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Medicine Today: Colonoscopy is preventative medicine

...the rate of late-stage colon cancer treatment has decreased. They argue that because colonoscopies detect and treat early cancer, fewer cases of late-stage colon cancer are occurring. In general, patients should have their first colonoscopy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-01-14/medicine-today-colonoscopy-p
MRIs beat mammograms at finding breast cancer in high-risk women, study finds

...to recommend it in place of preventive surgery without proof it saves lives. "The prognosis is better for small, early cancers, but detecting small cancers at an early stage does not guarantee improved survival rates," Dr. Laura Liberman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/30/liv_423732.shtml
Life & style
Procedure better identifies breast cancer risk

...helping reduce the uncertainty. Ductal lavage, in which cells from breast milk ducts are tested and can provide an early cancer warning, has been performed at the Hollings Cancer Center in recent weeks as part of a study. Now, it will be offered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/24/met_390714.shtml
Metro
Health calendar

...28, Central Christian Church Augusta, 220 Crawford Ave.; high-tech screening for aneurysms, heart disease and early cancer; $199 heart scan, $209 chest scan, $209 abdomen/pelvis scan, $587 all three scans taken together; (877...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/13/liv_368746.shtml
Life & style
A celebration of life

...his large intestine. This cancer was serious: It had occurred while he was receiving radiation treatment for an earlier cancer. There were additional risks because chemotherapy and radiation treatments from previous cancer episodes had weakened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/01/ent_330668.shtml
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Center effort needs teamwork

...hospitals have appealing qualities, such as partnerships with medical schools, community outreach programs that focus on early cancer detection, participation in clinical research trials and the formation of partnerships between the public and private...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/21/met_328026.shtml
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Cancer-killing drugs to be tested on humans

...cancer-inhibiting drugs that slowed the growth of tumors in animals. In experiments during the past five years, these early cancer inhibitors have been found to slow growth of tumors in human patients as well, Folkman said. The new proteins take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/05/tec_227503.shtml
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Study - Cancer rate near SRS not any higher

...are not high." Poverty, lack of access to health care, lack of public education about preventive tests to detect early cancers could all contribute to high rates of cervical and esophageal cancer, researchers say. About 4,000 new cases of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/17/met_202703.shtml
Metro
Barrow says he has prostate cancer

...been diagnosed with prostate cancer and doctors expect him to make a full recovery because they detected the disease early."Cancer is something you never want to hear your doctor say," Barrow, a 55-year-old Savannah Democrat, said in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-06-21/rep-john-barrow-says-he-has-
Health-care plan levels playing field

...a problem when they need a routine "fix," only to find out their insurance won't cover it. The person who has early cancer needs it cut out but can't always get it because somebody at the insurance agency decides a lesser procedure will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/24/let_545574.shtml
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