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Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Posted 22 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 – Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the time of the procedure, researchers found, with the odds being highest for patients over the age of 65. Surgeons performing a hysterectomy with morcellation use a power cutter to slice uterine tissue into smaller fragments, and then remove those fragments through small incisions in the abdomen via a tube or laparoscope. "With this procedure, you are breaking up the uterus," said study researcher Dr. Jason Wright, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. "You are essentially cutting through a cancer [if it is present] and ... Read more

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Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers

Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 – There's no evidence that soy foods protect against uterine cancer, a large Japanese study reports. Soy foods contain isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen that some research suggests may be protective against cancer. But previous studies into how soy foods may affect uterine (endometrial) cancer risk have yielded inconsistent findings. This new study included more than 49,000 Japanese women who were surveyed twice in five years about their diet, lifestyle, medical history and food consumption of eight soy food items, including miso soup, tofu and soy milk. After five years, 112 of the women were diagnosed with uterine cancer. But the researchers found no association between higher consumption of soy foods and a lower risk of uterine cancer, according to the study, which was published June 18 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The ... Read more

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Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Posted 17 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 – You may want to stand up to read this. A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting – whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer – appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cancers. Previous studies have tied too much time spent sedentary to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, blood clots, a large waistline, higher blood sugar and insulin, generally poor physical functioning, and even early death. For the new study, researchers zeroed in on 43 studies that specifically looked at the link between sitting and nearly 70,000 cases of cancer. After combining the results from individual studies – a statistical tool that helps to reveal trends in research – there was good news and bad news. The good news? Being sedentary did not appear to be linked to every kind of cancer. ... Read more

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Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Posted 25 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 – Older women who drink lots of soda and other sugary beverages may be at higher risk for endometrial cancer, a new study suggests. Endometrial cancer involves tumors in the lining of the uterus, and typically affects women in their 60s or 70s, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). In the new NCI-funded study, researchers looked at data from more than 23,000 postmenopausal women in Iowa who were followed from 1986 to 2010. They found that those who drank the largest amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages had a 78 percent higher risk for a tumor known as estrogen-dependent type I endometrial cancer. The more sugar-sweetened beverages a woman drank, the greater her risk, according to the study published online Nov. 22 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. There was no link between endometrial cancers and consumption of ... Read more

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Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

Posted 11 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 – Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence. Researchers estimate that 59 percent of endometrial cancer cases – about 29,500 every year in the United States – could be prevented if women exercised at least 30 minutes a day and avoided excess body fat. The report was published Sept. 10 by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund International. "Body fat can produce hormones that promote cancer development," said Alice Bender, nutrition communications manager for AICR. "We also know that body fat is linked to chronic inflammation, which produces an environment that encourages cancer development." The study also uncovered some diet choices that can raise or lower a woman's risk ... Read more

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Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

Posted 25 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 25 – Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater overall risk for 19 types of cancer, a new study suggested. When broken down by specific type, risk rose almost one-third for certain cancers. "At this point there have been enough studies that have pointed in the same direction for us to be reasonably certain that among these women there is an increased risk for cancer with increasing height," said study co-author Dr. Thomas Rohan, chairman of the department of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. "Although it's a very interesting observation, we don't really know what explains this," Rohan said. "Maybe it's greater organ size or ... Read more

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Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 – Endometrial cancer patients are much more likely to die if they're overweight and physically inactive, a new study finds. Researchers looked at how body-mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight) and physical activity levels were tied to survival in 1,400 women with endometrial cancer, which affects the lining of the uterus. Patients with a BMI of between 25 to 29.9 (considered overweight) were 74 percent more likely to die within five years of diagnosis than patients with a healthy BMI of between 18.5 to 24.9. The risk of death was 84 percent higher for women with a BMI of 30 to 34.9 and 135 percent for those with a BMI of 35 or higher. However, regardless of BMI, women who did more than seven hours a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity before they were diagnosed with endometrial cancer were 36 percent less likely to die within five ... Read more

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Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age

Posted 9 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 7 – A rise in the rate of pregnancy-associated cancers is only partially explained by the increasing number of older mothers, a new study contends. A pregnancy-associated cancer is one in which an initial diagnosis of cancer is made during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Researchers looked at nearly 782,000 women who gave birth (a total of 1.3 million births) in New South Wales, Australia, between 1994 and 2008, and found that, while still rare, the rate of pregnancy-associated cancer increased from 112.3 to 191.5 per 100,000 pregnancies. The most common types of pregnancy-related cancers included melanoma, breast cancer, thyroid and other endocrine cancers, and gynecologic cancers. During the study period, the percentage of women aged 35 and older who had babies increased from 13.2 percent to 23.6 percent. The increase in older women having babies, however, ... Read more

