Yahoo News: Cancer

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:27
BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

Why are Lung Cancer Rates and Deaths Plummeting?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:44
-- Lung cancer rates plummet; -- We're doing less physical activity but not eating more; -- We'd have 40 percent less breast cancer if we had BMIs of 27; Why do you think lung cancer rates are plummeting?

Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:22
“There is general agreement that routine cancer screening has little likelihood to result in a net benefit for individuals with limited life expectancy,” write Dr. Trevor Royce and his fellow researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Several professional societies have updated their cancer screening guidelines to suggest that people who aren’t expected to live another 10 ...

NSAIDs tied to reduced breast cancer recurrence among obese

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:41
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In overweight women, aspirin or other drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breast cancers more treatable, researchers suggest. Hormone-driven breast cancer was less likely to return in overweight women who regularly used anti-inflammatory medicines, they found. But their findings don't prove the drugs prevent cancer and it's too soon ...

Cancer: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:19
When Ed Susralski, 67, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in 2007, he told himself, "I have cancer. If you were a person who struggled with sadness, you are very sad," Coan says.

Extra mastectomy may not extend life for some breast cancer patients

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:35
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - - For some women with early stage breast cancer, removing the healthy breast likely doesn’t afford much of a survival benefit, according to a new study. “A lot of women with cancer in one breast decide to have both breasts removed to try to improve their survival or life expectancy,” said senior author Dr. Todd M. Tuttle, a surgeon at the University ...

FDA clears Avastin for late-stage cervical cancer

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:44
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the sixth indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late ...

Pope warns of 'cancer' of despair in South Korea sermon

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:36
Pope Francis warned of the "cancer" of despair that afflicts outwardly affluent societies and called on South Korean Catholics to reject "inhuman economic models" at a mass for 45,000 people Friday on the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years. In an apparent reference to South Korea's high suicide rate, he also warned of the "culture of death" that can pervade rapidly developing countries where ...

Cancer researchers criticise rejection of prostate drug

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:08
Health authorities' decision to reject the use of a drug on patients with prostate cancer before they receive chemotherapy was criticised by researchers on Friday. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the body which decides what treatments the NHS can afford, rejected the use of abiraterone before chemotherapy in advanced prostate cancer cases in draft guidance. "We're ...

Beware spiritual 'cancer' of affluence, Pope tells South Koreans

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:34
By Philip Pullella and Kahyun Yang DAEJEON South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies, as he led a Mass on Friday to commemorate the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April. The main purpose of the trip is to preside at a gathering of Asian Catholic youth and ...

NHS Delays Leave Unlucky British Residents To Die Of Cancer Earlier

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:46
Delays in some parts of Britain’s single-payer health care system are leaving certain residents to die more quickly of cancer, according to an analysis from a British cancer charity.  A Macmillan study of data from the British government found that cancer survival rates across the National Health Services local hospital groups, called clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), The Guardian reports ...

Study: Being overweight can increase your cancer risk

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:30
In the largest study of its kind, UK researchers found further evidence of the link between carrying extra weight and cancer. While overweight and obesity have long been associated with a number of other health conditions — including Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and infertility — this research adds to a body of evidence that's been building over several years demonstrating that one's ...

Regular exercise after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:07
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle aged women who get a few hours of activity each week, including walking or more vigorous exercise, are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than more sedentary women, according to a new study from France. “The women who recently, in the previous four years, performed physical activity had a decreased risk of breast cancer compared ...

Breast Cancer Risk Drops for Active Older Women

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:26
Older women who walk just four hours per week can dramatically reduce their risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers examined the activity levels of postmenopausal women within the past four years. They found that those who had engaged in regular physical activity, equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week, had a 10 percent decrease in their risk of ...

For older colon cancer survivors, colonoscopies carry risks: study

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:05
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After age 75, recurrences of colon cancer are rare and the risks of repeated colonoscopies may outweigh the benefits, according to new research. “Our study was different in that we specifically examined patients that were undergoing surveillance examinations because of a previous history of colonic polyps or cancer,” said lead author Dr. An Hong Tran ...

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:17
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences ...

Nighttime Light May Interfere with Breast Cancer Drug

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:53
Exposure to dim light at night may lead breast cancer cells to become resistant to the common breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to a new study in rats. Nighttime light can interfere with the brain's production of the hormone melatonin, and this may decrease cancer cells' sensitivity to tamoxifen, the researchers said. "Light at night dysregulates or disrupts a lot of the rhythms in our ...

Calling on Cancer's A-Team

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:57
When Gary Hinze began coughing up blood after working out, his doctor sent him to an oncologist near his home in Grass Valley, California. "And get the information in writing."

British body rejects new Roche breast cancer drug over price

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:38
A new drug from Roche for women with an incurable form of breast cancer is too expensive for routine use on Britain's state-run health service even after a discount, the country's healthcare cost watchdog ruled on Friday. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said it was "disappointed" Roche had decided against offering Kadcyla at a price that would make it affordable ...