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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.
Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer
More people are dying from melanomas thinner than a dime than from the thicker cancerous skin lesions long thought to be more dangerous.
People who talked on mobile or cordless phones for more than 25 years had triple the risk of a certain kind of brain cancer compared to those who used wireless phones for less than a year
Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk
Findings underscore importance of prevention efforts
Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans
Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts
Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report
Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease
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.
Anxiety and fatigue are among palpable issues that extend beyond just fighting the disease.
While there is much hopeful news these days on the cancer treatment front, a new report finds that many patients are suffering from unmet financial, emotional, and physical needs.
Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say
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.
Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed
Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report
Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says
Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says
Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said
Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer
American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit
Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on
VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50
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