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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it. Latest Cancer News The recall comes after months of denial from the company about the presence of the cancer-causing substance in its talc-based products, The New York Times reported […]

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Study Uncovers Racial Gaps in Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Study Uncovers Racial Gaps in Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are significant racial disparities in treatment of U.S. patients with multiple myeloma, a new study shows. Researchers reviewed nationwide data on 3,504 white, 858 black and 468 Hispanic patients treated from 2007 to 2013. The average time between multiple myeloma diagnosis and start of […]

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Confusing Medical Bills Tied to Money Woes in Cancer Survivors

Confusing Medical Bills Tied to Money Woes in Cancer Survivors

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Difficulty understanding health insurance and medical bills may cause financial hardship for cancer survivors, a new study finds. There is growing evidence that many American adults lack health insurance literacy, which is the knowledge, ability and confidence to obtain, evaluate and use health insurance information. […]

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What can cause a hard lump in the anus?

What can cause a hard lump in the anus?

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Cervical Cancer (Cancer of the Cervix)

Cervical Cancer (Cancer of the Cervix)

Cervical cancer definition and facts Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer is a cancer that arises in the cervix of the uterus (womb) In the early stages of cervical cancer, it may not cause symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the most common signs and symptoms of cervical cancer include: Cervical […]

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Stem Cell, Gene Therapies Cause New Headaches for Insurers

Stem Cell, Gene Therapies Cause New Headaches for Insurers

By Peter Schelden on 10/17/2019 2:35 PM Latest Cancer News Source: MedicineNet Health News Gene and stem cell therapies are on the rise to treat leukemia and many other serious health conditions, but paying for these new therapies presents new challenges, said Dr. Steven Pearson, founder and president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic […]

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Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 — but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger. That’s the conclusion from the new edition of the Cancer Atlas, unveiled Wednesday […]

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Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says

Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer, and a new study finds that the diagnosis of a suspect lesion gains accuracy when a specialist pathologist is brought on board. Many patients with melanoma are first diagnosed by general practitioners, dermatologists or plastic surgeons. […]

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New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy

New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy

A new study has introduced a promising blood test that health professionals may soon use to accurately detect brain cancer. A simple blood test could make a great difference for those with brain cancer. Dr. Matthew J. Baker, a reader in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, […]

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New Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve Cancer

New Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve Cancer

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early treatment with an immune-boosting therapy might improve the outlook of young children with an advanced form of cancer, a new small study suggests. The trial involved 43 children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer that starts in immature nerve cells. Researchers […]