Cancer screening http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24044/all en ANALYSIS-In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-war-against-cancer-progress-the-eye-the-beholder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Deaths rates fell an average 1.5 percent per year, 2000 to<br /> 2009</p> <p>* In men, mortality rose for melanoma, cancers of liver and<br /> pancreas</p> <p>* Much of improvement in incidence, mortality reflects less<br /> smoking</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - As the United States enters the<br /> fifth decade of its "war on cancer," deaths continue to decline,<br /> according to an exhaustive report based on official data<br /> released on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-war-against-cancer-progress-the-eye-the-beholder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Cancer Cancer screening Carcinogenesis Epidemiology Epidemiology of cancer Lung cancer Mammography Medicine Oncology Person Career Prostate cancer Quotation Technology War on Cancer Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:27 +0000 5731518 at http://www.globalpost.com Longer span between mammograms fine for older women: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/longer-span-between-mammograms-fine-older-women-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Screening women over 65 for breast cancer each year doesn't catch any more early tumors than screening every other year, but it does lead to more false positives, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>The findings, which appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, are based on more than 140,000 older women included in five mammogram registries across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/longer-span-between-mammograms-fine-older-women-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:45:37 +0000 5749539 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cancer screening Health Hospitality Labor Law Medicine Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:30:30 +0000 5769289 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cancer screening Health Hospitality Labor Law Lung cancer Medicine Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:15:45 +0000 5769672 at http://www.globalpost.com Alexa McDonough, former leader of federal NDP, says she has breast cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/alexa-mcdonough-former-leader-federal-ndp-says-she-has-breas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - Former NDP Leader Alexa McDonough says she feels blessed that a routine, annual mammogram detected her breast cancer four months ago.</p> <p>The woman who led the federal party between 1995 and 2003 spoke about her illness in an interview, saying she wants other women to know how important early detection can be.</p> <p>"I've been diagnosed with breast cancer and I'm being treated for it, and I'm very grateful for that," she said Friday evening, as she prepared to go to dinner with friends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/alexa-mcdonough-former-leader-federal-ndp-says-she-has-breas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexa McDonough Cancer screening Health Human Interest Labor Medicine Politics of Canada Politics of Nova Scotia Ribbon symbolism Social Issues The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 23:15:13 +0000 5830752 at http://www.globalpost.com Task force advises against family doctors routinely screening for depression http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/task-force-advises-against-family-doctors-routinely-screenin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Family doctors are being advised against routine screening for depression among patients who have an average risk of the mental health disorder or no apparent symptoms. </p> <p>The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issued the updated guideline Monday, saying there is little evidence in the medical literature to support routine screening of all patients and suggesting it could do harm in some cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/task-force-advises-against-family-doctors-routinely-screenin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Health Labor Medicine Mood disorders Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 01:01:07 +0000 5837224 at http://www.globalpost.com Study finds one kind of mammogram less effective at detecting breast cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/study-finds-one-kind-mammogram-less-effective-at-detecting-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A study looking at technology used for mammography has found that one type is less effective at detecting breast cancer than others.</p> <p>The Cancer Care Ontario study found digital direct radiography and screen film mammograms are better than digital computed radiography mammograms at uncovering breast tumours.</p> <p>The research concluded that computed radiography, or CR, is 21 per cent less effective at detecting breast cancer than digital radiography, or DR.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/study-finds-one-kind-mammogram-less-effective-at-detecting-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cancer screening Medicine Oncology The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 16:27:35 +0000 5837616 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctors to older, heavy smokers: Get CT screening for lung cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/doctors-older-heavy-smokers-get-ct-screening-lung-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stepping into the debate over who should be screened for lung cancer, a leading medical specialty group issued new guidelines on Tuesday recommending that doctors offer annual low-dose CT (computed tomography) scanning to people whose age and smoking history puts them at significant risk of lung cancer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/doctors-older-heavy-smokers-get-ct-screening-lung-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Disaster Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 18:34:37 +0000 5838511 at http://www.globalpost.com Urologists echo call for discussion before PSA test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/urologists-echo-call-discussion-psa-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Urologists fell in line with other doctor groups on Friday in recommending careful consideration and discussion when it comes to screening for prostate cancer, rather than a gung-ho approach.</p> <p>At its annual meeting in San Diego, California, the American Urological Association (AUA) recommended against screening average-risk men under age 55 or any man over 70 using prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood tests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/urologists-echo-call-discussion-psa-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 18:37:49 +0000 5838521 at http://www.globalpost.com Prostate terminology bewilders many inner-city men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/prostate-terminology-bewilders-many-inner-city-men <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many inner-city men don't understand basic terms having to do with the prostate, according to a new survey, which could make it difficult for them to decide on treatment options for related cancers.</p> <p>"The risk to benefit ratio of prostate cancer screening and treatment depend a lot on patient preferences, so it is critical that patients can understand the tradeoffs that are involved," said Dr. Stacey Loeb, a urologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/prostate-terminology-bewilders-many-inner-city-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Prostate cancer Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:34:41 +0000 5862712 at http://www.globalpost.com N.L. government expanding colon cancer screening program to central region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/nl-government-expanding-colon-cancer-screening-program-centr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is expanding a program that screens for colon cancer to the central region of the province.</p> <p>Health Minister Susan Sullivan says about 2,000 screening kits will be distributed to residents of Grand Falls-Windsor and the surrounding area.</p> <p>It's designed for people between the age of 50 and 74 who are at average risk of colon cancer.</p> <p>Sullivan says the government will spend about $1.2 million on the expansion, which moves it closer to the goal of having a province-wide screening program by 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/nl-government-expanding-colon-cancer-screening-program-centr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Health Medicine The Canadian Press Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:49:19 +0000 5862906 at http://www.globalpost.com Shared decision-making uncommon for PSA tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/shared-decision-making-uncommon-psa-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most men have not discussed the potential advantages and disadvantages of prostate cancer screening with their doctor, according to a new study.</p> <p>Guidelines from groups including the American Urological Association and American College of Physicians call for shared decision-making when it comes to prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, taking into account each man's values regarding screening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/shared-decision-making-uncommon-psa-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Oncology Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:01:51 +0000 5881614 at http://www.globalpost.com Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/lung-cancer-screening-most-useful-high-risk-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gene Emery</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using low-dose CT scans to screen high-risk patients for lung tumors is far more effective at preventing lung cancer deaths than scanning those at low risk, according to a new analysis of over 53,000 volunteers.</p> <p>The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes at a time when doctors are struggling to reduce the death rate among lung cancer patients, who account for more than one quarter of all cancer deaths.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/lung-cancer-screening-most-useful-high-risk-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:37:06 +0000 5886668 at http://www.globalpost.com More evidence not all prostate cancers need treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-cancers-need-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumors.</p> <p>And up to half of those tumors detected on autopsy would have qualified for treatment had doctors known about them while the men lived, though none had been the cause of death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-cancers-need-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Disaster Medicine Prostate cancer Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:34:34 +0000 5888099 at http://www.globalpost.com More evidence not all prostate cancers need treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-cancers-need-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumors.</p> <p>And up to half of those tumors detected on autopsy would have qualified for treatment had doctors known about them while the men lived, though none had been the cause of death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-cancers-need-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Disaster Medicine Prostate cancer Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:13:05 +0000 5891361 at http://www.globalpost.com