Cancer increases the risk for some health issues beyond the normal risks that accompany aging. This increased risk could be due to decreased physical activity and increased stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Effect of Childbirth on Risk of Ovarian Cancer Diminishes With Age, But Effect of Oral Contraceptive Use Is ConstantMay 09, 2016
Prior oral contraceptive use is associated with reduced risk for ovarian cancer among women of all ages; however, risk reductions associated with childbirth wane as women age
E-cigarettes have a strong potential to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use. A team of international experts urged the US FDA to have a broad perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.
A potential link between long-term oral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and an increased risk of colorectal and cervical cancers was demonstrated.
Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy is as effective at preventing breast cancer as more invasive surgeries, according to a multi-institution study.
Higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.
Pioglitazone use correlated with increased rates of bladder cancer across a large population. The risk of developing bladder cancer also increased with higher dose and longer use of the drug.
Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) can increase life expectancy and be cost effective in women up to age 60 years with ovarian cancer as carriers of a BRCA mutation.
The amount of calcium in the arteries of the breast, readily visible on digital mammography, is linked to the level of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries.
Diabetes treatments, such as diet or pills (eg, metformin), decrease mammographic density, whereas insulin may increase mammographic density.
Germline mutations to the RECQL gene were identified in 0.5% of patients with familial breast cancer in a Chinese population.
Deficiency in vitamin D resulted in breast cancer tumors that grew faster and were more likely to metastasize, according to a recent study using mouse and cell culture models. The study also demonstrated a correlation between serum vitamin D levels and ID1.
Among women aged up to 49 years with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, recurrence rates were higher than seen in other groups.
Bacteria that cause gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, frequently infect the esophageal tissues of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), were associated with ESCC progression, and serve as a potential biomarker for ESCC.
Eating processed meats such as bacon and sausage may increase the risk for breast cancer in Latinas, while the same association was not found in white women.
New evidence links exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange with bladder cancer and hypothyroidism among U.S. military personnel.
Regular, low doses of aspirin for a minimum of 6 years correlated with a small, yet significant reduction in overall cancer risk, due primarily to reductions in risks for colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal cancer.
Study Findings Show Possible Association Between PreLabor Cesarean Delivery and Risk for ALL in Young ChildrenMarch 16, 2016
The finding that prelabor cesarean delivery may have a correlation with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may offer new targets for research into preventing cancer.
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.
Among 1915 patients with ovarian cancer, almost 1 in 5 had inherited mutations in genes associated with risk of ovarian cancer. Furthermore, a total of 11 genes are now suspected of causing hereditary ovarian cancer.
Fat Injection for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Does Not Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast CancerFebruary 17, 2016
The use of lipofilling for postmastectomy breast reconstruction does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer. These findings are from an analysis of a plastic surgery database.
Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at DiagnosisFebruary 08, 2016
Younger age at first use and more frequent use of indoor tanning beds are largely responsible for the steep increase in melanoma diagnoses in women younger than 40 years.
A recent study showed that women younger than 50 years who are pregnant or were recently pregnant at diagnosis of melanoma have a higher risk of death from the skin cancer.
The risk of radiation-induced breast cancer is higher for women with large breasts or breast implants because extra screening views often increase their radiation exposure.
The risk of lethal prostate cancer, but not of overall, high-grade, or advanced cancers, was reduced with regular aspirin use.
A California laboratory team tested two electronic cigarette products and found both products, and their nicotine-free versions, caused cell damage that could lead to cancer.
Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have the chronic inflammatory disease.
Family members of patients with cancers of unknown primary (CUP) are at higher risk of developing CUP themselves, as well as cancers of the lung, pancreas, and colon and some cancers of the blood.
Adding continuous progestin to estrogen lowers the risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.
A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may indicate a higher risk of developing leukemia after chemotherapy and/or radiation for breast cancer survivors.
- Herbal Remedies May Be an Overlooked Global Health Hazard
- Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health Information
- New Research Questions Recommendations Regarding PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer Screening
- A Protein Could Predict the Response to Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma
- Specific Lifestyle Factors Can Significantly Affect Cancer Mortality
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- Cancer-related Neuropathy May Respond to Gene Therapy
- Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients
- Vitamin D and Androgen Receptor-Targeted Therapy Are Effective in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
- Consensus Statement Guides Optimal Management of EGFR-Mutation-Positive NSCLC
- Including Proteomics Is Key to Achieving Goals of National Cancer Moonshot
- Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"
- Vessel-Sparing Radiation Successfully Treats Prostate Cancer, Maintains Quality of Life
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