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Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

But research reveals association with pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Prior Pelvic Irradiation Does Not Predict Cystectomy Outcomes

Prior Pelvic Irradiation Does Not Predict Cystectomy Outcomes

Bladder cancer patients with and without a history of pelvic irradiation have similar recurrence-free and cancer-specific survival rates.

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Even 70% of smokers support the concept of raising the legal smoking age.

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.

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