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Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study

Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Dying From 'Late' Effects

Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds

New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

Kids With Vision-Damaging Cancers May Face Ills Later

Lifelong screening recommended to detect problems early

Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Cancer Patients With Other Health Problems

Relieving symptoms and stress helps families as well, study says

Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

Screening and a healthy lifestyle are key, physician says

The Fight Against Cancer

Cancer death rates continue to drop, according to new report from the American Cancer Society

Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study

That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

Technology may help surgeons identify and remove more malignant cells

Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

Antibody May Lower Rejection Rates After Stem Cell Transplant in Leukemia Patients

Study showed many were able to avoid graft-versus-host disease

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study Shows

Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Researchers suspect drug may help prevent spread of deadly disease

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace

Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease

Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?

Study finds quality of life may suffer, despite favorable odds

Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Results led Sloan Kettering to change pre-op practices

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

Paid Sick Leave Can Be Crucial When Cancer Strikes

Patients nearly twice as likely to keep their jobs if they had the benefit, study found

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

In study, the immune-based therapy beat an older drug with fewer side effects, but it's expensive

FDA Proposes Tanning Bed Ban for Minors

Agency also wants those over 18 to sign papers stating they know health risks before using the beds

Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer

Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

Analysis of 19 studies suggests surgery has an edge in survival, but experts say each case may be different

Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Deadly Brain Cancer

Study found using it alongside follow-up chemo prolonged survival by about five months

'Suicide Gene Therapy' Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

Patients' cancer cells modified to prompt immune system to attack them, researchers explained

Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study

Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Darker Skin

Screening can detect rare 'Bob Marley' skin cancer, study says

Vistogard Approved for Chemotherapy Overdose

For drugs often prescribed to treat breast, colon cancers

Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

Procedure showed promise on tumors under 3/4 of an inch, but more study is needed

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ had similar outcomes with tamoxifen, anastrozole

Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Prolia lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Possible Alzheimer's Risk

But experts caution that study doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship between the two

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

Specialized radiation, immunotherapy drug have removed signs of lesions on former president's brain

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment

Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study

No greater risk of breast cancer recurrence seen

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Monitored Closely

Most men who chose 'watchful waiting' weren't followed as recommended, study finds