Pain relievers like ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories may reduce the risk of one type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The study, published in the journal Cancer, surveyed data on 200,000 people in Denmark. Eighteen thousand of the participants had been diagnosed with either basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma or SCC.
The use of tanning beds may be linked with thousands of emergency room visits across the country each year, according to a new study from researchers in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new report from the CDC suggests that last year as many as 3,324 adults visited ERs nationwide.
Eating a low fat diet and losing as little as six pounds could significantly improve the chances of surviving breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. For the study the researchers followed 2,400 women ages 48 to 79 who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1994 and 2001.
A new breast cancer treatment that combines ovarian suppression and an anti-estrogen drug may prove to be a useful recurrence prevention regime for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria, Australia. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, compared different treatments in a population of 3,000 women.
Many early-stage breast cancer patients don't get the recommended short course of radiation after surgery, a new study finds. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, saw researchers examine claims data from private health plans covering early-stage breast cancer radiation treatments from 2008 through 2013.
A new study finds that many elderly breast cancer patients are subjected to unnecessary radiation treatments. Researchers at Duke University examined rates of whole-breast radiation therapy in older patients both before and after oncology guidelines recommending less radiation in older patients in certain situations were released.
Men who smoke are more likely to be missing male chromosomes, according to a new study from researchers at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University in Sweden. For the study the researchers collected blood samples from 6,000 men across Sweden. Compared to non-smokers the smokers were between 2.4 and 4.3 times more likely to lose Y chromosomes.
Obesity has been linked to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, according to research conducted at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The study, published in the journal Lancet Oncology, found that the greatest number of obesity-related cancers occurred in North America (110,000) and Europe (66,000).
The bodies of many Americans are polluted with toxic flame retardants, according to research conducted at the University of Antwerp. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, tested the urine samples of Californians for biomarkers of six specific toxic flame retardants (phosphates).
Those who use mobile phones may be at a greater risk for certain types of brain cancer, according to research conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The study, published in the journal Pathophysiology, surveyed 1,380 patients with malignant brain tumors, and a similar group of people without tumors, then compared cell phone usage.
Men are at risk to contract the oral human papillomavirus [HPV] if their female partners have oral and/or genital HPV, according to research conducted at McGill University in Montreal. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 222 men and their female partners. The overall infection rate was seven percent.
Medicare will now cover lung cancer screening, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The announcement comes after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended the screening for certain smokers last year. The policy will cover a low-dose chest CT scan each year for smokers and ex-smokers ages 55 to 75, who have a history of smoking at least 30 pack years.
Those who are lactose intolerant may be at a decreased risk for certain types of cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Lund University in Sweden. For the study the researchers examined health records from 23,000 lactose intolerant people throughout Sweden as well as records from their family members.