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Diabetes is known to be linked to cardiovascular disease, and now a new study adds to the condition’s association with cancer. Plasma prostasin levels were shown to predict whether a participant would develop diabetes and cancer, and may be useful …

There’s more evidence that diabetes and cancer are linked, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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Thyroid cancers are most often found because someone is being evaluated for another issue and imaging finds a cancer, a very large international study concludes. William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, says it’s unclear what …

How often are thyroid cancers found because of assessment for something else? Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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Men get cancer more often than women, a recent study concludes, along with speculation that genetic or hormonal factors may be the culprit. Not so fast, says Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson. Nelson: They found thyroid cancer …

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If you’ve been diagnosed with the skin cancer melanoma, treatment may involve taking a look at your lymph nodes near the cancer to assess spread, called a sentinel node biopsy. Used to be that if cancer was found there all …

It may be possible to simply keep an eye on some people with melanoma rather than remove all their lymph nodes, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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Treatment for some types of cancer involves taking a look at lymph nodes nearby and removing them if cancer is found. That’s often the case with the skin cancer melanoma, but a new study looks at outcomes among people with …

What treatment is needed when melanoma is found? Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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Food deserts are places where it’s hard to find nutritious food. Now a new metric called ‘food swamps’ include the presence of fast food and convenience stores in these same places, and they’re associated with an increased risk for cancer. …

What is a food swamp and how does it impact your risk for cancer? Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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High breast density has added complexity to the value of screening mammography, and now a new wrinkle has emerged, with a recent study showing that different densities in each breast can be a risk factor for breast cancer. William Nelson, …

Different densities in either breast has complicated interpretation of screening mammography, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »