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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627002/does-personalised-melanoma-genomic-risk-information-trigger-conversations-about-skin-cancer-prevention-and-skin-examination-with-family-friends-and-health-professionals
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A K Smit, L A Keogh, A J Newson, P N Butow, K Dunlop, R L Morton, J Kirk, D Espinoza, A E Cust
BACKGROUND: Receiving information about melanoma genomic risk might trigger conversations about skin cancer prevention and skin examinations. OBJECTIVES: To explore conversations prompted by receiving personalised genomic risk of melanoma with family, friends and health professionals. METHODS: We used a mixed-methods approach. Participants without a personal history and unselected for a family history of melanoma (n=103, aged 21-69, 53% women) completed questionnaires 3-months after receiving a personalised melanoma genomic risk assessment...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619403/practice-knowledge-and-barriers-for-screening-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-high-risk-chinese-patients
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Kerui Xu, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Fedja A Rochling, Jianjun Zhang, Paraskevi A Farazi, Hongyan Peng, Hongmei Wang, Jiangtao Luo
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the leading causes of cancer deaths in China. Considering its poor prognosis when diagnosed late, Chinese guidelines recommend biannual screening for HCC with abdominal ultrasound and serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) test for high-risk populations. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the practice, knowledge, and self-perceived barriers for HCC screening among high-risk hospital patients in China. METHODS: An interview-based questionnaire was conducted among Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B and/or chronic hepatitis C infection from outpatient clinics at 2 tertiary medical institutions in Shanghai and Wuhan, China...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603643/assessing-the-usefulness-and-acceptability-of-a-low-health-literacy-online-decision-aid-about-reproductive-choices-for-younger-women-with-breast-cancer-the-alliance-pilot-study-protocol
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Michelle Peate, Sian Karen Smith, Victoria Pye, Alice Hucker, Catharyn Stern, Lesley Stafford, Catherine Oakman, Laura Chin-Lenn, Kerry Shanahan, Nipuni Ratnayake Gamage, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be confronted by many difficult decisions, especially around fertility preservation prior to commencing cancer treatment. The information to be conveyed is complex, and it may be difficult to weigh up the risks and benefits of the different fertility preservation options available. This complexity is compounded by the widespread low levels of literacy and health literacy in Australia, which may result in greater difficulties in understanding available health information and in decision-making...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596921/practices-of-breast-self-examination-and-associated-factors-among-female-debre-berhan-university-students
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Kalayu Birhane, Miskir Alemayehu, Belayneh Anawte, Gebru Gebremariyam, Ruth Daniel, Semeneh Addis, Teshome Worke, Abdurrahman Mohammed, Wassie Negash
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in Ethiopia of all female cancers. It is considered to be a progressive disease with a poor prognosis if detected late. Breast self-examination is an important prevention method of breast cancer. This study was aimed at assessing practice and associated factors of breast self-examination (BSE) among female Debre Berhan University students in Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 among 420 using self-administrated questionnaire...
2017: International Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578598/hyperthyroidism-hypothyroidism-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-a-large-cohort-of-women
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Neige My Journy, Marie-Odile Bernier, Michele M Doody, Bruce H Alexander, Martha Linet, Cari Meinhold Kitahara
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism is 0.5-4% in iodine-replete communities, but 5-10 times higher in women than men. Those conditions are associated with a broad range of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Biological evidence of a role of thyroid hormones in carcinogenesis also exists. However, the association between thyroid dysfunction and cardiovascular disease or cancer mortality risk remains controversial. In a large cohort of women, we evaluated the associations of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism with cause-specific mortality after nearly 30 years of follow-up...
June 3, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566532/risk-and-protective-factors-for-the-occurrence-of-sporadic-pancreatic-endocrine-neoplasms
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Roberto Valente, Alastair J Hayes, Sven-Petter Haugvik, Per Hedenström, Darko Siuka, Emilie Korsæth, Daniel Kaemmerer, Stuart Michael Robinson, Patrick Maisonneuve, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Bjorn Lindkvist, Gabriele Capurso
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNENs) represent 10% of all pancreatic tumors by prevalence. Their incidence has reportedly increased over recent decades in parallel with that of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. PNENs are relatively rare and of the few institutions that have published potential risk factors, findings have been heterogenous. AIM: To investigate the association between potential risk and protective factors for the occurrence of sporadic PNENs across a European population from several institutions...
