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Like many new relationships, this one developed over a cup of coffee. Except this one might lead to a new drug to inhibit the spread of cancer cells.
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it has grown.
Vicki Wolf was only 36 when she was first diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. After her third diagnosis 11 years later, the native Philadelphian had a genetic test that revealed what she dreaded and expected: She had inherited a mutation in a gene that made her susceptible to the disease.
Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States
After age 75, recurrences of colon cancer are rare and the risks of repeated colonoscopies may outweigh the benefits, according to new research.
Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say
Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise
Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and esophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies.
If you needed surgery for pancreatic cancer, you probably wouldn't give a thought to what kind of saline solution your surgical team would use.
Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
Katie Hayek had rushed from Philadelphia to New York, and made it to the set just in time to prepare for the day's shooting of The Following.
Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help
New cancer treatment using a common cold virus gives hope.
Cancer patients are more likely than any others to use alternative and complementary treatments. Doctors, though, have some cautions.
With cancer, the complicated combination of chemotherapy and surgeries plus side effects lead patients to seek alternative medicine more often than people with other afflictions.
The National Research Council Monday reaffirmed that styrene -- the key chemical component of foam cups and other food service items -- might cause cancer in people.
Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says
Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted
Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial
Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say
Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens
Research confirms findings previously noted for whites
More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better
Six of 16 canines showed tumor-shrinking response
But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead
Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say
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