Survival News

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7/16/2015
Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/7/2015
'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

7/6/2015
Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

7/1/2015
Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

6/18/2015
'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

6/18/2015
Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

6/12/2015
Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

6/10/2015
Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

6/8/2015
Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

6/4/2015
Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

6/4/2015
Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

6/1/2015
Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

5/21/2015
Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

5/20/2015
Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

5/15/2015
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

5/15/2015
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

5/14/2015
Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

5/13/2015
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

5/7/2015
Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

5/7/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

4/30/2015
Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

4/29/2015
Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/22/2015
Challenging Job May Help People With Type of Dementia

Study suggests demanding work benefits those with frontotemporal disease

4/20/2015
Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

4/16/2015
Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

4/1/2015
Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/27/2015
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

3/19/2015
HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C

3/19/2015
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

3/16/2015
Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

3/12/2015
Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

2/25/2015
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

2/2/2015
When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

1/28/2015
More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

1/23/2015
Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

1/15/2015
Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/12/2015
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

1/12/2015
Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

1/6/2015
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

12/23/2014
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival

Study was halted early because of disappointing results

12/22/2014
Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight

12/16/2014
Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study