Oncology

Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cancer risk

Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cancer risk

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Little evidence was found for linear causal associations between genetic determinants of circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers.

Warfarin associated with lower cancer risk in older adults

Warfarin associated with lower cancer risk in older adults

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Warfarin use may provide cancer protection across a broad range of malignant neoplasms.

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

USPSTF recommends skin cancer prevention care to begin at age 6 months

USPSTF recommends skin cancer prevention care to begin at age 6 months

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The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on skin cancer counseling and self-examination for adults with fair skin.

Gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma patients benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy

Gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma patients benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy

The researchers found that patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma were younger, more likely to have advanced disease, and had shorter postoperative inpatient stays.

Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease increases cancer risk in adulthood

Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease increases cancer risk in adulthood

Patients with childhood-onset IBD have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoid neoplasms, and skin cancer,

Cervical cancer screening: recommendations from the USPSTF

Cervical cancer screening: recommendations from the USPSTF

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The major change includes screening with hrHPV testing alone as an alternative to cytology screening alone starting at age 30 years.

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

A variety of non-hormone options and therapies are available for treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms and clinical problems after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Vitamin B supplements not chemopreventive for lung cancer

Vitamin B supplements not chemopreventive for lung cancer

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Vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive and may increase cancer risk in men.

Antiemetics: a clinical practice guideline update from ASCO

Antiemetics: a clinical practice guideline update from ASCO

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The updated guidelines will help clinicians prevent and manage nausea and vomiting caused by antineoplastic agents or radiation therapy in cancer patients.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Cases of prostate biopsies resulting in the spread of cancerous cells are rare.

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.

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

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A recent cohort study evaluated the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia after ADT in 16,888 men with prostate cancer, 14.2% of whom were treated with ADT.

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.

Identifying cervical lesions


Identifying cervical lesions


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

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.

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

Despite the guideline, clinicians may choose to order MRI's for patients with dense breasts.

Neutrophils and lymphocytes


Neutrophils and lymphocytes


The number of neutrophils and lymphocytes in a blood count can determine if a condition is viral or bacterial.

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


Even if they are not cost-effective, routine ultrasounds for women with dense breasts are still important.

Reducing ethnic disparities in cancer care

Reducing ethnic disparities in cancer care

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Addressing and overcoming barriers would increase the use of preventive health services and decrease mortality rates for the African American community.

Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.

Quick relief of oral mucositis

Quick relief of oral mucositis

A simple way to achieve oral cryotherapy to immediately relieve acutely painful symptoms.

HPV recurrence risk in monogamous relationships

HPV recurrence risk in monogamous relationships

What is the likelihood of HPV-caused cervical cancer recurrence after loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Is there an occupational cancer risk with flying?

Is there an occupational cancer risk with flying?

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Has any research been conducted to determine whether the incidence of various types of skin cancer is greater in people who fly for a living compared with the general public?

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