Hematology-Oncology

Consuming total, saturated fat increases the risk of lung cancer

Consuming total, saturated fat increases the risk of lung cancer

The risk of lung cancer was reduced for high intake of polyunsaturated fat.

Ovarian cancer screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

Ovarian cancer screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

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The USPSTF states that the harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women outweigh the benefits.

Surgery may not improve outcomes in early-stage prostate cancer

Surgery may not improve outcomes in early-stage prostate cancer

A 20-year study found that patients with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment.

Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Features of hematoma can often be confused with those of melanoma.

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for <i>BRCA1/BRCA2</i> mutation carriers

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers

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Breast cancer risk is increased with a larger number of first- and second-degree relatives diagnosed as having breast cancer for both BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers.

ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

The researchers found that the average survival after surgery for those receiving capecitabine was longer compared with those who only had surgery.

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

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Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

Most coagulation tests can be evaluated up to 8 hours after blood collection

Most coagulation tests can be evaluated up to 8 hours after blood collection

Most routine coagulation tests can be reliably assessed in tubes stored for up to 8 hours.

Being frank on frankincense and its role in cancer prevention

Being frank on frankincense and its role in cancer prevention

Just as in nutrition, there are certified aromatherapists who can assist providers in helping their patients use essential oils safely.

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Developing breast cancer was associated inversely with taking 3 or more tablets of low-dose aspirin per week.

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

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The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

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A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.

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.

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.

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

One-third of cases may be avoided if patients maintained a healthy weight and limited alcohol consumption.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

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The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

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As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.

Interventions effectively increase colon cancer screening rates

Interventions effectively increase colon cancer screening rates

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Multi-level interventions can effectively increase rates of colon cancer screening in a primary care setting.

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

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Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

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More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

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A clinical practice guideline offers recommendations on the best course of treatment for patients with potentially treatable pancreatic cancer.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

Identifying cervical lesions


Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Median overall survival was 11.9 months in patients receiving gemcitabine plus erlotinib.

Tumor recurrence is common in patients with hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma

Tumor recurrence is common in patients with hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma

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Direct-acting antivirals pose challenges in patients with hepatitis C and prior hepatocellular carcinoma

Cancer may complicate HIV management

Cancer may complicate HIV management

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

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

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The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.

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