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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.

Primary HPV testing may detect cervical neoplasms earlier and more accurately than cytology

1. In this Canadian, randomized controlled trial, the use of primary HPV testing compared with cytology resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of CIN3+ at 48 months. 2. There was also significantly fewer CIN2+ cases in women screened with HPV testing compared with women who were screened with cytology alone at baseline. Evidence Rating: 1 []

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.

Adding Trastuzumab to Uterine Serous Carcinoma Treatment Extended PFS

Adding Trastuzumab to Uterine Serous Carcinoma Treatment Extended PFS

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Researchers explored whether adding trastuzumab to carboplatin and paclitaxel would improve survival outcomes for patients with advanced/recurrent disease with overexpressed HER2/neu.

Sexual Aids and Resources Not Readily Available at Cancer Centers

Sexual Aids and Resources Not Readily Available at Cancer Centers

Most centers reported having no sexual aids available for patients, according to researchers.

Vulvar Carcinoma: Dilemma, Debates, and Decisions

Vulvar Carcinoma: Dilemma, Debates, and Decisions

[Cancer Management and Research] A review of vulvar carcinoma and treatment options for patients with rare gynecologic cancer.

Resolving Vaginal Dryness in Women With a History of Breast Cancer

Resolving Vaginal Dryness in Women With a History of Breast Cancer

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What are some nonhormonal treatments that can improve vaginal dryness in women with a history of breast cancer?

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.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer: A Review of Available Interventions

Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer: A Review of Available Interventions

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Investigators conducted a review of available biologic and psychosocial interventions that address sexual dysfunction in women arising from cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Women May Significantly Benefit from Entering OB/GYN Clinical Trials

Women May Significantly Benefit from Entering OB/GYN Clinical Trials

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The researchers hope the results will lead to an increase in clinicians offering trials to their patients and an increase in women volunteering to participate in trials.

Adherence to Tamoxifen, AIs Among Older Women is Low, Study Shows

Adherence to Tamoxifen, AIs Among Older Women is Low, Study Shows

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A data analysis reveals the likelihood of older women with to ER-positive DCIS to initiate and adhere to adjuvant tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors.

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative women have low long-term incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+, which supports an extension of the cervical screening interval beyond five years for some, according to a study.

Most Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Perceive High PCP Quality

Most Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Perceive High PCP Quality

Overall, 66.2 and 69.1 percent of women perceive high PCP engagement and communication

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women who stayed on a low fat diet for an extended time had a reduced risk of death from invasive breast cancers, according to clinical trial data.

<i>BRCA1</i> Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Older women with diabetes and cancer taking metformin saw an increase in survival.

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

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Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Nurse-based telephone follow-up was as effective as traditional hospital based follow-up for for stage I endometrial cancer.

Adherence to Pap Smear Testing Not Influenced by Free or For-a-fee Among Low-income Swedish Women

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Offering free pap smears for cervical cancer screening did not increase pap smear frequency in low income women, even though low income and socioeconomic status are more likely to predict women skipping pap smears.

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Among women aged up to 49 years with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, recurrence rates were higher than seen in other groups.

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Findings in women aged 40 to 49 years with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer showed a restoration of ovarian function with letrozole treatment following undergo chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea.

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

An increased risk of breast cancer observed in women with hyperthyroidism, and a lower risk for hypothyroidism.

<i>BRCA</i> Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

BRCA Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, frequency of testing 95 percent in 2013

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

Highest rates of false-positive mammography results and additional imaging seen for women 40 to 49 years old.

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms in the United States.

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.

Breastfeeding Associated With A Reduced Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding Associated With A Reduced Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

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A large international study shows that breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of developing hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This breastfeeding meta-analysis shows the risk was reduced by up to 20% in women who breastfed.

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Non-Hispanic black women have higher endometrial cancer incidence and lower survival across all stages and subtypes.

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

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With the availability of tomosynthesis mammography, should women at high risk for developing breast cancer still undergo annual MRI?

Abnormal prenatal testing, subsequent diagnosis of maternal cancer examined

Abnormal prenatal testing, subsequent diagnosis of maternal cancer examined

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Small number of occult malignancies subsequently diagnosed among pregnant women whose results showed chromosomal abnormalities.

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