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Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study

Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Widespread mammography screening and big advances in breast cancer treatment have saved hundreds of thousands of American women’s lives since 1989, a new study estimates. Researchers tracked 1990-2015 U.S. data on breast cancer deaths, along with general data, on women aged 40 to 84. They […]

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New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

There’s been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused by textured breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Latest Cancer News The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report, the […]

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Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with “high-risk” […]

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Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for bone cancer in dogs could offer a road map for a human version of the treatment, researchers report. More than 10,000 cases of bone cancer in dogs occur in the United States each year. But the disease is not common in […]

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Head, Neck Cancers Up Among 9-11 Responders: Study

Head, Neck Cancers Up Among 9-11 Responders: Study

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Head and neck cancers among a group of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks are significantly higher than expected, a new study says. Rutgers University researchers found that diagnoses of these cancers increased 40 percent in a group of WTC workers […]

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Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise Among Young Americans

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise Among Young Americans

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As more young American adults struggle with extra weight, they are paying an even steeper price as the rates of obesity-related cancers rise in this age group. Obesity has already been linked to rising rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease […]

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

(HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. Latest Cancer News The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate possible neuropathy: Tingling, or a “pins and needles” feeling. A burning or […]

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Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer may face a higher risk of developing the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), Danish researchers report. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. In 2018, more than 2 million women were diagnosed with the disease. The […]

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Health Tip: Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

(HealthDay News) — More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year, but more than 90 percent of cases may be preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cancer News In 2012, some 8 million U.S. women aged 21 to 65 reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the […]