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Many Women Can Have Cervical Cancer Test Every 3 Years: Study

Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival

Blood test and ultrasound make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

GPs Lack Accuracy in Spotting Skin Cancers: Study

Non-dermatologists often miss the real culprit, researchers say

New Drug Extends Life a Bit in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga lengthened survival to 14.8 months, versus 10.9 months for men taking placebo, study says

Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Especially Tough on Gay Men

Post-treatment quality of life scores worse than for heterosexuals, study finds

Agent Orange Linked to Kidney Cancer: Study

Vietnam veterans exposed to 'extremely toxic' herbicide may be at risk

Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

Another study finds bladder cancer rates haven't dropped even though fewer people smoke

Family Medical History Murky for Many

Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

Teens Follow Mom's Lead on Tanning Beds

If mothers use indoor tanning, daughters are more likely to as well, survey finds

Chemo Combo May Help Stave Off Pancreatic Cancer Death

Four-drug regimen doubled survival time, but carried higher toxicity than standard regimen

Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care

Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests

Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say

A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study

But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients

Meanwhile, some vets who need cancer screens aren't getting them, other researchers find

Gay Men More Likely to Have Had Cancer

Study can't say whether homosexual males are more prone to develop malignancies than heterosexuals

Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

Blood Pressure May Hint at Kidney Cancer Outcome

Study finds that high levels indicate drug treatment is working

Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer

In men under 65, death risk was lower than for those who chose 'watchful waiting,' study finds

Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50

Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study

And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

MRIs Can Tell Endometrial, Cervical Cancer Apart: Study

In about 3 percent of cases, biopsies fail to do so, researchers say

Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting Home

Majority of young women admit to using tanning beds, basking in the sun

Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers

Study supports notion that maintaining healthy levels of the nutrient is key to patient outcomes

Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival

It found higher rate of false negatives, cancer that had spread to lymph nodes among women with implants

Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment

Study reports variation in use of expensive therapy by region and Medicare coverage

'Urgent Need' for Research on Cancer Among Minorities: U.S. Report

Cancer rate among minorities expected to double over next 20 years

After Treatment for Precancerous Cervical Lesions, Risk Drops to Normal for Some

Women can resume regular screening schedule after 3 'all clear' test results, study finds

Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study

Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

Smoking Could Raise Odds for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Danger falls, though, as years as a former smoker add up, study finds

Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients

2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen

RAND researchers don't find cause and effect, however

Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma

U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma

Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads

A Good Diet Includes Many Cancer-Fighting Foods: Expert

The body needs proper nutrition to ward off disease

Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate

Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease