For women undergoing hysterectomy by morcellation, the prevalence of uterine cancers is 27 per 10,000, with increased prevalence with advanced age, according to a research letter published online.
Researchers have identified genes that may help predict whether a patient with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer is likely to benefit from tamoxifen therapy, according to a study.
Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.
For pediatric patients with advanced cancer, parent-provider concordance is poor regarding prognosis and goals of care, according to a study.
An increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults in the United States has been observed.
Rates of observation as management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and primary ADT is not tied to better survival for men with localized prostate cancer.
Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer.
Depressed men with a diagnosis of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer have worse overall outcomes.
Surgical biopsy samples can be safely collected in patients with stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and can inform appropriate personalized therapy, according to a study.
Although use of newer technologies and costs associated with breast cancer screening have increased, no change in stage at diagnosis has been observed in Medicare beneficiaries.
HIV-infected individuals with cancer are less likely to receive treatment, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, new research indicates, but researchers still urge long-term monitoring.
Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online.
The presence of hyperlipidemia has been linked to 1.64-fold increased risk of breast cancer.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fostering collaboration between the public health and health care systems and can potentially improve quality of care and advance population health.
African-Americans are half as likely to have the genetic marker associated with improved survival.
No considerable survival difference found between patients receiving everolimus and those receiving a placebo.
The growth in U.S. health care expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries.
The use of new technique, which includes four approaches, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.
Use of a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 lotion is associated with a 10-fold reduction in the incidence of melanocytic nevi in a laboratory opossum model, according to an experimental study.
There is no association between soy consumption and endometrial cancer risk, according to a study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity is associated with improved survival after disease progression, according to a study.
Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate.
Compared with digital mammography alone, the combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis increases cancer detection and reduces false-positive results, according to research.
Although most prostate cancer specialists believe active surveillance to be effective and underused, fewer endorse active surveillance than other therapies for low-risk prostate cancer.
A four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer was used to develop patient-reported outcome measure.
Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered.
Although sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) use has increased in all patients with breast cancer, black women are consistently less likely than white women to have SLNB, according to a study.
Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon.
Indoor tanning has been tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50.
Among postmenopausal women receiving letrozole as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, a telephone-based weight loss intervention was effective in promoting weight loss.
Personalized dietary recommendations based on molecular characteristics of primary tumor tissue may be an effective strategy for breast cancer survivors, according to research.
Low-cost interventions relying upon mailings, text messages, and phone calls can increase adherence to colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical tests among vulnerable populations.
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.
Initial results indicate that annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography can form an effective screening program for women at high risk of breast cancer, according to research.
A popular provision of the ACA that allows young adults to stay on a parent's health insurance plan up to age 26 may be good for their health and financial security, a new study suggests.
A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.
Big tobacco companies are jumping into the rapidly expanding and lucrative e-cigarette market.
Risk could be reduced by substitution of other legumes or poultry for red meat.
There appears to have been a decrease in late-stage breast cancer in the mammography era, according to a study published online.
Only 35 percent of women meet current physical activity guidelines after breast cancer diagnosis, with African-American women less likely to meet guidelines, according to a study published online.
A communication skills training program based on patient preferences regarding communication can help oncologists' communication performance, according to a study.
In two studies, a higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles.
The new human papillomavirus (HPV) test has higher sensitivity and specificity than Pap testing for cervical cancer, according to an ideas and opinion piece published online.
An estimated 550,000 cases of colorectal cancer have been prevented in U.S. over the past three decades and this is directly associated with colorectal screening.
Two-thirds of surveyed adults reported being not very or not at all knowledgeable about head and neck cancer.
Needle biopsy appears to be underused in patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less than 60 minutes of moderate exercise a week.
For patients with HER2+ breast cancer, distant invasive recurrence is low for T1a tumors and is higher for T1b tumors.
By 2024, the number of Americans with a history of cancer is expected to grow to 19 million.
Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns are still nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners.
A new type of therapy, human papillomavirus (HPV)-targeted adoptive T-cell therapy, shows promise in treating some women with advanced cervical cancer, but side effects were often severe.
For patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, cognitive complaints after treatment may be associated with changes in brain activity, according to a study.
Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, according to findings presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Health insurance coverage is associated with improved cancer-specific outcomes for young adults, according to a study.
