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Colonoscopy

6/23/2016 12:00 AM

New tests for colorectal cancer: An alternative to the colonoscopy?

The colonoscopy remains modern medicine’s gold standard in screening for colorectal cancer. And yet, despite its widespread use in helping to detect cancer early, an estimated 1 in 3 Americans, or more than 20 million people, ignore health officials’ recommendations to get regular colonoscopy screenings after the age of 50. Newer, simpler and cheaper tests are now hitting the market, and experts say they may offer patients viable alternatives as early screenings.

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Immunotherapy

6/21/2016 12:00 AM

Research shines light on cancer photo therapy

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have announced a breakthrough that may take light-based cancer therapy to the next level.

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Talcum

6/16/2016 12:00 AM

Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?

The science is hardly decided on whether the regular use of talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. But two juries recently awarded a total of $127 million in cases involving women who said they got ovarian cancer from using talcum powder.

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Dad

6/16/2016 12:00 AM

Knowing your dad's health may be a gift to you

Knowing about your father’s health may help you and your doctor determine your risks for a number of health issues, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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Dentist

6/14/2016 12:00 AM

Four reasons cancer patients should get to know their dentist

Seeing a dentist before cancer treatment can help minimize oral problems like mucositis and infection.

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Food

6/7/2016 12:00 AM

Want to cut your cancer risk? Consider reducing your use of plastics

Plasticizers called “ortho-phthalates” are used throughout the food preparation and handling process. Studies suggest they migrate into food if the plastics are heated.

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Healthy Grilling

6/2/2016 12:00 AM

Healthy grilling: The do's and don'ts of barbecues

Grilling is a popular way cook up meats and vegetables, but there are healthy, and unhealthy, ways to fire up the grill and the food we eat from it.

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Immunotherapy

5/31/2016 12:00 AM

Immunotherapy takes cancer treatment into a new era

Immunotherapy is decades old, but in recent years, a series of new drugs and treatments has some calling the treatment the dawn of a new era in cancer care.

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Fertility

5/26/2016 12:00 AM

Having a family after cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and dream of having a family, there may be options thanks to advances in fertility preservation techniques.

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