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Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden.
In just three decades, the once monolithic approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer has become more personalized and less intrusive -- a transformation that likely saved millions of lives, experts say.
Test finds which cancer patients can skip chemo
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease -- good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
An investment of US$97-184 billion could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday.
Scientists in the United States said Tuesday they had created a tiny implant which, in mice for now, captures cancer cells spreading through the body.
More U.S. university students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
A 60-year-old woman was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer though she has been on vegan diet for over 20 years, a physician told media recently.
Members of the public are urged to have regular health checks to lower the risk of colon cancer, a doctor said Thursday, advising special caution in cases where a change of bowel habits has been observed.
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday.
Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend, a study found Monday.
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