Cancer

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

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Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

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No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

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A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

A transurethral resection of bladder tumor allows examination and determination of histology, depth of invasion, and involvement beyond the bladder.

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Researchers used data from 83 studies to develop guideline for management of patients with small renal masses.

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

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Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian 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.

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