Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified five new gene mutations that may be tied to colon cancer.

Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan's accuracy.

A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of patient navigators -- people who help patients receive health care services -- improved cancer screening rates among low-income and ethnic minority patients, a new study reports.

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says.

Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.

Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates.