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Excess Weight Almost Doubles a Woman’s Risk for Endometrial Cancer, Study Finds

Women who struggle with obesity over their lifetime face increased odds of developing endometrial cancer, researchers say.

New Health Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

The American Cancer Society says exercise and diet are two of the most important factors in the long-term health and survival of cancer patients.

Does Drinking Alcohol Raise Your Risk for Cancer?

Few Americans are aware that alcohol consumption increases the risk for 7 types of cancer, a new study finds.

Too Much Sitting Increases Risk of Death for Cancer Survivors, New Study Finds

Among cancer survivors, the combination of prolonged sitting and physical inactivity increases the risk of death from all causes, researchers say.

Just a Few Hours of Weekly Exercise Cuts Cancer Risk, Study Finds

More than 46,000 cancer cases could be prevented annually if Americans got 5 hours of moderate exercise per week, researchers say.

Cancer Misinformation Is Common Online, New Study Finds

Researchers warn many cancer articles posted on social media contain potentially harmful misinformation.

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27 Apr
High Medical Bills Tied to Worse Outcomes for Younger Cancer Survivors

High Medical Bills Tied to Worse Outcomes for Younger Cancer Survivors

U.S. cancer survivors under age 65 with medical-related financial struggles have an increased risk of early death, a new study finds.

"Our findings show the need to address

15 Apr
Blood Type May Predict Which Cancer Patients Are Prone to Clots

Blood Type May Predict Which Cancer Patients Are Prone to Clots

Cancer patients' blood type may play a role in their risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say.

Cancer and its treatments increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). That includes

13 Apr
More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Fear a Recurrence

More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Fear a Recurrence

You've battled and beaten back a bout of cancer, so now you can take comfort in your victory, right?

Wrong, claims new research that found most

11 Apr
Hints That Breakthrough CAR-T Therapy May Fight Solid Tumor Cancers

Hints That Breakthrough CAR-T Therapy May Fight Solid Tumor Cancers

An immune system-based therapy that's proven effective against blood cancers also might prove useful in battling solid tumor cancers, early clinical trial data show.

A small group of patients with

11 Apr
Black Cancer Patients Frailer Than Their Peers

Black Cancer Patients Frailer Than Their Peers

Older Black American cancer patients have higher rates of frailty and disability than their white peers, which may help explain why Black patients also have higher cancer death rates, new research suggests.

The researchers noted that Black patients are more likely to die...

11 Apr
Some Sick Patients Get Cosmetic Surgery to Boost Appearance

Some Sick Patients Get Cosmetic Surgery to Boost Appearance

Some patients with serious illnesses get cosmetic surgery to look healthier and be more comfortable in social situations or at work, a small study finds.

Researchers interviewed 12 patients who had cosmetic surgery at the start or during treatment for conditions such as ...

29 Mar
Out-of-State Residents Can Now Seek Medical Aid in Dying in Oregon

Out-of-State Residents Can Now Seek Medical Aid in Dying in Oregon

Oregon will no longer require terminally ill patients to be residents of the state to use its law allowing physician aid in dying.

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29 Mar
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Depression, Suicide

Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Depression, Suicide

Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, and now two new studies show these patients are at increased risk for ...

21 Mar
High-Tech Drug Infusion Pumps in Hospitals Vulnerable to Damage, Hackers

High-Tech Drug Infusion Pumps in Hospitals Vulnerable to Damage, Hackers

You've probably seen an infusion pump, even though the name might make it sound like a mysterious piece of medical technology.

These devices govern the flow of IV medications and fluids into patients. They help deliver extra fluids to people in the emergency room, admini...

04 Mar
Crowdfunding Can Help Pay for Cancer Care, But Takes Emotional Toll

Crowdfunding Can Help Pay for Cancer Care, But Takes Emotional Toll

Crowdfunding helps some U.S. cancer patients pay bills, but it can trigger shame and other negative feelings in some people, a new study finds.

"Young adults are at that point in life where they are beginning to achieve financial independence and finding career employmen...

