Anal Cancer

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (03-4-2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the... Continue Reading

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (02-11-2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The approved indication is for the “emergency... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (09-16-2013)

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... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (05-15-2013)

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... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (05-6-2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal, the opening... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (02-11-2013)

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... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer on the Rise in Men with HIV (10-15-2012)

Nearly one-third of men with anal cancer have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal,... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (07-16-2012)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reducing infections of virus strains associated with genital warts and cancer, even among those who remain unvaccinated, according to the results of a study published in Pediatrics. HPV is the most common sexually... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (05-17-2012)

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... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

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... Continue Reading

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