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Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working.
An association of cancer specialists is racing ahead with an ambitious project aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of cancer care by mining patients' electronic records.
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress
Cancer can be seen as striking haphazardly, but research over the past 40 years shows that lifestyle factors play a huge role in cancer incidence and mortality.
The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says
You may have seen it performed in real time on ABC's Good Morning America. Or maybe you caught actor Hugh Jackman telling David Letterman about having it.
Question: Who is at risk of bladder cancer? Answer: More than 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates. Men are likelier to develop bladder cancer than women, and whites have a greater risk than people of other races.
Tim Lynch has a theory about why he beat the brutal brain cancer glioblastoma. Even with intensive treatment, the average survival is about 15 months. As the tumor grows, it destroys the very abilities that define people as human - thinking, feeling, communicating.
(Reuters) - Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, on Tuesday said cost savings on expensive cancer treatments could be achieved...
Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread
Nearly half had experienced sun-linked injury in the past year, researchers said
It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving
Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says
Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight
Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings
Through persistence, teamwork and luck, they managed to save the eyesight of David Jiang, a software engineer from Olathe Kan.
Radiation is a powerful cancer treatment, but protecting healthy tissue from the scatter of damaging rays is challenging. As a result, women who get radiation for cancer in their left breast - which overlaps the heart - have been found to be at increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer.
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress
When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well
Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States
Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage
The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says
'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'
Nearly half had experienced sun-linked injury in the past year, researchers said
Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread
Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says
Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says
Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight
It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving
Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says
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