Tag: cancer risk

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer — Are Sugary Drinks to Blame?

High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in adolescence and young adulthood could partially explain the recent rapid rise in early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) — at...

Loneliness in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Loneliness among middle-aged men ups their risk of cancer, and being single at the time of diagnosis confers a worse prognosis, suggest results from a...

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

How Patients Decide on Surgery

Patients consider the risk of cancer and menopause, as well as other factors, when making decisions about ovarian cancer prevention surgery, according to a small...

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year

A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one...

Tofacitinib Linked to Risk for Cardiac Events, Cancer, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public to an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer risk associated with the Janus kinase...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

Adding Liothyronine for Hypothyroidism Doesn’t Up Breast Cancer Risk

The combination of liothyronine (LT3) with levothyroxine (LT4) for the treatment of hypothyroidism shows no evidence of any increased risk of breast cancer in a...

After 48 Years, NCI Aims to Track Breast Cancer Recurrences

  Patients with breast cancer want accurate information on the risk of their cancer recurring once they have completed treatment. “I would like to know...

COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer Patients: 4 Things to Know

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Earlier this week, Medscape spoke with Nora Disis, MD, about vaccinating...

Patients Cured of HCV Still at High Liver Cancer Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The burden of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) appears likely to move from patients who currently have hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...

Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest

“Many physicians would assume that prevention of cancer, especially cancer as serious as ovarian cancer, trumps all other decision making, but when we really listen...

Global Stomach Cancer Deaths Decline as CRC Deaths Stagnate, Rise

A global analysis of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has shown mixed results for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. The data suggest fewer people are dying...

Hair Dye and Cancer Study ‘Offers Some Reassurance’

The largest study of its kind has found no positive association between personal use of permanent hair dye and the risk for most cancers and...

Diabetes, Weight Loss Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has linked recent-onset diabetes and subsequent weight loss to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, indicating a distinct group of individuals to...

ACS Disagrees With CDC on HPV Vaccination in Adults

The American Cancer Society’s new guidance on human papillomavirus vaccination diverges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. The ACS has endorsed two...

Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality

(Reuters Health) – Treatment for Helicobacter pylori and garlic supplementation are each associated with lowered gastric cancer mortality risk, but garlic’s benefits are mainly in...

Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Treating hypertension with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to findings from...

COVID-19 Impedes Cancer Trials, Bladder Cancer Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked...

ASCO Panel Outlines Cancer Care Challenges During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a heavy price on cancer...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...

Increased Risk of Lung Cancer With COPD, Even in Never Smokers

The risk of lung cancer in never smokers who develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is actually higher than it is in ever smokers who...