Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests.

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests.

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with newly diagnosed leukemia who are admitted to the hospital on weekends have a longer hospital stay, wait longer to start chemotherapy and are more likely to suffer respiratory failure than those admitted on weekdays, a new study finds.

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows.

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say.

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it.

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study.

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.