24 Feb
Getting Rid of Meat in Your Diet May Lower Cancer Risk

Getting Rid of Meat in Your Diet May Lower Cancer Risk

People who go meat-free, or at least put limits on it, may have lower risks of some of the most common cancers, a new, large study suggests.

British researchers stressed that their findings do not prove definitively that

11 Feb
Pandemic Put Brakes on Lifesaving Cancer Research, Care

Pandemic Put Brakes on Lifesaving Cancer Research, Care

While the pandemic has undermined public health in countless ways, a new report warns that the pandemic has been particularly hard on cancer patients and cancer research alike.

"As much as so many people have been vaccinated, and we continue to find new and exciting trea...

11 Feb
FDA Panel Rejects Lilly’s Cancer Drug Tested Only in China

FDA Panel Rejects Lilly’s Cancer Drug Tested Only in China

A new lung cancer drug that has only been tested in China was soundly rejected by an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

Known as sintilimab, the treatment is a type of immunotherapy that unleashes the immune system to attack...

08 Feb
White House's Top Science Advisor Resigns After Probe Into 'Disrespectful' Behavior

White House's Top Science Advisor Resigns After Probe Into 'Disrespectful' Behavior

Dr. Eric Lander, the director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has resigned after the findings of an internal investigation that he violated workplace policies became public.

In a statement issued Monday evening, White House press secr...

03 Feb
Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling Esophageal Cancer

Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling Esophageal Cancer

Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.

Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly a...

02 Feb
Many Teens Don't Realize STD Risks From Oral Sex: Poll

Many Teens Don't Realize STD Risks From Oral Sex: Poll

Many American teens and young adults underestimate the risk of sexually transmitted infections from unprotected oral sex, and that's especially true of young men, a new survey shows.

Doctors say oral sex can transmit herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and human ...

01 Feb
Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Colon cancer rates are increasing for younger Americans, along with rates of obesity. Could slimming down reduce young people's risk for malignancy?

A new study suggests that even a small amount of weight loss may cut your odds for benign growths in the colon known as ad...

31 Jan
Late-Stage Colon Cancers Increasing Among Young Americans

Late-Stage Colon Cancers Increasing Among Young Americans

Yet another study is chipping away at the idea that colon and rectal cancers are diseases of older age: In the past couple decades, Americans younger than 40 have shown the steepest rise in advanced cases of these cancers.

The research adds to evidence of a disturbing, a...

31 Jan
Most Americans Don't Know Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk

Most Americans Don't Know Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk

Most American adults don't know that alcohol boosts cancer risk, but a majority support steps to increase awareness of the link, a new nationwide survey shows.

""It is important that people are made fully aware of the potential harms of alcohol so that they may make info...

28 Jan
Pre-Op Treatment May Be Advance Against Deadly Liver Cancers

Pre-Op Treatment May Be Advance Against Deadly Liver Cancers

When delivering a liver cancer diagnosis, Dr. Thomas Marron pulls no punches: "Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers," he tells patients.

Jeffrey Foster heard a similar message loud and clear when he was first diagnosed by another doctor with hepatocellular carcin...

27 Jan
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Finding the right medication for rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, and a newer pill against the disease carries higher risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer than older RA drugs, a new clinical trial confirms.

The study was mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...

25 Jan
Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Americans, get up out of that chair and get moving.

If everyone between 40 and 85 years of age were active just 10 minutes more a day, it could save more than 110,000 U.S. lives a year, a

20 Jan
Side Effects From New Cancer Meds Have Silver Lining

Side Effects From New Cancer Meds Have Silver Lining

Skin side effects caused by cancer drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors may be a telltale sign that the drugs are working, according to a new study.

Immune checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy, boost the body's immune response against tumor cells and have ...

19 Jan
VA Study Shows Black Men Twice as Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer as Whites

VA Study Shows Black Men Twice as Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer as Whites

Even in a setting where white and Black people have equal access to medical care, Black Americans fare worse than whites in terms of prostate cancer, new research shows.

