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13 May

Alarming Increase in Esophageal Cancer in Middle-Aged Americans, Study Finds

The rate of esophageal cancer in adults ages 45 to 64 nearly doubled over an 8-year span, researchers say.

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FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Esophageal cancer tends to be a "silent killer," and it's on the rise among middle-aged Americans, new evidence suggests.

The rate of this cancer nearly doubled among people aged 45 to 64, and the prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus -- a precancerous condition -- rose by about 50% in this age group between 2012 and 2019. The esop...

Dozens of different spray products -- deodorants, shampoos, sunscreens, athlete's foot treatments -- have been recalled in recent months due to contamination with the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

Most recently, six Brut and Sure aerosol antiperspirants

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  • Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.

    Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly after retiring from his job as a facilities manager at a shopping mall in Britain. Like many patients, he underwent

    Private insurers paid out about $156.2 billion in 2018 for U.S. patients with the 15 most common cancers.

    Medication was the largest expense and drugs for breast, lung, lymphoma and colon cancers accounted for the largest chunk of those costs, according to a Penn State College of Medicine study.

    "The public often hears that the U.S. spends an inordinate amount of money on health car...

    Could a new one-and-done blood test designed to detect as many as 50 different types of cancer become a diagnostic game changer?

    Yes, say researchers, who report the method appears accurate and reliable at identifying and locating cancer, including some kinds for which there are now no effective screening methods.

    "[The test] sets the stage for a new paradigm of screening individual...

    Many people with heart failure take a cholesterol-lowering statin, and new research suggests those pills might also lower their odds for cancer.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 87,000 people in Hong Kong who had no history of cancer and were hospitalized for heart failure between 2003 and 2015.

    They were followed until they were diagnosed with cancer, died or until the end ...

    Patients who have surgery for esophageal cancer commonly see the disease return, but a drug that boosts the immune system may help delay or prevent that, a new trial has found.

    The drug, called Opdivo (nivolumab), doubled the amount of time patients lived without a recurrence when it was given after surgery: from a typical 11 months, to 22 months.

    The improvement is a "big step forw...

    The same lifestyle habits that protect the heart can also curb the risk of a range of cancers, a large new study confirms.

    The study of more than 20,000 U.S. adults found both bad news and good news.

    People with risk factors for heart disease also faced increased odds of developing cancer over the next 15 years. On the other hand, people who followed a heart-healthy lifestyle c...

    People with chronic heartburn may face increased risks of several rare types of cancer, a large U.S. government study shows.

    Researchers found that among more than 490,000 Americans aged 50 and up, those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had about twice the risk of developing cancers of the esophagus or larynx (also known as the voice box).

    GERD, or acid reflux, occurs whe...

    Too few cancer patients who have a heart attack are receiving emergency angioplasties that could save their lives, a new study finds.

    "This is an important study, which underscores the broader issue in cardio-oncology of cancer patients too often being passed over for potentially beneficial procedures," said Dr. Robert Copeland-Halperin, a cardiologist unconnected to the new research.

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    Cancer survivors are at greater risk of developing another cancer and dying from it, a new study finds.

    These new cancers can result from a genetic predisposition, from treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy used to fight the first cancer, as well as from unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking and obesity, according to researchers from the American Cancer Society.

    Some of these...

    Esophageal cancer is increasing among young Americans, and they're more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease, according to a new study.

    Esophageal cancer accounts for about 1% of U.S. cancer diagnoses, and just over 18,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed nationwide this year. Only one in five patients is alive five years after diagnosis.

    In the new study, researchers ana...

    As COVID-19 continues to impact nearly all aspects of American health care, researchers warn that the United States has seen a troubling drop in cancer diagnoses since the pandemic began.

    The drop is not being attributed to a downturn in cancer incidence, but rather a COVID-driven reluctance to get screened.

    "Our research found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, between Marc...

    Scientists are working on a blood test that may catch five common cancers years sooner than current methods.

    The blood test, which is still experimental, hunts for certain genetic "signatures" associated with tumors. Researchers found that it can detect five types of cancer -- colon, esophageal, liver, lung and stomach -- up to four years earlier, compared to routine medical care.

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    Many cancer patients have faced delays to their health care during the coronavirus pandemic, but with what consequences?

    Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston analyzed 15 years of data to determine how long surgery for certain types of cancer can be delayed without harming patients' chances of survival. The study began in early spring, as the pandemic led many ...

    Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of digestive tract cancers, according to a team of researchers in Europe.

    For the new study, the researchers analyzed 113 studies investigating colon/rectal ("bowel"), head and neck, esophageal, stomach, liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreatic cancers in the general population. The studies were published up to 2019.

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    A simple blood test for dozens of cancers is in the works.

    Researchers say their test can detect more than 50 kinds of cancer at early stages and pinpoint their location in the body.

    "If these findings are validated, it will be feasible to consider how this test might be incorporated into a broader cancer screening strategy," said lead researcher Dr. Michael Seiden, preside...

    Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report.

    "Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been almost exclusively a disease associated with smoking and almost entirely seen in patients over 40 years old," explained study senior author Dr. Steven Zeitels. He ...

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