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Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of breast cancer
A new study suggests that women who are long-term users of cholesterol-lowering statins are at 83 to 143 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer. The report, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, comes just weeks after
Statins may protect against breast cancer
Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help prevent breast cancer in some women, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell.
Too many colonoscopies performed on those at low risk for colon cancer
People considered “low risk” for colorectal cancer are having too many colonoscopies, and not enough patients considered “high risk” for the disease are having timely follow-up procedures, according to researchers with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
People should be more proactive with their health
“In the emergency room, I end up diagnosing a lot of cancer,” says Dr. Mylissa Graber, medical director of the emergency department at West Palm Beach’s Good Samaritan Medical Center. “People don’t go to the doctor, don’t follow up on
Study shows need for thorough polyp removal, continued surveillance
A new study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Epidemiology confirms the need for continued colonoscopy surveillance in patients at risk for colorectal cancer, especially those with a history of precancerous polyps. It also highlights
Blood test to detect colon cancer seeks FDA approval
Yet another biotech company is diligently working to find a safer, less invasive test besides a colonoscopy to detect cancers of the colon and rectum. EDP Biotech Corporation of West Knoxville, Tenn., has announced that it is seeking FDA approval
NCI report: new cases of colon, rectal cancer deaths declining
The rate of new colorectal cancer cases and deaths from colorectal cancers has declined, according to a report from leading health and cancer organizations. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, and the second leading