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Common chronic diseases overlooked as cancer risk

Cancer risks from several common chronic diseases are as important as those from five major...

HPV vaccine uptake could be boosted by educating parents

Educating parents about HPV can increase the likelihood of gaining consent for immunisation

Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, can increase the risk of...

Addressing long-term illness could improve cancer prevention strategies, suggest researchers

A higher BMI at the time of diagnosis has no effect on clinical outcomes for people...

An Italian study has shown that BMI score does not influence survival rates for patients...

Groundwork laid for early detection of cancers with universal blood test

A study has laid the foundations for a universal blood test that could result in the earlier...

Nurses at greater breast cancer risk than other night shift workers

Nurses have the highest risk of developing breast cancer as well as gastrointestinal and...

BRCA mutation does not lessen breast cancer survival rate

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer and who carry an inherited BRCA gene mutation have...

Hazard score predicts risk for onset of prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a hazard score to predict genetic risk of the onset of aggressive...

Teaching children to be sun smart: an American study

An evaluation of interventions by the Nevada Cancer Coalition's Sun Smart Schools project to...

Healthcare practitioners should provide more advice about palliative care, study finds

Researchers in Belgium carried out a cross-sectional study regarding the amount of...

Using online surveys to analyse patients' treatment preferences...

Study looks to understand the preferences of patients with multiple myeloma regarding the...

Diet containing processed meat may heighten breast cancer risk in middle-aged women

Eating 9g of processed meat per week in middle age may increase women’s breast cancer risk...

Electronic cap prolongs survival from brain tumour

Applying electricity to the brain by wearing a special cap boosts survival rates for people...

Deprivation a main indicator of the likelihood of death in colon cancer patients

Findings suggest screening programmes to target poorer populations to enable earlier...

Precursor state to bone marrow cancer more prevalent in African-American population

A condition that can lead to a type of bone marrow cancer is more likely to have an earlier...

Cancer patients seeking second opinion due to 'lack of trust'...

Review suggests more than one in four self-referral cases driven by 'negative motivations'

One in five cancer patients suffers post-traumatic stress

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following...

Genetic markers could catch oesophageal cancer earlier

Genetic markers indicating early signs of oesophageal cancer could help improve low rates of...

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