Cancer

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Jimmy Carter Gets New Melanoma Treatment: Here's How It Works
August 21st, 2015
To treat Jimmy Carter's cancer, doctors will use one of the newest advances in cancer therapy — a class of drugs that turns the immune system against cancer.
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Exercise in Teen Years Tied to Lower Mortality Later
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July 31st, 2015
Women who exercise during their teen years may live longer, a new study finds.
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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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New GMO Controversy: Are the Herbicides Dangerous?
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August 19th, 2015
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) themselves don't appear to have ill effects on human health, some researchers argue that the herbicides used on these crops are an overlooked health threat.
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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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Jimmy Carter's Cancer: How Doctors May Find Where It Started
August 13th, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter has not revealed much about his recent cancer diagnosis, but an important part of caring for anyone with cancer is finding out where the disease started.
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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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