Long-Term Use of The Pill Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

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Drinking Coffee Linked to Lower Melanoma Risk

Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Therapy Dogs Really Do Help, According to Heartwarming Study

People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, new research suggests. The study is among the first to scientifically test the effects of therapy dogs—trained and certified pooches brought in to ease human anxiety, whether it’s from trauma, injury, or illness.

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Tanning Addiction May Be Genetic, Study Says

Snowbirds who flock south in winter in search of the warmth of the sun, listen up: People who carry a particular gene variant may be more likely to develop an “addiction” to tanning, a preliminary study suggests.

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A 17-Year-Old Forced to Get Chemo Takes Her State to Court

The plaintiff, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September, allegedly views chemotherapy as toxic. She’s asking for the chance to be considered mature enough to refuse lifesaving treatment.

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How 500,000 Dogs Are Helping a Teen With Cancer

A 16-year-old in Phoenix, Arizona, is being showered with well wishes from complete strangers—and their pups.

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The Facts About Stuart Scott’s Rare Cancer

ESPN’s charismatic anchor Stuart Scott passed away on Sunday at age 49 after a seven-year battle with appendiceal cancer, or cancer of the appendix.

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‘Bad Luck’ May Account for Up to Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk

Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations.

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Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

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Cigarettes Cause a Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.

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