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No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force

No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force0

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study0

Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis0

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal Antibodies0

New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer

New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer0

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment0

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk0

Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer0

hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)

hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)0

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Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report0

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Painful sex is common, though often treatable, in women with cancer, yet doctors often overlook it, researchers say. "Sexual pain is often written off as 'in people's heads,' but it is more often a ...

'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection

'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection0

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people at high risk of melanoma may benefit from more "tailored" skin exams, a new study suggests. Melanoma is the least common, but most serious form of skin cancer. It's estimated that about ...

Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival0

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 1,700 breast cancer patients in California and found that higher ...

DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment

DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA sequencing may help personalize treatment for people with lymphoma, a new study suggests. By analyzing small bits of DNA in the blood, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine said ...

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma0

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a newer drug to a standard treatment for advanced cases of multiple myeloma may significantly boost patients' chances of a response and even recovery, a new clinical trial finds. Of patients ...

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The way to increase the number of girls and boys who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as simple as giving it as part of a routine bundle of vaccines, a new study suggests. The HPV ...

Castleman Disease

Castleman Disease0

Castleman disease definition and facts Castleman disease is a rare condition affecting lymph nodes, and actually is a group of related conditions. Castleman disease is not cancer, although some of the methods used to treat Castleman disease ...

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety0

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction immediately after breast removal surgery due to cancer may help reduce a patient's mental distress, a new study suggests. This approach isn't always an option. However, the study ...

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study0

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds. "After eight years ...

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens0

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they have a family history of breast cancer or a high-risk gene mutation doesn't lead to increased anxiety or depression in teen girls, a new study finds. These teens may actually have ...

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation0

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds. "In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 ...

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'0

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes following up on a gut feeling can make the difference between life and death, especially for people with colon cancer, researchers report. People who pay attention to their digestive system ...

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study0

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among federal employees who review new cancer-drug applications for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, about half who leave to work elsewhere end up working for the industry they once ...

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt0

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black cancer survivors are more likely than whites to wind up in debt or forego treatment due to cost, a new study finds. "More than 1.6 million adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States ...

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients0

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting-edge radiation therapy seems to provide a significant survival advantage for older people with early stage lung cancer who aren't strong enough for surgery, a pair of new studies suggests. The ...

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations0

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients hold unrealistic hopes when they decide to join early stage clinical trials of experimental treatments, new research shows. These trials -- known as phase 1 trials -- evaluate the ...

More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare0

SUNDAY, Sept. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, more Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and enrolled in clinical trials at a California cancer center, a new study finds. "Our ...

Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study0

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Software that quickly analyzes mammograms and patient history to determine breast cancer risk could save time and reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to the developers of the technology. The ...

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study0

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For most women, taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen doesn't increase their risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. For women who don't already have precancerous abnormalities in the uterine ...

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma0

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of certain cells of the bone marrow called plasma cells. Multiple myeloma is a form of bone marrow cancer. Plasma cells normally produce our antibodies. Multiple myeloma features abnormal proliferation of plasma cells in ...

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should consider radiation therapy after a mastectomy. Overall, the guidelines say there's enough ...

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have an organ transplant may be more likely to develop skin cancer, new research suggests. The finding applies to all transplant patients, even those who are nonwhite and dark-skinned, ...

Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia

Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy that revs up the immune system's cancer-fighting ability may help treat some leukemia patients who face a grim prognosis, a small study suggests. The treatment involves ...

Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough

Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough0

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff members at nearly one in 10 major U.S. cancer centers -- all of which provide palliative care services -- weren't certain such symptom-management and supportive care was actually available there, a new ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, decade-long study offers new insights into the treatment dilemmas that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face: What to do next? The research finds that for certain men, death rates ...

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation0

What is peripheral blood stem cell transplantation? Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is a treatment which involve first harvesting specific cells called stem cells from the peripheral blood of the donor. These cells are harvested ...

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report0

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Significant progress has been made in treating childhood cancers, but more needs to be done to fight tougher cancers and protect the long-term health of survivors, a new report says. In 2016, more than ...

Immune Therapy Makes Headway Against a Lymphoma

Immune Therapy Makes Headway Against a Lymphoma0

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically engineered immune cells appear capable of eradicating non-Hodgkin lymphoma when coupled with effective chemotherapy, a new early trial finds. In this experimental therapy, white blood ...

Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands

Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands0

"Caregiving can be extremely stressful and demanding -- physically, emotionally, and financially," said Erin Kent, a program director at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. "The data show we need to do a better job of supporting these individuals as ...

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy0

Cancer Facts Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. There are over 200 types of cancer Anything that may cause a normal body cell to develop abnormally potentially can cause cancer; general categories of ...

