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Doctor accused of cancer misdiagnosis

11/27/2010 // New Zealand // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New Zealand – A doctor’s competency is in question after the alleged misdiagnosis of a woman dying of bowel cancer. As reported by the Waikato Times, Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has requested a competency review by the Medical Council of Hamilton GP Suresh Vatsyayann, who purportedly diagnosed the 66 year-old woman with anemia,...

TSA agents accused of forcing cancer survivor to remove prosthetic

11/21/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk North Carolina – A cancer survivor has alleged that Transportation Security Administration agents forced her to remove her prosthetic breast during an airport security check. As reported by FoxNews.com, Charlotte-area flight attendant Cathy Bossi says two female agents with TSA made her show them the prosthetic during a pat down. Bossi is quoted in the report...

Cancer survivors follow health recommendations

11/21/2010 // NYC, New York, US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New York – A new study suggests cancer survivors are generally more prone to follow health recommendations than cancer-free individuals. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that cancer survivors more often obtain recommended screenings and take other measures to stay healthy following participation in clinical trials. Dr. Craig Earle...

Mesothelioma lawyer says Knicks game postponement was necessary

11/21/2010 // U.S. // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New York – A New York mesothelioma attorney has stated it was the right decision to postpone a New York Knicks basketball game due to falling debris. As reported via PRWeb, Joseph W. Belluck of NY’s Belluck & Fox LLP recently applauded the efforts by the team’s officials to put the game at Madison Square Garden on hold after debris fell into...

Cancer patients choose antidepressant to treat hot flashes

11/10/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New York – A new study suggests many cancer patients prefer the antidepressant venlafaxine to the epilepsy medicine gabapentin (Neurontin) in the treatment of hot flashes. As reported by Reuters, researchers found in a study of female cancer patients dealing with hot flashes, that most chose the antidepressant despite it having relatively the same effectiveness...

Whites, blacks have higher likelihood of developing lung cancer

11/12/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study suggests African Americans and Caucasians in the U.S. have a higher likelihood of developing lung cancer than other ethnic groups. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found a higher incidence of the disease for the two groups annually after analyzing data from 1998 to 2006 from multiple states. The researchers are quoted in the...

Prostate cancer treatment linked to increased colon cancer risks

11/14/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New York – A new study suggests a treatment for prostate cancer may increase patient risks of developing colon cancer. As reported by Reuters Health, researchers found a link between increased risks for the disease and the hormone-blocking therapy ADT or androgen deprivation therapy, a widely used prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Vahakn Shahinian, of the University...

CT scans linked to decrease in lung cancer deaths

11/08/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk Washington – CT scans are said to be linked to a decrease in lung cancer death rates. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), researchers found in a study of heavy smokers that there was a 20 percent decline in death from the disease among individuals given spiral CT scans. National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Harold Varmus is quoted by the AP as stating...

Black raspberries may aid in colorectal cancer prevention

11/05/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – Black raspberries may aid in colorectal cancer prevention. As reported by LiveScience.com, a recent study shows that the berry’s compounds have effectiveness in preventing the disease in mice. Gary Stoner, a professor at the College of Medicine at the Ohio State University, is quoted by Reuters as stating to MyHealthNewsDaily of the findings, “Due...

Breast cancer return risks reduced by radiation

11/01/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study suggests the risks of breast cancer returning in patients may be reduced by radiation therapy following surgery. As reported by WebMD Health News, researchers found that the treatment after surgery may contribute to reducing the risks of the disease returning within 10 years by approximately 15 percent. Sarah Darby, PhD, a professor of...