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Biopsies with DCIS diagnosis increase for women undergoing mammography

Biopsies with DCIS diagnosis increase for women undergoing mammography

Biopsy frequency went up after diagnostic, but not screening, mammographies.

Many breast cancer patients lack basic knowledge about their disease

Many breast cancer patients lack basic knowledge about their disease

Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, and the problem is more pronounced among minority women.

Exercise beneficial for patients with head and neck cancers undergoing radiation therapy

Exercise beneficial for patients with head and neck cancers undergoing radiation therapy

Significant benefits of exercise regimen in reducing the effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement on swallowing function for patients with head and neck cancer.

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

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.

Therapy dogs may encourage cancer patient to persevere with treatment

Therapy dogs may encourage cancer patient to persevere with treatment

Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.

Coffee drinkers have lower risk of malignant melanoma

Coffee drinkers have lower risk of malignant melanoma

Individuals who drank more coffee daily had a lower risk of melanoma compared with those who drank little to no coffee.

Physicians report barriers in making cancer referrals

Physicians report barriers in making cancer referrals

Sixty percent of physicians report encountering a barrier when making cancer specialty referrals.

Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Focusing screening efforts on those with a positive family history of prostate cancer could be more effective.

Sputum biomarker testing may identify malignant lung nodules

Sputum biomarker testing may identify malignant lung nodules

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.

Insulin resistance increases breast cancer risk

Insulin resistance increases breast cancer risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggests hormone levels matter more than excess weight, with regard to predicting breast cancer risk.

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