Yahoo News: Cancer

'Smash' Star Krysta Rodriguez Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At 30

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:52
Former "Smash" actress Krysta Rodriquez revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fancy words for breast cancer," she posted in a blog on Thursday. Krysta -- who played Ana on the NBC musical drama -- went on to further explain her condition and insisted that she's going to do what she can to beat the disease.

Krysta Rodriguez's Cancer Diagnosis

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:52
Former "Smash" actress Krysta Rodriquez revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fancy words for breast cancer," she posted in a blog on Thursday. "Now as far as cancer goes, I have the Cadillac of tumors. Krysta -- who played Ana on the NBC musical drama -- went on to further explain her condition and insisted that she's going to do what she can to beat the disease.

Black women less likely to take breast cancer hormone therapy

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:49
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Among early-stage breast cancer patients in the U.S., black women are less likely than white women to take their prescribed hormone medications, according to a new study that partly - but not entirely - blames economic disparities between races. Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than white women, but more likely to die from it, a ...

U.S. cancer survival rates improving

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:07
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – The proportion of people surviving years after a cancer diagnosis is improving, according to a new analysis. Men and women ages 50 to 64, who were diagnosed in 2005 to 2009 with a variety of cancer types, were 39 to 68 percent more likely to be alive five years later, compared to people of the same age diagnosed in 1990 to 1994, researchers found. “Pretty ...

Author, neurologist Oliver Sacks has terminal cancer

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 15:32
Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist and best-selling author of numerous books including "Awakenings," said Thursday he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 81-year-old disclosed his condition in an essay in the New York Times' Opinion section.

Michigan-based martial arts program helps kids kick cancer

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:38
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students.

Singapore PM discharged after prostate cancer surgery

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 05:18
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was discharged from hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer and his doctor said he should make a full recovery. I am going home this morning!" His office later issued a statement saying he was discharged from the government Singapore General Hospital. The disease is small but potentially significant," his doctor, Professor ...

Popular Mexican actress Lorena Rojas dies of cancer at 44

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:02
MIAMI (AP) — Popular Mexican soap opera and movie actress Lorena Rojas has died of cancer in at age 44.

Singapore PM's surgery for prostate cancer 'successful'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:10
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer on Monday and is expected to recover fully, his office said. It is the second bout with cancer for 63-year-old Lee, who had also undergone chemotherapy for lymphoma in 1993 and is now in remission. "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's surgery was successful," his office said in a statement. The statement ...

Singapore's prime minister diagnosed with prostate cancer

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 15:30
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but is expected to recover fully after undergoing surgery, his office said Sunday.

Singapore PM Lee faces surgery for prostate cancer

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:48
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Monday, but is expected to recover fully after a week's medical leave, his office said Sunday. It is the second bout with cancer for Lee, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1993, for which he underwent chemotherapy and is now in remission. Lee "has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and ...

Singapore PM Lee has prostate cancer, to take medical leave

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:45
By Saeed Azhar SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday, his office said on Sunday. Lee, 63, will be on medical leave for one week and during this period Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will head the government, the statement appearing on Lee's Facebook page said. Lee ...

Prostate cancer surgery may impair sex for both partners

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:33
By Lisa Rapaport Both members of a couple can experience diminished sexual function after a man has prostate cancer surgery, Swiss researchers find, suggesting that treatment should include sex counseling for men and their partners. The researchers studied sexual function and satisfaction after men had a type of cancer surgery designed to remove the entire prostate, including semen glands, but ...

FDA approves Eisai drug for thyroid cancer

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 16:24
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug for hard-to-treat thyroid cancer, two months ahead of schedule. The drug, Lenvima, from Japanese drugmaker Eisai is intended for patients ...

FDA approves Eisai's thyroid cancer drug

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:37
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved Japan's Eisai Co Ltd's drug to treat the most common form of thyroid cancer more than two months ahead of the review date. The drug, Lenvima, was cleared for use in patients with progressive, differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) who have not adequately responded to radioactive iodine therapy, the agency said on Thursday. Lenvima ...

Hormone drugs boost ovarian cancer risk by 40%: study

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:29
Menopausal women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) boost the risk of ovarian cancer by 40 percent, even if they take the treatment only for a few years, a study said Friday. The probe marks the widest-ever analysis of the risk of ovarian cancer from HRT, a treatment whose use declined when its safety was questioned a dozen years ago. Researchers publishing in The Lancet carried out an ...

Hormone drugs boost ovarian cancer risk by 40%

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:19
Menopausal women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) boost the risk of ovarian cancer by 40 percent, even if they take the treatment only for a few years, a study said Friday. The probe marks the widest-ever analysis of the risk of ovarian cancer from HRT, a treatment whose use declined when its safety was questioned a dozen years ago. Researchers publishing in The Lancet carried out an ...

Clinical trials may under report side effects of cancer drugs

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:25
By Shereen Lehman Researchers may not realize how badly new cancer drugs make patients feel because physicians don’t always accurately report side effects, suggests a new study. The comparison of side effects reported by patients and their physicians in three separate cancer drug trials found that doctors under-reported by up to 75 percent how many patients had six of the most common ...

U.S. initiative aims to improve cancer care, cut costs

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:45
(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday announced a cancer care initiative for Medicare beneficiaries that will link payments to oncology practices to quality of care and patient outcomes as a means of improving treatments and cutting costs. The initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, comes as ...

Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:54
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably ...

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