Skin self-examination (SSE) training to aid early detection of melanoma recurrence is beneficial for patients with melanoma and their partners, and has additional benefits for those who report having low relationship quality because it gives them activities to do together.
A patient's microbial diversity, even before they start cancer treatment, can be linked to risk of infection during induction chemotherapy.
Computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening mammography is not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy, according to an analysis of results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of digital screening mammograms.
Radical improvements in diagnostic services, cancer education, and training, and policies that encourage integration between primary and specialist care, primary care doctors could hold the key to meeting the growing demand for cancer care.
Working with tissue, blood, and DNA from six people with precancerous and cancerous lung lesions, scientists identified what they believe are the very earliest premalignant genetic changes that mark the potential onset of lung cancer.