June News Roundup

June News Roundup

Every month, we collect the latest cancer news and updates. Check out what’s new in June!

Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Money as Well as Lives, Research Shows

June 29, 2017 (via ScienceDaily News)

At this time, there is no recommended lung cancer screening procedure due to the relative costs and benefits in relation to long-term life improvement. A recent study shows that screening for lung cancer and certain non-cancerous diseases during CT scans may benefit people at high risk for developing lung cancer, such as individuals who regularly smoke.

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

June 29, 2017 (MedlinePlus via HealthDay News)

A recent study suggests that depression negatively impacts the long-term health of cancer caregivers. Improving access to joint, comprehensive care for patients and caregivers may help avoid caregivers’ health declining prematurely.

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

June 22, 2017 (MedlinePlus via HealthDay News)

Secondhand smoke is a risk factor for developing several different types of cancer, and also makes recovery from cancer more difficult. A recent study highlights that many cancer survivors are exposed to secondhand smoke. Individuals with previous history of smoking-related cancer as well as those with an income below the federal poverty level reported the highest exposure rates.

Dark Skin No Shield From Deadly Skin Cancer

June 2, 2017 (MedlinePlus via HealthDay News)

Individuals with darker skin do not have increased protection from UV radiation. Improved awareness of the benefits of skin cancer screening may help with prevention and early detection.

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients

June 29, 2017

Certain cases of melanoma are less clearly defined than others, leading to conflicting diagnoses. Improving melanoma classification guidelines may help avoid confusion for patients and experts alike.

Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?

June 28, 2017 (MedlinePlus via HealthDay News)

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Early detection improves the success of treatment. Self-screening and annual screenings by your doctor are recommended in order to catch the signs of skin cancer before it has spread, but do you know the signs of skin cancer?

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