Cancer

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Testicular Cancer & Cycling: Is There a Link?
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July 13th, 2015
Cyclist Ivan Basso's announcement that he has testicular cancer comes decades after Lance Armstrong famously battled the disease. But could there be a link between cycling and this cancer?
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Frozen Ovarian Tissue Works a Decade Later: Woman Gives Birth
This photograph shows a piece of ovarian tissue in a petri dish before it was frozen and stored for transplantation at a later date.
June 9th, 2015
A woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy who she conceived naturally after her ovarian tissue was extracted from her during her childhood, and frozen.
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The Three Reasons So Many People are Getting Cancer (Op-Ed)
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June 4th, 2015
There are three reasons cancer rates are rising, even as treatments improve.
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Hope and Resilience: How Parents Cope with a Child's Cancer
Merri Hackett and her son, Josiah, who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 6 months old.
July 13th, 2015
Parents whose children have cancer are a very resilient group, researchers have found.
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Woman's Tattoos Mistaken for Cancer on Imaging Test
An drawing of a person under going a body scan.
June 8th, 2015
For a California woman with cervical cancer, a body scan seemed to show that her cancer had spread. It was only after surgery that they realized the real reason for the findings.
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This Summer, Learn to Spot Glowing Millipedes on the Forest Floor
Millipede Motyxia, glow worms
May 30th, 2015
Many forest critters glow — here are a few tricks to finding bioluminescent insects in your own neck of the woods.
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Protect Your Teen from HPV, Prevent Deadly Cancers (Op-Ed)
A teenage girl gets a warm hug from her mom.
May 20th, 2015
Thousands of cases of cervical cancer, penile cancer and other potentially deadly diseases would be prevented each year if more kids were given the HPV vaccine.
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Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 People Every Year
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June 29th, 2015
Sugary drinks cause 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, including 25,000 deaths in the United States, according to a new study.
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Incredible Surgery Gives Man New Lease on Life
Doctors perform the skull and scalp transplant.
June 8th, 2015
Getting a kidney transplant is a big deal. Getting a pancreas transplant is a big deal. But getting a kidney and pancreas transplant while simultaneously undergoing a scalp and skull transplant — that was unheard of until very recently.
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15 Million Cancer Cases Diagnosed in 2013
May 28th, 2015
The number of new cancer cases worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report that looked at cancer cases in 118 countries.
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