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Tanzania:Doc Explains Colorectal Is a Worrisome Health Issue

[Daily News] WHILE national records cite cervical cancer as the second most troublesome disease in Tanzania behind breast cancer, the Aga Khan hospital has slotted colorectal cancer in the position.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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This article reviews some of the more common types of cancer that may be encountered during pregnancy. It reviews the unique challenges with the diagnosis and treatment of breast, cervical, hematologic, and colon cancers in pregnant patients. PMID: 29747725 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Less than 60% of adults with IDD appear to be receiving comprehensive preventive care. Future studies assessing the quality of preventive care received by adults with IDD should combine health examination billing codes and the PCQS. PMID: 29650746 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Family Physician Medecin de Famille Canadien - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Can Fam Physician Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of socioeconomic and healthcare use characteristics in the participation in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening in the French West Indies. We used data from a national health survey conducted in 2014 in Martinique (n=2026) and Guadeloupe (n=2028). Logistic regressions adjusted for various sociodemographic and morbidity variables were performed. The following determinants were investigated: having hot water at home, having received income support for low-income individuals during the last year, educational level, occupational class, complementary health insuranc...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Short Paper: Lifestyle Source Type: research
Authors: Peng X, Shi J, Sun W, Ruan X, Guo Y, Zhao L, Wang J, Li B Abstract IL-6 is critical for tumorigenesis. However, previous studies on the association of IL-6 promoter polymorphisms with predisposition to different cancer types are somewhat contradictory. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis regarding the relationship between IL-6 promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility and prognosis. Up to April 2017, 97 original publications were identified covering three IL-6 promoter SNPs. Our results showed statistically significant association between IL-6 promoter and cancer risk and pr...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
AbstractCancer (the focus of this inquiry) is the leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women. The purpose of this study was to identify American Indian women cancer survivors ’ needs and preferences related to community supports for their cancer experience. This qualitative study examined female American Indian cancer survivors’ needs and preferences about community support. The sample included 43 American Indian women cancer survivors (the types of cancer survivors included cervical cancer:n = 14; breast cancer:n = 14; and colon and other types:n =&t...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions Cancer among certain indigenous people in the Arctic is an increasing public health concern, especially lung and colorectal cancer. PMID: 29516815 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Circumpolar Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Guidelines for cancer screening differ between countries, with areas of commonality but also clear differences. Recommendations have important commonalities for well-established cancer screening programs such as breast and cervical cancer, with greater variation between countries regarding prostate, colorectal, lung, and skin cancer screening. Ideally, recommendations should be made by a professionally diverse, independent panel of experts that make evidence-based recommendations regarding screening based on the benefits, harms, and available resources in that country's context. PMID: 29507820 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Abstract The fragile histidine triad (FHIT) gene encloses an active common chromosomal fragile site, FRA3B. This gene is known to be associated with genomic instability, apoptosis and DNA damage. FHIT disturbances have been related to carcinogenesis in different types of human tumor. Despite this, there are some controversies about the exact role of the FHIT gene in relation to tumor biology. Several pieces of evidence support the hypothesis that FHIT acts as a tumor suppressor gene. A loss or decrease in the Fhit protein expression appears to be related to tumor progression, poor prognostic factors and lower surv...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe EDIFICE surveys have assessed cancer screening behavior in the French population since 2005.MethodsThe 2016 edition was conducted among a representative sample of 1501 individuals (age, 50 –75 years). The current analysis focuses on breast, colorectal, prostate, lung, and cervical cancer screening.ResultsThe rate of women (50 to 74  years) declaring having had at least one breast cancer screening test in their lifetime remained stable and high between 2005 and 2016. Compliance with recommended screening intervals improved between 2005 and 2011 from 75 to 83%, respectively, then decreas...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Let us sing the praises of good medical screening tests. These are the tests that can detect medical problems before they become untreatable and before they cause complications or even death. Even better are those screening tests that detect “predisease” — abnormalities that aren’t dangerous on their own but can lead to problems later. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, relatively few screening tests are considered good enough to routinely recommend for adults, including mammography for breast cancer (women) Pap smear for cervical cancer (women) b...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Prevention Screening Source Type: blogs
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