May 31, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556580/a-family-history-questionnaire-sent-to-patients-prior-to-colonoscopy-enhances-genetic-counseling-for-hereditary-colorectal-cancer
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Koen Kessels, Joey D Eisinger, Tom G Letteboer, G Johan A Offerhaus, Peter D Siersema, Leon M G Moons
AIM: We investigated whether sending a family history questionnaire (FHQ) to patients prior to undergoing colonoscopy results in an increase of an available family history and genetic counseling. METHODS: A FHQ was sent by mail to patients before undergoing outpatient colonoscopy at a university hospital in 2013. Additional characteristics and referral for genetic evaluation of patients undergoing colonoscopy in 2013 were retrieved from the electronic medical record (EMR)...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520842/alcohol-consumption-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-family-history-of-breast-cancer-and-folate-intake-in-younger-women
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Hyun Ja Kim, Seungyoun Jung, A Heather Eliassen, Wendy Y Chen, Walter C Willett, Eunyoung Cho
To evaluate the association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in younger women, and by family history of breast cancer and folate intake, we prospectively followed 93,835 U.S. women aged 27-44 years with alcohol consumption data in 1991 in the Nurses' Health Study II. Alcohol and folate intake was measured by food frequency questionnaire repeated every 4 years. We documented 2,866 incident invasive breast cancer cases between 1991 and 2011. Alcohol consumption was not associated with breast cancer risk overall (multivariate hazard ratio = 1...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498247/practice-patterns-of-hereditary-ovarian-cancer-management-in-korea
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Min Chul Choi, Myong Cheol Lim, Maria Lee, Min Kyu Kim, Dong Hoon Suh, Yong Jung Song, Tae-Joong Kim, Suk-Joon Chang, Jae-Weon Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate practice patterns for managing hereditary ovarian cancer among Korean gynecologic oncologic physicians. METHODS: Members of the Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology participated in the inaugural Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer Symposium or were invited to this survey by e-mail from January to February 2016. The survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Most physicians (66...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482828/health-beliefs-illness-perceptions-and-determinants-of-breast-screening-uptake-in-malta-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Danika Marmarà, Vincent Marmarà, Gill Hubbard
BACKGROUND: Women's beliefs and representations of breast cancer (BC) and breast screening (BS) are salient predictors for BS practices. This study utilized the health belief model (HBM) and common-sense model (CSM) of illness self-regulation to explore factors associated with BS uptake in Malta and subsequently, to identify the most important predictors to first screening uptake. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey enrolled Maltese women (n = 404) ages 50 to 60 at the time of their first screening invitation, invited to the National Breast Screening Programme by stratified random sampling, with no personal history of BC...
May 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460643/regular-and-low-dose-aspirin-other-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-medications-and-prospective-risk-of-her2-defined-breast-cancer-the-california-teachers-study
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Christina A Clarke, Alison J Canchola, Lisa M Moy, Susan L Neuhausen, Nadia T Chung, James V Lacey, Leslie Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Regular users of aspirin may have reduced risk of breast cancer. Few studies have addressed whether risk reduction pertains to specific breast cancer subtypes defined jointly by hormone receptor (estrogen and progesterone receptor) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expression. This study assessed the prospective risk of breast cancer (overall and by subtype) according to use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) in a cohort of female public school professionals in California...
May 1, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443207/truth-telling-for-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-henan-china
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Lian-Qun Zhang, Pei-Nan Chen, Hai-Ling Wang, Li Sun, Xue-Ke Zhao, Xin Song, Min-Jie Wu, Tang-Juan Zhang, Ling-Fen Ji, Wei-Li Han, Zong-Min Fan, Yuan Yuan, Hai-Jun Yang, Jian-Po Wang, Fu-You Zhou, Yi-Jun Qi, Li-Dong Wang
OBJECTIVE: : This study aims to investigate the truth-telling status and the relevant factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients in Henan, China. METHODS: : A cross-sectional study from April to June 2015 using questionnaires was given to 301 family members of hospitalized ESCC patients based in three affiliated hospitals of Zhengzhou University (i.e., The First Hospital, The Second Hospital, and Tumor Hospital) and Anyang Tumor Hospital. RESULTS: : Among the 41...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439664/women-at-familial-risk-of-breast-cancer-electing-for-prophylactic-mastectomy-frequencies-procedures-and-decision-making-characteristics
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Sarah Schott, Lisa Vetter, Monika Keller, Thomas Bruckner, Michael Golatta, Sabine Eismann, Nicola Dikow, Christina Evers, Christof Sohn, Joerg Heil
BACKGROUND: Some women of families at high risk of breast cancer (BC) choose prophylactic mastectomy (PM) in spite of ambiguous evidence for survival benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate counselees' characteristics, decisions on PM, and frequencies of different procedures to better understand how to tailor interventions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-nine counselees who attended interdisciplinary consultation for genetic risk adjustment at the University Hospital Heidelberg between July 2009 and July 2011 received a tripartite questionnaire addressing sociodemographic characteristics, psychological parameters, behavioural questions, and medical data...
