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A California newlywed, Brittany Maynard, 29, diagnosed with a swift and fatal brain cancer, has moved with her husband to Oregon so she can have control at the end of her life under Oregon's pioneering death-with-dignity law.
In a new study, ovarian cancer cells were detectable on the tampons of some women with advanced stage cancer.
Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
CAR therapy for cancer has moved into the fast lane. The University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Thursday published the latest results of their novel "chimeric antigen receptor" - CAR - immune therapy. Of 25 children and five adults with end-stage leukemia, 90 percent saw their cancer disappear and 67 percent were cancer-free six months later. The longest remission has lasted almost three years.
Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say
Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say
NBC News recently did an investigative report on the safety of our children’s playgrounds and sports’ fields.
They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds
Cancer-tissue biopsies are no fun. Ask Christine Walsh, 48, of Bedminster, whose cancer began in her left breast in 2008 and eventually spread to her skin. Injecting lidocaine to numb her chest for a biopsy proved painful, as were the procedure and stitches that followed.
Men in particular would benefit from 5 lifestyle practices, researchers say
LONDON (Reuters) - Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million...
Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer
Researchers discover two gene mutations that worked at cross purposes in responding to treatment
Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them
Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say
Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases
Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests
Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer
Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women
Finding only held true when men's sex partners were female, not male, researchers say
Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure
Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy
Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened
Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found
Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say
Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds
Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue
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