Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots get as much exposure to cancer-causing UV rays in an hourlong flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, new research finds.

When the Cancer Patient Is a Pet You Love

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of cancer can strike peoples' four-legged friends, too, and an expert offers tips to spot the disease early so treatments can work best.

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer.

Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) has been expanded to include aggressive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the agency said Friday.

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says.

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test to detect Human T-Cell Lymphotropic viruses that cause a rare blood cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in some younger women, new research suggests.

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new vaccine with expanded protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), by far the leading cause of cervical and certain other cancers.

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Gardasil 9 vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat five additional types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can lead to several forms of cancer, including that of the cervix, the FDA said Wednesday.