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Many women think that breast cancer runs in families, or that it strikes at random - in other words, there's nothing you can do to protect yourself other than vigilant screening.
(Reuters Health) - When doctors discuss prognosis with advanced cancer patients, those patients have more realistic views of their life expectancy and...
Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says
Guy Roper, a district chief with Palm Beach Fire Rescue, was optimistic after doctors told him he was anemic.
But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease
Nonsmokers with a common form of lung cancer more apt to be women, study finds
For people diagnosed with cancer, the risk of cancer death falls as physical activity rises, according to a new analysis of more than 70 existing studies.
Americans are paying way over the odds for some modern cancer drugs, with pharmaceutical companies charging up to 600 times what the medicines cost to make, according to an independent academic study.
A radiofrequency cancer treatment that Pittsburgh-area native John Kanzius invented prior to his death from leukemia in 2009 could be tested in human clinical trials next summer in Italy.
The Philadelphia-based American Association for Cancer Research trumpeted progress on the disease in a report released Wednesday, noting that nine new cancer drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 12 months ending July 31.
Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were.
Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says
Four years ago, University of Pennsylvania researchers published early but electrifying results. An experimental T-cell therapy eradicated end-stage leukemia in two patients, and put a third in remission.
Dr. Nathalie McKenzie was 30 years old and a newlywed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy.
Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users' exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths, according to a new study.
Checks should be done once a month, doctor recommends
Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says
New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say
Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results
Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says
Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows
But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study
Experts note future prevention efforts need to target this group
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent
Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful
Emits electric pulses designed to thwart tumor growth
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