Breast cancer in African American women associated with higher risk genomic profiles (dailyRx News) Breast cancer is less common in African-American women, but death from breast cancer is higher. The reasons may lie in the types of breast cancer African-American women develop. Breast cancer tumors are usually tested for different proteins, including hormone receptors and…

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Cancer survivors had higher annual medical expenses and greater productivity issues (dailyRx News) Surviving cancer involves more than just physical health. A new study explored the financial burden often experienced by these survivors. A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at the financial experiences of cancer survivors…

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Cancer causing chemicals in blood spiked with number of hair dyeing and permanent treatments performed (dailyRx News) The price people will pay for beauty may be more than just dollars and cents as new Swedish research suggests there may be a serious toll on health. Regular exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in hair dye, perming treatments…

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Invasive cancer rates down slightly in CDC study that found prostate and breast cancer to be most common types (dailyRx News) Cancer is a major problem in the US, but a new study hints that perhaps, at least for certain types of cancer, rates may be dropping. The new study focused on rates of invasive…

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Low dose aspirin on a regular basis reduced ovarian cancer risk (dailyRx News) Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers of women’s reproductive systems. However, a simple over-the-counter medication regimen may aid in preventing this cancer. A recent study found that regular aspirin use reduced the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The…

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Multivitamin and dietary supplement use for heart disease and cancer prevention lacks sufficient evidence (dailyRx News) Multivitamins and dietary supplements are common among adults in the United States. But these vitamins and supplements might not be as beneficial as people thought. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently announced that there is not enough…

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Physical activity after cancer diagnosis may extend the lives of men (dailyRx News) Staying physically active is now considered to be the fountain of youth. People who spend time moving tend to live longer. Does this hold true for cancer survivors? The more physically active male cancer survivors were less likely to die from cancer…

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Colorectal cancer fecal immunochemical test sensitive and accurate (dailyRx News) The gold standard for detecting colorectal cancer is the colonoscopy, which provides an internal view of the entire colon. At home fecal sample tests are also available, but how accurate are they? The at-home fecal immunochemical test, or FIT, accurately detects 79 percent of colorectal…

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Voriconazole long term use may induce squamous cell carcinoma (dailyRx News) Side effects involving skin damage have been reported in patients taking voriconazole for fungal infections. Some patients using voriconazole long-term have developed skin cancer. Recent research in France examined cases of skin damage and skin cancer in patients taking voriconazole. The research showed that…

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Androgen deprivation therapy side effects improved somewhat with exercise (dailyRx News) Male hormones called androgens help prostate cancer develop, grow and spread. That’s why the disease is often treated with medications that block androgen activity. This treatment known as androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has some very unpleasant side effects, and researchers recently sought to learn if…

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