Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Cancer Health Center

News and Features Related to Cancer

  1. Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with melanoma aren't cautious about sun exposure, a small new study suggests, even though ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a major cause of skin cancer. Researchers looked at 20 patients with malignant me

    Read Full Article
  2. More Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- White women 40 and older have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society report. "

    Read Full Article
  3. Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults with colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body have a higher risk of disease progression and death than middle-aged patients, a new study finds. Colorectal cancer in elderly patie

    Read Full Article
  4. Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study. Using a unique computer program, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine

    Read Full Article
  5. Married People May Be Likelier to Survive Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Married cancer patients are less likely to die of their disease than those who aren't wed, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 730,000 people who were diagnosed with any one of 10 different cancers between 2004 and

    Read Full Article
  6. Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A simple two-question survey can accurately screen cancer patients for depression, according to a new study. The survey asks patients whether, in the last two weeks, they have experienced little interest or pleasure in doing th

    Read Full Article
  7. Chemotherapy Undertreatment in Obese Cancer Patients

    Many obese cancer patients receive inadequate doses of chemotherapy and this is one reason why they have higher rates of cancer recurrence and death, experts say. In order to correct the problem, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has adopted guidelines promoting full, weight-based chemothera

    Read Full Article
  8. Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- People are less likely to die from colon cancer if they use any of the currently recommended screening procedures, a pair of new long-term studies reveal. Colonoscopy remains the most effective screening tool, reducing the

    Read Full Article
  9. Shorter Radiation Course for Early Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. A short course of radiation given in larger dose

    Read Full Article
  10. Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who take tamoxifen to treat or prevent breast cancer report experiencing a mental fogginess while on the drug, and researchers have now confirmed that there's a biological basis for those symptoms. The researchers w

    Read Full Article
Displaying 181 - 190 of 3082 Articles << Prev Page 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Building a Support System
Blog
cancer fighting foods
SLIDESHOW
 
precancerous lesions slideshow
SLIDESHOW
quit smoking tips
SLIDESHOW
 
Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
Blog
what is your cancer risk
HEALTH CHECK
 
colorectal cancer treatment advances
Video
breast cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
prostate cancer overview
SLIDESHOW
lung cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
ovarian cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
Actor Michael Douglas
Article