Tag Archives: Cancer

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don’t have kidney failure, they have more than …

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Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients’ Nutrition, But Not Survival

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) — Good dietary advice and supplements can boost nutrition while improving quality of life in malnourished cancer patients, a new study finds. However, the interventions do not appear to affect survival for these patients, according to the findings published in the Feb. 15 issue of …

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‘Watch and Wait’ Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

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TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes, simply watching and waiting is a safe alternative to surgery for older patients with small kidney tumors, a new study suggests. “Physicians can comfortably tell an elderly patient, especially a patient that is not healthy enough to tolerate general anesthesia and surgery, that …

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More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer: Study

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FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Adults with glioblastoma — the most common and deadly type of brain tumor — could survive more than twice as long if surgeons removed surrounding tissue as well as the tumor, a new study finds. That involves cutting out “non-contrast-enhancing tumor” — which …

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Annual Mammograms Don’t Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends

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By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The value of yearly mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does not lower breast cancer death rates. For 25 years, the researchers followed nearly …

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Cancer: States with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says

Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States, jumping 2% per year between 2005 and 2015 in both men and women, the study found, with an estimated 151,000 cases a year by 2030 up from just over 96,000 in 2019, if current trends continue. It …

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

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Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say. For the study, the researchers …

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Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen

Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Early Hip Fracture Risk

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Only a tiny fraction of women at high risk of developing breast cancer take tamoxifen to prevent the disease. This news comes despite the fact that experts have known since 1998 that tamoxifen can cut the risk of developing breast …

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Prostate Size May Be Clue to Severity of Cancer

Prostate Size May Be Clue to Severity of Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — The size of a man’s prostate gland may help doctors predict the severity of his prostate cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn., found smaller prostates that produce higher levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in …

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Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

News Picture: Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy can be a lifesaver for thousands of cancer patients, but a new study suggests that it might slightly raise the odds for a type of leukemia later in life. Over the past 30 years, the risk for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has increased …

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