Yahoo News: Cancer

Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:08
Dr. Bavesh Balar is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist on staff at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J., where he serves as chairman of the Cancer Committee. The healthcare community has made remarkable strides over the past 20 years in treating cancer, but more than a million people in the United States are still diagnosed every year. As devastating as that news is, whether ...

Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:03
If approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the drug would be the first in a promising new class designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein known as Programmed Death receptor (PD-1), or a related target known as PD-L1, used by tumors to evade disease-fighting cells. Companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca Plc are ...

Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.

INTERVIEW-Soccer-Former Chelsea favourite Hudson has cancer

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:11
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Former Chelsea and Arsenal playmaker Alan Hudson, who almost lost his life 17 years ago when he was hit by a car, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "It was lucky I went straight to see my GP," Hudson told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "When I told my friend over the phone that I had prostate cancer I thought, 'Well, I've had everything else, why not ...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:17
By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say. An increased risk of breast cancer among women with a “false positive” mammogram has been reported before. She told Reuters Health in a telephone interview that she could not ...

Soccer-Former Chelsea favourite Hudson has cancer

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:37
By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Former Chelsea and Arsenal playmaker Alan Hudson, who almost lost his life 17 years ago when he was hit by a car, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "It was lucky I went straight to see my GP," Hudson told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "When I told my friend over the phone that I had prostate cancer I thought, 'Well, I've had everything else ...

Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:20
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:28
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:43
Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily. The findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine are based on studies of mice with stomach cancer. Researchers found that Botox could block signals from the vagal nerve -- which extends from the ...

Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as reporter slain

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:56
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after an American reporter was murdered by militants. As US jets continued to strike jihadist targets despite a threat to kill a second reporter, Obama said: "When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what's necessary to see that justice is done." Obama was speaking after ...

Obama urges joint effort to end jihadist 'cancer'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:09
US President Barack Obama called for a joint effort to eliminate the "cancer" of jihadist terror in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, after Islamic State militants murdered an American journalist. Obama said the entire world was appalled by the beheading of 40-year-old reporter James Foley, which the IS fighters videotaped and published on the Internet. It has to be a clear rejection of these kind of ...

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 ...