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Since the discovery more than 30 years ago of a protein shed by tumor cells in the ovaries, researchers have tried unsuccessfully to use it for an ovarian-cancer screening test.
US-MUSIC-CANCER:Cancer patients get chance to create a musical legacy
Q: Could my weight loss and stomach pain mean colon cancer? A: Colon cancer symptoms can include weight loss, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bowel movement changes, thinner stools, low blood count, and anemia. However, the beginning stages of colon cancer may not have any symptoms at all.
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.
Surgeons are focusing on life-enhancing procedures for patients, study finds
When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for colon cancer. And the surprise is that it happened so quickly.
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal.
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.
Personalized cancer therapy is no longer just an exciting prospect, and better survival rates - as well as escalating spending - are proving it.
Patients with late-stage lung cancer face a grim prognosis. So do those with mesothelioma, a rare, incurable type of lung cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
As 8-year-old Molly Vergin was preparing to try to break the world record for the most high-fives in one minute, no one was concerned about the magnitude of the challenge: to complete 261 hand slaps in 60 seconds.
A blood test known as a "liquid biopsy" could help doctors track a shifty type of lung cancer without the need for invasive procedures, an international team of researchers says.
John Seffrin, 70, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, will retire next Friday after 40 years with the venerable nonprofit cancer-fighting organization, including 23 at the helm.
Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say
Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma
New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect
But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes
Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do
Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival
Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds
Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year
Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say
Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds
Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan
More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend
More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend
Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year
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