Cancer Risk

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Tend to Be Poorer With Higher Body Mass Index

Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Tend to Be Poorer With Higher Body Mass Index

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An increased body mass index (BMI) may negatively affect disease progression in patients with T1G3 non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, according to study data.

Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

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The use of tanning beds and/or booths and their availability in gyms may increase the frequency of indoor tanning for physically active adults, a combination that further exacerbates their risk for melanoma.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Pooled analysis finds levels 60 ng/mL are most protective among women aged 55 years and older

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher rate of recall, lower sensitivity, larger tumor diameter, and more lymph node-positive disease observed in women with dense breasts.

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks and also possible protective benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives.

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

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Researchers report on a study to determine the relationship between BMI and risk for breast cancer among younger women, particularly those 18 to 24 years old.

Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Interestingly, red and white wine to not affect prostate cancer risk the same way.

Firefighters in World Trade Center Attacks Have Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma

Firefighters in World Trade Center Attacks Have Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma

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A case series demonstrates the prevalence of MGUS, a precursor condition to multiple myeloma, and subsequent development of MM in white firefighters who responded after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores possible links between hair dying and an increased risk of leukemia and other cancers.

<i>BRCA</i> Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

BRCA Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

Men with BRCA mutations may be at increased risk of several different types of cancer.

Women With Schizophrenia May Be at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer

Women With Schizophrenia May Be at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer

Pooled analysis indicated that schizophrenia was associated with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer incidence in women, but researchers had some reservations with the results.

Investigators Examine Link Between Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk, Antidepressant Treatment

Investigators Examine Link Between Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk, Antidepressant Treatment

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to examined possible links between antidepressant use and epithelial ovarian cancer, and links between duration and intensity of antidepressant use and risk for epithelial ovarian cancer.

Risk for Bladder Cancer Higher With a History of Urinary Calculi 

Risk for Bladder Cancer Higher With a History of Urinary Calculi 

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A meta-analysis indicates that a history of urinary calculi could increase a person's risks for developing bladder cancer.

Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Risk Lower With Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use

Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Risk Lower With Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use

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Researchers sought to determine if a correlation was present between extended oral contraceptive use and a decreased risk of certain cancers.

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Children who were hospitalized with pneumonia may be at higher risk of certain cancer types.

Chronic Disease Major Factor for Cancer Risk and Cancer Mortality

Chronic Disease Major Factor for Cancer Risk and Cancer Mortality

Risk scores summarizing eight diseases, markers tied to cancer risk in dose-response manner

Hot tea consumption associated with increased esophageal cancer risk in high-risk individuals

1. Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. 2. In the absence of excessive alcohol use and smoking, daily tea drinking was not linked to increased risk for esophageal cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)      Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer is a concern []

Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines obesity and explores its relationship with cancer.

Documentation of Cancer Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Inconsistent

Documentation of Cancer Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Inconsistent

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Qualitative risk statements of malignancy for indeterminate pulmonary nodules are imprecise, highly variable, and should be replaced by a standard scale.

Proinflammatory Diet Associated With Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Proinflammatory Diet Associated With Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Investigators examined correlations between an empirical dietary inflammatory pattern (EDIP) score and colorectal cancer risk.

Nearly One Third of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use

Nearly One Third of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use

Researchers found that nearly one third of veterans reported current use of a tobacco product, with cigarettes being most frequently used.

Adherence to Skin Cancer Screening Guidelines Beneficial in Management SCC in SOTRs

Adherence to Skin Cancer Screening Guidelines Beneficial in Management SCC in SOTRs

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Transplant recipients developed squamous cell carcinomas that did not appear to behave more aggressively than those that developed in the immunocompetent group.

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

The researchers observed a positive correlation between long-term night shift work and the risks of several different types of cancer.

Breast Implants Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma

Breast Implants Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma

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The safety of breast implants has not been confirmed despite widespread use.

Atopic Dermatitis Linked to Increased Risk of Skin Cancer

Atopic Dermatitis Linked to Increased Risk of Skin Cancer

Individuals with a history of atopic dermatitis have a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma development, research indicates.

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the evidence linking artificial sweeteners to an increased risk of cancer development.

Aromatase Inhibitor Use Does Not Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Aromatase Inhibitor Use Does Not Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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No additional risk of colorectal cancer was noted among women treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) following a median follow-up of 2.4 and 2.9 years.

No Increased Risk for Melanoma in Patients With MM

No Increased Risk for Melanoma in Patients With MM

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An increased prevalence of melanoma has been observed in patients with various immunocompromised conditions.

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