Stroke Risk Up After Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer increases the risk of stroke independently of other stroke risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors, Gastric Pre-Cancerous Lesions

It has been suggested that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may promote the development of pre-cancerous lesions in the stomach and increase the occurrence of stomach cancer.

Vaccine Could Prevent Most Cervical Cancers

A vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90% of all cervical cancers.

Obese CRC Patients, Second Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer.

ASTRO: New Choosing Wisely Guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that should be discussed before being prescribed.

Yogurt Test as Novel Colonoscopy Alternative ...

Synthetic biomarkers combined with yogurt may one day replace or augment colonoscopies and improve early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

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Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Patient Adherence to Diabetes Rx

Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Patient Adherence to Diabetes Rx

Effect more pronounced with poor cancer prognosis

Teledermoscopy Effective for Monitoring Nevi

Teledermoscopy Effective for Monitoring Nevi

Diagnostic concordance 0.87 between conventional office-based visits, teledermoscopy encounters

Imbruvica Gains New Lymphoma Indication

Imbruvica Gains New Lymphoma Indication

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib; Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech) for patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM).

Current Smoking Reduces Survival in Prostate Cancer

Current Smoking Reduces Survival in Prostate Cancer

Current smoking reduces odds of survival in prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Core Needle Biopsy Helpful With Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Core Needle Biopsy Helpful With Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Research is reporting that core needle biopsy (CNB) is a more sensitive tool than fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for cervical lymphadenopathy evaluation.

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