Survival News

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3/27/2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

3/21/2013
Patient Wishes Should Guide End-of-Life Care, Researchers Say

Less pain, lower costs seen when treatment is tailored to meet dying person's goals

3/19/2013
Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death

Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

3/18/2013
Patients' Health Care Costs Unaffected by Doctors' Sex: Study

Findings counter previous research that suggested female physicians had lower patient death rates, costs

3/12/2013
Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

3/11/2013
Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer

3/5/2013
Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years

Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices

2/25/2013
CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

2/21/2013
Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

But it's too early to recommend anticoagulants for this purpose

2/19/2013
Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study

Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

2/18/2013
Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device

Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

2/15/2013
Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say

2/13/2013
Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?

Preliminary research suggests it might be safe to shorten the current 3-year treatment

2/8/2013
Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study

Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months longer on average, but side effects were an issue

2/7/2013
Cancer Drug Doesn't Speed Up Tumor Growth, Researchers Say

Finding refutes earlier research in animals, could reassure patients taking Sutent

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/22/2013
Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Seat belt positioning could be one reason, study authors say

1/21/2013
Prolonged CPR May Boost Chances for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Performing resuscitation efforts in hospital for more than standard 20 minutes increased survival, studies find

1/21/2013
'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients

1/15/2013
Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest

Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

1/14/2013
Heavy Smoking May Raise Odds for Lethal Bladder Cancer

Study author called for individualized treatment based on this and other risk factors

1/11/2013
Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

1/11/2013
Marriage Might Lengthen Life

Study found those who did not have a spouse in their 40s were more than twice as likely to die early

1/9/2013
Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/4/2013
Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study

These defibrillators perform well outside of the research environment, investigators say

1/2/2013
Could Being a Little Overweight Help You Live Longer?

International analysis found obesity raised the odds of early death, but a few extra pounds didn't hurt

12/25/2012
Patient Survival Rises When Drugs Suppress Hepatitis C in Blood: Study

Risk of death was 4 times lower if the virus stayed at undetectable levels for 6 months, researchers found

12/21/2012
Survival Equal in 2 Types of Abdominal Aneurysm Repair: Study

Less-invasive endovascular method now an acceptable alternative to open surgery, Hopkins researcher says

12/19/2012
Smoking Deadlier For HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study

Nonsmokers getting good care had life expectancy of 78, compared with 63 for smokers

12/18/2012
Survival Tripled for Hospitalized U.S. Kids With Cardiac Arrest

Study suggests better resuscitation methods made difference

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/11/2012
Avastin Shows No Benefit for Earlier Colon Cancer: Study

Experts say while it can help in advanced disease, that doesn't mean it works at all stages

12/11/2012
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census

More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

12/11/2012
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

12/7/2012
No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer

One year of the drug was as effective as two in study of women with certain type of disease

12/7/2012
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

12/3/2012
Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study

People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

11/21/2012
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men

Low strength levels in youth may raise risk as much as high blood pressure or being overweight, study suggests

11/15/2012
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

11/14/2012
11/14/2012
Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says

Exception was patients on high doses of first-generation drugs

11/12/2012
Black Patients With Kidney Cancer Fare Worse Than Whites: Study

Possible reasons for disparity include fewer blacks undergoing surgery

11/7/2012
High-Carb Diet Linked to Colon Cancer Recurrence in Study

Other dietary factors also seemed to increase risk of cancer return

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/29/2012
Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer

Palliative radiation therapy can ease pain, but 64 percent in study thought it could cure their cancer

10/25/2012
Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study

Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death