Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), the FDA said Wednesday in a news release.

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests.

Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest.

Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testicular cancer rates have risen sharply among young Hispanic Americans in recent years, but not among young whites, a new study finds.