Screening/Prevention Leukemia


September Is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of blood cancer educational programs for national blood cancer awareness month. As the month of September brings blood... Continue Reading

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk (August 8, 2014)

Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now... Continue Reading

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women (January 1, 2014)

Researchers have found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has... Continue Reading

Childhood CT Scans Linked to Leukemia and Brain Cancer Later in Life (June 20, 2012)

Children and young adults who undergo multiple computed tomography (CT) scans have an increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (July 28, 2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (May 23, 2011)

A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients.... Continue Reading

Regular Use of Acetaminophen May Increase Risk of Blood Cancers (May 13, 2011)

Long-term, regular use of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may increase the risk of leukemia and lymphoma. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Some studies have suggested that use... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

Cell Phone Towers and Childhood Cancer Risk (July 1, 2010)

Recent findings indicate that children who are exposed to radiofrequency fields from cell phone towers before birth do not have an increased risk of early childhood cancer. This study was published in... Continue Reading

September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month (August 28, 2009)

As the month of September brings leukemia and lymphoma into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of these diseases, including their prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

Formaldehyde Exposure May Increase Risk of Blood and Lymphatic Cancers (June 23, 2009)

Industrial workers who are exposed to formaldehyde may be at an increased risk of dying from blood and lymphatic cancers, particularly myeloid leukemia but also Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma,... Continue Reading

Cyclophosphamide May Increase Cancer Risk Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (March 10, 2008)

Cyclophosphamide May Increase Cancer Risk Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis A large study conducted in Canada reveals that patients who are treated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with the drug... Continue Reading

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers (February 19, 2008)

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers Excess bodyweight increases the risk of developing several types of cancer, according to results recently published in The Lancet. It... Continue Reading

Vitamins During Pregnancy Decrease Childhood Cancer Risk (February 23, 2007)

Vitamins During Pregnancy Decrease Childhood Cancer Risk According to an early online publication in the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, children of mothers who take vitamins during pregnancy... Continue Reading

Aspartame Not Linked to Brain or Blood Cancer (September 29, 2006)

Aspartame Not Linked to Brain or Blood Cancer According to an article recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, high intake of aspartame (NutraSweet®) does not appear to increase... Continue Reading

Possible Link Between Residential Petrochemical Exposure and Leukemia (August 7, 2006)

Possible Link Between Residential Petrochemical Exposure and Leukemia Results from a study conducted in southern Taiwan suggest a possible link between living in an area with high exposure to airborne... Continue Reading

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