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Seafood Can Pass on PFAS 'Forever Chemicals,' Study Finds

Cancer-linked 'forever chemicals' made news this week, with the Biden Administration vowing to cut levels in the nation's tap water.

New research finds that the chemicals, known as PFAS, can also contaminate the seafood Americans eat.

No one i...

Preventive Mastectomy Less Common for Black Women With Breast Cancer

Black women with cancer in one breast are less likely than white women to have the healthy breast removed as well, a new study has found.

Women with cancer affecting one breast often elect to have the other breast removed, for a variety of reasons, researchers said.

But it appears Black women are less likely to be afforded that option, particularly in hospitals that largely treat wh...

EPA Cracks Down on Toxins Threatening Those Living Near Chemical Plants

Are you one of the estimated 104,000 Americans who lives within six miles of factories that spew organic chemicals into the air?

New rules issued Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency might make your life healthie...

Can Older Patients With Low-Risk Leukemia Quit Seeing Specialists?

Some slow-growing cases of leukemia don't need constant surveillance by cancer specialists, a new study claims.

Low-risk patients with slow-growing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and no symptoms fared well even after they stopped seeing doctors for specialized blood tests, researchers report.

The patients had fewer hospital visits, fewer infections and similar survival after thr...

Adding Vaccine to Immunotherapy  for Liver Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

A custom-made anti-tumor vaccine added to standard immunotherapy was twice as likely to shrink liver cancer as when a patient received immunotherapy alone, a new study shows.

The vaccine could help liver cancer patients live longer, as fewer than one in 10 survive five years after their diagnosis, the researchers noted.

In fact, about 8% of patients who received the new vaccine had ...

Today's Young Adults Are Aging Faster, and That Might Help Spur Cancers

Younger generations are aging more rapidly, and this could be leading to an increased risk of cancer, a new study says.

People born in or after 1965 are 17% more likely to be experiencing accelerated aging compared to seniors born between 1950 and 1954, researchers found.

That faster aging is associated with a higher risk of certain cancers among adults younger than 55, also known a...

Many Cancer Drugs Still Unproven 5 Years After Accelerated Approval

New research questions the effectiveness of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's accelerated drug approval program after finding that many cancer drugs remain unproven five years later.

The study, published Sunday in the Journal of the American Medical Association and presented simultaneously at the Americ...

Immunotherapy Before Surgery Might Boost Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Pancreatic cancer patients may do better if they receive an immunotherapy drug as well as chemotherapy in preparation for surgery, new research suggests.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest to treat. Only 12% of patients live more than five years after diagnosis. Most therapies -- including chemo, targeted therapies and immunotherapies -- are unsuccessful.

For this study, rese...

Cancer Cases Set to Soar 77% by 2050, Thanks to Aging Population

As the world's population ages, a new report warns that the number of people with cancer could climb 77% by 2050.

In the report, published Thursday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, researchers from the American Cancer Society found there were about 20 million cancer cases and ...

Cancer Cases Will Keep Rising Worldwide: Report

Cancer cases will continue to climb for the next two decades, spurred on by an aging worldwide population, a new report shows.

An estimated 20 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2022, and 9.7 million died from cancer around the globe, the Global Cancer Statistics 2024 report from the American Cancer Society found.

By 2050, the number of cancer cases is predicted to ...

1 in 5 U.S. Cancer Patients Join in Medical Research

More patients these days are taking part in cancer research, a new study finds.

At least one in five people with cancer (22%) participate in some form of clinical research, when all types of cancer studies are considered, researchers found.

Moreover, enrollment in cancer treatment trials wa...

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Announces She Has Cancer

Catherine, Princess of Wales, announced Friday that she has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun chemotherapy treatments.

The news, which she disclosed in a video released by Kensington Palace, came after days of speculation about her health. It follows the disclosure in February that King Charles has cancer, announced after he ha...

AI Can Help or Hinder a Radiologist's Accuracy, Study Finds

Artificial intelligence tools don't always help radiologists better review a patient's X-rays or CT scans, a new study claims.

AI has been touted as a potential means of improving doctors' ability to interpret medical images, the researchers said.

However, the benefits of AI vary from ...

EPA Issues Final Rule Banning Asbestos

The last remnants of asbestos use in the United States have now been banned by the Environmental Protection Agency.

