Tag Archives: Cancers

Financial Toxicity Is Common With Gynecologic Cancers

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — More than one-fifth of patients being treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest. Among 5,188 patients treated for gynecologic cancers, 1,155 (22%) experienced financial toxicity, measured by bills sent to …

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting. But the benefit was only …

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Stars Pedal Hard to Help Fight Rare Cancers

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — At the top of his game, it’s hard to imagine New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlick as anything other than the picture of health. But the 25-year-old is a cancer survivor. In 2009, Herzlick was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a …

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Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer’s Return

Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer's Return

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Temozolomide, a standard treatment for brain cancer, may boost the aggressiveness of surviving cancer cells, making tumor recurrence more likely, a new study suggests. The research team, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, have identified cells in …

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Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

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FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from more than 500,000 people with a history of …

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Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Carrying extra weight increases the risk of a number of cancers, a new review reports. Additional pounds appear to particularly influence the risk of cancers related to the digestive organs or those driven by hormonal abnormalities, according to the …

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1 in 3 Common Cancers May Be Preventable

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

Report: Good Diet, Physical Activity, and Healthy Weight May Prevent 34% of 12 Common Cancers in the U.S. By Miranda Hitti WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 26, 2009 — About a third of common adult cancers may be preventable in the U.S. — and …

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Cancers of the Heart Are Rare — and Here’s Why

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MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For years, Jan H. Mitchell felt terrible. “The fatigue I was experiencing was unreal,” said Mitchell, 62, of Paris, Tennessee. “It was beyond feeling tired; I would come home from work and had no energy to do anything.” Mitchell saw doctor …

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Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

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MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says. The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancers who chose close monitoring of their disease …

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Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by nearly four months, doctors reported in one trial. However, …

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