Cancer warning: Radiation from CT scans linked to increased risk of thyroid cancer

CANCER currently has no cure, but research is looking into what can increase the risk of it developing and how to prevent it. A new study has found exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukaemia.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news
Conclusions: Patients with IPF had a higher risk for various types of cancer incidence compared to matched control cohort. Greater attention should be paid to cancer development and screening in patients with IPF.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Malignant mesothelioma has become the latest deadly cancer linked directly to the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City in 2001. The long-running threat has come to fruition. Eighteen years after Manhattan was engulfed in the asbestos-laced, toxic cloud of dust — caused primarily by the World Trade Center destruction — the first death from pleural mesothelioma attributed to 9/11 has been recorded. Nick Ursta, 52, from the southwestern part of Pennsylvania, died after a year-long battle with the rare cancer. Ursta, a construction worker and fireman by trade, w...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
Yicheng Ni Cancer remains a major cause of death globally. Given its relapsing and fatal features, curing cancer seems to be something hardly possible for the majority of patients. In view of the development in cancer therapies, this article summarizes currently available cancer therapeutics and cure potential by cancer type and stage at diagnosis, based on literature and database reviews. Currently common cancer therapeutics include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. However, treatment with curative intent by these methods are mainly eligible for patients with localized diseas...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In this study, consequences of deficiency and overexpression of INPP4B on cellular transformation was investigated using a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) model of cellular transformation. We observed that neither deficiency nor overexpression of INPP4B was sufficient to induce neoplastic transformation, alone or in combination with H-Ras V12 or E1A overexpression. However, Inpp4b-deficiency did cooperate with SV40 T-Large-mediated cellular transformation, a finding which was associated with increased phosphorylated-Akt levels. Transformation and phosphorylated-Akt levels were dampened upon overexpression of INPP4B in SV4...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Shimazaki S, Kazukawa I, Mori K, Kihara M, Minagawa M Abstract We retrospectively analyzed endocrine late effects in 81 childhood cancer survivor (CCS) patients who had been referred to our endocrinology department in Chiba Children's Hospital between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2016. Among 69 eligible patients (33 male, 36 female), endocrine late effects were identified in 56 patients (81.1%). The median age at the last visit to our endocrinology department was 17.4 years (range: 7.1-35.3 years). The most common primary cancer was acute lymphoblastic leukemia (22 patients, 31.8%). Forty-four patients...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
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Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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