Patients with allergic rhinitis may have an increased risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), according to a study.
Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
Risk factors for suicide include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity.
Drug is now sanctioned for people who have received at least two prior standard therapies.
Individuals who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, but the overall risk is low, according to a study.
Study shows biggest improvements in post-cancer survival for people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64.
Risks and benefits of routine mammography continue to be debated, but educating women about the possibility of overdiagnosis from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test.
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 children over 10 years, but established no increased cancer risk caused by the use of pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream to treat eczema in children.
Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.
Variation was observed at a high-volume center when surgeons selected patients with low-risk prostate cancer to undergo radical prostatectomy, according to a study.
From 2004 to 2009, marked increase in observation among men with low-risk prostate cancer has been observed.
Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors
Patients who participate in their medical decisions have a better impression about their level of care, a new study suggests, but researchers still unclear as to whether shared decision-making results in better outcomes.
Older stroke survivors may a greater-than-average chance of developing cancer, according to a recent study.
Previous studies linking moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits may have omitted some important details, according to British researchers.
Yoga practice and fish oil use up, whereas some other supplement use is down.
Human papillomavirus type 16 seropositivity is fairly common before an anal cancer diagnosis, according to a study, and seropositivity tends to increase in blood samples drawn closer to time of cancer diagnosis.
Two out of five children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, health officials reported.
Leading cancer killer of American women for many years
Ibrance (palbociclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for postmenopausal women with ER, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) discovered that many Americans worry about unproven cancer risk factors, such as food additives, and less about factors established as impacting cancer risk.
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, and up treatment adherence.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gold standard for imaging axial skeleton, assessing painful lesions, and identification of benign fractures.
A weakened strain of Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria killed cancer cells when injected into tumors, investigators reported.
Research suggests that over the last 20 years colorectal cancer (CRC) rates been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.
When diagnosed with cancer, individuals with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medication, especially in cases of a poor cancer prognosis.
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors up the risk of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy, according to a recent study.
Prostate biopsies that combine both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and ultrasound appear to give more accurate results, according to a new study.
Former, as well as current, smokers saw higher risk for disease recurrence and radiation therapy-related urinary side effects.
Findings compared to fine-needle aspiration cytology, especially for lymphoma, found that the sensitivity and negative predictive value for critical disease were significantly higher.
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.
- Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram
- New treatment method shrinks ovarian cancer tumors and improves chemotherapy effectiveness
- New mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs discovered
- Novel drug approved for multiple myeloma
- Radiation therapy used most often for prostate cancer regardless of decision-making factors
- Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy
- Single therapy offers improved survival in younger patients with limited brain metastases
- Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
- People who drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day less likely to develop clogged arteries
- Statin hyporesponders may have blocked arteries
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