Yahoo News: Cancer

Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:29
(This version of the April 12 story corrects reference to Dr. Daly's role in publishing recommendations for genetic testing in paragraph 18) By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian ...

Actress Rita Wilson undergoes double mastectomy for breast cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:09
Rita Wilson, the actress and wife of actor Tom Hanks, said she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. Wilson said she had been regularly monitoring an underlying condition when a development in a breast biopsy showed no cancer, but prompted her to get a second opinion. Two other pathologists diagnosed invasive ...

Nano-nose sniffs out precursor risk for stomach cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:18
A low-cost electronic "nose" designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday. The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are a tiny telltale in the breath of cancer patients. Each method was used to screen breath ...

Rita Wilson Reveals Breast Cancer Battle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Battling Breast Cancer; Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson's Breast Cancer Battle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Battling Breast Cancer; Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Reveals She Has Breast Cancer, Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:48
The actress has taken a leave of absence from the Broadway play 'Fish in the Dark.'

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:34
A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas, US researchers said Monday. The research is described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "We believe the platform we have developed provides essential features at an extraordinary low cost," said ...

Nano-nose sniffs out precursor risk for stomach cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:55
A low-cost electronic "nose" designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday. The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are a tiny telltale in the breath of cancer patients. Each method was used to screen breath ...

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:53
A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas, US researchers said Monday. The research is described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "We believe the platform we have developed provides essential features at an extraordinary low cost," said ...

Roche aims for 11 immunotherapy cancer drugs in late-stage trials this year

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:09
Roche aims to have 11 immunotherapy cancer drugs in late-stage trials by the end of the year, the Swiss drugmaker's head of medical affairs for oncology, Nico Andre, said at a conference on Monday. The Basel-based company's MPDL3280A, which is being tested in melanoma, as well as lung, bladder, kidney, bowel and blood cancers but has not yet been approved to treat any type of cancer, is the ...

Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testing

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:16
The insurers say that the tests are unproven and may lead patients to seek out medical care they don't need. While they acknowledge that multi-gene tests produce data that may not be useful from a diagnostic standpoint, they say that by refusing or delaying coverage, insurance companies are endangering patients who could be undergoing screenings or changing their diets if they knew about the ...

Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 05:19
BEIJING (AP) — Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China's most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of chemotherapy, following the removal of part of her right breast.

Cricket-Australia's 'voice of cricket' Benaud dies at 84

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 03:34
* Benaud succumbs to skin cancer * Former captain dies in his sleep (Adds details, new quotes, changes dateline, adds byline) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, April 10 (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket', has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from around the world. A giant figure in the game both on and off ...

Cricket-Former Australia captain and broadcaster Benaud dies

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:13
* Benaud succumbs to skin cancer * Former captain dies in his sleep (Adds details) SYDNEY, April 10 (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Richie Benaud has died, his employer Channel Nine television said on Friday. The 84-year-old Benaud had been battling against skin cancer and died in his sleep on Thursday night, the station said on their website. Benaud, who led the side to three successive ...

Singer Taylor Swift says mother has cancer, urges screening

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:35
Pop star Taylor Swift, famous for sharing important events in her life, said on Thursday her mother is suffering from cancer and urged her millions of fans to tell their parents to get screened for the illness. The "Shake It Off" singer said in a post on the microblogging site Tumblr that her mother was feeling fine, but she and her brother asked her to go for a check-up. "I'd like to keep the ...

Unusual cancer spreads among clams off N. America

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:10
The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the northeast US and Canadian coasts has stunned scientists and raised new questions about marine health, according to research published Thursday. The study in the journal Cell describes for the first time the unusual kind of leukemia that has been killing untold numbers of clams for years. "We were pretty amazed," said lead ...

Taylor Swift's Mom Battling Cancer

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:43
Taylor Swift has shared some troubling news with her fans on Thursday, her mom Andrea Finlay has been diagnosed with cancer. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now," Taylor wrote in a statement on her Tumblr account.