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5/10/2018 12:00 AM

Think you know your age? Tiny chromosome tips may say otherwise

For years, scientists have been studying the role telomeres play in measuring our biological age and how they influence the development of disease, including cancer.

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4/24/2018 12:00 AM

Hereditary cancer risks: How information can open up opportunities

But for some people, the risk of cancer poses a constant threat, because they have what’s known as a hereditary cancer syndrome.

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3/26/2018 12:00 AM

Cancer screenings: Who should be screened and what cancers can be detected?

Certain lifestyle habits and hereditary traits are linked to a number of cancers. Screening for various cancer types based on these factors may help patients determine their level of risk.

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2/27/2018 12:00 AM

Study: Fallopian tube lesions an early sign of ovarian cancer

The most prevalent form of ovarian cancer may have actually start in the fallopian tubes. Find out why that matters, and what it may mean for future patients.

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2/22/2018 12:00 AM

What are environmental risk factors, and how can I avoid them?

When it comes to environmental factors that raise the risk of cancer, it may seem like avoiding exposure is as impossible as avoiding the air you breathe. In reality, though, you have more control than you think.

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11/2/2017 12:00 AM

Screening for lung cancer like we do for colon and breast cancer? The time has come

November’s designation as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month offers a timely opportunity to continue a national conversation about the need for early detection and screening.

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10/19/2017 12:00 AM

How does the immune system work? When it comes to cancer, it's complicated

The immune system is a complex apparatus that both protects the body and, in some cases, helps cancer destroy it.

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9/28/2017 12:00 AM

Study finds black men with prostate cancer are less likely to get proper treatment

Prostate cancer is not an equal opportunity disease. Black men in the United States have substantially higher prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates than the general population. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease—which is typically treated with surgery and radiation therapy. Yet, black men are less likely than white patients to seek treatment, and when they do, their doctors are more likely to recommend a watch-and-wait approach over surgery or radiation therapy, according to recent research.

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9/7/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma

Gynecologic cancers do not get the kind of public attention other cancer types do. September is Gynecologic Cancer Month, but you’re unlikely to see many purple ribbons, fundraisers or walks to raise awareness for the cause. Compared to breast cancer and its pink takeover during its awareness month in October, gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine (endometrial), vaginal and vulvar— are much lesser known.

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