The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appears even more effective than previously believed and protection appears to occur even when only one or two of the recommended doses are given.
A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.
Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.
Melanoma onset was delayed by applying sun protection factor 30 (SPF30) sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B light in a mouse model of the disease.
Should Vital Signs Be Routinely Obtained Prior to Intravenous Chemotherapy? Results From a 2-Center StudyMarch 10, 2016
[Cancer Control] This research sought to explore whether routine checking of vital signs prior to administration of intravenous chemotherapy is associated with fewer complications, particularly hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits.
The anti-cancer effect of low-dose aspirin was seen most strongly with colon and gastrointestinal tumors.
Ob-gyns report external examinations are important for cancer detection and lesion identification.
Teen girls living in high-poverty and in majority Hispanic communities had the highest rates of having received at least 1 dose of the HPV vaccine compared with those in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial or ethnic compositions.
Molecular and cellular events that drive premalignant progression are on the verge of being comprehensively characterized in a report that lays out an agenda for the immediate future of cancer prevention research.
Insurance is a major factor in determining receipt of preventive services.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) can be employed as a less-invasive means to detect cancer in expecting mothers.
A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.
Scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that will aid in the detection of breast masses.
The percentage of women that underwent a double mastectomy increased substantially between 1998 and 2011, even though the procedure was not associated with a lower risk of death than breast-conserving surgery plus radiation.
Women with breast cancer who have a double mastectomy are at higher risk of certain complications than those who have a single mastectomy, though the overall complication rate associated with breast cancer surgery is small.
This fact sheet examines the potential pros and cons of surgery as a means to reduce breast cancer risk.
Researchers describe a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer. The study findings showed a reduction in cervical cancer risk after removal of a discrete population of cervical cells called squamocolumnar junction cells.
Medicare's mammography costs increased by almost 50% over a 7-year period while the breast cancer detection rate and stage at diagnosis did not change, according to a study.
Since mammography was introduced late-stage breast cancer incidence has decreased by 37%, according to a new study
An estimated half million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, reported researchers.
In the latest major study to consider whether the dangers of mammograms outweigh the benefits, experts say the tests can reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer by nearly 30 percent.
Circumcision appears to confer a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, according to research published online.
Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following their education.
Older men are more likely to have a whole-body skin exam done by their physician if they watch a video on skin self-examination and skin awareness.
The HPV vaccine protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum, and penis, but too few are receiving it.
A study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered ovarian cancer risk by 20 percent.
Despite USPSTF recommendation for annual screening for high-risk adults, AAFP urges caution in screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT among high-risk individuals.
Breast cancer incidence among postmenopausal women at high risk for developing the disease was significantly reduced with the antihormone therapy anastrozole, according to the initial results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Consistent users of the Internet were more likely than never-users to engage in cancer-preventive behaviors, a large study revealed.
Meta-analysis shows decreased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, not squamous cell cancer in more physically active people.
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