Over 100,000 cancer patients each year diagnosed too late

Cancer Research UK says thousands more radiologists, oncologists and radiographers needed to hit early diagnosis targets Related items fromOnMedica GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Better cancer treatment remains a ‘major’ public ‘priority’ Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age
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A 52-Year-Old Woman With an Abdominal Mass, Bilateral Pulmonary Nodules, and Mediastinal and Hilar Lymphadenopathy. Chest. 2019 Jun;155(6):e175-e178 Authors: Van Treeck BJ, Gehlbach DA, Foster GH, Utz JP, Aubry MC, Colby TV, Yi ES Abstract CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old, nonsmoking, African-American woman with a history of obesity, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis was referred for workup of multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules. The pulmonary nodules were discovered incidentally while undergoing a CT scan for an abdominal mass that was radiographically diagnosed as a uterine leiomyoma. She...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Maunil K. Desai1 and Roberta Diaz Brinton2,3* 1School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States 2Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States 3Departments of Pharmacology and Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States Women have a higher incidence and prevalence of autoimmune diseases than men, and 85% or more patients of multiple autoimmune diseases are female. Women undergo sweeping endocrinological changes at least twice during their lifetime, puberty and menopause, with many women undergoin...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions In the span of a very short time—less than a decade—robotic head and neck surgery has transformed the management of the head and neck cancer, and it seems clear that the future of treatment for these cancers lies in a multimodal approach in which TORS is likely to play an important role. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the current indications for TORS are limited and long-term data on the safety and oncological outcomes are needed to better understand the true role of TORS in treatment of head and neck cancer. Nonetheless, the emergence of ever more advanced robotic instruments i...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A 45-Year-Old Woman With Multiple Pulmonary Nodules and Sjögren Syndrome. Chest. 2019 Feb;155(2):e51-e54 Authors: Xian JZ, Cherian SV, Idowu M, Chen L, Estrada-Y-Martin RM Abstract CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old woman presented for evaluation for 3 months of coughing and dyspnea. A recent chest CT scan done for workup of her symptoms revealed a 2-cm right-sided pulmonary nodule. She had a medical history of Sjögren syndrome, hypertension, and obesity. She also noted a weight loss of 30 lb over the last 3 years. She denied smoking, alcohol consumption, illicit drug use, or occupational...
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Purpose. Primarily to evaluate the radiation dose delivered to patients with obesity in projection radiography and its relationship to the patient ’s size. A secondary purpose is to estimate the subsequent projected radiation-related lifetime cancer risk to patients with obesity compared to normal-weight patients. Method and material . Data from 1964 patients from a bariatric clinic in the UK were reviewed with the relevant permission. 630 patients were identified to have a projection radiography history and were included in the study. Patients ’ dose area product (DAP) data were collected for all project...
Source: Journal of Radiological Protection - Category: Physics Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: Venous thromboembolic events (VTE) are a frequent complication of patients diagnosed with diffuse large B -cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Development of VTE portends poor prognosis. Previous studies have identified use of anthracyclines, advanced stage at presentation, obesity, and development of neutropenia and anemia after first cycle of chemotherapy as risk factors for VTE. Recent studies suggest leukocyte subpopulations may affect the risk of VTE; elevated neutrophil and monocyte counts have been associated with increased risk of VTE in solid malignancy patients. The role of leukocyte subpopulations in VTE risk i...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 903. Outcomes Research-Non-Malignant Hematology: Health Outcomes in Hemophilia, Thrombosis, ITP, and Hereditary Transthyreitin Amyloidosis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Residential proximity to road traffic volumes and traffic density were associated with increased all-cause mortality in patients undergoing treatment for active tuberculosis even after adjusting for multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical factors, suggesting that TB patients are susceptible to the adverse health effects of traffic-related air pollution. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1699 Received: 31 January 2017 Revised: 18 August 2017 Accepted: 23 August 2017 Published: 29 September 2017 Address correspondence to R.J. Blount, Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmon...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Discussion: In obese premenopausal women, the mechanism of malignant transformation in endometrial carcinoma is considered to be an association with relatively high levels of serum estrogen from peripheral conversion of androgens to estrone in adipose tissue with a deficiency in progesterone exposure due to chronic anovulation. Using aromatase inhibitors seems reasonable as an adjunct to progesterone given the high likelihood that this population has a significant proportion of their estrogen production coming from peripheral conversion in adipose tissue. This case series is unique in that each woman initially failed to re...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to document the consumption of medical imaging [conventional radiography (CR), computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound (US)]. METHODS: The eight municipalities in northern Norway included in the administration area of the Sami language law (Sami group - 132,490 persons/year in the period 2003-2009, mean/year 19,363 inhabitants) were matched with a control group of 11 municipalities (non-Sami group - 135,539 persons/year, mean/year 18,927 inhabitants). Population data was accessed from Statistics Norway. Data on imaging exams were derived from a regional database...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Int J Circumpolar Health Source Type: research
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