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Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)

Smoking linked to higher risk of death among colorectal cancer survivors
Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke cigarettes were at more than twice the risk of death than non-smoking survivors, according to a new American Cancer Society study (2015-02-03)

Screening may over-diagnose 1 in 10 breast cancers
Screening women for breast cancer could result in a 10 percent rate of over-diagnosis, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-03-02)

Cancer survivors and their partners at greater risk of anxiety than depression in long term
Contrary to popular belief, long-term cancer survivors are not at substantially increased risk of depression compared with their healthy counterparts, but are about a quarter more likely to experience anxiety, new research published Online First in The Lancet Oncology indicates. Moreover, partners face similar levels of depression but even higher rates of anxiety as cancers survivors themselves. (2013-06-04)

Advanced breast cancer diagnosis more likely for deprived women
Women living in deprived areas of the United Kingdom tend to have more advanced breast cancer at diagnosis than those living in affluent areas, finds new research on bmj.com. (2004-06-03)

Many people continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer
A new analysis has found that a substantial number of lung and colorectal cancer patients continue to smoke after being diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study provides valuable information on which cancer patients might need help to quit smoking. (2012-01-23)

Androgen receptor targeted imaging of prostate cancer as future modality for diagnosis
Future direction in prostate cancer imaging involves the development of androgen receptor based imaging using nonsteroidal antiandrogen agent for early diagnosis of prostate cancer. (2017-10-06)

Lower survival rates in women with breast cancer diagnosed with depression
Women with breast cancer who subsequently had a recorded diagnosis of depression had a 45% higher risk of death from all causes, according to a study led by King's College London. The researchers suggest this finding could help to target and support those women most at risk of depression. (2015-11-30)

Should elderly patients be told they have cancer?
A study in this week's BMJ finds that 88% of older people would like to be told if they developed cancer, despite evidence that doctors fail to inform patients, particularly older people, when they diagnose cancer. (2001-11-15)

Waiting times for breast cancer diagnosis
Delay to breast cancer diagnosis following an abnormal screening result can lead to great anxiety for patients. In their study of 13 958 women with an abnormal screening result who attended 1 of 7 provincially organized breast cancer screening programs in Canada, the authors found the median time from screening to first assessment was 2.6 weeks and the time from screening to diagnosis 3.7 weeks. (2001-08-06)

Knowledge of cancer diagnosis may affect survival
In a Psycho-Oncology study of adults in China with lung cancer, patients who knew of their cancer diagnosis generally survived longer than those who did not. (2020-04-08)

African-Americans experience longer delays between diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
Among men with prostate cancer, African-Americans experience longer treatment delays after being diagnosed than Caucasians. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study suggests that efforts are needed to reduce racial disparities in prostate cancer care in order to provide earlier treatment for African-Americans. (2013-05-28)

Skin cancers linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers). (2018-04-19)

Regular smear tests boost chances of cure from 66 percent to 92 percent
Women can boost their chances of surviving cervical cancer substantially through regular cervical screening, claims a research paper published today on bmj.com. (2012-03-01)

New findings show link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. (2014-03-14)

Researchers determine predicting factors of positive lung cancer diagnoses in chest radiographs
Dr. Martin Carl Tammemagi and his team of researchers examined the chest radiographs of 12,314 individuals obtained through the National Cancer Institute's Prostate Lung Colorectal Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. They found that older age, lower education levels and a longer smoking history were associated with a (2009-06-01)

Colorectal cancer screening underutilized
Fewer than half of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer had received a screening procedure at least six months prior to their diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers further say almost 94 percent of colorectal cancer patients had either not undergone a colonoscopy at all, or not until having the procedure that led to their diagnosis. (2005-01-10)

Women who inherit BRCA gene mutations develop cancer earlier than their ancestors
A new analysis has found that women who develop certain hereditary cancers develop them at earlier ages than women in the previous generation. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results point to the importance of tracking younger ages of cancer diagnosis to determine when to provide counseling, screening, and treatment services. (2011-09-12)

Patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following heart procedure
Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date. (2018-11-30)

Cancer diagnosis leads to higher quit rates among smokers
The largest study of its kind to date finds smokers diagnosed with cancer were more likely to quit than other smokers. (2015-04-20)

A cancer diagnosis can lead to significant income losses for families
A new analysis indicates that when American adults are diagnosed with cancer, they experience significant decreases in the probability of working, in the number of hours they work, and correspondingly, in their incomes. (2015-10-26)

GPs take more than a month to record ovarian cancer diagnosis in one in 10 cases
Family doctors can take more than a month to record ovarian cancer, once diagnosed by a specialist, in one in 10 cases, indicates research published in the launch issue of the new online journal BMJ Open. (2011-02-24)

Most breast cancer patients may not be getting enough exercise
Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed. (2014-06-09)

A cancer diagnosis does not make young people religious
A sociologist of religion from the University of Copenhagen has interviewed 21 young patients diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer about their religious beliefs. She concludes that a cancer diagnosis will not make young people, who are not religious already, turn to religion. But it can confirm already existing beliefs. (2012-10-18)

Cancer patients receive less support to quit smoking than patients with heart disease
This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-09-12)

Early clinical signs of ovarian cancer
Many women diagnosed with ovarian cancer actually complained of symptoms of the disease at least four months before they were diagnosed, according to a new study. (2005-08-22)

Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis
High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter. (2014-09-25)

Lung cancer patients who quit smoking double their survival chances
People diagnosed with early stage lung cancer can double their chances of survival over five years if they stop smoking compared with those who continue to smoke, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2010-01-21)

Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer
Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital. The findings, published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, confirm a strong link between diabetes and later stage breast cancer at diagnosis for Canadian women. (2015-03-24)

Study shows aspirin before a diagnosis may lower colorectal cancer mortality
A new study finds that long-term aspirin use before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) may be associated with lower CRC-specific mortality. (2021-02-02)

Intestinal cancer in spite of screening
Only every second patient with colorectal carcinoma had taken part in an early detection program within the last ten years. This is the result, at least for a group of 212 colorectal cancer patients whose screening behavior is examined in the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International by Konrad Schoppmeyer and his colleagues from Leipzig University Hospital. (2009-04-03)

Obese women have higher risk of suffering breast cancer
A total of 524 women with breast cancer participated in the study. The researchers found that women who started menstruating at a very early age -- between nine and 10 years -- developed breast cancer at a younger age. (2011-10-17)

After breast cancer diagnosis, risk of thyroid cancer goes up
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national database. The study results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

Researchers examine health behaviors after childhood cancer diagnosis
In a Psycho-Oncology study of childhood cancer survivors, several health behaviors fell short of expectations for exercise and diet during early survivorship, and they remained sub-optimal upon reaching five years post-diagnosis. (2018-11-07)

Study finds high proportion of advanced breast cancers in sub-Saharan Africa
In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they've become advanced. (2015-09-17)

Sexual orientation affects cancer survivorship
Gay men have a higher prevalence of cancer compared with heterosexual men, and lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors report lower levels of health than heterosexual female cancer survivors. Those are the conclusions of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's findings shed light on the types of programs and services that are needed to assist lesbian, gay and bisexual cancer survivors. (2011-05-09)

Emergency hospital visits more common among most deprived bowel cancer patients
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13 percent higher proportions of emergency hospital admissions before a diagnosis than patients living in the least deprived areas, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK. (2018-08-15)

Women still face cancer risk 25 years after treatment
Women are still at risk of developing invasive cancer of the cervix or vagina 25 years after being treated for precancerous lesions, according to a study published today online. (2007-10-25)

Long-term cancer survivors struggle to keep regular work hours
Long-term cancer survivors take sick leave more often than their disease-free colleagues, suggesting that they struggle at work despite their ability to work five years after diagnosis. These findings by Steffen Torp, from Vestfold University College in Norway, and colleagues is published online in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship. (2012-06-19)

Study reveals optimal interval for stomach cancer screening
A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. (2012-07-16)

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