Tag: Cancer

Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Silicone breast implants with a textured shell are associated with a 400-fold increased risk of a rare cancer compared to smooth silicone breast implants, according to a study in JAMA Oncology.

/ January 19, 2018
Judge Upholds $110 Million Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

Judge Upholds $110 Million Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

A judge in Missouri has upheld a $110 million jury verdict in favor of a woman who was diagnosed with cancer after using baby powder, after finding that Johnson & Johnson had a substantial link to Missouri.

/ December 5, 2017
Sugar Cubes

New Research Suggests Sugar May Increase Cancer Risk

A biologic mechanism in yeast cells may prove key to understanding the relationship between sugar and cancerous tumors, a new study out of Belgium has found.

/ November 27, 2017
Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

After 4 children in Waycross, Georgia, were diagnosed with sarcoma cancers within a 2-month period in 2015, people wanted to know if the cancers were caused by decades of toxic pollution in the environment.

/ November 6, 2017
Roundup

Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Health officials in Australia reported 56 cases of Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in woman with breast implants, including 3 deaths since 2007.

/ September 15, 2017
IV drip hanging on a pole in hospital

Choosing Alternative Medicine to Treat Cancer May Increase Death Risk by 5X: Study

Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat cancer instead of the recommended medical treatment may be significantly increasing their risk of death, a new study has found.

/ August 18, 2017

Cancer Death Rates Down 25% Since 1991

The death toll from cancer in the U.S. this year is projected to be 25% lower than a quarter-century ago, a decrease attributed to steady reductions in smoking rates and new breakthroughs in detection and treatment.

/ January 10, 2017
That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

At least 50% of cancer drugs that were fast-tracked to patients by the FDA from 2008-2012 did not help them live longer or better lives. The most expensive drug also worsened quality of life. Even when these medications do not...

/ December 2, 2016