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Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

In women, risk declines as levels increase up to 100 nmol/L, but association in men not significant

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers

Regardless of age, favorable survival conferred by an HPV-positive tumor status

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

From 2006 and 2016, smallest increase seen in high Sociodemographic Index countries.

Opinion

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

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

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?

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

Clinical Features

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.

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

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

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.

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