Thursday, September 20, 2012

Australian study notes rise in cancer cases among pregnant women

This doesn't look good.  Here is an excerpt and article link:

Cancers on the rise in pregnant women, study suggests

 

September 20, 2012 - Reuters

The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, a new study from Australia suggests...
Dr. Lloyd Smith, who treats gynecologic cancers at the University of California, Davis, agreed that improved detection likely accounts for some portion of the increase in cases.

The risk of cancer is known to increase with age - and 35-plus women in the study were over three times more likely to get cancer compared to those under 30 in 2007.

But age only accounted for a fraction of the increased cancer risk over time, the researchers found.
Dr. Lloyd Smith, who treats gynecologic cancers at the University of California, Davis, agreed that improved detection likely accounts for some portion of the increase in cases...

Age?  Better detection?  What has really caused this?  The study doesn't come to a conclusion, but if you are interested you can find out a lot more by CLICKING HERE and accessing  the article.

I will try and find out more.  Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: New antibody doubles non-small cell lung cancer survival

Peregrine drug doubles lung cancer survival in trial

(Reuters) - A small trial of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug, bavituximab, showed that it doubled the length of time lung cancer patients survived, supporting the company's plans to conduct a larger study...

CLICK HERE to read more.

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat