New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.
Public Health May 14, 2019
Colon Cancer risk among younger adults has increased over the years. Experts believe that unhealthy food consumption and a sedentary lifestyle might be some of the factors contributing to the alarming trend.
Public Health March 19, 2019
At-home cancer screening kits can effectively detect colorectal cancer among patients, according to a recent analysis. Researchers discovered that fecal immunochemical tests have 75 to 80 percent sensitivity compared to 90 percent from colonoscopy.
Public Health February 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that men aged 55 to 69 years should have the choice to get a prostate cancer screening. Patients should weigh the pros and cons of a screening before deciding.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018
The USPSTF revised its guidelines on PSA screening for prostate cancer, no longer opposing the routine blood test. The newly drafted recommendations now specify patients should be allowed to make individual decisions regarding the procedure.
Public Health April 12, 2017
Colonoscopy benefits the early diagnosis of colon cancer and related conditions, but screening should go beyond it. This is the standpoint of some experts who practice larger, more comprehensive screening and prevention.
Medicine March 27, 2017
Experts have finally decided on the best screening method for cervical cancer. HPV tests check for the presence of the human papillomavirus while pap smear tests work by checking for cell changes in the cervix.
Public Health February 9, 2017
A new study suggests that black and older women are more likely to die from the cervical cancer compared to white women. The study was published on Jan. 23 in the journal Cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017
Sparking controversy around the breast cancer screening anew, a Danish study has found that one in three women with breast cancer detected through mammograms is given unnecessary treatment.
Public Health January 10, 2017
The annual report from the American Cancer Society shows a 25 percent drop in deaths from cancer since 1991, considered the peak year for cancer mortalities. Obamacare is also seen a major factor in the death reduction.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017
A new study conducted in Canada among immigrants shows that religious women are more likely to go through cancer screening procedures than those with no religious affiliation. Despite lower income, Muslim women have an 85.2 percent screening rate.
Public Health October 11, 2016
Every year, numerous men are subjected to rectal exams in the name of prostate cancer screening. Now, researchers are saying that it may be time to say goodbye to the dreaded screening method.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016
Daily intake of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. It may also help reduce the risk of gastrointestinal tumors.
Life March 4, 2016
Researchers were able to develop a 10-minute saliva test that can detect cancer with near-perfect accuracy. The test is so simple, even patients may do it at home.
Life February 15, 2016
Researchers claim that cancer screening does not save lives at all. After analyzing multiple studies, they concluded that screening does not improve mortality rates and may even cause unwanted effects.
Life January 7, 2016
Experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced that they were unable to provide a complete report on the effectiveness of full-body visual screening in preventing skin cancer deaths. They instead opted not to deliver any recommendations in favor or against regarding the practice.
Life December 12, 2015
A new study has found a 28 percent drop in diagnoses of prostate cancer through PSA screening. Researchers warn against 'missed opportunities' in detecting and treating aggressive cancers.
Life September 24, 2015
A new and simple blood test is said to have the ability of replacing biopsy as a diagnostic procedure for cancer. The invention may seem too advanced; here are some of the existing cancer screening methods being used.
Life September 11, 2015
A easier way to screen for cancer? Liquid biopsies have the potential to simplify cancer screening, allowing doctors to fine-tune treatment to improve how the disease is addressed.
Life May 12, 2015
Color Genomics’ Color Test harnesses gene testing to identify cancer risk but does away with the high cost usually associated with the screening.
Life April 21, 2015
A draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force states mammogram screening should ideally start at 50 years old for women. The panel, however, acknowledges the potential benefit of earlier screening.
Life April 21, 2015
Two recent studies suggest that cancer screenings for older people aren’t as beneficial as it seems. It may even pose more health risks and considerable costs to the patients.
Life August 19, 2014