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Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis

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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.

Prognosis Is Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

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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.

Fewer Mammography Screenings Are Safer in Women With Large Breasts or Implants

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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.

Lethal Prostate Cancer Risk Lower With Regular Aspirin Use

Lethal Prostate Cancer Risk Lower With Regular Aspirin Use

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The risk of lethal prostate cancer, but not of overall, high-grade, or advanced cancers, was reduced with regular aspirin use.

Use of Electronic Cigarettes May Not Be Any Safer Than Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes

Use of Electronic Cigarettes May Not Be Any Safer Than Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes

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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 Have an Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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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 CUP Are At Increased Risk for Several Types of Cancer

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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.

Combination Estrogen/Continuous Progestin Reduces Postmenopausal Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Combination Estrogen/Continuous Progestin Reduces Postmenopausal Risk of Endometrial Cancer

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Adding continuous progestin to estrogen lowers the risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.

Certain Characteristics Increase Leukemia Risk for Some Breast Cancer Survivors

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A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may indicate a higher risk of developing leukemia after chemotherapy and/or radiation for breast cancer survivors.

Incidence of Undetected Cancer in Patients Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery for a Benign Condition Higher Than Estimated

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Researchers in Massachusetts sought to determine how frequently cancer is diagnosed in women after undergoing gynecologic surgery for a problem believed to be benign.

Consistency of Lung Nodules Is Predictive of Lung Cancer Risk in Men and Women

Consistency of Lung Nodules Is Predictive of Lung Cancer Risk in Men and Women

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Women with a certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT scans face a higher risk of lung cancer than men with similar nodules, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.

New Model for Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women Is the First to be Based Exclusively on Data From Hispanic Women

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The first breast cancer risk-prediction model based entirely on data from Hispanic women, including whether a woman was born in or outside the United States, provides a more accurate assessment of Hispanic women's risk of developing breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Risk From Common Commercial-product Ingredient Greater Than Previously Determined

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Parabens, estrogen-mimicking chemicals commonly found in an array of personal care products, may be more dangerous at lower doses than previously thought.

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma.

Research Calls for Stricter Screening Recommendations for Family History of Colon Cancer

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All relatives of patients with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of age at diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a recent study. These findings may impact guidance regarding screening.

Black women have higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported

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Young black women with a breast cancer diagnosis at age 50 years or younger have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.

Long-term NSAID use may reduce risk of colorectal cancer

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Long-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and nonaspirin NSAIDs is associated with decreased colorectal cancer risk, according to the results of a population-based, case-control study.

AGA guidelines recommend testing for Lynch syndrome in all patients with colorectal cancer

AGA guidelines recommend testing for Lynch syndrome in all patients with colorectal cancer

A newly published AGA guideline for colorectal cancer (CRC) recommends all patients with a new diagnosis of CRC undergo testing for Lynch syndrome.

How the malaria parasite increases the risk of blood cancer

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A link between malaria and Burkitt's lymphoma was first described more than 50 years ago, but how a parasitic infection could turn immune cells cancerous has remained a mystery. Now, researchers have demonstrated in mice that B cell DNA becomes vulnerable to cancer-causing mutations.

Organ transplant recipients more likely to develop aggressive melanoma

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Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and are three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, new research suggests.

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

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A regular regimen of aspirin can reduce additional cancer risk for obese individuals, according to study data.

Risk of cancer in the prostate gland may be caused by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during organ development

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A prostate organoid grown from human embryonic stem cells has enabled researchers to show that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may increase prostate cancer risk.

Longer telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk

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A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma. No significant associations between telomere length and other cancer types or subtypes were observed.

Skin cancer risk higher for veterans who served in equatorial latitudes

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A combination of clime and lack of proper protection has left many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at a higher risk for skin cancer.

Leisure sitting time associated with increased risk of cancer in women

Leisure sitting time associated with increased risk of cancer in women

Researchers have found that spending more leisure time sitting was associated with an increased risk for developing cancer in women.

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death from breast cancer by 40%

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death from breast cancer by 40%

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Women ages 50 to 69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40% compared with women who are not screened, according to the latest evidence.

Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer

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New research indicates that men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

A positive family history alone may not affect breast cancer outcomes

A positive family history alone may not affect breast cancer outcomes

No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.

Prolonged statin use may lower risk of lung cancer death

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Statin use by patients diagnosed with lung cancer in the year prior or after their diagnosis is linked to lower related mortality.

No association is seen between reproductive history or hormone use and lung cancer risk in women

The Women's Health Initiative Studies, a large prospective study of lung cancer, found no strong associations between lung cancer risk and a wide range of reproductive history variables.

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