Is Smoking Associated with an Increased Risk of Developing a Second Smoking-Related Cancer?

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A new study published in the J of Clinical Oncology that analyzed five large prospective cohort studies reported that lung cancer (stage 1) bladder, kidney., and head and neck cancer survivors who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnosis have an up to five-fold higher risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer when compared to survivors of the same cancer who never smoked. This association of smoking and 2nd...

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Can NSAIDs Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence in Overweight, Obese Women

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A new study published in Cancer Research concluded that the recurrence of hormone related breast cancer was cut in half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). authors said “Our study suggests that limiting inflammatory signaling may be effective, less toxic approach to altering the cancer promiting effects of obesity and improving patient response to hormonal therapy.” ...

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Does Limiting Carbs Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with Positive IGF1 Receptor?

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A new study published in Science Digest and scheduled for publication in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention next month concluded that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. The researchers said “There is a growing body of research demonstrating associations between obesity, diabetes, and cancer risk. ” “There are similarities...

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Can Vitamin D Raise the Survival Rate Among Cancer Patients?

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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that cancer patients who had higher levels of vitamin D when diagnosed tended to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are deficient of vitamin D. Researchers reviewed 25 studies that collectively examined vitamin D levels of over 17,300 cancer patients and found the above results for people with breast cancer,...

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Are Young Skin Cancer Survivors Are Risk of Melanoma and Other Cancers Later in Life?

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A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention concluded that young people diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) related to sun exposure, under the age of 25, have a higher risk of developing melanoma and other cancers later in life. The researchers collected hospital admissions and death rates from the All England Record-linked Hospital from 1999 to 2011 and constructed two cohorts: one cohort of over...

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Does Increased Vitamin D Improve Breast Cancer Survival?

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A new study published in Anticancer Research concluded that breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient. The researchers performed a statistical analysis of five studies of 25-hydroxyvitamin D obtained at the time of the patients diagnosis and their followup for an average of nine years on 4,443 breast cancer patients. The researcher...

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Can a Simple Handshake Identify Cancer Survivors?

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A new study published in Support Care Cancer confirmed a link between handgrip strength and survival rates of patients. In the study 203 patients with advanced stage cancers squeezed a device known as a dynamometer with their dominant hand, The instrument then measured peak grip strength. “This measure is one of several to categorize patients according to the severity of their disease. It can help determine interventions they may need, whether...

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Is Running Better Than Walking for Breast Cancer Survival?

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A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer concluded that exceeding the recommendations for walking )(2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week)  for breast cancer survivors may provide greater probability of survival and that running may be better than walking. In the study 986  breast cancer survivors were followed and walkers and 13 of the 272 runners died of breast cancer over 9 years. 33 of the 714 ...

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Does Treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease Increase a Woman’s Risk of Breast Cancer?

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A new study reported in Deutsches Arzteblatt International  concluded that girls treated with radiotherapy for Hodgkins disease during adolescence acquire a considerable risk of developing breast cancer based upon long term observational data. Five hundred ninety girls were followed for secondary breast cancer from 1978 to 1995 for a long period of time (average 17.8 years, maximun 33 years). Researchers estimated 19% of the girls treated with...

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