Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests.

Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds.

Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.

Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests.

Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows.

Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young female cancer survivors say they don't receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds.

A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.