Items Tagged ‘prevention’

October 6th, 2016

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

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According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable. Inaccurate tests however, can miss a cancer diagnosis when one is present or falsely […]

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Tags: false, Inaccurate results, News, Ovarian Cancer, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, tests


November 16th, 2015

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer?

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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer. Processed meat is classified as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, or smoked to add flavor or preserve the meat. These meats include ham, bacon, sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, canned […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, prevention, processed meat, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


April 15th, 2015

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer

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Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with radiofrequency ablation appears to keep the condition from progressing to esophageal cancer. These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the surface […]

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Tags: barrett's esophagus, Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, News, prevention, radiofrequency ablation, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer


November 17th, 2014

MRA Applauds Congress for Getting the Sunscreen Innovation Act over the Goal Line

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(OMNI-CancerConnect) — The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) applauds the House for acting on the Senate-passed Sunscreen Innovation Act, clearing the way for the President’s signature. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY01) and John D. Dingell (D-MI12) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), the Sunscreen Innovation Act […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


July 2nd, 2014

Study Shows Polypectomy as Effective as Partial Colon Resection

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A team from Stony Brook University reported that patients requiring removal of colon polyps could be effectively treated with laparoscopic-assisted polypectomy (LACP) and that the procedure required fewer resources than did partial colon resection (laparoscopic hemicolectomy, LHC), a common treatment for these patients. In this randomized study presented at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, polypectomy, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, surgery