Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and… Read More Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a newly released draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  and its 2009 recommendations that most women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing… Read More Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge About Their Condition

A new analysis finds that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics. This further supports the need to better educate women about their health conditions so they can make more informed treatment decisions.The findings appear in the online version of… Read More Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge About Their Condition