Top News – #Cancer

Here are the top read news for #cancer.

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Two-Thirds of Cancer Cases:

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking. Read more

Atypical hyperplasia bigger breast cancer risk factor than previously thought, study says:

Women with atypical hyperplasia of the breast have a 1 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer each year, suggests a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more

Connecticut teen with cancer battles state to stop chemo:

HARTFORD, Conn. – A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut after the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy. Read more

Specialists Split Over HPV Test’s Role In Cancer Screening:

Two medical groups say doctors could replace the Pap smear with a different test to screen many women for cervical cancer. But that recommendation, included in an “interim guidance” released Thursday, is highly controversial; other experts call it premature. Read more