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Cancer patients want more info about CT risks

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – – Some cancer patients would like more information on the health risks of their radiology tests, a new study found. “Before completing this study, I believed I understood what patients may wish to know and how to provide that information to them,” said Dr. Raymond Thornton, the study’s lead author from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City …

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Breast cancer patients lack knowledge of their tumors

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Women with breast cancer often don’t know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found. Not knowing one’s tumor features isn’t necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take medications as directed, said Dr.

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Exercise tied to prostate cancer survival

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Among men with prostate cancer, those who lead active lifestyles have better survival rates than those who don’t, a new study suggests.

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Soon, drug that can kill pancreatic cancer in just one week

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

London, Jan 06 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a treatment for pancreatic cancer, claiming that it can wipe out the disease in less than six days. The Cambridge university team will be testing the new drug, which targets pancreatic cancer but could be effective at treating other kinds of tumors as well, later this year, Metro.co.uk reported

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Melatonin no help for late-stage cancer weight loss

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite encouraging results in the past, melatonin pills did nothing to help advanced cancer patients eat more or stave off weight loss in a new clinical trial. “We had great enthusiasm for it also based on these other trials, and were quite disappointed when it didn't work,” lead author Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro told Reuters Health

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US blacks still more likely than whites to die from cancer:study

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Feb 6 (Reuters) – Drops in smoking may have helped drivecancer death rates down among black men in the United Statesduring the last decade, but they are still more likely to die ofcancer than whites, according to a U.S. study. “I think we see some really good news, but then we also seesome trends that are going in the wrong direction,” said CarolDeSantis, the study's lead author from the …

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Study supports lumpectomy in early breast cancer

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new look at real-world outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer finds that breast-conserving surgery may offer survival odds that are as good, or even better, than breast removal. “It was kind of an exciting and hopeful message that women don't have to go off to get a mastectomy to do better,” said Dr.

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Fewer cancer patients pick CPR after video demo

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Dying cancer patients are less likely to want aggressive end-of-life care if they watch a short video about CPR than if they simply hear about it, according to a new study. “These are huge differences. You will die very differently if you watch the video than if you don't,” said Dr.

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