Uterine Cancer

Study Supports Laparoscopy for Uterine Cancer (03-5-2012)

Compared with traditional open surgery (laparotomy), laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer results in quicker recovery, slightly higher recurrence rates, and similar overall survival. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (02-17-2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Linked with Increased Cancer Risk (12-19-2011)

People with myotonic muscular dystrophy may be more likely than people in the general population to develop certain types of cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is... Continue Reading

Coffee May Cut Uterine Cancer Risk (11-30-2011)

Women who consume four or more cups a coffee per day may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus) than women who drink very little or no coffee. These results were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, &... Continue Reading

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies (11-4-2011)

Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr. Cassileth’s bio Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids (10-4-2011)

According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart or cognitive problems. Since relatively few women... Continue Reading

Clinical Trial Participation Is Inadequate (08-31-2011)

A large proportion of cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials, and those who do participate may not adequately represent age groups, cancer stages, cancer types, and racial and ethnic groups. These findings were recently reported in the Annals... 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

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (07-11-2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These... Continue Reading

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