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Sheryl Crow's Brain Tumor: FAQ
Sheryl Crow's Brain Tumor: FAQ Meningiomas Are Most Often Benign, Slow-Growing WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD Study Sheds Light on...
Child Cancer Radiation Raises Breast Cancer Risk
Child Cancer Radiation Raises Breast Cancer Risk Risk Comparable to That Posed by BRCA Genes WebMD Health News By Charlene Laino Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD...
Racial Gap in Treatment, Incidence of Cancer
Cancer incidence among minority populations is expected to double in the next 20 years, while only increasing about 31% among whites, according to a new report from government advisors.
8 'New' Cancer Causes
The U.S. National Toxicology Program has added 8 substances to its list of known or probable carcinogens. Nearly everyone is exposed to many of these things, but mostly in tiny amounts.
Cancer Deaths in U.S. Still Dropping
Cancer mortality continues to decline in the U.S., but rates are more than twice as high for those with lower education levels.
FDA: New Warning for Procrit, Epogen, Aranesp
New data show that the way Procrit, Epogen, and Aranesp are used in patients with chronic kidney disease puts them at risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death. More conservative dosing is needed.
Men Have Higher Cancer Death Rates Than Women
Men are more likely than women to die of cancer in the U.S., a new study shows.
Changes in Family History Affect Cancer Risk
New research finds that updating family cancer history identifies high-risk patients who could benefit from screening.
Exercise a 'Wonder Drug' for Cancer Survival
Cancer patients can reduce the risks of side effects and cancer recurrence by exercising regularly, a new report shows.
40 Years Later: Progress in the War on Cancer?
A new report shows we've come a long way in cancer care and research in the last 40 years -- but we still have a ways to go, and a re-commitment from government may help lead the way.
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Advanced Cancers
More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers, a new study suggests.
Next Decade to See Boom in Older Cancer Survivors
The number of older Americans living with cancer or who are long-term survivors of the disease will rise dramatically over the next decade, a new analysis shows.
Married People More Likely to Survive Cancer
Some people think that unattached guys have it made. But being a lifelong bachelor may not be all it’s cracked up to be, at least when it comes to a man's odds of surviving cancer.
Is Sitting Too Long a Major Cancer Risk?
Inactivity and excess sitting may be linked to an estimated 100,000 cancer cases a year, a study shows.
Coffee May Cut Endometrial Cancer Risk
Long-time coffee fans who drink four or more cups a day of caffeinated coffee may be reducing their endometrial cancer risk by 30%, a new study shows.
Study: BPA Is in Wide Variety of Paper Products
A new study shows that BPA is also in a wide variety of paper products, including napkins, toilet paper, tickets, food wrappers, newspapers, and printer paper.
From Bad to Better: U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Drop
Cancer death rates for men and women in the U.S. kept dropping through 2008, continuing a nearly 20-year-long trend.
CDC: Cancer Screening Below Target Rates
Screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer remain below target levels in the United States and are especially low among Asians and Hispanics, the CDC reports.
Whole-Genome Testing Could Become Diagnosis Tool
Less than a decade after the first human genome was sequenced at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, whole-genome sequencing is poised to become a useful and affordable diagnostic tool, experts say.
Are Fears That Deodorant Causes Breast Cancer Unfounded?
Many breast cancers develop in the part of the breast closest to the armpit where antiperspirants and other underarm products are used.
Strawberries May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Eating freeze-dried strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer, according to new but preliminary research.
Guidelines Suggest Less Frequent Screening for Cervical Cancer
New federal guidelines are urging doctors to back off annual cervical cancer screening for most women.
FDA OKs Afinitor to Treat Pancreatic Cancer
The FDA has approved the drug Afinitor (everolimus) to treat a rare type of pancreatic cancer.
Study: Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk in Kids
Children and teens who use cell phones are not at increased risk of getting brain cancer, according to a new Swiss study.
FAQ: Steve Jobs' Pancreatic Cancer
`Apple chief Steve Job's appears to be suffering a recurrence of his islet cell neuroendocrine cancer. WebMD answers frequently asked questions about this uncommon form of pancreatic cancer.

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