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The latest information about living with cancer

Increased Abdominal Fat Associated With Higher Cancer Risk
September 12, 2017
By Brielle Urciuoli / Cure Today
A higher percentage of body fat – specifically fat in the abdominal area – was associated with an increased risk of certain cancers for postmenopausal women, according to a recent study presented at the 2017 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain.

A Pill Might Control Pancreatic Cancer, Even If It Doesn't Cure It
September 11, 2017
By Elaine Schattner / Forbes

Fecal Occult Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
September 12, 2017
By Kathleen Hall / US News & World Report

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It
September 8, 2017
By Dennis Thompson / US News & World Report

Patient Voices: Childhood Cancer
By Karen Barrow / The New York Times

Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
September 6, 2017
By Gretchen Reynolds / The New York Times

Survivors of Childhood Cancer More Likely to Experience Financial Burden
September 5, 2017
By Brielle Urciuoli / Cure Today
A recent study looked at the financial effects that many survivors of childhood cancer face.

Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why
August 8, 2017
By Jacqueline Howard / CNN

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
August 2, 2017
By Nicholas Bakalar / The New York Times

For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life
July 27, 2017
By Susan Gubar / The New York Times

Growing a Baby After a Tumor
July 20, 2017
By Elly Lonon / The New York Times

With Cancer Screening, Better Safe Than Sorry?
July 17, 2017
By Jane E. Brody / The New York Times

The Gentler Symptoms of Dying
July 11, 2017
By Sara Manning Peskin, MD / The New York Times

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer
July 6, 2017
By Lauran Neergaard / The Associated Press

The Secret Language of Patients and Caregivers
June 29, 2017
By Susan Gubar / The New York Times

Using Playtime to Avoid Anesthesia in Children With Cancer
June 29, 2017
By Allie Casey / Cure Today
When pediatric patients are given radiation treatment for cancer, they often get scared or nervous because they do not have an understanding of the process and the machines involved. To remedy this, anesthesia is used in many cases, though the long-term side effects are still unknown.

With Obamacare, More Breast Cancers Diagnosed at Earlier Stages
June 27, 2017
By Nicholas Bakalar / The New York Times

Ask Me Anything, Except How I'm Doing
June 22, 2017
By Sarah Lazazzero / Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Why pancreatic cancer is such a killer, and what's being done about it
June 20, 2017
By Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News

Cuban vaccine may pack punch in fight against lung cancer
June 11, 2017
By Mimi Whitefield / The Miami Herald

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors
June 8, 2017
By Gina Kolata / The New York Times

8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meeting
June 6, 2017
By Laurie McGinley / The Washington Post

Much shorter chemo works for many colon cancer patients, study says
June 4, 2017
By Laurie McGinley / The Washington Post

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival
June 4, 2017
By Marilynn Marchione / The Associated Press

Hope and hype around cancer immunotherapy
June 2, 2017
By Jacqueline Howard / CNN

Cancer Support system? What support system?
May 23, 2017
By Barbara Carlos / Cure Today
No man is an island, but sometimes our interdependency isn’t clear.

You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
May 8, 2017
By Jane E. Brody / The New York Times

When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
April 20, 2017
By Jill Werman Harris / The New York Times

Short Answers to Hard Questions About HPV
April 7, 2017
By Pam Belluck / The New York Times

Sometimes Cancer Is Just Bad Luck
March 23, 2017
By Deena Shanker / Bloomberg
Smoking can still kill you, but two-thirds of all cancer-causing mutations rely on chance.

Who Needs Another Cancer?
March 2, 2017
By Susan Gubar / The New York Times