A review of nearly 8 million men seen at America's Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals found that Black v...

18 Jan
Newer Hormone Treatments for Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk of Depression

Newer Hormone Treatments for Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk of Depression

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Advanced forms of hormone therapy are very effective at keeping prostate cancer in check, but they also can double a man's risk of falling into depression, researchers have found.

Prostate cancer patients treated with the latest ...

13 Jan
Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study

Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study

A drug used to treat several types of cancer is also an effective treatment for aggressive forms of endometrial cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide, a new clinical trial shows. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus.

"These findings sugges...

12 Jan
Progress on Lung Cancer Drives Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Progress on Lung Cancer Drives Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Deaths

A new report offers hope on the lung cancer front: Patients are being diagnosed at an earlier stage in their disease and living longer due to better access to care, higher screening rates and improved treatments.

And that is driving overall cancer rates down, researchers...

12 Jan
Medicaid Rules May Affect Americans' Cancer Survival

Medicaid Rules May Affect Americans' Cancer Survival

The chance of someone who is covered by Medicaid surviving cancer may depend in part on where they live, a new analysis finds.

In states that had lower Medicaid income eligibility limits, cancer survival rates were...

11 Jan
More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life: Study

More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life: Study

Swapping out the butter or other artery-clogging fats in your diet for heart-healthy olive oil may add years to your life, researchers say.

Folks who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerativ...

11 Jan
Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Beating cancer is a huge feat, but how survivors live their lives afterwards also influences their longevity. A new study shows those who sit too much and are not physically active are much more likely to die early from cancer or any other cause than those who are more active....

10 Jan
Drug Combo Boosts Outcomes for Advanced Melanoma

Drug Combo Boosts Outcomes for Advanced Melanoma

For people newly diagnosed with advanced melanoma, a combination of two immunotherapy drugs can double the amount of time their cancer remains progression-free, a clinical trial has found.

The treatment combines two drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. One, calle...

08 Jan
You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that can be prevented, yet there were more than 4,000 deaths in the United States in 2021 and nearly 14,500 new cases, the American Cancer Society says.

The best way to prevent this is to make sure you and your children get ...

06 Jan
Dirty City Air Killed More Than 1.8 Million People Globally in 2019

Dirty City Air Killed More Than 1.8 Million People Globally in 2019

Cities worldwide are shrouded with air pollution -- and it’s killing people.

A new modeling study found that 86% of people living in cities throughout the world -- a total of 2.5 billion people -- are exposed to fine particulate matter at levels that exceed the World ...

05 Jan
Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

For smokers, new research suggests it really is never too late to quit.

The study found that folks who kick their habit after a lung cancer diagnosis will likely live longer than those who continue lighting up.

Investigators from Italy concluded that lung cancer p...

04 Jan
Many Cancer Patients Face Mounting Bills Despite Having Insurance

Many Cancer Patients Face Mounting Bills Despite Having Insurance

Many insured cancer patients still experience serious money problems linked to their illness, new research affirms.

For example, nearly 3 out of 4 insured patients with colon cancer have major financial hardship in the year after their diagnosis, which affects their soci...

04 Jan
More Than 10 Million People Died of Cancer Worldwide in 2019

More Than 10 Million People Died of Cancer Worldwide in 2019

Cancer remains a major killer, with 10 million deaths reported worldwide in 2019.

More than 23 million new cases were documented globally in 2019, according to researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

By comparison, in 2010 there were 8.29 m...

03 Jan
Black Men Get Better Outcomes From Radiation Rx for Prostate Cancer

Black Men Get Better Outcomes From Radiation Rx for Prostate Cancer

A new analysis uncovers a racial paradox in prostate cancer care: While Black men are often diagnosed later and with more aggressive disease than white men, radiation therapy seems to work better for them than for their white peers.

To come to that conclusion, resea...

29 Dec
New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins -- and Might Be Prevented

New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins -- and Might Be Prevented

Researchers say they may be closer than ever to detecting ovarian cancer earlier and improving the odds for women with this life-threatening disease.

