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mHealth app assesses breast cancer risk and aids prevention

An evaluation of this mobile health app found easy to use for diverse, low-income women.

Socioeconomic factors increase mortality after lung cancer surgery

Socioeconomic factors increase mortality after lung cancer surgery

Patients with limited education and low income have a greater risk of death within 30 days after undergoing surgery for lung cancer.

Half of older U.S. adults take aspirin as preventive medicine

Half of older U.S. adults take aspirin as preventive medicine

52% of those ages 45 to 75 years use aspirin, and another 21% had used it at some point in the past.

Cardiorespiratory fitness linked with decreased metabolic syndrome risk among smokers

Cardiorespiratory fitness linked with decreased metabolic syndrome risk among smokers

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a decreased risk of metabolic syndrome among smokers.

Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers and death in men

A higher fitness level leads to decreased risk of lung and colorectal cancer for men.

Medical debt burden higher in Texas and Florida

Medical debt burden higher in Texas and Florida

California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not.

Are decisions on treatment choices for prostate cancer shared by doctor and patient?

Truly shared decision-making is possible only when the patient understands everything the treatment options entail, and the doctor understands the patient's personal situation and desires.

Strategies improve colorectal screening rates in low-income and minority populations

A recent study examined why individuals do not always follow through with colorectal cancer screening.

Prostate cancer survivors benefit from non-vigorous activity, walking

Prostate cancer survivors benefit from non-vigorous activity, walking

After prostate cancer diagnosis, at least five hours of non-vigorous activity or 3 hours of walking is beneficial.

Cancer-related fatigue and associated disability in post-treatment cancer survivors

Cancer-related fatigue and associated disability in post-treatment cancer survivors

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common symptom for patients with cancer.

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Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

A canine trained to identify cancer in urine samples by scent was able to differentiate thyroid cancer from benign status nearly 90 percent of the time.

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within 5 years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a national database analysis.

Advanced thyroid cancer responds to targeted therapy with sunitinib

Sunitinib (Sutent), a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, may be an effective adjunctive treatment for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer.

Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery improves survival

The addition of chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery lowered risk of death by approximately 30%, over surgery alone, according to a study that reviewed patient data.

3D printing offers innovative method for delivering medication

The use of 3D printing to construct devices of varied sizes and shapes could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs.

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