While the known carcinogen has already been largely banned, the EPA

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  • March 18, 2024
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  • Vitamin D Plus Calcium: Good News, Bad News for Older Women

    Women who've gone through menopause and hope that supplemental vitamin D plus calcium might shield them from disease may be disappointed by new data.

    A follow-up analysis of data from the landmark Women's Health Initiative trial found the supplement combo lowered a woman's long-term odds of dying from cancer by 7%.

    However, it also raised her odds of fatal heart disease by 6%.

    ...

    'Ultra-Processed' Foods Harm Your Health in More Than 30 Different Ways

    Ultra-processed foods can cause dozens of terrible health problems among people who eat them too often, a new review warns.

    Researchers linked diets high in ultra-processed foods to an increased risk of 32 separate illnesses. In particular, these foods are strongly tied to risk with early death, heart disease, cancer, mental health disorders, overweight and obesity, and type 2 diabetes, r...

    Radon a Bigger Threat to Rural Homes

    Rural homeowners face a greater threat from odorless, radioactive radon gas than people living in urban areas, and it's likely due to the wells they rely on for their water supply, a new study shows.

    On average, people living in rural communities are exposed to 30% higher residential radon levels than people in cities and suburbs, researchers found.

    This radon appears to be seeping ...

    New Drug Could Be Big Advance Against Rare Blood Cancer

    Polycythemia vera is a rare form of blood cancer with few good treatment options, but that may soon change based on the results of a new clinical trial.

    An injected experimental drug called rusfertide appears effective in reducing the excess production of red blood cells that's a hallmark of the disease.

    “Rusfertide appears to represent a significant step forward in treating polyc...

    Families of Infertile Men Face Higher Cancer Risks

    A deficiency or absence of viable sperm in a man's semen could spell danger for him and those closely related to him, new research suggests.

    Cancers are more likely to occur in these men and their families, reports a team led by Dr. Joemy Ramsay, an assistant professor at Utah University in Salt Lake City.

    The exact ...

    New Treatment Brings Hope for Rare, Deadly  Cancer Linked to Asbestos

    Mick worked in a factory boiler room in the 1970s, where he was exposed to asbestos.

    He didn't think much of it until 2018, when he began to feel ill and dropped more than 40 pounds.

    The diagnosis: malignant mesothelioma, a rare but rapidly fatal cancer linked to asbestos.

    “It was a bit of a shock: I was given four months to live,” Mick recalled in a Queen Mary University ...

    Immunotherapy Before Sarcoma Surgery Improves Outcomes

    • Patients with soft-tissue sarcoma had better surgical outcomes if they received immunotherapy and radiation therapy prior to their procedure, a new clinical trial reports.

      Soft-tissue sarcoma is a cancer that develops in soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues and blood vessels.

      More than 90% of patients with a form of soft-tissue sarcoma called undifferentiat...

    Exercise Can Be a Painkiller for Cancer Patients

    Being active may help ease ongoing cancer pain.

    That's the key takeaway from a study of more 10,600 people with a history of cancer and over 51,000 without the disease.

    A team led by Erika Rees-Punia of the American Cancer Society and

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  • February 12, 2024
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  • Many Cancer Patients With Heart Issues Also Have Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea appears to be linked to an increased risk of heart failure among cancer patients, a new study says.

    Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when relaxed muscles cause a blockage of the windpipe, interrupting breathing and causing a person to temporarily wake.

    The new study involved 296 general heart patients and 218 cancer patients with heart problems, researchers said.

    Sle...

    Financial Troubles Could Lead to Cancers Diagnosed at Later Stage

    Folks squeezed financially may find themselves shut out from medical care, leading to delayed cancer diagnoses, a new report finds.

    A full third of cancer patients suffered some form of recent financial hardship -- a bankruptcy, lien or eviction -- prior to their diagnosis, according to research led by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

    These patient...

    King Charles III Diagnosed With Cancer

    Follow-up from recent surgery for an enlarged prostate has revealed that Britain's King Charles III has cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.

    The palace did not disclose the type of cancer that was discovered.