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Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study

Posted 27 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 27 – Women who have their last child after age 30 have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, according to a new study. Endometrial cancer occurs in the tissue lining the uterus (womb) and is the most common gynecological cancer in the United States. Researchers examined data from more than 8,600 women with endometrial cancer and more than 16,500 without the disease. The analysis revealed that the risk of endometrial cancer decreased after age 30 by about 13 percent for each five-year delay in last births. Compared to women who had their last child before age 25, those who had their last child between ages 30 and 34 had a 17 percent reduced risk of endometrial cancer, those who gave birth to their last child between ages 35 and 39 had a 32 percent lower risk, and those who gave birth at age 40 or older had a 44 percent lower risk. This protection persisted for many years ... Read more

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Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors

Posted 21 Dec 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 – Mutations in a gene called DICER are associated with rare, seemingly unrelated ovarian, uterine and testicular cancers, a new study finds. The Canadian researchers said they were surprised to discover that the same fundamental mutation in the DICER gene was the common process underlying all these different cancers. The study was published in the Dec. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "DICER is of great interest to cancer researchers," team leader Dr. David Huntsman, a genetic pathologist and director of the Ovarian Cancer Program of B.C. at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, said in a University of British Columbia news release. "There have been nearly 1,300 published studies about it in the last 10 years, but until now, it has not been known how the gene functions in relation to cancer," said ... Read more

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Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 22 – Women who drink moderate to high amounts of coffee may reduce their risk for endometrial cancer, new research reveals. The finding stems from what investigators call the largest study to date to explore the impact of coffee and tea on the risk of endometrial cancer, which is cancer that originates in the lining of the uterus. The study found that women who consume four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day appear to lower their risk for endometrial cancer by 25 percent, relative to women who drink less than one cup a day. Drinking fewer than four cups a day did not appear to offer any preventative benefit, however. Nor did drinking tea. But there was some indication that decaffeinated coffee might be helpful, as drinking two or more cups of decaf daily was linked (although only tentatively) to a 22 percent drop in endometrial cancer risk. Still, "this study does ... Read more

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Extra Pounds Suspected in Raised Endometrial Cancer Risk

Posted 24 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 23 – Gaining a significant amount of weight after menopause may be associated with an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests. "Fat tissue is the major source of circulating estrogen in postmenopausal women, and estrogen promotes the development of endometrial cancer," Victoria L. Stevens, strategic director of laboratory services at the National Home Office of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research. In conducting the study, the researchers analyzed the weight history of more than 38,000 postmenopausal women who completed a survey in 1992. By 2007, 560 of the women had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer. This is a cancer of the uterus, affecting the uterine lining. After adjusting for body mass index (a measurement that takes into account height and weight), the ... Read more

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Cancer Patients Should Ask Doctors to Use Simple Terms

Posted 28 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 – Cancer patients are often faced with many difficult-to-understand treatment choices that can have serious side effects and even mean the difference between life and death. That's why it's crucial that patients insist doctors use plain language in explaining the options, advised Angela Fagerlin, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a researcher at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. "People are making life and death decisions that may affect their survival and they need to know what they're getting themselves into. Cancer treatments and tests can be serious. Patients need to know what kind of side effects they might experience as a result of the treatment they undergo," Fagerlin said in a university news release. She and her colleagues outlined a number of tips to help patients get the information they need ... Read more

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Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought

Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 20 – The rate of depression among cancer patients may be lower than previously believed, a new study indicates. An international team of researchers analyzed 94 studies involving more than 14,000 patients and found that about one-sixth of cancer patients suffer depression and about one-third have a more widely defined mood disorder. Only modest rates of depression and anxiety occurred in cancer patients in the first five years after diagnosis, which suggests that depression is not inevitable in these patients, the researchers said. Only when it was combined with other mood disorders was depression common, occurring in 30 percent of hospitalized cancer patients. The study is published online Jan. 19 in The Lancet Oncology. Rates of depression and anxiety were not significantly different between patients receiving palliative care (care designed to ease pain and increase ... Read more

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1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 – More than 40 percent of cancer survivors experience pain, and the risk is highest among black and female patients, finds a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System surveyed nearly 200 U.S. cancer survivors and found that 43 percent had experienced pain since their diagnosis, and 20 percent suffered chronic cancer-related pain at least two years later. Among white patients, the most significant source of pain was cancer surgery (53.8 percent), and among black patients the greatest source of pain was cancer treatment (46.2 percent), according to the report. In addition, the study found that compared to men, women had more pain, more pain flare-ups, more disability due to pain and were more depressed because of pain. The authors also noted that black patients were more likely to report greater severity of pain and more pain-related ... Read more

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