In a new study, scientists used stem cells created from the blood samples of women with BRCA mutations and ovarian cancer...

27 Dec
'Breakthrough' COVID Infections Can Still Be Deadly for Cancer Patients

'Breakthrough' COVID Infections Can Still Be Deadly for Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Dec 27, 2021 (HealthDay News)-- When fully vaccinated cancer patients develop a breakthrough case of COVID-19, most will become seriously ill and end up hospitalized, a new study finds.

The conclusion stems from the experience of 54 cancer patients who developed ...

27 Dec
Could a High-Fiber Diet Help Boost Cancer Survival?

Could a High-Fiber Diet Help Boost Cancer Survival?

People undergoing immune-boosting therapy for advanced melanoma may respond better if they eat a high-fiber diet, a new study hints.

Researchers said much more study is needed, but their initial findings -- in both melanoma patients and lab mice -- suggest that

27 Dec
Genes 'Switched On' Much Earlier in Human Embryos Than Thought

Genes 'Switched On' Much Earlier in Human Embryos Than Thought

Genes in human embryos become active far sooner than once thought, according to a study that provides fresh insight into development.

Contrary to the old view that gene activity begins two to three days after conception when the

24 Dec
Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Tempting as it is to mingle with friends and relatives, anyone with cancer should take extra precautions this holiday season to avoid COVID-19. Their families also need to be cautious to help protect them, experts say.

Yale Cancer Center reminds people who are living wi...

23 Dec
CT Lung Cancer Screening Saved His Life, and Could Do So for More

CT Lung Cancer Screening Saved His Life, and Could Do So for More

Wolfgang Lehner always considered himself "a triple threat" when it came to cancer risk.

One grandfather died of lung cancer in the 1970s. His other grandfather had his own bout with stomach cancer. And Lehner himself was a smoker.

Although the New York City cinema...

23 Dec
HPV Vaccination Could Rid U.S. of Most Mouth, Throat Cancers in Men

HPV Vaccination Could Rid U.S. of Most Mouth, Throat Cancers in Men

How do you prevent nearly 1 million cases of mouth and throat cancers in American men in this century? Find a way to reach an 80% HPV vaccination rate among adolescents, a new study suggests.

HPV vaccination protects against the

22 Dec
Program Aims to Get Lifesaving Drugs to Kids With Cancer in Poorer Countries

Program Aims to Get Lifesaving Drugs to Kids With Cancer in Poorer Countries

A new program to boost the supply of cancer medicines for children in low- and middle-income countries has been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The hospital is making a six-year, $200 million investment to launc...

22 Dec
COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death for Americans and has shortened life expectancy by nearly two years, a drop not seen since World War II, a new government report shows.

Life expectancy dropped from 78.8 in 20...

21 Dec
Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

You might have heard a lot about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in cervical cancer, but this sexually transmitted virus can also cause another type of cancer.

Rates of oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the middle part of the throat, are rising rapidly am...

20 Dec
Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble has voluntarily recalled several dry shampoo sprays and hair conditioner spray products with brand names Pantene, Herbal Essences, Aussie and Waterless because of benzene contamination.

This follows an earlier recall of some aerosol spray

20 Dec
Supplements: Many Cancer Patients Think They'll Help, But Experts Urge Caution

Supplements: Many Cancer Patients Think They'll Help, But Experts Urge Caution

Many cancer patients take dietary supplements in hopes of keeping their disease at bay, but British researchers say there's little evidence it will pay off.

In fact, they add, supplements may not only be ineffective, but harmful as well.

"We found 1 in 5 peopl...

16 Dec
Over 60? You Have Billions of Potentially Cancer-Causing Cells

Over 60? You Have Billions of Potentially Cancer-Causing Cells

Have you just turned 60 and feel like you're in great health?

Well, new research suggests that unseen dangers lurk: Scientists found that cancer-free people older than 60 have at least 100 billion cells with at least one cancer-associated mutation.

But there's goo...

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