Items Tagged ‘Testicular Cancer’

September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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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, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


June 27th, 2013

Surveillance After Surgery Safe for Stage I Seminoma

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For men who undergo surgery for Stage I seminoma, surveillance appears to be a safe alternative to immediate chemotherapy or radiation therapy. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Seminoma is a common form of testicular cancer. After surgery for early-stage (Stage I) disease, men may […]

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Tags: Stage I-II Testicular Cancer, Testicular Cancer


June 24th, 2013

Testicular Cancer Rates on the Rise

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The incidence of testicular cancer continued to rise in the United States over the past decade, most notably among Hispanic men, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego, California. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among young men ages 15 […]

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Tags: News, Recurrent Testicular Cancer, Stage I-II Testicular Cancer, Stage III Testicular Cancer, Testicular Cancer


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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


February 11th, 2013

Cancer Deaths on the Decline

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2000 to 2009 and […]

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


September 21st, 2012

Marijuana May Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer

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Recreational marijuana use may increase the risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that have a worse prognosis, according to the results of a study published early online in the journal Cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among young men ages 15 to 45. The testicles are located inside the scrotum (a sac […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, News, Recurrent Testicular Cancer, Stage I-II Testicular Cancer, Stage III Testicular Cancer, Testicular Cancer


May 17th, 2012

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections

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Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology.[1] Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites have been identified as strong risk factors for […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


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


November 4th, 2011

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies

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Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr. Cassileth’s bio Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned authority in intergrated medicine. She is a researcher, educator, and planner who has worked in alternative and complementary (integrative) medicine and […]

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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, General, Head and Neck Cancer


August 31st, 2011

Clinical Trial Participation Is Inadequate

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A large proportion of cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials, and those who do participate may not adequately represent age groups, cancer stages, cancer types, and racial and ethnic groups. These findings were recently reported in the Annals of Surgery. Clinical trials are the process through which medications ultimately become approved by the […]

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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, Head and Neck 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


July 11th, 2011

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer

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Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These improved outcomes, however, present new concerns, as long-term health of these individuals may be compromised due […]

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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, Head and Neck Cancer


June 21st, 2011

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents

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In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The National Toxicology Program is headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes […]

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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, Gene Therapy


June 21st, 2011

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors

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Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately 12 million—and, as the population ages, this number is likely to grow. As increasingly more people are […]

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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, Head and Neck Cancer


June 15th, 2011

Low-Dose CT Scans Effective for Surveillance of Early Testicular Cancer

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Low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans provide a reliable method for surveillance and reduce radiation exposure by 40-60% among patients with Stage I testicular cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States between […]

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Tags: News, Stage I-II Testicular Cancer, Testicular Cancer