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As the US population ages, dementia and cancer appear together more often, leaving patients, caregivers and doctors with difficult decisions.
Being overweight or obese may cause greater DNA damage to breast cells in women who carry BRCA gene mutations, researchers discover.
A new type of blood test finds a common cancer signal from more than 50 types of cancer, researchers say.
Researchers say smoking history and older age are the most important factors in cancer risk.Tags
Cancer patients using medical marijuana report less pain, an improved quality of life and few side effects, researchers say.
MONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Military pilots and the ground crews who fuel and maintain their aircraft have higher rates of certain types of cancer, a new study shows.
The Pentagon researched cancer cases in nearly 900,000 military members who served between 1992 and...
Americans are eating more food additives, according to a new study that found about 60% of foods they purchase contain coloring or flavoring agents, preservatives and sweeteners.
That’s up by 10% from 2001.
“Our research clearly shows that the proportion of ultra-processed foods with additives in Americans’ shopping carts increased significantly between 2001 and 2019,” said ...
America’s aging population means that more families are soon going to be grappling with a heartbreaking issue -- a loved one living with dementia who then develops cancer.
These families will have to work their way through a series of tough decisions regarding screening, treatment and end-of-life care, a new report warns.
People with dementia already start out at a disadvantage as...
The best treatment for a genetically driven form of lung cancer continues to show lasting benefits, a new clinical trial update shows.
Tagrisso (osimertinib) nearly doubles disease-free survival in earlier-stage patients whose lung cancer is driven by a mutation in their EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) gene, researchers report.
After four years of follow-up, disease-free sur...
Black and Hispanic women who work as hairdressers are exposed to an array of chemicals, including many that have not been previously identified, a small study finds.
Researchers found that compared with women of color in office jobs, hair stylists had higher levels of various chemicals in their urine. Those substances included expected ones -- ingredients known to be in salon products -- ...
First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning to have a lesion removed from above her right eye.
The lesion was discovered during routine skin cancer screening, the president's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a
Young cancer survivors face a heightened risk from human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to raise the risk of cervical cancer. So why are they getting the HPV vaccine in low numbers?
To find out, researchers analyzed data from a clinical trial of the HPV vaccine among cancer survivors who were ages 9 to 26 and were one to five years from the completion of their cancer treatment.<...
Two pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday that they have made notable progress with a vaccine that could prevent melanoma.
Moderna, well known for its work on the COVID vaccine, and Merck, which makes the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda,
While pancreatic cancer is particularly deadly because there is no early detection test and only limited treatments, there are symptoms that can signal the disease, a leading pancreatic cancer nonprofit says.
Unfortunately, most Americans do not know what those signs are.
In a recent survey, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) found most adults are unaware of the signs tha...
Whether you survive a bout with cancer may depend, in part, on where you live.
Researchers at the American Cancer Society and Clemson University in South Carolina found a 20% higher death rate for all cancer types in the communities with the most racial and economic segregation.
For lung cancer, the death rate was 50% higher in the most segregated counties.
"Many people livin...
When a man has cancer in an area that affects sexual function, his doctor is likely to discuss it with him.
But the same is not true for a woman who has cancer in a sex organ, according to new research. Investigators found 9 in 10 men were asked about their sexual health, yet only 1 in 10 women received the same care.
"There seems to be a big disparity in the way we approach sexual...
Unilever announced Monday that it has recalled certain dry shampoo sprays because they may contain elevated levels of benzene.
The propellant used in the products, which are sold under the brand names Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé, appears to be the source ...
President Joe Biden made a renewed push for his cancer moonshot initiative on Monday.
Speaking at the famed John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Biden likened JFK's space race to his own effort to slash cancer rates by 50% in the next 25 years.
“He established a national purpose that cou...
Men are known to be more likely to develop cancer than women, and a new study suggests that this is largely due to biologic differences between the sexes.
“After controlling for factors like smoking, alcohol use, diet, physical activity and common medical conditions [that increase cancer risk]...
President Biden was poised on Wednesday to sign a bill that expands health care benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.
Known as the PACT Act, the legislation is the biggest expansion of veterans' health care and benefits in more than 30 years, the White House said in a
Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows.
The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body fat, family history and several other factors to help patients decide if they need additional
Elevated levels of a specific protein appear to be linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and dying from cancer, a new study finds.
High levels of prostasin -- mainly found in epithelial cells, which line the surfaces and organs of the body -- are associated with both
People who've had chemotherapy to treat a range of common cancers should also have a hearing test.
In a new study of 273 cancer survivors, researchers found more than half experienced significant hearing loss even if they didn't realize it.
“While hearing loss associated with the admin...
They are called "forever chemicals" because they linger in the human body and can contribute to the risk of everything from cancer to childhood obesity.
Now, new research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) finds they also exact a huge financial toll, costing the U.S. health system billions every year.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will limit cancer treatment options for pregnant women and put lives needlessly at risk, America's leading cancer societies warn.
About one in every 1,000 women who are pregnant will wind up being diagnosed wi...
More than 80% of Americans have a widely used herbicide lurking in their urine, a new government study suggests.
The chemical, known as glyphosate, is "probably carcinogenic to humans," the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has said. Glyphosate is t...
More than 18 million Americans have now survived cancer, a new report shows.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the U.S. National Cancer Institute collaborated on the report to estimate cancer prevalence and help public health officials better serve survivors.
"As the popula...
A federal appeals court has ruled that the EPA must take another look at whether the key ingredient in the weed killer Roundup poses a cancer risk, although the product will remain on the market for now.
Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a higher risk of heart problems than other adults, but are much less likely to be treated for heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, new research shows.
The findings highlight the need for greater awareness among both doctors and patients of the increased risk of heart disease among the estimated 500,...
The United States spends far more on cancer care than other wealthy nations, but it's not seeing a return on that investment in terms of lives saved, a new study shows.
Compared with the average high-income country, researchers found the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care -- more tha...
Cancer patients' blood type may play a role in their risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say.
Cancer and its treatments increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). That includes de...
An immune system-based therapy that's proven effective against blood cancers also might prove useful in battling solid tumor cancers, early clinical trial data show.
A small group of patients with testicular and
Older Black American cancer patients have higher rates of frailty and disability than their white peers, which may help explain why Black patients also have higher cancer death rates, new research suggests.
The researchers noted that Black patients are more likely to die from cancer than most other groups, despite efforts to reduce
Some patients with serious illnesses get cosmetic surgery to look healthier and be more comfortable in social situations or at work, a small study finds.
Researchers interviewed 12 patients who had cosmetic surgery at the start or during treatment for conditions such as stroke, advanced melanoma, prostate cancer, advanced cervical or thyroid cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Oregon will no longer require terminally ill patients to be residents of the state to use its law allowing physician aid in dying.
A lawsuit that challenged the residency requirement as unconstitutional was settled Monday, with the Oregon Health Autho...
You've probably seen an infusion pump, even though the name might make it sound like a mysterious piece of medical technology.
These devices govern the flow of IV medications and fluids into patients. They help deliver extra fluids to people in the emergency room, administer monoclonal antibodies to folks with COVID-19, and pump chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients.
"If you're watc...
Crowdfunding helps some U.S. cancer patients pay bills, but it can trigger shame and other negative feelings in some people, a new study finds.
"Young adults are at that point in life where they are beginning to achieve financial independence and finding career employment," said study first author Lauren Ghazal, a postdoctoral nursing student at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. "...
People who go meat-free, or at least put limits on it, may have lower risks of some of the most common cancers, a new, large study suggests.
British researchers stressed that their findings do not prove definitively that vegetarian/vegan diets cut people's cancer risks. In fact, there ...
While the pandemic has undermined public health in countless ways, a new report warns that the pandemic has been particularly hard on cancer patients and cancer research alike.
"As much as so many people have been vaccinated, and we continue to find new and exciting treatments [for COVID-19], it's been an exhausting and difficult year," Sen. Amy Klobuchar said in a videotaped message pres...
A new lung cancer drug that has only been tested in China was soundly rejected by an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.
Known as sintilimab, the treatment is a type of immunotherapy that unleashes the immune system to attack tumors. It was developed and tested in China by Innovent Biologics, which entered into an agreement with Eli Lilly that...
Dr. Eric Lander, the director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has resigned after the findings of an internal investigation that he violated workplace policies became public.
In a statement issued Monday evening, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that, "The President accepted Dr. Eric Lander's resignation letter this evening with gratitude for ...
Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.
Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly after retiring from his job as a facilities manager at a shopping mall in Britain. Like many patients, he underwent
Many American teens and young adults underestimate the risk of sexually transmitted infections from unprotected oral sex, and that's especially true of young men, a new survey shows.
Doctors say oral sex can transmit herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, and head and neck cancers.
While there is an
Colon cancer rates are increasing for younger Americans, along with rates of obesity. Could slimming down reduce young people's risk for malignancy?
A new study suggests that even a small amount of weight loss may cut your odds for benign growths in the colon known as adenomas, or polyps. Left unchecked, these growths can lead to
Yet another study is chipping away at the idea that colon and rectal cancers are diseases of older age: In the past couple decades, Americans younger than 40 have shown the steepest rise in advanced cases of these cancers.
The research adds to evidence of a disturbing, and not yet completely understood, increase in early-onset
Most American adults don't know that alcohol boosts cancer risk, but a majority support steps to increase awareness of the link, a new nationwide survey shows.
""It is important that people are made fully aware of the potential harms of alcohol so that they may make informed decisions about alcohol consumption," said study author Kara Wiseman. She's an assistant professor of public health...
When delivering a liver cancer diagnosis, Dr. Thomas Marron pulls no punches: "Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers," he tells patients.
Jeffrey Foster heard a similar message loud and clear when he was first diagnosed by another doctor with hepatocellular carcinoma -- the most common type of liver cancer
Finding the right medication for rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, and a newer pill against the disease carries higher risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer than older RA drugs, a new clinical trial confirms.
The study was mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after earlier safety signals about the drug, called tofacitinib (Xeljanz).
In response to the findings, p...
Americans, get up out of that chair and get moving.
If everyone between 40 and 85 years of age were active just 10 minutes more a day, it could save more than 110,000 U.S. lives a year, a large study reports.
"Our projections are based on an additional 10 minutes of moderate to vi...
Skin side effects caused by cancer drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors may be a telltale sign that the drugs are working, according to a new study.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy, boost the body's immune response against tumor cells and have become standard care for many patients with advanced cancer. However, many experience skin side effects from the drugs.<...
Even in a setting where white and Black people have equal access to medical care, Black Americans fare worse than whites in terms of prostate cancer, new research shows.
A review of nearly 8 million men seen at America's Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals found that Black veterans had nearly twice the incidence of localized and advanced
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Advanced forms of hormone therapy are very effective at keeping prostate cancer in check, but they also can double a man's risk of falling into depression, researchers have found.
Prostate cancer patients treated with the latest forms of hormone blockers were twice as likely to develop depression compared with men treated with older forms of hormo...