Melanoma rates have doubles since 1982 and will continue to skyrocket if nothing is done, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report stated that melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths each year. It's also an expensive cancer to treat.
Women who undergo mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by up to 40 percent, according to a new international study. The study, included in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that by simply inviting a woman to undergo a mammography reduced her risk of death from breast cancer by 23 percent. The study was conducted by experts from 16 countries.
The Western diet may increase the risk of death for some adults diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers at the Harvard Medical School. For the study the researchers examined 926 men participating in the Physicians' Health Study I and II, all of whom had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. They followed each of the men for 14 years and split them into groups.
Breast feeding may reduce leukemia risk for babies later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Haifa and the Israel Center for Disease Control. For the study the researchers examined data collected on 10,292 children and teens with leukemia and 17,517 without.
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores could serve as a measure against treating skin cancer, researchers have found. Trial results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show the therapy could lengthen survival by years - but only for some melanoma patients. The modified herpes virus is harmless to normal cells.
Breast density may not necessarily indicate greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For the study the researchers examined health records from 365,426 women aged 40 to 74 years who had 831,455 total digital mammograms.