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September 26, 2011

Couples Counseling Helps Improve the Sex Lives of Prostate Cancer Survivors and their Spouses

Both internet-based counseling programs and face-to-face therapy sessions for couples improve the sex lives of prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. That is the finding of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

September 12, 2011

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.

August 22, 2011

Drop in Hormone Therapy Use Linked with Drop in Mammogram Rates

A new analysis has found that a decline in hormone therapy (HT) use among women aged 50 to 64 years is linked with lower mammogram rates among these women.

August 08, 2011

Early Morning Smokers Have Increased Risk of Lung and Head and Neck Cancers

Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away.

July 25, 2011

Mismatch Between Cancer Genetics Counseling and Testing Guidelines and Physician Practices

A new analysis has found that many doctors report that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients.

July 11, 2011

Bladder Cancer Patients Rarely Receive Recommended Care

A new study has found that almost all patients with high-grade noninvasive bladder cancer do not receive complete care as recommended by current guidelines.

12:01 AM EDT June 27, 2011

Many Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Receive Recommended Treatment

Radiation after a mastectomy for women with advanced breast cancer saves lives, but almost half of these patients do not receive it. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

June 13, 2011

Certain Head and Neck Cancer Patients Benefit from Second Round of Treatment

A new study has determined predictors that can better identify patients who will benefit from a potentially toxic second course of treatment, which offers a small but real chance of cure in select patients with head and neck cancer.

May 23, 2011

Access to Personal Medical Records Increases Satisfaction Among New Cancer Patients

A new analysis has found that allowing full access to personal medical records increases satisfaction without increasing anxiety in newly diagnosed cancer patients.

May 09, 2011

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.

April 26, 2011

Among Lung and Colorectal Cancer Patients, Blacks Are Most Willing to Exhaust Personal Finances for Life-Sustaining Care

Minority races—especially Blacks—are more willing than Whites to expend personal financial resources to prolong life after being diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer, even if it means using up all of their personal financial resources. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Delivering quality cancer care that is in accordance with patients’ wishes requires a better understanding of the reasons for these differences in preference.

April 11, 2011

Sleep Issues Contribute to Cognitive Problems in Childhood Cancer Survivors

A new analysis has found that childhood cancer survivors often suffer from sleep problems and fatigue, which negatively impact their attention and memory. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that addressing sleep hygiene among survivors of childhood cancer may help to improve their cognitive health.

March 28, 2011

Certain Breast Cancer Patients Worry Excessively About Recurrence

A new study has found that certain types of women with early stage breast cancer are vulnerable to excessive worrying about cancer recurrence. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also indicates that worrying about cancer recurrence can compromise patients’ medical care and quality of life.

March 14, 2011

Taking Tamoxifen to Prevent Breast Cancer Can Save Lives and Money

Tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and reduces medical costs. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s results suggest that the benefits of tamoxifen to prevent cancer can sufficiently compensate for its side effects in post-menopausal women under age 55 years who have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

February 28, 2011

Fish Oil Fights Weight Loss Due to Chemotherapy

A new analysis has found that supplementing the diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that fish oil may help combat cancer-related malnutrition.

January 24, 2011

Anti-Estrogen Medication Reduces Risk of Dying from Lung Cancer

A new study has found that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual’s risk of death from lung cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study supports the hypothesis that there is a hormonal influence on lung cancer and that estrogen levels play a role in lung cancer patients’ prognosis.

January 10, 2011

Race Affects Regional Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities

Individuals from certain areas of the United States are more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than those from other areas, particularly when comparing non-whites living in different parts of the country. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Additional research is needed to better understand how colorectal cancer screening disparities develop in some regions and not in others.

December 13, 2010

Ovarian Cancer Screening Saves Few Lives

The best currently available screening tests can only slightly reduce ovarian cancer deaths. That is the conclusion of new research published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results suggest that strategies other than screening, such as prevention and better treatments, will be needed to significantly lower the number of women who die from ovarian cancer.

November 22, 2010

Prostate Cancer Clinical Stage Does Not Predict Recurrence

A new study challenges the current staging system that determines the extent or severity of prostate cancer that has not metastasized. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study found that there is no link between localized prostate cancer’s clinical stage and a patient’s risk of cancer recurrence after having his prostate removed.

November 08, 2010

Breast Cancer Patients Prefer Silicone over Saline Implants After Mastectomy

A new study has found that women who receive silicone implants after a double mastectomy are more satisfied with their breasts than women who receive saline implants.