Screening/Prevention Leukemia

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk (08-8-2014)

Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod... Continue Reading

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women (01-1-2014)

Researchers hare found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has increasingly become focused on the immune system... Continue Reading

Childhood CT Scans Linked to Leukemia and Brain Cancer Later in Life (06-20-2012)

Children and young adults who undergo multiple computed tomography (CT) scans have an increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet. CT scans are a common... 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

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (07-28-2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (05-23-2011)

A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients. For some patients, however, symptoms may persist... Continue Reading

Regular Use of Acetaminophen May Increase Risk of Blood Cancers (05-13-2011)

Long-term, regular use of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may increase the risk of leukemia and lymphoma. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Cell Phone Towers and Childhood Cancer Risk (07-1-2010)

Recent findings indicate that children who are exposed to radiofrequency fields from cell phone towers before birth do not have an increased risk of early childhood cancer. This study was published in the British Medical Journal. The health effects—notably,... Continue Reading

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