Health Behaviors

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

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A meta-analysis of 11 studies revealed the effects of smoking outcomes of primary radical radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

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Researchers merged data from the Oslo diet and antismoking study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry to determine if lifestyle changes that improved CHD rates in men would be as effective against cancer.

New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

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A new US Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Report is suggesting that greater efforts are needed to educate children and young adults with fair skin about risks of sun exposure. Although the Task Force recommendations are directed at primary care, its members are encouraging oncology nurses to take note of these new findings.

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

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Researchers sought to determine the factors that influenced a decision to undergo skin cancer screening among more than 30,000 adults who have ever used an indoor tanning device and nontanners.

Study Determined Association Between Risk of Melanoma, Aspirin Use

Study Determined Association Between Risk of Melanoma, Aspirin Use

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In a review of nearly 200,000 patients from a Midwest metropolitan area, researchers sought to determine if chronic aspirin use would offer the same risk reduction for melanoma as has been seen in various cancers.

Physical Inactivity Linked With Increased Risk of Hodgkin, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Physical Inactivity Linked With Increased Risk of Hodgkin, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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In a case-control study using PEDS data, researchers determined the impact of inactivity on risk for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Exercise, Fitness Significantly Decrease After Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Exercise, Fitness Significantly Decrease After Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

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Using MVIC and 6MWT, researchers sought to determine if patients' exercise behaviors changed after a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer.

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

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Using data from the TUS-CPS, researchers sought to determine the effect of pharmaceutical smoking cessation aids on long-term quit rates among patients who smoke tobacco.

Specialized Interventions Reduce Aberrant Opioid Behaviors in Cancer Patients

Specialized Interventions Reduce Aberrant Opioid Behaviors in Cancer Patients

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Investigators the effectiveness of an intervention to reduce aberrant opioid-related behavior and use of opioids in patients with cancer receiving chronic opioid therapy.

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

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Awareness of personal genetic risk for melanoma may prompt patients to discuss cancer risk with family and health care professionals, and make lifestyle changes.

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers found that an association between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancers may be dose-dependent. This risk includes basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

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Researchers investigated the effect of drinking coffee on risk of several cancers, and in addition, the coffee drinkers were stratified by smoking status.

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

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Contrary to some concerns, persons at high risk for lung cancer who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to attempt smoking cessation regardless of their test results compared with unscreened persons.

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

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A recent study demonstrated that eating a diet high in saturated fats and low in polyunsaturated fats may increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer.

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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No correlation was found between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of differentiated thyroid cancer, but a positive trend may be associated with fruit juice intake.

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes used with nicotine-based liquid have the same potential to produce cancer-causing DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes.

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

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Survivors of primary brain tumors tend to freely discontinue cognitively engaging activities to compensate for diminishing cognitive function after treatment completion.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

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Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

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Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

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Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma

Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma

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A review of data from three large, prospective studies examined a potential association between alcoholic beverage consumption and risk of melanoma.

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

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Beverages derived from broccoli sprout extracts were found to have preclinical chemopreventive activity against oral cancer induced by carcinogens.

Consumption of Tree Nuts Associated With Reduced Mortality for Patients With Prostate Cancer

Consumption of Tree Nuts Associated With Reduced Mortality for Patients With Prostate Cancer

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Consumption of tree nuts is associated with lower mortality rates among men with prostate cancer. It did not, however, correlate with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Preoperative smoking is associated with increased risk for breast cancer events and distant metastasis in women treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Hampering the utility of AIs, a common treatment for breast cancer, is yet another health risk associated with smoking.

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

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Drinking scalding coffee, tea, or yerba mate might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer according to the World Health Organization. Beverages hotter than 149°F (65°C) might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Nonadherence to Noncancer Medication Schedules Predicts Adherence to Adjuvant Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Patients who do not adhere to their medication schedules for chronic conditions prior to a breast cancer diagnosis were twice as likely to skip oral adjuvant hormonal therapy.

Levels of Resilience Are Correlated With Distress and Empathy in Resident Physicians

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Clinically relevant distress and decreased empathy are frequently experienced by resident physicians whose resilience is low when exposed to the trauma of working with patients in the hematology-oncology setting.

Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer for women already at high risk for the disease due to genetic risk and family history.

Use of Emotional Support and Acceptance Coping Strategies Lead to Better QOL and Mood in Patients With Incurable Cancer

Use of Emotional Support and Acceptance Coping Strategies Lead to Better QOL and Mood in Patients With Incurable Cancer

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Patients with newly diagnosed, incurable cancer who use emotional support and acceptance coping strategies experience better quality of life (QOL) and mood; denial and self-blame strategies correlate negatively with these outcomes.

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers identified a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol use, providing a link between alcohol and breast cancer in cell-based research.

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