Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds.

New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an early clinical trial finds.

For Better Skin Cancer Checks, Partner Up

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Check this out: Getting a partner trained to spot potential skin cancers can be a lifesaver for melanoma survivors, a new study shows.

Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain cancer immunotherapy drugs may increase risk for joint and tissue disease, including arthritis, new research suggests.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified five new gene mutations that may be tied to colon cancer.

Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan's accuracy.