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Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of about 240,000 cancer patients in Australia from 2006 to 2015, […]

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Health Tip: Nurture Your Emotional Health as a Cancer Patient

Health Tip: Nurture Your Emotional Health as a Cancer Patient

(HealthDay News) — If you have cancer, it is important to take care of your emotional health, too, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cancer News A positive outlook has been linked to a lower risk of disease and injury, a better immune system, longer life and greater work productivity, the […]

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Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is “unacceptably low,” researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were […]

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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals. Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that’s […]

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Radiation Doses From CT Scans Vary Widely

Radiation Doses From CT Scans Vary Widely

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — CT scans diagnose many serious conditions and illnesses, but they expose patients to levels of radiation that aren’t always consistent and may be harmful, a new study finds. The large differences in the doses of radiation patients are exposed to appear to be caused by […]

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Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis can be tough to take, and a new study finds many patients contemplate suicide. That risk is most pronounced in the year following the diagnosis, researchers reported. The risk for suicide among newly diagnosed cancer patients also varies by the type of […]

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Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men

Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare — about 9,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the United States — but it is the […]

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Is Your State a Hotspot for Obesity-Linked Cancers?

Is Your State a Hotspot for Obesity-Linked Cancers?

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — What state you call home may have a great deal to do with your chances of developing an obesity-related cancer, a new report suggests. A nearly twofold difference exists between U.S. states with the highest and lowest proportion of obesity-related cancers, American Cancer Society researchers […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Lung Surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Lung Surgery

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital following surgery for lung cancer last week. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathleen Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an […]

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Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients <i>Before</i> Diagnosis

Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before Diagnosis

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s a significant rise in the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people in the months before they’re diagnosed with cancer, a new study finds. “Our data show there is an associated risk of ischemic stroke and heart attack that begins to increase […]