Health Behaviors

Study Reveals Relationship of Sleep Duration, Diabetes Risk in Cancer Survivors

Study Reveals Relationship of Sleep Duration, Diabetes Risk in Cancer Survivors

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In a review of data from the National Health Interview Survey, researchers identified the relationship between short and long sleep durations and diabetes in cancer survivors.

Leukemia Risk in Children, Maternal Use of Hormonal Contraception Linked in Population Study

Leukemia Risk in Children, Maternal Use of Hormonal Contraception Linked in Population Study

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A prospective cohort study from Denmark investigated the link between maternal hormonal contraception use before — more than 3 months and within 3 months — and during pregnancy and risk of leukemia in their children.

Dietary Habits May Prolong Survival in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Dietary Habits May Prolong Survival in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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A prospective analysis of diets before and after diagnosis revealed dietary habits among patients with colorectal cancer that may help prolong survival.

Smoking, Lung Cancer Mortality Decline But Their Numbers Will Remain Significant

Smoking, Lung Cancer Mortality Decline But Their Numbers Will Remain Significant

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Trends are showing a decline in number of smokers and lung cancer mortality rate; however, simulation models show that the number of smokers and lung cancer-related deaths will still be high for 2015 to 2065.

E-cigarette Use Increasing Among Younger, Tobacco-Naïve Adults

E-cigarette Use Increasing Among Younger, Tobacco-Naïve Adults

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A review of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System revealed that e-cigarette use among adult smokers has declined, but among nonsmokers 18 to 24 years old, use has increased in the same period.

NHS, HPFS Show Regular Aspirin Use Reduced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

NHS, HPFS Show Regular Aspirin Use Reduced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

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An analysis of results from the NHS and the HPFS showed that regular use of aspirin — standard-dose 325-mg tablets — reduced hepacellular carcinoma in a dose-dependent manner.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

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Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

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.

Mortality Rates for Lung Cancer Likely to Surpass Breast Cancer Among Women by 2030

Mortality Rates for Lung Cancer Likely to Surpass Breast Cancer Among Women by 2030

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Screening practices and smoking habits are expected to have a significant impact on mortality rates for lung cancer and breast cancer among women in high-income countries.

Do Sunless Tanners Have Fewer Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors?

Do Sunless Tanners Have Fewer Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors?

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A cross-sectional study investigated the other skin cancer prevention habits of people who use sunless tanning to reduce their UV exposure.

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

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A population-based, case-control study identified a link between timing of meals and interval between last meal and sleep with risk of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate.

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

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A meta-analysis of 11 studies revealed the effects of smoking outcomes of primary radical radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

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Researchers merged data from the Oslo diet and antismoking study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry to determine if lifestyle changes that improved CHD rates in men would be as effective against cancer.

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

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Researchers sought to determine the factors that influenced a decision to undergo skin cancer screening among more than 30,000 adults who have ever used an indoor tanning device and nontanners.

Study Determined Association Between Risk of Melanoma, Aspirin Use

Study Determined Association Between Risk of Melanoma, Aspirin Use

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In a review of nearly 200,000 patients from a Midwest metropolitan area, researchers sought to determine if chronic aspirin use would offer the same risk reduction for melanoma as has been seen in various cancers.

Physical Inactivity Linked With Increased Risk of Hodgkin, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Physical Inactivity Linked With Increased Risk of Hodgkin, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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In a case-control study using PEDS data, researchers determined the impact of inactivity on risk for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Exercise, Fitness Significantly Decrease After Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Exercise, Fitness Significantly Decrease After Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

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Using MVIC and 6MWT, researchers sought to determine if patients' exercise behaviors changed after a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer.

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

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Using data from the TUS-CPS, researchers sought to determine the effect of pharmaceutical smoking cessation aids on long-term quit rates among patients who smoke tobacco.

Specialized Interventions Reduce Aberrant Opioid Behaviors in Cancer Patients

Specialized Interventions Reduce Aberrant Opioid Behaviors in Cancer Patients

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Investigators the effectiveness of an intervention to reduce aberrant opioid-related behavior and use of opioids in patients with cancer receiving chronic opioid therapy.

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

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Awareness of personal genetic risk for melanoma may prompt patients to discuss cancer risk with family and health care professionals, and make lifestyle changes.

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers found that an association between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancers may be dose-dependent. This risk includes basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

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Researchers investigated the effect of drinking coffee on risk of several cancers, and in addition, the coffee drinkers were stratified by smoking status.

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

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Contrary to some concerns, persons at high risk for lung cancer who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to attempt smoking cessation regardless of their test results compared with unscreened persons.

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

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A recent study demonstrated that eating a diet high in saturated fats and low in polyunsaturated fats may increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer.

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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No correlation was found between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of differentiated thyroid cancer, but a positive trend may be associated with fruit juice intake.

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes used with nicotine-based liquid have the same potential to produce cancer-causing DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes.

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

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Survivors of primary brain tumors tend to freely discontinue cognitively engaging activities to compensate for diminishing cognitive function after treatment completion.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

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Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

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Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

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Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

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