False-positive mammograms do not deter women from getting screened in the future, according to research conducted at Dartmouth University. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, noted increased anxiety among those who get false positives but does not lead to antipathy toward the procedure. "Our study showed that anxiety from false-positive mammograms was temporary . . ."
Chronic inflammation may increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 400 men who had biopsies taken along with inflammation levels. The team found that of the men found to have prostate cancer, 86% had signs of high inflammation.
Teen girls who eat more fruits and vegetables may be at a decreased risk for benign breast disease (BBD), which, while not harmful in itself, does increase the risk of breast cancer later in life. The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed 6,600 girls, 122 of whom were diagnosed with BBD.
Those who drink coffee regularly may be at a decreased risk for colon and liver cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. For the study the researchers followed a pool of 180,000 adults of different ages and ethnic backgrounds over 18 years.
A new blood test in the works that could reportedly test for various forms of lung cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. According to the researchers, a method of testing genetic materials for cancer indicators is nearing readiness for widespread use. "We set out to develop a method that overcomes two major hurdles . . ."
Men who live alone may have a higher risk of death from melanoma skin cancer compared to men who live with a partner, according to research conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, surveyed data on over 27,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer between 1990 and 2007.
A DNA test may be able to identify patients at a high risk for the return of prostate cancer, according to research presented at a meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology in Vienna. Researchers say that the test is roughly 80% accurate in predicting which men have a high or low risk of the cancer returning within two years.
The more fresh produce and fruit you daily, the lower your risk of death at any age is, according to a new study. Researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analyzed the eating habits of over 65,000 people in England between 2001 and 2013. Those who ate seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death.
The use of low-dose aspirin could prolong the life expectancy of some colon cancer patients, according to a new study from researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. For the study they reviewed the impact of low-dose aspirin on a group of 1,000 colon cancer patients. They found that those whose tumor cells emit a specific antigen reaped the most benefit.
The first sign of HPV related throat and mouth cancer is often a mass in the neck, according to research conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. The study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology, surveyed data on 88 patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancers between 2008 and 2013. Out of these patients, 71 had HPV-positive cancer.
Women who have bariatric surgery may be less likely to contract uterine cancer, according to research presented at the latest Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting. The study found that obesity nearly tripled the risk of uterine cancer, while those women who maintained weight loss following bariatric surgery recorded a 71% lower risk of developing uterine cancer.
Almost half of all Americans believe that the government and corporations are involved in medical conspiracies, according to research conducted at the University of Chicago. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, claims 49% of those questioned believed at least one of six conspiracy theories presented.
Over the past ten years, colon cancer rates have dropped by 30% in people over the age of 50, according to research conducted by the American Cancer Society. The report, published in the journal Cancer, was trumpeted by the agency's chief cancer control officer, Richard Wender: "This is one of the great public health success stories of the decade," he said.
Nicotine patches are largely ineffective in helping pregnant women stop smoking, according to a new study from researchers at the Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris. Researchers followed a group of expectant mothers from 23 maternity wards throughout France. Half of the women were given nicotine patches while the other half were issued a placebo.
Obese women may be at an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund. For the study the researchers examined health records from 25 previous studies including over four million women. Of the total group about 16,000 developed ovarian cancer.