Fact Sheet

Cancer Recurrence Statistics

Cancer Recurrence Statistics

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This fact sheet describes the estimated rates of recurrence of selected cancers.

Understanding Drug Approval and Researching Newly Approved Cancer Treatments

Understanding Drug Approval and Researching Newly Approved Cancer Treatments

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This fact sheet provides patient-focused information about the FDA drug approval process and guidance on researching FDA-approved agents for patients with cancer.

Palliative Care and Survivorship

Palliative Care and Survivorship

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This fact sheet discusses the importance of palliative care as it pertains to cancer survivorship.

Nutraceuticals/Supplements and Cancer Prevention: All Hype?

Nutraceuticals/Supplements and Cancer Prevention: All Hype?

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This fact sheet discusses the research on supplement use and cancer incidence.

Familial Exposure to Radiation During Treatment for Cancer

Familial Exposure to Radiation During Treatment for Cancer

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This fact sheet discusses the risk of familial exposure to radiation during cancer treatment and strategies to help limit incidental contact with potentially harmful byproducts.

Plastics and Cancer

Plastics and Cancer

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Few studies have evaluated the general exposure to plastics and cancer risk, and data on cancer risk among workers in the plastic industry are inconclusive.

A Vegan Diet and Cancer

A Vegan Diet and Cancer

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There are no data on whether a vegan diet is an effective means of cancer prevention among high-risk populations.

Tissue Biopsy: What to Expect

Tissue Biopsy: What to Expect

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This fact sheet informs patients about what to expect prior to, during, and after a tissue biopsy.

Sexual Health and Cancer Treatment

Sexual Health and Cancer Treatment

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This fact sheet about sexual health provides patients with an overview of the way in which cancer treatment can affect sexual health and management options.

Finding Clinical Trials in Cancer

Finding Clinical Trials in Cancer

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This fact sheet describes patient-directed strategies for finding clinical trials.

Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events

Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events

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An overview of the potential immune-related adverse events that can arise from treatment with checkpoint inhibitors.

Managing Neutropenia

Managing Neutropenia

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Both the chemotherapy regimen selected and therapeutic dose intensity used in treatment factor into the calculation of neutropenia risk.

Genetic Testing and Cancer

Genetic Testing and Cancer

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Traditional genetic testing historically included the sequential analysis of single and generally well-described genes involved in heritable cancers.

Psychotherapy and Cancer

Psychotherapy and Cancer

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Some data suggest that psychotherapy may benefit patients with cancer, but higher-quality research is needed.

Polypharmacy and Cancer

Polypharmacy and Cancer

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The effect of polypharmacy and noncancer mortality on patient survival and other outcomes in cancer varies by study.

Financial Toxicity and Cancer

Financial Toxicity and Cancer

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Though it is clear that cancer is associated with an extreme financial burden, the extent of the burden varies widely.

Dietary Nitrates/Nitrites and Cancer

Dietary Nitrates/Nitrites and Cancer

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There is concern that added nitrates and nitrites are associated with an increased risk of cancer, but epidemiologic data have been inconclusive thus far.

Exercise and Cancer

Exercise and Cancer

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The mechanisms that drive this benefit are not well-understood, and it is believed that the benefit is not just a result of reducing risk factors such as body weight.

Massage and Cancer

Massage and Cancer

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An overview of the research regarding the use of massage to improve cancer- or treatment-related symptoms and overall quality of life for patients with cancer.

Mobile Phones and Cancer

Mobile Phones and Cancer

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Multiple studies have examined the possible association between cell phone usage and increased cancer risk, but study designs, potential biases, and interpretations of statistical outcomes leave conclusions uncertain.

Indoor Tanning and Cancer

Indoor Tanning and Cancer

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All meta-analyses conducted to date show a significant association between indoor tanning use and an increased risk of melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers.

Resveratrol and Cancer

Resveratrol and Cancer

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Though mechanisms of anticancer effects of resveratrol have been identified, the ability to translate these findings to in-human studies is a challenge.

Coffee and Cancer

Coffee and Cancer

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Several meta-analyses suggest that coffee consumption may decrease the risk of many types of cancers, but for some cancers, the data remain mixed or indicate an increased risk.

Acupuncture and Cancer

Acupuncture and Cancer

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Though the mechanisms of action of acupuncture are not well-understood and continue to be an area of research, hypotheses include changes in neurohormones and immunomodulation through cytokines.

Amygdalin and Cancer

Amygdalin and Cancer

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While some in vitro data suggests anticancer activity, animal and in-human studies fail to show efficacy and the risk of cyanide toxicity make amygdalin not recommended for use.

Cannabis and Cancer

Cannabis and Cancer

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Cannabis and its synthetic cannabinoids have been studied for medicinal properties across multiple disease states.

Essential Oils and Cancer

Essential Oils and Cancer

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In-human studies have evaluated the use of EOs in a supportive role, and though EOs appear to have some efficacy in this setting, larger studies are needed to confirm their effects.

Cascara and Cancer

Cascara and Cancer

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Cascara use is not recommended because there are insufficient data for establishing its safety, and there have been reports of liver injury with high doses.

Controlled Amino Acid Therapy and Cancer

Controlled Amino Acid Therapy and Cancer

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In vitro and in vivo data suggest that selective amino acid deprivation may have anticancer activity.

Bloodroot and Cancer

Bloodroot and Cancer

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Bloodroot-containing products sold as a cure for cancer can be highly toxic and result in disfigurement.

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