Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Leukemia’

August 8th, 2014

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk

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Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among IBD patients. These data were recently reported in a […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, cancer prevention, General Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Health and Wellness, Leukemia, MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, News, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, thiopurines


January 1st, 2014

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women

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Researchers hare found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has increasingly become focused on the immune system and its potential role in both the development of and the treatment of cancer. In […]

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Tags: Leukemia, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


January 1st, 2014

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women

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Researchers hare found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has increasingly become focused on the immune system and its potential role in both the development of and the treatment of cancer. In […]

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Tags: Leukemia, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


June 20th, 2012

Childhood CT Scans Linked to Leukemia and Brain Cancer Later in Life

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Children and young adults who undergo multiple computed tomography (CT) scans have an increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet. CT scans are a common diagnostic tool used for imaging body tissues and organs. A CT scan […]

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Tags: Brain Cancer, General Brain Cancer, Health and Wellness, Leukemia, News, Screening/Prevention Leukemia


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


July 28th, 2011

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women

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Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may help researchers expand their understanding of basic mechanisms that cause cancer. Previous studies have indicated that […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, General Renal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Melanoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Ovarian Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


May 23rd, 2011

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years

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A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients. For some patients, however, symptoms may persist for more than five years after treatment. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Chemo brain refers […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma


May 13th, 2011

Regular Use of Acetaminophen May Increase Risk of Blood Cancers

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Long-term, regular use of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may increase the risk of leukemia and lymphoma. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and certain other types of cancer. Acetaminophen—another […]

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Tags: General Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


April 11th, 2011

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

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The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A report on the status of cancer is published each year by the […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers