Cancer

Cancer-related deaths attributed to smoking vary across states

Cancer-related deaths attributed to smoking vary across states

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Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.

ASCO issues guidelines for chronic pain in patients with a history of adult cancer

ASCO issues guidelines for chronic pain in patients with a history of adult cancer

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Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.

Direct-acting antivirals in hepatitis C do not reduce hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence

Direct-acting antivirals in hepatitis C do not reduce hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence

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Patients previously treated for HCC have a high risk of tumor recurrence in the long term.

Cancer may complicate HIV management

Cancer may complicate HIV management

The rates of many cancers increase in in HIV positive individuals.

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Learn about nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, including how to diagnose and manage this genetic condition.

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

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Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.

In patients with first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, adding CT to limited cancer screening may not lead to statistically higher rate of cancer detection

In patients with first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, adding CT to limited cancer screening may not lead to statistically higher rate of cancer detection

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Unprovoked venous thromboembolism has been associated with the presence of occult malignancies.

Childhood cancer, stroke survivors at risk for second stroke

Childhood cancer, stroke survivors at risk for second stroke

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According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.

Nivolumab versus docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer

Nivolumab versus docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer

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Recent studies show that nivolumab was associated with increased overall survival rate when compared to docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer.

USPSTF aspirin recommendations vary by age group

USPSTF aspirin recommendations vary by age group

The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

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The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.

Cancer patients with HIV have higher mortality rates

Cancer patients with HIV have higher mortality rates

Patients with cancer and HIV are have elevated mortality rates for many cancers, including pancreatic, lung, and melanoma.

Statin discontinuation may increase quality of life in patients with life-limiting illness

Statin discontinuation may increase quality of life in patients with life-limiting illness

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Patients with life-limiting illnesses often take statins, and discontinuing these can increase quality of life.

Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

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Methylsulfonylmethane may help treat osteoarthritis and may eventually create a way to detect melanoma.

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

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Spending a long time during the day sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death.

Glitazones in bladder cancer

Glitazones in bladder cancer

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Pioglitazone was not linked to bladder cancer in an extensive analysis.

What to know about home genetic-test kits

What to know about home genetic-test kits

Consumers becoming more involved in do-it-yourself genetic testing need primary-care clinicians to put the results into context for them.

Mammogram screenings decrease chemo odds

Mammogram screenings decrease chemo odds

Screening mammography identified a majority of high-risk lesions and reduced a patient's chances of undergoing chemotherapy.

Reducing 6 preventable risk factors may lower mortality rates

Reducing 6 preventable risk factors may lower mortality rates

Reducing tobacco use, alcohol consumption, obesity, high glucose levels, hypertension and salt intake could prevent 37 million deaths worldwide.

Few PCPs discuss cancer survivorship care

Few PCPs discuss cancer survivorship care

A small percentage of PCPs report providing follow-up care information for cancer patients.

FDA approves Zykadia for metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves Zykadia for metastatic NSCLC

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) in patients with metastatic ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib.

Prior to vaccine, most oropharyngeal cancers HPV+

Prior to vaccine, most oropharyngeal cancers HPV+

Most oropharyngeal cancers diagnosed in the U.S. between 1995 and 2005 tested positive for HPV.

Severe colon cancer goes undetected

Severe colon cancer goes undetected

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A clinician finds herself culpable after agreeing to an unorthodox ­arrangement with a patient.

The Internet can't tell if you have cancer

The Internet can't tell if you have cancer

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Patients should be encouraged to read up on their health, but make sure they are using reputable sources.

Biases identified in primary care prostate-cancer screening

Biases identified in primary care prostate-cancer screening

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Primary-care practitioner beliefs about prostate-cancer screening account for much of the variability in the use of an informed-decision-making process.

Longitudinal algorithm may detect ovarian cancer earlier

Longitudinal algorithm may detect ovarian cancer earlier

Parametric empirical Bayes algorithm uses yearly CA125 levels and can identify cancer months earlier than ST rule.

Cancer incidence up in WTC responders

Cancer incidence up in WTC responders

Prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma were more common among World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers in 2007-2008 compared with the general population.

Ponatinib wins early approval for rare leukemias

Ponatinib wins early approval for rare leukemias

The FDA has approved ponatinib to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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