    "During The King's recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted," the palace said in a

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  • February 5, 2024
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  • More Cancers Linked to Contaminated Water at Camp LeJeune

    A much anticipated government study finds that military personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1975 and 1985 face at least a 20% higher risk for certain cancers than those stationed elsewhere.

    Why the increased risk?

    For decades, the drinking water at the Marine Corps base was contaminated with industrial solvents,

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  • February 1, 2024
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  • Losing Weight for No Reason? See Your Doctor

    If you ever find yourself losing weight, even though you're not dieting or upping your exercise, go see a doctor. It can be a sign of cancer, researchers report.

    “Unexpected weight loss can come from cancer or many other conditions,” said study senior author Dr. Brian Wolpin. He directs the Gastrointestinal Cancer ...

    FDA Warns of Rare Secondary Cancer Risk With CAR-T Therapies

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 (Healthday News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told drugmakers to add a boxed warning to a type of cancer treatment called CAR-T therapy, saying the treatment itself may sometimes cause a secondary cancer.

    Still, FDA spokesperson Carly Kempler told NBC News

    'Brush Biopsy' Could Be Easy Dental Office Cancer Screen

    A newly developed “brush biopsy” allows dentists to screen for the most common form of mouth cancer, a new study reports.

    Dentists use a small brush to gently collect cells from potentially cancerous lesions inside the mouth, researchers write in the journal Cancer Medicine.

    The sample is then analyzed ...

    U.S. Cancer Death Rates Are Falling, But News Isn't All Good

    Cancer deaths continue to decline in the United States, with more than 4 million deaths prevented since 1991, a new report shows.

    But more people are developing cancers than ever, making the dreaded disease a continued threat to human health, according to the new report

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  • January 17, 2024
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  • Defense Secretary Austin Leaves Hospital After Prostate Cancer Surgery Complications

    Following two weeks of hospital care for complications from prostate cancer surgery, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Pentagon announced Monday.

    "Secretary Austin progressed well throughout his stay and his streng...

    How Obamacare Boosted Lung Cancer Survival

    As more Americans with lung cancer gained access to quality care after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), their post-surgical survival rates rose, new data shows.

    The ACA (often called Obamacare) triggered the expansion of Medicaid coverage in many states. People with lung cancer who lived in states that took advantage of that move reaped a benefit, researchers found.

    “This...

    Race Still Plays Role in U.S. Cancer Death Rates

    While cancer death rates have fallen among Americans generally over the past two decades, a new study finds Black Americans are still more likely than whites to die from the disease.

    There has been some improvement in closing the gap -- in 2000, Black Americans were 26% more likely to die of cancer than whites, but by 2020 that disparity had shrunk to 12%, researchers at Duke University f...

    Drug May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Later Heart Failure

    Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing heart failure later in life, due to the chemotherapy that was used to save their lives.

    But an already approved drug might help reduce that risk, according to a new report published Jan. 9 in The Lancet Oncology journal

    U.S. Teen Smoking Rates Have Plummeted, With Less Than 1% Now Daily Smokers

    The number of American teens who smoke or have even tried smoking has dropped dramatically compared to a generation ago, with less than 1% now saying they light up cigarettes daily.

    Researchers tracked data on students in grades 9 through 12 from 1991 through to 2021. They report a 16-fold decline in daily cigarette use -- from 9.8% of teens saying they smoked daily in 1991 to just 0.6% b...

    Lung Cancer CT Screening Can Save Lives, But Study Finds Downsides

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2024 -- Numerous studies have confirmed that annual lung cancer screening using CT scans does save lives.

    However, new data has emerged showing that scans often pick up abnormalities that lead to follow-up invasive tests -- and more complications.

    While no one is saying that all smokers and former smokers should skip lung CT scans, "real-world" complication rates ...

    High-Tech Screening Might Spot More Cancer Patients Who'd Benefit From Immunotherapy

    More patients could benefit from immunotherapy, a highly effective treatment for some cancers, new research suggests.

    Revising current testing guidelines so that a more sophisticated test could be used more often would enable 6,000 more people in the United States to receive the treatment, a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston contend.

    Immunotherapy is highly effective ...

    Colon Cancer Screening May Be Even More Effective Than Experts Thought

    Getting your preventive screening colonoscopy could be even more of a lifesaver than you thought, a new analysis finds.

