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Nearly 25% of Women With Early Ovarian Cancer Not Given Recommended Biopsies

Patients who don't undergo the biopsies have nearly double the risk of death, researchers say

2 Experimental Drugs Show Promise for Rare Pancreatic Cancer

Survival with neuroendocrine tumors rose from 5 to 11 months, studies found

First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights

Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

Birth Defect Risk Slightly Higher for Kids of Male Cancer Survivors

But risk is still very low and not affected by the mode of conception, researchers say

As Economy Picks Up, So Do Number of Nips & Tucks

Facelifts alone jumped by 9% in 2010, plastic surgeons' groups says

Heart Scans May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Patients who had them were more likely to develop malignancies in chest, stomach area

Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study

Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture

Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm

Increased risk of death seen in review of 16 trials

Key Protein May Warn of Future Spread of Cancer

High levels in tumor cells predicted metastasis with 90 percent accuracy, study finds

Trained Labrador Can Sniff Out Colon Cancer, Researchers Say

Odor sensors may one day allow early cancer detection, Japanese scientists suggest

With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky

Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

New Therapies Offer Insight Into Battling Deadly Melanomas

Both use patient's immune cells to launch attack on malignant cells, but the research is preliminary

Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram

Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

Discovery May Explain Why Brain Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Cancer cells remake themselves, circumventing drug treatments, study finds

Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant

But overall survival in those who received donor organ same as for other patients, study finds

FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer

Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks

Palliative care options often offered too late, oncologist group says

Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients

Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse

Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought

But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival

Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study

Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Two studies highlight the importance of annual skin screens, even if patients are reluctant

Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study

Only a few 'broad-spectrum' creams protect against glass-penetrating UV-A rays, researchers say

Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey

73% of those who underwent screening said pre-procedure bowel prep was hardest part

Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain

Opioid drug to be distributed via program to deter misuse

Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates

For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies of treatments should include their effect on patients' well-being, researchers say

Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters

Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report

Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients

Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer

Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All

New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too