Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)

Depression in Cancer Patients: What We Are Missing and What Can Be Done (09-2-2014)

Major depression is an important complication of cancer that can result in additional impairment of quality of life.  A series of three articles published in the Lancet presented new research on depression in people with cancer and confirmed that depression... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health (04-17-2014)

A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of... Continue Reading

New Guidelines Could Add 12.8 Million New Statin Users (03-26-2014)

The new American College of Cardiology–American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) guidelines for managing cholesterol—if adhered to strictly—would increase the number of adults eligible for statin therapy by 12.8 million, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

ASCO’s Top Five List for Improving Cancer Care (12-25-2013)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released its second “Top Five” list of opportunities to improve the quality and value of cancer care. The list—published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology—is part of the Choosing Wisely®... Continue Reading

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease (12-4-2013)

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease. The recommendation is based on the results... Continue Reading

Over Regulation of Opioids May Leave Cancer Patients in Pain (12-2-2013)

A worldwide trend toward over-regulation of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl is leaving billions of cancer patients to suffer intolerable pain, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Oncology. Many cancer... Continue Reading

IVF Not Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer (11-29-2013)

Children who were conceived with in vitro fertilization have the same overall risk of developing childhood cancers as those conceived naturally, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The use of “assisted... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (09-11-2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Sleep problems and fatigue are among the... Continue Reading

Cancer Risk in Women Increases with Height (08-15-2013)

A woman’s risk of developing cancer appears to increase with her height, according to the results of a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention. Previous research has found an association between height and cancer among... Continue Reading

Ginseng Supplements May Relieve Cancer-Related Fatigue (08-14-2013)

Cancer patients and survivors who took ginseng supplements for two months felt noticeable relief from fatigue, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Fatigue is one of the most common side effects... Continue Reading

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