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Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?

Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a risk factor for kidney cancer. Yet, obese people with advanced kidney cancer seem to live longer than normal-weight or underweight patients, a new study finds. In one database of nearly ...

Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?

Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer deaths are down dramatically in many parts of the world, and researchers believe the use of birth control pills may be a main reason why. The analysis of World Health Organization data ...

Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study

Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study0

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients face an added risk of injuries while their condition is being diagnosed, a new study says. The findings show the need for more effort to prevent both accidental and other types of ...

Erythropoietin (EPO Test)

Erythropoietin (EPO Test)0

Medical Author: Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEMMedical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Lance cheated. Deep in our hearts we knew it, but until the words came out of his mouth, there was a glimmer of hope that he still could be our hero. ...

14 Genes That May Affect Cancer Treatment

14 Genes That May Affect Cancer Treatment0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified 14 genes that may help determine whether a cancer treatment could help a patient. The researchers also say the findings suggest it could be possible to help people ...

Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight

Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight0

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, might have a role in suppressing colon cancer, new animal research suggests. "Retinoic acid has been known for years to be involved in ...

Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'

Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'0

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trained radiologists can identify abnormal mammograms in a half-second, a new study says. The experiments by American and British researchers confirm anecdotes about experienced radiologists' ability to ...

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study0

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine screening for the disease, researchers ...

Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival0

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The activity of two genes may help predict certain breast cancer patients' chances of survival and guide their treatment, British researchers report. "We have seen major strides in the treatment of ...

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight0

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The longer a woman is overweight, the higher her risk of several cancers, researchers report. The study, which followed nearly 74,000 U.S. women, found that the longer a woman carried excess poundage, ...

New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers

New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers0

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New surgery guidelines for certain breast cancer patients could reduce both unnecessary surgeries and recurrence rates, three U.S. cancer groups say. The guideline is for treatment of women with ductal ...

Carcinoembryonic Antigen

Carcinoembryonic Antigen0

What is CEA? CEA stands for carcinoembryonic antigen. CEA is a substance found on the surface of some cells. It is a type of glycoprotein produced by cells of the gastrointestinal tract during embryonic development. It is produced in very ...

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds0

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is more common among cancer survivors in the United States than in the general population, a new study finds. The problem is particularly high among survivors of colorectal and breast cancer, ...

Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations

Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations0

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer has overtaken heart disease and stroke as the leading cause of death in 12 European countries, a new study reports. However, cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is still the leading ...

Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival

Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival0

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two large studies suggest that surviving certain cancers in America could depend on your health insurance status. Despite improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment, patients who were uninsured or ...

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue0

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese women who eat a Western-style diet may develop more dense breast tissue, possibly increasing their risk for breast cancer, Spanish researchers report. The women were about 41 percent ...

Lymphedema

Lymphedema0

A common chronic, debilitating condition in which excess fluid called lymph collects in tissues and causes swelling (edema) in them. Lymphedema facts Lymphedema is a condition that results from impaired flow of the ...

Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients

Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients0

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may shorten the lives of lung cancer patients, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Sandrah Eckel, who's with the department of preventive medicine at the University of Southern ...

Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer0

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insurance coverage and the distance to a doctor's office affect the likelihood that breast cancer patients will have reconstructive surgery after breast removal, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed ...

Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast

Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast0

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only certain women with cancer in one breast should have their healthy breast removed in an attempt to prevent cancer, a leading group of breast surgeons maintains. The new position statement from the ...

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain0

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment. New guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend that doctors routinely screen for such ...

'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'

'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'0

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who communicated via social media after a breast cancer diagnosis and received information and/or support about treatment approaches were happier with their ultimate decisions, a new study ...

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life0

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds. Active surveillance for prostate cancer means a ...

Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?

Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?0

By Matt Smith Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD July 27, 2016 -- Up to 40% of people who should get a test for colon cancer aren't doing so. That's one of the reasons why some doctors are encouraged by Cologuard, ...

CA 125

CA 1250

The CA-125 is a blood test that is often, but not always, elevated with ovarian cancer. If a postmenopausal woman has a mass and an elevated CA-125, she has an extremely high risk of having a cancer. However, in younger women, CA-125 is ...

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER0

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says. Delirium is a serious disturbance in thinking and awareness, according to the ...

Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers

Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers0

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from ...

Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes

Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes0

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds. The study of almost 1,700 American adults with ...

Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study

Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study0

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at more than 28,000 patients in the ...

IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer0

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to boost their odds of having a baby aren't at increased risk of breast cancer, according to Dutch researchers. Their study of more than 25,000 women ...

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