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cancer

Quality Over Cost When it Comes to Picking Health Insurance

Knowing your family's healthcare needs can help you choose a plan.
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cancer

Men Get Breast Cancer Too, Just Ask Harvey Singer

Breast cancer is rarer in men — and frequently overlooked. A group founded by a male breast cancer survivor is hoping to change the perception that men are not at risk.
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breast-cancer

Breast Exams DO Make a Difference

Studies show that most breast cancer deaths occur in unscreened women.
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cancer

Trial Results Spur Talk of Melanoma 'Cure'

The possibility that ipilimumab can cure melanoma requires larger prospective studies.
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cancer

Cured of Cancer, But at a Cost

Twins Elizabeth and Kathryn were born with a blood disease that leads to leukemia.
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breast-cancer

The Scar Project' Captures Stories of Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Photographer David Jay switched from capturing couture to creating portraits of young women with breast cancer.
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colon-cancer

Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, But at What Cost?

Women who take aspirin may be at a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study, but the benefits may not outweigh the risks.
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skin-cancer

Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Sunscreen May Be Wrong

Brand new labels are hitting store shelves this summer, so don't get burned. Here's how to pick the right sunscreen, and make sure it's actually preventing sunburn — and melanoma and other skin cancers.
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skin-cancer

Mole Misdiagnosis: When It's Really Stage IV Skin Cancer

Erin Youngerberg noticed a small mole, the size of a pencil eraser, on her back. She was told not to worry. But it was stage IV melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Doctors went on to find tumors all over her body. This is her story.
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colon-cancer

Colon Cancer Strikes Twice

How one couple battled colon cancer together.
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skin-cancer

Risky Lipstick: Dangerous Metals in Lip Products

Researchers have found large concentrations of toxic metals in both lipstick and lip gloss that could put consumers at high risk for health problems.
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prostate-cancer

Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening.
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prostate-cancer

Baldness May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk in Men

New research suggests that early-onset baldness may be a risk factor for developing prostate cancer early in African Americans — and for having advanced prostate cancer.
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breast-cancer

Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects

But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks.
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cancer

Rare Cancers Are Not So Rare

Fifty percent of all cancer patients have a cancer that is considered rare. Fran Giuffre has one of them, stage 4 ovarian cancer, and is Cycling for Survival.
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breast-cancer

Breast Cancer on the Rise Among Younger American Women

A new study finds an uptick in breast cancer among women younger than 40. There are many theories as to why this may be.
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cancer

The Alcoholic-Cancer Link: Study Shows Even One Drink a Day Could Be Risky

Alcohol-related cancer is responsible for 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths, a new study says, and having even one drink per day can raise your risk. Whether alcohol alone is the issue or it's part of a generally unhealthy lifestyle isn't yet clear.
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breast-cancer

Lumpectomy Appears to Boost Breast Cancer Survival Odds

For many women with stage 1 breast cancer, less invasive surgery led to better outcomes than mastectomy, according to a new Duke study.
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cancer

Is Modern Hygiene Making Us Sick? One Man's Experiment

An intrepid journalist with asthma tests the 'hygiene theory' by deliberately infecting himself with hookworm, and lives to write about it.
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lung-cancer

Quitting Smoking While Battling Lung Cancer

Dr. Z explains the many reasons why stopping smoking when you have lung cancer is an important and healthy step.
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breast-cancer

Beauty and the Breast: Miss America Contestant Chooses Her Health Over Her Breasts

Allyn Rose is representing the District of Columbia in the 2013 Miss America Pageant. While she does not have breast cancer, she plans to have both her breasts removed. Find out why.
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cancer

Child Cured of Leukemia With Breakthrough Treatment

An experimental treatment using bio-engineered T cells has cured a 7-year-old girl of leukemia by "reprogramming" her immune system to attack the cancerous cells in her body.
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