When Chemotherapy Does More Harm than Good

Chemotherapy has saved countless lives and is a mainstay of cancer care. But the latest data suggests that it can also do more harm than good for some patients.

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Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends.

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Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman’s Risk for Cancer

Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman’s odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests.

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Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don’t always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports.

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Why More People Die of Colon Cancer in These 3 U.S. Regions

There’s reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States — unless you live in three areas that are still waiting for those declines, a new report finds.

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How Regular Mammograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’

Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends.

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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

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Nearly 10 Million Americans Still Use Tanning Beds

Skin cancer may be scaring people away.

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Can These Types of Citrus Juices Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma — the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.

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Researchers Uncover a Blood Protein That May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early.

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