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1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

Researchers report that, up to one in four smokers with a particular genetic defect will develop lung cancer. “Smokers in general have nearly a 15 percent chance of developing lung cancer, far higher than in nonsmokers. Our results show that ...

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U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

Researchers report that, cancer death rates continue to decline in the United States, mainly because anti-smoking efforts have caused a drop in lung cancer deaths. From 2001 through 2010, death rates for all cancers combined decreased by 1.8 percent a ...

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U.S. Faces Cancer-Care Crisis, Report Suggests

U.S. Faces Cancer-Care Crisis, Report Suggests

A new report warns that, The United States faces a cancer care crisis because of its aging population, rising health costs, complexity of care and a shrinking pool cancer care workers. The number of people over 65 — the segment ...

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Roger Ebert is Dead

Roger Ebert is Dead

Famous film critic Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer after suffering on and off for many years and has passed away at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times reports. “I am not going away. My intent is ...

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Statins May Cut Risk of Death From Cancer

Statins May Cut Risk of Death From Cancer

 A large study of Danish cancer patients suggests that people taking cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins have a lower risk of premature death from cancer. The research, published Nov. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that statin ...

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Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC

Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC

Parents and doctors can do more to protect girls from cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), say U.S. health officials who are concerned by lagging HPV vaccination rates among females. Last year, significantly more U.S. teens were vaccinated against ...

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