Biopsy frequency went up after diagnostic, but not screening, mammographies.
Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, and the problem is more pronounced among minority women.
Significant benefits of exercise regimen in reducing the effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement on swallowing function for patients with head and neck cancer.
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12, but only half of girls receiving the vaccination get it at the proper age.
Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.
Individuals who drank more coffee daily had a lower risk of melanoma compared with those who drank little to no coffee.
Sixty percent of physicians report encountering a barrier when making cancer specialty referrals.
Focusing screening efforts on those with a positive family history of prostate cancer could be more effective.
An experimental test which checks sputum for three microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers of lung cancer was more than 80 percent correct in ID of cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving.
Study of postmenopausal women suggests hormone levels matter more than excess weight, with regard to predicting breast cancer risk.
Findings in a quasi-experimental study of Taiwanese women with early-stage breast cancer showed the potential for exercise to reduce fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy.
Certain types of cancer patients tended to have lower vitamin D levels
The odds of being early breast cancer development and survival chances vary greatly depending on race and ethnicity, according to a new study.
A metabolic syndrome diagnosis is linked with higher risk of endometrial cancer; excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to play a part.
Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings of lower lung cancer incidence, researchers say.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, particularly with an obesity duration of four years or longer, according to research published online.
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.
ACOG still recommending women aged 30 to 65 be screened with Pap or HPV/Pap combination, however.
Compared to cancer-free seniors, those with cancer had a much higher risk of stroke; the risk appeared to be highest in the first three months after diagnosis.
For women undergoing breast reconstruction, autologous reconstruction leads to higher satisfaction than alloplastic reconstruction, but secondary correction is often required.
Biggest increase for time to treatment initiation seen for head and neck cancer patients with advanced disease, chemoradiation, or undergoing treatment at academic center.
Research supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Other factors in nurses' retirement choices include health and partner's retirement age.
Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason for not discussing supplements, survey finds.
Considerations for women with atypical hyperplasia include screening and chemoprevention, and more patient education is often needed.
Rates of positive serologyand rapid urease tests were not different for head and neck cancer patients and controls, according to researchers.
Compared to patients who were treated with surgery alone
Medication helps harness immune system to attack melanoma.
For advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes
Nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates have been associated with reduced risk of endometrial cancer, according to research.
Former surgeon general addresses role in educating, mobilizing public about public health issues.
Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can prove beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain, weight loss; but more research is needed on potential harmful side effects.
Since both conditions involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection.
Tips for reputation management include searching for yourself, updating information, and including a professional headshot.
Pictilisib and pembrolizumab may prolong survival for women with advanced breast cancer, according to data from preliminary studies.
Although survival in male breast cancer has improved, treatment lags behind when compared to the cancer therapy women receive.
Home use of pneumatic compression devices to treat lymphedema can reduce annual treatment costs.
Cause-specific mortality similar for women and girls with pregnancy-associated MM or non-PAMM.
Adding tamoxifen to ovarian suppression doesn't provide a significant benefit over tamoxifen alone among premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer, but the addition of ovarian suppression does benefit some of these women.
Two-thirds of breast-conserving surgical patients undergo six to seven weeks of radiation, but three weeks of higher-dose radiation could be more beneficial.
Improved progression-free survival in relapsed multiple myeloma has been seen with the addition of carfilzomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone therapy.
Deleterious mutations were identified in 14.6 percent of patients in a cohort unselected for family history.
Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer, whereas watching too much TV had the opposite effect.
Significant and durable improvements in insomnia and sleep quality, with and without armodafinil
The drug, which spurs the body's immune system, has now been approved to treat patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Men receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer may be missing out on protective meds, researchers say.
Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve survival chances for patients with head and neck cancer, but the reason for antacids benefit remains unclear.
Lower use of imaging seen in the VA than in fee-for-service Medicare; not associated with less geographic variation.
An experimental breast cancer vaccine boosts immune response and appears to slow spread in those with advanced disease.
Advances in treatment offer insight into lymphedema management, improvements in care
Significant improvements in breast cancer outcomes found despite similar patterns of relapse, research shows.
The largest number of obesity-related cancers are diagnosed in North America and Europe.
Across all patient groups and imaging services, more imaging is used by advanced practice clinicians (APCs) than primary care doctors.
New grading system for cancer-linked weight loss includes independent prognostic significance of BMI and percent weight loss.
Participants in prosocial versus standard group have higher level of depression, anxiety after intervention.
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend of increasing mastectomy rates for early-stage breast cancer patients eligible for lumpectomy.
Nivolumab and dabrafenib plus trametinib up survival in melanoma without, with BRAF, respectively.
Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, and by state, a study found.
Research indicates smoking cessation boosts survival, even if there has been a weight gain.
Reduction in distress, unmet information needs with telephone-based, peer-support program
There has been an increase in physicians grading health care reform as "A" and a decrease in those grading it as a failure, according to recent survey data.
A video-based educational tool increased comprehension of prostate health terms in patients with a mean literacy level of 7th grade or higher.
Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market are among the causes for soaring generic prices.
Findings based upon 21 months of follow-up from original SEAS lipid therapy trial did not find the lipid-lowering therapy ezetimibe/simvastatin to be associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.
Researchers found that non-hospice patients used significantly more health care resources, mainly for acute conditions not directly related to their cancer.
Active smokers more knowledgeable than former smokers or nonsmokers, and often cite urologist as source of information.
The rapidly escalating costs of skin cancer treatment outstripped other cancer type treatment costs, increasing five times faster. The findings underscore importance of prevention efforts.
In nursing students, dangerous drinking is prevalent, and more problem drinking among younger students and smokers.
Benefit seen in long-term smokers when CT testing is done by skilled experts.
Reasons behind this colorectal cancer trend are unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans.
The CDC notes that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women never or rarely screened.
Pairing ipilimumab with sargramostim gives patients about five extra months survival time for patients with advanced melanoma, researchers report.
The endorsed guideline outlines use of adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after surgery for prostate cancer.
Annual FIT IDs all colorectal cancer, and may be equivalent to colonoscopy in detecting advanced neoplasia in first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).
For patients not diagnosed with cancer, the median diagnostic cost per patient was about 28 times higher for those with versus without biopsy.
For black women and Hispanic women, obesity increases postmenopausal risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer.
Increased expression of a microRNA (miRNA) panel seems highly accurate for diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a study published online.
A significant absence of health insurer competition was seen in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas examined.
Cost is a key factor for women to maintain their hormone treatment regimen, researchers report.
The combined breast screening cost-effective over a range of incremental improvements in test performance.
The researchers found that the sensitivity, false-positive rate, and cancer detection rate of screening mammography increased with increasing numbers of radiologist work-ups for their own recalled mammograms.
Those who know they have greater risk of colorectal cancer were found no more likely to be screened than others at lower risk, according to research.
Mixed views have been expressed in relation to explaining the causal role of HPV in oropharyngeal cancer.
A majority of of palliative care clinicians report burnout, according to a study, with the greatest risk of burnout for younger clinicians and those working more than 50 hours per week
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
In cases of bladder cancer, omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report is linked to increased mortality.
Even a small daily dose of aspirin may help lower mortality among men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to research.
Findings show benefits compared with FOLFIRI for patients with untreated metastatic disease.
Most patients use lifestyle-altering strategies and about 40 percent adopt a care-altering strategy to manage financial distress associated with their cancer care.
Findings among older patients with terminal ovarian cancer showed that an increase in hospice care did not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women.
Herceptin in addition to chemotherapy boosts survival, reduces risk of cancer recurrence
Among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer, unplanned hospitalizations are common, according to online research.
Findings in comparative economic analysis of patients with node-negative breast cancer showed the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making.
Many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be of benefit to their patients.
For some men, prostate cancer recurrence may be overdetected, especially in those aged over 70.
'Extra Help' program allows more women of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds to continue their hormone therapy.
In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say.
Findings suggest that elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the prostate cancer recurrence, but normalization of blood fats may reduce risk.
Fiber-based formulations seem to lower the odds for developing colorectal cancer, non-fiber products seem to raise them.
Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to and ovarian cancer screening test.
- E-cigarettes declared a health threat by California health officials
- Study makes a case for wider gene testing in patients with colorectal cancer
- New study helps physicians and patients determine prostate cancer risk
- Effectiveness of nanoparticle drugs was hindered by tumor microenvironment in triple-negative breast cancer
- Research promising for reducing risk of breast cancer spreading to the brain
- Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront
- Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer
- Mistletoe: The holiday plant is making headlines as an alternative cancer treatment
- Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes
- Therapy dogs may encourage cancer patient to persevere with treatment
- Research promising for reducing risk of breast cancer spreading to the brain
- Biopsies with DCIS diagnosis increase for women undergoing mammography
- Fear of cancer may have unwanted effect on public screening uptake
- PDE-5 inhibitors increase risk of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
- Many breast cancer patients lack basic knowledge about their disease
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