Home Tags Cancer: Misc.

Tag: Cancer: Misc.

Patients with cancer in Wuhan had an increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 infection

Increased Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Seen in Cancer Patients in Wuhan

Of the 12 patients with COVID-19, six developed severe acute respiratory syndrome; three died
Management of cancer care during the coronavirus 2019 pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online March 20 in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19

Patient information should be provided; well visits should be rescheduled, transitioned to telemedicine
Greater financial worry and food insecurity are reported for younger adult cancer survivors

Young Cancer Survivors Have More Financial, Food Insecurity

Cancer survivors aged 18 to 39 have consistently higher 'very worried' levels about retirement, bills
Patients with psoriasis may have a slightly increased risk for cancer

Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk for Developing Cancer

Increased risk particularly seen with keratinocyte cancer and lymphomas
Cancer incidence and death rates have decreased in recent years

Decreases Seen in Cancer Incidence, Death Rates

Two studies show decreases in incidence and death rates, but variation by sex, race/ethnicity, age
Higher plant protein intake is associated with lower total mortality

Opting for Plant-Based Protein May Lower Mortality Risk

Replacing animal protein with plant protein tied to lower mortality, less cardiovascular disease
Cancer risk awareness varies by socioeconomic status

Knowledge of Cancer Risk, Health Promotion Varies Widely

Gap by socioeconomic status seen in international survey
Omega-3 fatty acids do not appear to protect against cancer and may only have a small beneficial effect in coronary heart disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seem Not to Protect Against Cancer

And, limited cardiovascular benefit found for long chain omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid
All-cause and cause-specific mortality have decreased among five-year adolescent and young adult cancer survivors overall

Late Mortality Down for Young Adult, Adolescent Cancer Survivors

Five-year mortality from all causes overall decreased, but improvement was limited for some cancer types

February 2020 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for February 2020. This roundup includes...