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For baby boomers, cutting-edge treatments can mean life after cancer. But many will need financial resources to cover the pricey fees. Read more »
FDA approves first DNA test for cervical cancer
The test can be used alone to help a healthcare professional assess the need for a woman to undergo additional diagnostic testing for cervical cancer. Read more »
Nurses' Health Study: Aspirin lowers colon cancer risk in some
The study showcases a type of test that could allow more personalized decisions about treatment to prevent colorectal cancer, researchers noted. Read more »
Study looks at emotional impact of false-positive mammograms
While false-positive mammograms were associated with a temporary increase in women's anxiety, they had no measurable influence on overall health and well-being. Read more »
Study examines health problems of childhood cancer survivors
Adult survivors of childhood cancer are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers and heart and other serious health conditions beyond age 35. Read more »
Initial cognitive decline may indicate lower cancer risk
Older people starting to experience cognitive decline may have a lower risk of dying from cancer than people who have no memory and thinking problems. Read more »
Drug doesn't prevent erectile dysfunction after radiotherapy
Tadalafil was not associated with improved overall sexual function or satisfaction, and partners of men assigned tadalafil noted no significant effect on sexual satisfaction. Read more »
Colorectal cancer rates drop significantly, report finds
Colon cancer incidence rates have dropped 30% in the U.S. in the last 10 years among adults 50 and older due to the widespread uptake of colonoscopy. Read more »
Report: Overweight women face higher risk of ovarian cancer
The report findings indicate ovarian cancer joins the growing list of cancers whose risk is increased by carrying excess body fat. Read more »
Oophorectomy slashes death risk in women with BRCA mutation
Women who carry a BRCA gene mutation and opt for a preventive oophorectomy have a 77% lower risk of death than those who do not. Read more »
Earlier palliative care helps in outpatient cancer treatment
Palliative care teams should be involved much earlier in the course of illness to provide collaborative care together with oncologists, researchers said. Read more »

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