January 23, 2013
American women who smoke have a dramatically increased risk of death from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than they did 20 years ago. Compared to women who never smoked, a female smoker’s risk of death from lung cancer is almost 26 times higher now. In the 1960s a female smoker’s risk of death was only three times higher than a female nonsmoker’s, according to new research. >> Click on title to read more
January 18, 2013
In 2009, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. learned they had cancer linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Vaccination against HPV thwarts the viruses’ spread, wrecking its ability to jump between people. Wiping out HPV could mean shutting down a big source of cancer cases — more than 3 percent of all diagnoses nationwide. >> Click on title for more.
January 9, 2013
Using cervical fluid collected from routine Pap smears, U.S. researchers were able to spot genetic changes caused by both ovarian and endometrial cancers, offering promise for a new kind of screening test for these deadly cancers. Source: Reuters Health >> Click on title for more