachytherapy improves survival, study shows

6/24/2009
For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds

6/17/2009
Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment

6/9/2009
Reduced-Radiation Heart Scans Don't Compromise on Quality

New techniques bring equivalent results without the potential dangers, study shows

6/1/2009
New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment

Modified hysterectomy method could boost survival, German study shows

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

4/22/2009
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time

4/20/2009
Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

Environmental or therapeutic contact also led to poorer outcomes, study finds

4/14/2009
Radiation-Chemo Combo Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes

Getting both simultaneously linked to longer survival, study concludes

4/13/2009
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation

Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

4/2/2009
Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors

Cediranib reduces tissue swelling better than steroids, team says

4/1/2009
Researchers Test Lithium as Radiation Protector

Study in mice hints at possible use in brain cancer treatment

3/17/2009
Lymphedema Raises Cost of Breast Cancer Care

Painful swelling can require treatments for infections and depression

3/17/2009
CT Scans of Pregnant Women Increasing

But danger to fetus from radiation is slight, experts say

3/13/2009
Younger Women With Breast Cancer Face Added Peril

Disease is more aggressive, requiring more radical treatments, study suggests

3/9/2009
Combo Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumor May Lengthen Life

Study finds longer-term survival benefit with chemo and radiation

3/6/2009
Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation

Even with latest surgical techniques, therapy should come first, studies suggest