Get highlights of four studies that address ways to improve the care of men with prostate cancer. Results include the identification of a potential risk factor, better ways to select the best treatment option, and new insight into the debate over prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening.
Study Shows a Certain Type of Baldness at Age 45 May Increase the Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Men who have lost their hair at the front and top of their heads at age 45 have a 40% increased risk of developing faster-growing prostate cancer later in life.
A large Canadian study finds that simply adding a doctor-signed letter to standard postcard reminders increases the chance that women will have their overdue mammogram screenings.
Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.
Decisions about your health can be complicated and overwhelming. So where can you turn for help and information that will make this process easier? Get the inside scoop on making informed decisions.
Get highlights of five studies showing promise in novel targeted therapies, cancer prevention, and patient care that will be presented at ASCO’s 50th Annual Meeting.
Looking to improve your health and reduce your cancer risk in 2014? Here are six ideas to get you started.