Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you come from a large family, you may have a lower risk of cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 178 countries and found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those from smaller families. The link between family size…

Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments include innovative immunotherapies that target cancer cells (called CAR T-cell therapies) and targeted radiotherapies, according to the report from the American Association for Cancer Research…

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Don’t kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you’re willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you’re still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. “For the most part, adults who use sunless tanning products continue to engage in risky tanning behaviors,” said study…

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 percent higher rate of breast cancer. Meanwhile,…