June 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425092/coffee-consumption-and-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-by-anatomical-subsite-in-japan-results-from-the-herpacc-studies
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Hiroko Senda Nakagawa, Hidemi Ito, Satoyo Hosono, Isao Oze, Hideo Tanaka, Keitaro Matsuo
Consumption of coffee, a popular beverage worldwide, has been associated with lower colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Although CRC exhibits different biological characteristics by anatomical subsite, the possibly heterogeneous impact of coffee on CRC by anatomical subsite has remained unclear. Here, we conducted two case-control studies to examine the association between coffee consumption and CRC risk as well as risk by anatomic subsite among Japanese using data from the Hospital-based Epidemiological Research Program at Aichi Cancer Center I and II (HERPACC-I and II)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424789/cognitive-behavioral-coping-illness-perception-and-family-adaptability-in-oncological-patients-with-a-family-history-of-cancer
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Roxana Postolica, Magdalena Iorga, Florin Dumitru Petrariu, Doina Azoicai
Aim. The study investigated the differences between patients with and without a family history of cancer regarding coping strategies, illness perception, and family adaptability to the disease. Material and Methods. A total of 124 patients diagnosed with cancer were included in the research (55 of them with a family history of cancer). The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale, the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale, and the Illness Perception Questionnaire were applied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423398/treatment-restarting-after-discontinuation-of-adjuvant-hormone-therapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Wei He, Karin E Smedby, Fang Fang, Henrik Olsson, Sara Margolin, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
Background: Over half of breast cancer patients discontinue their adjuvant hormone therapy, permanently or temporarily. We aimed to identify predictors of treatment restarting after discontinuation of adjuvant hormone therapy and to test the hypothesis that treatment restarting is associated with better breast cancer outcomes. Methods: We conducted a population-based cohort study by linking data from the Stockholm-Gotland Breast Cancer Register, the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, and a self-reported questionnaire...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415992/women-epidemiology-lung-cancer-welca-study-reproductive-hormonal-occupational-risk-factors-and-biobank
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Isabelle Stücker, Diane Martin, Monica Neri, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Martine Antoine, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Marianne Canonico, Marie Wislez, Jean Trédaniel
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer aetiology and clinical aspects have been mainly studied in men, although specific risk factors probably exist in women. Here we present the rationale, design and organization of the WELCA study (Women Epidemiology Lung CAncer) that has been launched to investigate lung cancer in women, focusing particularly on hormonal and occupational factors. METHODS/DESIGN: WELCA is a population based case-control study and planned to recruit 1000 cases and 1000 controls in three years, based on study power calculation...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412588/online-self-test-identifies-women-at-high-familial-breast-cancer-risk-in-population-based-breast-cancer-screening-without-inducing-anxiety-or-distress
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A van Erkelens, A S Sie, P Manders, A Visser, L E Duijm, R M Mann, M Ten Voorde, H Kroeze, J B Prins, N Hoogerbrugge
INTRODUCTION: Identifying high familial breast cancer (FBC) risk improves detection of yet unknown BRCA1/2-mutation carriers, for whom BC risk is both highly likely and potentially preventable. We assessed whether a new online self-test could identify women at high FBC risk in population-based BC screening without inducing anxiety or distress. METHODS: After their visit for screening mammography, women were invited by email to take an online self-test for identifying highly increased FBC risk-based on Dutch guidelines...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409172/knowledge-about-cervical-cancer-and-pap-smear-and-the-factors-influencing-the-pap-test-screening-among-women
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Hossein Ashtarian, Elaheh Mirzabeigi, Elham Mahmoodi, Mehdi Khezeli
BACKGROUND: Although the Pap smear is known as one of the effective methods to detect the cervical cancer, a large group of women are reluctant to do the test because of various reasons. Therefore, we carried out this study to determine the level of knowledge about cervical cancer and Pap smear and the factors influencing the Pap test screening among women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 355 women referred to the health centers of Gilan-e gharb city were randomly recruited in 2015...
April 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390328/smoking-and-lung-cancer-risk-in-sri-lankan-men-a-case-control-study
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P U Chulasiri, N S Gunawardana, A de Silva
Objectives: Tobacco smoking is the strongest risk factor for lung cancer. As the strength of association of smoking and lung cancer in Sri Lanka has not been estimated, a study was conducted to estimate the risk of lung cancer among adult male smokers in the Colombo District. Methods: A case control study was carried out among 62 newly diagnosed male lung cancer patients from the Colombo District presenting to National Cancer Institute, Maharagama. Four controls per case were randomly selected from the same Grama Niladhari area matching the age of the cases within 10 years...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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