Cancer Risk

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

Textured breast implants linked to cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head and Neck Cancer Risk

9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head and Neck Cancer Risk

Authors call for ongoing monitoring, treatment of those initially exposed.

Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk

Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk

Those with PTSD resulting from terrorist-related events displayed a higher risk for neoplasms than those who experience other traumatic events (OTE), researchers found.

How We Developed Our Decision Aid for Women with a Pathogenic <i>BRCA1/2</i> Mutation

How We Developed Our Decision Aid for Women with a Pathogenic BRCA1/2 Mutation

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Nurse researchers describe the development process of their BRCA Decision Aid tool for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Higher Among Some Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Higher Among Some Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Researchers present results of an interim analysis of a study on the prevalence of advanced colorectal neoplasia among survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma.

How Culturally Competent Care Is Different for Jewish Women With Breast Cancer

How Culturally Competent Care Is Different for Jewish Women With Breast Cancer

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A review of the cultural and religious beliefs of Ashkenazi Jewish women that may challenge adherence to breast cancer screening and genetic testing recommendations.

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

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Pilot study sought to determine risk of breast cancer among African American women veterans.

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

In men, overweight and even higher normal weight is associated with an increased risk of future pancreatic cancer.

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the technology of cell phones, radiofrequency energy and how it may affect the body, and the findings of research studies about cell phone exposure and cancer risk.

Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Inverse association for low-dose but not standard-dose aspirin with ovarian cancer risk.

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers have linked weight loss with a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Maintaining High Level of Activity Has Inverse Relationship With Prostate Cancer Risk

Maintaining High Level of Activity Has Inverse Relationship With Prostate Cancer Risk

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Men who have physically demanding jobs may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who do not, according to study data.

Belly Fat Is a Better Risk Calculator for Blood Cancers Than BMI

Belly Fat Is a Better Risk Calculator for Blood Cancers Than BMI

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BMI often relies on self-reported weight and height values, and therefore may be a less accurate predictor of cancer risk than alternative body composition measurements.

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.

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