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Men's Health Update Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

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Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

During a median of 6.5 years of follow-up, none of the 9 cases of bladder cancer diagnosed among 925 patients was muscle invasive.

Narrow Band Imaging Improves Early Bladder Cancer Detection

Narrow Band Imaging Improves Early Bladder Cancer Detection

NBI was superior at detecting early bladder tumors and carcinoma in situ, compared with WLI cystoscopy.

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

Bladder Cancer Risks Not Increased in Diabetes Patients

Bladder Cancer Risks Not Increased in Diabetes Patients

Researchers found no association between diabetes and urinary bladder cancer risk and mortality.

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket.

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Less than half of primary care providers refer patients with any degree of hematuria for urological evaluation.

Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

The test displayed an overall high sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors.

Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

Men at high-risk of bladder cancer were the most likely to be referred to urologists.

'Real-World' Patient Compliance with Bladder CA Therapy Poor

'Real-World' Patient Compliance with Bladder CA Therapy Poor

Researchers find rates lower than those observed in most clinical trials.

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Greater effects were seen in women with UTI, according to researchers.

Blood-Based Biomarkers May Predict Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Blood-Based Biomarkers May Predict Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Levels of CEA and CA 19-9 were significantly higher in patients with tumor recurrence and/or progression.