New treatment options are available for advanced melanoma, according to three studies presented at the annual ASCO meeting.
Circumcision appears to confer a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, according to research published online.
For women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, the combination of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and the anti-angiogenesis drug cediranib is more effective than olaparib alone.
Occupational exposure to solvents before first full-term birth may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in certain settings, according to a study.
For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have relapsed after initial treatment, the addition of the anti-angiogenesis drug ramucirumab to standard docetaxel chemotherapy extends survival.
Enzalutamide, an oral androgen-receptor inhibitor, is superior to placebo for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer before chemotherapy, according a study.
Smokers with abnormalities detected in lung cancer screening are significantly more likely to quit smoking, according to research.
Claims of not receiving proper informed consent and clinical performance are the main issues that arise in radical prostatectomy malpractice lawsuits.
Little information actually provided about treatment risks, benefits, costs
The risk for certain types of cancer seems to be linked to poverty or wealth, according to research, and socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is updating its guidelines on adjuvant endocrine therapy to recommend tamoxifen for up to 10 years for women with nonmetastatic hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds.
A considerable proportion of women with breast cancer consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), according to a study published online.
Modifiers of cancer risk have been identified for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, according to a review published online.
For young women, the rate of lung cancer mortality is stable or declining in most populations across the world, whereas the rate for older women is increasing.
Just over half believe them to be less harmful than cigarettes, according to a study.
Targeted prostate biopsy using multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound fusion may lead to reclassification of prostate cancer that was initially diagnosed as low-risk, according to research.
One study by British researchers suggests yes, but not all experts agree.
For men with early-stage prostate cancer, the cancer-specific survival benefit associated with aggressive prostate cancer treatment is reduced with increasing comorbidity, according to a study.
Panel distinguishes early cancer from healthy controls, chronic pancreatitis, benign cysts
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are prognostic of poor survival in early breast cancer, according to a study.
New study challenges belief that inappropriate cancer treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says.
Scientists have identified priority chemicals women should reduce exposure to and have documented how to test for their presence in women's bodies, according to research.
Implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening is expected to increase lung cancer diagnoses and increase Medicare expenditure.
In estrogen receptor (ER)+ breast cancer, obesity is positively associated with breast cancer mortality only among pre-/peri-menopausal women, according to new research.
Women have misperceptions about the incidence and risks of lung cancer, according to a report from the American Lung Association's (ALA) inaugural Women's Lung Health Barometer.
Medicare spent at least $1.9 billion in 2009 on 26 types of tests and procedures that offer patients few or no health benefits, according to a new study.
For patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), predictors of recurrence and survival have been identified which may help to inform diagnostic and therapeutic management.
Patients screened with mammography were found less likely to undergo chemotherapy, compared to non-screened patients, according to a study.
Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, but half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found.
The emissions from electronic-cigarettes have distinct properties from those produced by combustion processes and may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, according to a report.
AMA is actively working to develop programs supporting physicians' personal well-being, as managing stress and finding a reasonable work-life balance is important.
Breast tomosynthesis during diagnostic screening mammography results in less use of ultrasound, fewer biopsies, and higher positive predictive value for cancer.
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent.
The case of a 10-month-old boy rushed to a hospital after ingesting the refill liquid used in electronic cigarettes may spotlight an emerging safety issue.
The ChemPro 100-electronic nose can discriminate prostate cancer from benign prostatic hyperplasia using urine headspace, according to a study.
The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued recommendations for the treatment of HER2-positive advanced breast cancer and advanced HER2-positive breast cancer with brain metastases.
Men under active surveillance for prostate cancer who have reductions in testosterone levels may be at increased risk for disease reclassification, according to research.
Health care reform in Massachusetts led to significant decreases in all-cause mortality, with the biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes.
Women tend to overestimate the radiation risk associated with mammography, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.
There is an increased risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with vitamin D deficiency versus sufficiency, according to a study.
For cancer patients, increased levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) at or near the time of diagnosis are associated with improved outcomes, according to a review.
For patients undergoing colonoscopy, L-menthol sprayed directly onto the colonic mucosa improves the adenoma detection rate, according to a study.
Severe vitamin D deficiency linked with higher grade and stage of prostate tumors, according to research.
The risk of cancer from ultraviolet (UV) nail drying lamp exposure is small, according to research.
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