• Negative colonoscopy linked to lower colorectal cancer risk after 12 years

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Average risk patients with a negative colonoscopy demonstrated a lower risk for overall, proximal, distal, early-stage and advanced-stage colorectal cancer and related deaths for more than 12 years after screening, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    “Guidelines recommend a 10-year rescreening interval after a colonoscopy with normal findings , but evidence supporting this recommendation is limited,” Jeffrey K. Lee, MD, MAS, from the department of gastroenterology at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and colleagues wrote.
    Lee and
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  • Black men diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer have higher risk of death, study shows

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer classified as low risk may actually have a more-aggressive form of the disease that is more likely to be fatal than in nonblack men placed in the same prognostic category, a new study suggests.
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  • Shingles Patterns Differ in Hematologic and Solid Cancers

    6 monthes ago - By Medscape

    The occurrence of shingles in cancer patients is linked to the form of cancer. Hematologic cancers increase the risk; chemotherapy primarily drives the risk in solid tumors, suggest Australian data.
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  • Patients with cancer have 40% higher risk for shingles

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Patients diagnosed with cancer of any kind have an approximately 40% higher risk for developing shingles than patients without cancer, researchers found.
    The risk for herpes zoster was three-fold higher in patients with hematological cancers compared with patients without cancer, and it was 30% higher in patients with solid tumors, according to Jiahui Qian, MPH, a postgraduate student at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues.
    “Previous studies have reported zoster among cancer patients following chemotherapy. However, there are few studies that attempt to
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