    The two gold standard tests for spotting cancers and polyps of the colon -- colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy -- offer double the benefit determined in prior studies, conclude a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Mass.

    They explain...

    Diabetes a Common Threat to Kids Who Survive Cancer

    Kids who've survived cancer face many health challenges, and a heightened risk for diabetes is one of them, new research shows.

    A team at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., reports that these children have twice the odds of developing prediabetes (a precursor to full-blown diabetes) compared to kids without any history of cancer.

    “One of the striking features was th...

    'Magic Mushroom' Psilocybin Can Ease Depression in Cancer Patients: Study

    Long left to the fringes of the recreational drug culture, psilocybin -- the hallucinatory ingredient in "magic mushrooms" -- has recently been making inroads as a legitimate (and fast-acting) antidepressant.

    Research published Dec. 18 in Cancer shows its benefits may extend to people battling cancer...

    Lymphedema Left her 'Miserable, Depressed' Until Specialized Surgery Changed Everything

    Sydnee Meth survived breast cancer, but she wasn't prepared for the aftereffects of her treatment.

    Doctors removed the lymph nodes from Meth's right armpit during her second bout with breast cancer in 2014, and as a result she developed a painful condition called lymphedema.

    For years, her right arm was so swollen and heavy she couldn't lift it up past her shoulder. She couldn't fin...

    Cancer Is More Lethal For Black and Hispanic Children: Report

    THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2023 (Healthday News) -- While childhood cancer is no longer terminal for many, death rates remain higher in Black and Hispanic children, a new government report reveals.

    Treatments for these rare cancers have improved drastically in recent decades, and death rates dropped for all children in 2001 -- and kept dropping for another decade.

    But over the past 10 years...

    Helping Women Find Affordable Housing Also Boosts Cancer Screening

    Chalk up a surprising benefit to government housing assistance.

    Breast cancer screening is higher among some low-income women who get government help with housing compared to those who do not, new research shows.

    "Receiving housing assistance has been associated with several positive health outcomes and health behaviors in past research, and our findings suggest it can also support ...

    FDA Will Pull Vet Drug Used in Pork Industry Over Cancer Concerns for Humans

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2023 (Healthday News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it plans to pull a veterinary drug used commonly in the pork industry because it might pose a cancer risk to humans wh...

    Children With Down Syndrome More Vulnerable to Leukemia

    While new treatments for leukemia have improved outcomes for many patients, children with Down syndrome have not benefited as much.

    These young people are at increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and have higher rates of relapse and treatment-related harm.

    A new review looked at more contemporary therapi...

    FDA Proposes Ban on Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners Over Health Dangers

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the use of formaldehyde in hair relaxers over concerns about its link to respiratory problems and certain cancers.

    Right now, the FDA only discourages u...

    Scientists Spot Gene Mutation Linked to Esophageal Cancer

    Researchers have found a gene mutation linked to esophageal cancer, which could lead to better prevention and treatment strategies.

    Investigators from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio found the mutation, potentially helping those at risk of what is a highly lethal cancer. Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a cancer of your food pipe.

    “With this discovery, we will be able t...

    Weight-Loss Surgery Could Lower Women's Cancer Risk

    It's long been known that obesity is tied to increased cancer risk, but can weight loss after bariatric surgery help lower a person's odds for the disease?

    The surgeries have now been around long enough for researchers to finally study the link. And a study involving 40 years of follow-up now confirms that, for women at least, weight-loss surgery helps lower long-term risks for cancer.

    Fit When Young? You May Have a Lower Risk of 9 Cancers as You Age

    Having good fitness while young can really pay off when it comes to cancer risk later in life.

    New research found that cardiorespiratory fitness -- the ability to do aerobic exercise -- was associated with up to 42% lower risk of nine cancers, including head and neck, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, colon, kidney and lung.

    Researchers used Swedish registry data up to the end o...

    Carcinogens Found at Montana Nuclear Missile Base as Cancer Cases Rise Nearby

    An investigation into a high number of cancers at a Montana nuclear missile base has led to the discovery of unsafe levels of a likely carcinogen.

    The hundreds of cancer cases appear to be connected to underground launch control centers at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

    Levels of PCBs, an oily or waxy substance that is considered a

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  • August 8, 2023
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