Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have identified a pattern of change in DNA that may signal the development of cancer long before a standard diagnosis can be made.

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An influential U.S. panel of experts says there's just not enough data to decide whether or not e-cigarettes can help smokers quit.

Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention.

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found.

Fitness May Help Lower Odds for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime of vigorous exercise may lower the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- a form of cancer that affects the lymph nodes, according to a new study.

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds.

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests.

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help patients whose lung cancer has become resistant to the latest available treatments, separate studies say.

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person's odds for sudden cardiac death.