Tag Archives: cancer

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

New Therapy for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Improves Survival

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story New Therapy for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Improves Survival The experimental treatment relies on radioactive molecules that seek out tumor cells, a strategy that may be useful against other cancers. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among American men, after… Read More »

Americans should get colon cancer screenings at 45, new guidelines say

Loading the player… Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier — at age 45 instead of waiting until they’re 50, according to guidelines released Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it’s time for the change because colorectal cancer increasingly is appearing in younger adults. Colorectal cancer is one of the nation’s… Read More »