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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...
Everyday heroes taking up cause of South Carolina cancer patients

...prevention of cancer. We do this by partnering with other organizations and media to present programs relating to specific common cancers; distributing educational materials including SRCF fact sheets with information about risk factors, warning signs...
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...
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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.
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...
Annual cancer deaths fall for first time in 70 years

...cancer, according to American Cancer Society officials, who analyzed the federal death data. Those are the four most common cancers, which together account for 51 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths. The breast cancer death rate has been dropping...
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Obesity hikes risk for nine types of cancers

...and the strongest connections are actually in less common cancers. Weight is most strongly linked to cancer of the...somewhat smaller among two of the nation's most common cancers: -Overweight or obese men are 50 percent to twice...
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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...
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Teaching for life

...Cancer Society, is trying to inform people they should stay away from tobacco, be tested more often for the more common cancers and keep a proper diet. A proper routine includes the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day along...
Closing in on gene linked to pancreatic cancer

...them a clearer picture of how pancreatic cancer develops and suggest ways to intervene. "It is not one of the most common cancers but ... it is probably the most lethal," Whitcomb said. The disease is the fifth leading cause of cancer death...
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