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    General Health Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks – NBC News

    For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says … Read more via NBC News
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    General Health Fatty acids ‘feed’ prostate cancer tumors – Futurity

    A new study shows a link between prostate cancer and cancer cells’ uptake of fatty acids. The findings point to a possible therapeutic target for this common cancer, the second most diagnosed cancer in … Read more via Futurity
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    Family Health How fast can breast cancer spread in 1 year? – Medical News Today

    People who have found a lump, have recently had their breast cancer diagnosed, or know someone who has may wonder how fast it can grow or spread. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women in the United States.... Read more via Medical News Today
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    General Health Persistent sore throat may be sign of cancer – Newtelegraph

    cientists said patients with persistent sore throat, combined with shortness of breath, trouble swallowing or earache, should consider cancer as the cause. Their findings are published in the ‘British Journal of General Practice’. Based on the study, the researchers recommended that patients...
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    General Health How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer – Medical News Today

    Recent research has tied regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. Aspirin may improve the outlook for some people living with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a...
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    General Health Cervical Cancer: Your Straight-Talking Guide – Women’s Health

    It’s cervical cancer prevention week. And with strong reason: in the UK, two women lose their lives to the disease every day, whilst nine are diagnosed with the illness daily. More than half of these are diagnosed in women aged under 45 and, of these, most occur in women … Read more via...
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    General Health 8 Preventive Measures Everyone Should Take Against Cancer – Nairaland

    Cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world today. No wonder it is called the “emperor of all maladies”. In fact, cancer is so dangerous that some Oncologists named it “the messenger of death”. As of today, I don’t think there is anything as scary as a … Read more via Nairaland...
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    General Health Researchers Successfully Turn Breast Cancer Cells Into Fat to Stop Them From Spreading – ScienceAlert

    Researchers have been able to coax human breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells in a new proof-of-concept study in mice. To achieve this feat, the team exploited a weird pathway that metastasising cancer cells have; their results are just a first step, but it’s a truly promising approach. …...
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    General Health Natural ways to lower your risk of prostate cancer – Medical News Today

    There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most common among American men, according to the...
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    General Health Top 4 Cancer Screenings That Should Be on Your Radar in 2019 – Healthline

    Many of the lives lost to cancer each year could’ve been saved through earlier detection. Here are four screenings that should be at the top of your list in the new year. Do you know the types of cancer for which you should be getting screened and at … Read more via Healthline...
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    General Health Researchers Develop Quick, Easy Test To Detect Cancer From Blood – Leadership Newspaper

    Australian researchers on Wednesday said they had developed a quick and easy test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue, pointing to new approaches to patient diagnoses through simple devices like mobile phones. One of the researchers, Dr Abu Sina, said: “The University of Queensland team...
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    General Health Few People Realize Persistent Cough Is A Key Symptom Of Lung Cancer – Medical News Today

    A new survey timed to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month found that only a small minority of people in the UK realize that a persistent cough is a key symptom of lung cancer. In a bid to raise awareness of early symptoms of lung cancer as the … Read more via Medical News Today...
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    General Health Here Are Five Ways You Can Cut Your Risk Of Developing Cancer –

    Cancer is one of the top killer diseases the world over and this makes it important for everyone to know what to do to reduce their chances of getting the disease. You may be shocked to know that you might have more control over the disease than you think. Take … Read more via
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    General Health At the mercy of breast cancer – Newtelegraph

    Cancer is one of world’s highest killers whose cure has remained a challenge to medical science. In spite of efforts made by governments and organizations to fight the deadly disease, cancer has continued to ravage the populace. \ The case of Victoria Ogechi Uzoma, from Umuako, Nsirimo …...
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    General Health This is why you should stop spending money on vitamin d and fish oil –

    Now, the largest clinical trial conducted on these supplements concluded that neither are effective in stopping cancer or heart-related conditions. People commonly take supplements to slow aging and ward off illness, but if you’re banking on vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids to … Read more via...
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    General Health 9 lung cancer symptoms all women should keep on their radar –

    Unfortunately, that's not exactly true: Anywhere from 5 to 15 percent of all people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer are actually nonsmokers, says Rex Chin-Wei Yung, M.D., It’s easy to assume that if you’ve never smoked cigarettes, then you don’t have … Read more via –...
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    General Health 7 early warning signs of stomach cancer every woman should know –

    Let's get one thing out of the way: Stomach cancer isn't crazy-common. As a woman, your lifetime odds of getting it are only one in 154, according to the American Cancer Society. That said, it can be dangerous because many of its symptoms feel like totally normal, run-of-the-mill stomach...
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    General Health Men with these cancers fare worse than women – Futurity

    Men with particular cancers generally have worse survival outcomes than women with the same cancers, according to a new study. The population-based study shows men have a survival disadvantage relative to women for 11 … Read more via Futurity
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    General Health My “Tiredness” Turned Out to Be This Common Condition That Causes Cancer | Reader’s Digest

    An underdiagnosed genetic condition turned Bev Michel’s life into daily agony; it may have even given her cancer. Here’s what she learned—and everyone should know. In 2012, Bev Michel found a large … Read more via Reader’s Digest
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    General Health How the secret to surviving cancer could be in YOUR medicine cabinet – Mail Online

    To say that Jane McLelland is lucky to be alive would be something of an understatement. At just 35, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer. Standard treatment failed to halt the disease and five years later she was given the devastating news that tumours had … Read...