Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials.

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.