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Breast Cancer Mortality Not Reduced By Annual Screening
2014-02-12 13:25:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study published on bmj.com, annual screening may not help prevent women from dying from breast cancer. Canadian researchers found in a 25-year study that annual breast cancer screenings of women between ages 40 and 59-years-old did not reduce mortality rate from the condition. The team compared breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in over 89,000 women who did or did not undergo mammography...

Middle-Aged Adults Experiencing Increase In Skin Cancer Incidence
2014-02-05 08:18:45

[ Watch the video: Melanoma Rates Skyrocket In Middle-Aged Women ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The overall incidence of skin cancer among middle aged men and women between 40 and 60 years of age has increased nearly eightfold between the years of 1970 and 2009, according to a study from the Mayo Clinic. "The most striking finding was among women in that age group,” says dermatologist Jerry Brewer, MD, principal investigator of the study published in...

WHO Report Warns Of Impending Global Cancer Disaster
2014-02-04 08:31:27

[ Watch the Video: World Cancer Day 2014 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) released the World Cancer Report 2014, which highlights the need for health professionals around the world to strengthen prevention efforts on a disease that is quickly becoming a global health disaster. The report maintains that the “global battle against...

2014-02-03 20:22:40

GENEVA, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New UN Agency report shows cancer is now the world's biggest killer - with the number of cases set to explode in coming years World Cancer Day: On World Cancer Day 2014, a new global cancer report compiled by UN Agency, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC [http://www.iarc.fr ]) shows:[1] - As a single entity, cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide[2] - there were an...

2014-01-09 16:23:13

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis of lung-cancer data suggests. The rate of new lung cancer cases decreased among men and women in the United States from 2005 to 2009, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study also found that lung cancer incidence rates went down 2.6 percent per...

Cancer Statistics 2014 Report
2014-01-08 04:30:52

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past two decades, risk of cancer death has dropped overall by twenty percent, according to the American Cancer Society annual cancer statistics report. According to the report, Cancer Statistics 2014, the most progress has been found among middle-aged black men for whom the rate of death has declined by approximately 50 percent. Although this is an incredibly positive trend, the highest cancer rates and death rates...

2014-01-07 10:42:10

Using a nomogram that incorporates age, Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level at diagnosis, individual risks that a screen-detected prostate cancer has been overdiagnosed can be estimated, according to a new study published January 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The authors used a standard definition of overdiagnosis to refer to a cancer that would not have become symptomatic or clinically identifiable if it had not been detected by screening....

2013-12-18 11:17:57

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. The findings indicate the importance of monitoring patients for potential signs of bladder cancer to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with an estimated 49,560 women diagnosed in 2013. In addition to surgery, 38 percent of...

2013-12-17 11:27:33

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed death rates for lung cancer, which accounts for more than one in four cancer deaths, dropping at a faster pace than in previous years. The recent larger drop in lung cancer deaths is likely the result of decreased cigarette smoking prevalence over many years, and is now being reflected in mortality trends.  The lung cancer death rate decline, as well as declines in colorectal, breast, and...

Hematologic Cancers In Women Linked To Airborne Allergies: Study
2013-11-24 05:27:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers analyzing the interactions between cancer and a person’s immune system have discovered a link between airborne allergies and an increased risk of blood cancers – but only in women. According to the study, which currently appears online and will be published in the December print edition of the American Journal of Hematology, the link was strongest when a history of allergies to plants, grass and trees was present....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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