This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.
Variants of the MC1R gene, associated with red hair, pale skin, and freckles, increases the number of genetic mutations related to skin cancer and the level of other gene mutations, further increasing the risk for skin cancer.
The risk of developing cancer increases in people who experience heart failure after their first heart attack compared with people who experience no heart failure after their first heart attack.
Benign brain tumors that have previously been associated with obesity and diabetes are surprisingly less likely to emerge in patients with high blood sugar, according to new research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Study Identifies Factors Associated With Hearing Loss in Polycythemia Vera
- Ezh2 Inhibitors May Offer Cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Ruxolitinib: A Targeted Treatment Option for Patients with Polycythemia Vera
- Incontinence Affects QOL for Survivors of Gynecologic Cancers
- Robotic Surgery Provides Good Outcomes and Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- SBRT Improves Overall and Disease-Specific Survival in Stage I NSCLC
- Patients Receiving RT in APBI Facilities Despite Eligibility for Observation
- Prolonged Imatinib Therapy Improves Likelihood of Deeper Molecular Response
- ASCO, ASTRO Issue Guideline Update for Postmastectomy RT
- Study Assesses Efficacy of Ramucirumab in HCC by Child-Pugh Score
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