Articles Tagged ‘screening’

Diabetes is the Most Common Risk Factor for Liver Cancer in the U.S.

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The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer, has been increasing in the U.S. for several decades. NCI reseachers found that diabetes was associated with a greater percentage of HCC cases than any other factor.

The Role of Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Each year nearly 150,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and around 50,000 die from the disease. Studies have shown that when performed every one to two years in people ages 50 to 80, fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) can help reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer by 15 to [...]

Modeling Different Breast Cancer Screening Strategies


A new study which uses modeling to summarize the benefits and harms of breast cancer screening finds that regular mammography screening for women ages 50 to 74 reduces the risk of dying due to breast cancer, with a smaller benefit for women 40 to 49. False-positives tests and overdiagnosis are of concern for all ages, although false positives are more common for women in their forties, and over-diagnosis is more of a concern for older women.