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Researchers develop less invasive way to diagnose lung cancer
(Natural News) Researchers claim they have developed a cheaper, less invasive way to test for lung cancer — but can the new method change fundamental problems with the country’s cancer screening system? The new method involves conducting a genetic analysis on cells collected from the lining of the nasal cavity, according to a study conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Chronic Sinusitis Linked to Head and Neck Cancers in Elderly
Chronic sinusitis is associated with three rare types of head and neck cancer, including nasopharyngeal cancer, HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, and nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Release Expands With New, Updated Topics
Reston, VA — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released 8 new and 15 updated Appropriateness Criteria, which define national guidelines for the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy. These continually updated criteria now include 215 topics with more than 1,080 clinical indications. “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® enhance quality of care by helping health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam, radiologic interventional procedure or radiation therapy for the patient’s condition. Such criteria use in exam ordering can improve quality, reduce unnecess...
Source: American College of Radiology - May 31, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACS Releases Long-term Care Guideline for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has released a new Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline to help survivors of head and neck cancer and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline addresses cancers of the oral cavity, tongue, lip, pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). Recommendations in the guideline may also apply to cancers of the salivary glands, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. But it does not address cancers of the brain, thyroid, or esophagus because they are very different in terms of symptoms and treatment. RESOURCES: Head and Neck Cancer Survivor...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Salivary Gland Cancer Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer Nasopharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

Proton Beam for Nasal Cavity Tumors: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Foote tells us why proton beam therapy is a game changer when it comes to some hard to treat cancers. To listen click the link below. 2016Mar11 (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Oregon commission recommends 'proton beam' therapy for certain cancers
The state Health Evidence Review Commission is recommending coverage for an expensive type of therapy that’s used for certain types of cancer. The commission last week gave a strong recommendation for using “proton beam” therapy to treat malignant tumors of the eye. It gave a weak recommendation for using the therapy for malignant brain, spinal, skull base, paranasal sinus and juxtaspinal tumors and pediatric malignant tumors. The commission guides the Oregon Health Authority on coverage… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Jim Kelly Battling Cancer Recurrence
Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with cancer. The year old was diagnosed with oral cancer last June and underwent surgery to remove part of his jaw. When he was initially diagnosed, Kelly experienced pain in his jaw that was unresponsive to antibiotics. Surgery to remove a cyst in his gums and nasal cavity revealed the malignancy. Follow up testing has shown the cancer has returned and Kelly will undergo further treatment to treat the disease....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - March 15, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news