Cardiology

Occult cancer found in ~5 percent with unprovoked VTE

(HealthDay)—About one in 20 patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) have occult cancer detected within one year, according to a review published online Aug. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Increasing prevalence of obesity in cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—From 1997 to 2014 the estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence was higher for adults with a history of cancer, according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Oncology & Cancer

Aging population is growing ranks of cancer survivors

Improved cancer detection and treatment efforts, combined with demographic trends, are creating larger numbers of older cancer survivors who are likely to have other health conditions that impact care and well-being.

Health

Decrease in prostate CA mortality parallels drop in smoking

(HealthDay)—Declines in prostate cancer mortality seem to parallel declines in cigarette smoking, based on data from four U.S. states. The report was published online April 14 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Slowing noted in growth of cancer expenditures

(HealthDay)—From 1998 to 2012, cancer care expenditures increased at an annualized rate of 2.9 percent, although the growth slowed from 2007, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Cancer.

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