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12/20/2018 12:00 AM

Does pre-cancer mean I'm going to get cancer?

Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with pre-cancerous conditions, news that may induce fear and panic in those receiving it. While pre-cancer that goes unchecked may ultimately become cancerous, it’s not a guarantee and, in many cases, not even likely.

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12/5/2018 12:00 AM

Busting myths: If radiation causes cancer how can it be used to treat cancer

High doses of ionizing radiation may damage organs and cause blood diseases or neurologic disorders. So how can something so potentially lethal be used to treat cancer?

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5/17/2018 12:00 AM

5 signs of breast cancer that aren't a lump

Lumps are not the only symptom for breast cancer. Learn about the others.

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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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