Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment appears to extend the lives of older patients with brain cancer, new research finds.

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests.

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of older American women with early breast cancer may get more radiation therapy than needed, which significantly boosts medical costs, a new study indicates.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancer: Study

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of developing a second type of cancer may be high among Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, especially those with a family history of cancer.

Gleevec Keeps a Leukemia in Check for More Than a Decade: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug Gleevec appears to keep chronic myeloid leukemia at bay a decade into treatment -- with no signs of additional safety risks, a new study finds.

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no link between a common type of herpes virus and aggressive brain cancers, according to a new study that refutes earlier reports.

Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The pros and cons of soy for breast cancer patients have been debated for years.

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens who use indoor tanning has dropped by half in recent years, a new government study reveals.

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Learning to control their brain waves with a type of training called neurofeedback seems to help cancer survivors ease symptoms of chemotherapy-caused nerve damage, a new study suggests.

Exercise Helps Counter Cancer-Linked Fatigue

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether from the disease itself or the treatment, cancer can be exhausting, but a new review says there are ways to beat back cancer-related fatigue.