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Medicine Today: Colonoscopy is preventative medicine

...colonoscopy is one of the most effective preventative tests to protect against colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death. If found early, colon cancer has a 90 percent survival...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-01-14/medicine-today-colonoscopy-p
Heighten your lung cancer awareness

...being displayed around the city to raise public awareness. The statistics are discouraging. Lung cancer is the most common cancer-related death in men and women. Too often empathy is lacking, because society in general views lung cancer as being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/12/let_104086.shtml
Letters
Summer survival guide

...Protect yourself and your family. Here are five things you need to know. Sun Protection 1. Skin cancer - the most common cancer in the country - is increasing at an alarming rate, especially serious melanomas. Although melanomas make up the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/liv_417640.shtml
Life & style
New test can help prevent misdiagnosis of bladder disease

...going to survive it." Even today, Mrs. Ramsey said, awareness about bladder cancer, which is the fourth-most-common cancer in men and the 10th most common in women, hasn't improved. Michael O'Donnell, the director of urologic oncology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/29/liv_448761.shtml
Life & style
Grant will aid cancer center

...diagnosis. The center was established in 2002 with an $11.2 million grant. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the nation, according to the American Cancer Society. The disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/06/met_142614.shtml
Metro
Drinking more cuts risk of bladder cancer in men

...in total liquids. Bladder cancer strikes an estimated 310,000 people worldwide each year and is the fourth most common cancer among American men. Smokers are more susceptible than non-smokers, and it afflicts four times as many men as women...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/06/ent_260751.shtml
Things to Do
American cancer doctors reach out to Africa

...cancer, but the man reached Kampala too late for effective treatment and died. "If the doctor is not aware of how common cancer is, he will always make the diagnosis very late," Mwaka said. "There is a whole lot of time wasted in between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/27/liv_553349.shtml
Life & style
Bone-building drug cuts risk of return

...University. "Either of those would be good and would teach us a lot about what to do next." Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. About 184,450 cases and 40,930 deaths from the disease are expected in the United States this year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/01/bus_460685.shtml
Business
MRIs beat mammograms at finding breast cancer in high-risk women, study finds

...MRI-guided biopsies if a scan shows something that needs follow-up, Liberman suggested. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women after skin cancer. About 216,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, and it will cause about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/30/liv_423732.shtml
Life & style
Golfer is inspiration to team

...him, he was going through the roof. It wasn't as bad for me as it was for him." Testicular cancer is the most common cancer found in young men between the ages of 15 and 34 and is discovered in three stages. Penaredonda's cancer was caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/03/oth_227340.shtml
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