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USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer

The USPSTF recommends risk-reducing medications for women at high risk for breast cancer who are at low risk for adverse events, but medications are not recommended for routine use.

Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer

Incidence of intraoperative, postoperative complications lower in resectable esophageal cancer.

Risk for Suicide Increased in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Patients with a cancer diagnosis have an increased risk for suicide during the first year after their diagnosis compared with the general population, with higher suicide rates for cancers with a poor prognosis.

Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer

A psychoeducational intervention does not improve anxiety or body image but is still considered important among women with breast cancer.

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen

Risk for proximal cancers low among patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass.

Negative Colonoscopy Findings Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Related Deaths

Compared with unscreened individuals, a colonoscopy with normal findings may be linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer deaths for more than 12 years.

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk

Risk increased for papillary RCC but not clear-cell RCC; risk for upper tract urothelial carcinoma increased.

CLINICAL FEATURES

Fecal Transplant in Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Colitis

Fecal Transplant in Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Colitis

Transplanting fecal bacteria from healthy donors might prove to be effective in resolving cancer immunotherapy-triggered colitis, a pair of case reports has suggested.

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.

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