Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer

Weighing the Risks (08-12-2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (01-20-2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022 (06-25-2012)

There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures[1] and an accompanying journal... 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

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

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

Strong Link Between Smoking and Common Cancers in Women (06-3-2011)

Women who are at increased risk of breast cancer may further increase their risk if they smoke. Smoking was also linked with an increased risk of lung and colon cancers. These findings will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society... Continue Reading

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